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[–] ElspethTirel 10 points -9 points (+1|-10) ago 

As an American, I think nationalism and racial pride are cancer. It is one thing to be prideful of who you are, where you came from- but why? Every one of us is the descendants of mass rapists / murderers / thieves. There should be no dominant culture. It's only used as a force to divide us anyway.


[–] zxcvbnm4762 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Nationalism when applied in all nations* is less of a tool of division and more of a tool of unification. Nationalism is not just pride in race, it is also a connection to a national identity. A love for your own, if you will. I want to protect the people of my race and I wish every other race to do the same, because that is true diversity.

*I'm an American libertarian, but I believe homogenous societies elsewhere should be preserved.


[–] ElspethTirel 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

See, I don't think we should hold onto traditions or culture, out of respect for the past, or whatever. We can preserve everything with the internet though. The way a people spoke and acted, their individual likes and dislikes could even be collected and sorted by averages thanks to our friends at the NSA and Google with their data collection.


[–] novictim 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

"Nationalism" is a cancer???? That is something the founders of the USA would not understand. They wanted to spread the Enlightenment values of pluralist democracy, yes, but they wanted to create a separate nation to be a New Rome or New Athens. They were quite patriotic about their movement and revolution.