Mudcat Café message #3817053 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #160853   Message #3817053
Posted By: Joe Offer
29-Oct-16 - 11:52 AM
Thread Name: BS: Nationalism - a good or bad thing?
Subject: RE: BS: Nationalism - a good or bad thing?
In general, I would says that patriotism and nationalism have more-or-less the same meaning, but patriotism has good implications and nationalism has bad ones.

Ake sez: Most SNP supporters are Nationalists.
I think that from my observations, I'd say that Most SNP supporters are patriots with a view that is open to the world.

Stanron says: some of us who voted for Brexit see being in the Eu as being isolated from the more vigorous economies in the rest of the world.
I'm sure that's so, but I would think that to be the view of a small minority of those who voted for Brexit. The most vocal pro-Brexit voters, were nationalists and isolationists who fear immigration and don't want to contribute to the welfare of poorer EU members in hope of strengthening all of Europe.

The Brexit vote results made Scotland look pretty good, and they made England look almost as nationalistic and isolationist as the U.S. appears to be.

I'm sure the majority of Mudcatters from all nations, are not isolationist or nationalistic; but most Mudcatters run against the tide of their own nations.