posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 05:55 PM
reply to post by seeker1963
That's a crucial part of my questioning, yes.
If you would forgive me, the reason I didn't want to answer your question is because you asked me about immigration. I think that if I answered it,
it would derail this thread. Was the point of your question related to this thread, and if so, how? Maybe I missed it.
Here is why I brought up immigration in relevance to the question of your OP.
Bare with me.....
Nationalism, as you brought up in your OP and I must add was answered very well by another member of ATS whom I replied too, can become in a sense as
fanatical as let's say religion, OR political partisanship????
Anyhow, what I have not only noticed in my country, (United States) but also my friends across the pond complaining about is that it appears the
rights of citizens are being overruled by those whom are immigrating into their country and demanding that laws be changed to favor their beliefs!
In that case, what is wrong with Nationalism when people whom are being "ALLOWED" to enter, blatantly disrespect the citizens whom already live
there and try to change the laws to fit their needs? In that case I would say "Nationalism" is only natural and not a bad thing.
Now for instance in the opposite direction where I DO view Nationalism as fanatical, was after 9/11!!
What happened? People were pissed, people were accepting EVERY official story that was being pumped out at them by the MSM and by GOD we had to go and
bomb the hell out of IRAQ because they had weapons of mass destruction! WAVE THE FLAG AND BOMB THE HELL OUT OF EM!
In that case I agree! Nationalism is a bad thing!
Other than that, being proud of whom you are and where you are from, should NEVER be a bad thing!
I am not trying to derail your thread! I was just looking for some clarification.
I hoped I explained myself a little better.