posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 02:44 PM
reply to post by JohnWoodland
Welcome to ATS, I saw your post on the 'Phony Narrative' thread...
The Difference of Qaumia and Watania are important to understand. Though Qaumia, the sense of Arab unity is wide spreas, it coexists with Watania, the
local, nation-stat patriotism.
I suspected that there must be a way to explain to folks that Arab unity seems to exist 'metaphysically' instead of 'geo-spatially', in the sense
of boarders and territories delineated by a map. I presently do not have the chops to explain this and i suspect it would require that I brush up on,
what I guess would be, Arab family systems and society.
They function essentially like patriarchal Phratries
I was wondering if you could lay down a 'short course' of sorts, to help tidy up my own direction for research?
Thanks for being here, I know that you are going to bring some interesting insight to the boards.