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Thread #160853   Message #3817073
Posted By: Mrrzy
29-Oct-16 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: Nationalism - a good or bad thing?
Subject: RE: BS: Nationalism - a good or bad thing?
I'm agin it.

I understand that cooperation among group members makes the group stronger. I also understand that competition between groups *also* makes both groups stronger... so Us v. Them is bred in the bone, if you will.

Somehow we need to unite and have Them be the uncivilized, not the people who belong to arbitrarily-defined groups to which you don't subscribe.

NO element of "we're better than they are" based on group membership is OK, it *must* be based on actual behavior.

So no, America isn't necessarily great, but, say, getting Nixon to resign was a great thing for America to have done.