posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 10:31 PM
It is, I believe, unrealistic to call for an end to nations and nationalism. Because we are not, in the final analyisis, one big family as human
beings. We cannot sleep in the wild (well, most of us...); we need walls and roofs. A nation is like these walls and roofs.
So calling for the end of nations strikes me like calling for the end of disease, or floods and fires and earthquakes: A nice sentiment to be sure,
but not one that has much of a meaningful relationship with reality.
So if we cannot leave nationhood behind, what then? We are all responsible for making the nations we live in as humane and just as possible. On this
score, the American people have failed abysmally.
"But you know something? It's never to late to get it back." Lester Burnham, American Beauty