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"Is Nationalism necessary?"


  

          

By that I mean, is it a essential element of the growth process of a people, a person?

Is it possible to move forward as a disenfranchised group without first having group pride- a cockiness even before moving past that phase and being able to work with others as an equal?

what ya'll think?


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Necessary for what?
Mar 24th 2005
1
what do you mean necessary for what?
Mar 24th 2005
2
      what u mean what i mean?
Mar 24th 2005
3
           Both.
Mar 24th 2005
4
                Well...
Mar 24th 2005
5
                     Shame about the source
Mar 24th 2005
8
nationalism is inherently anti-democratic
Mar 24th 2005
6
how so? because you have to squash dissention?
Mar 24th 2005
7
nationalism is a trait commonly found in fascist social structures
Mar 24th 2005
18
      I can see that. expound.
Mar 24th 2005
19
      why you don't like talking in subject lines???
Mar 24th 2005
20
      i've just read an article on "the death of panarabian nationalism"
Mar 25th 2005
30
           prolly panarabianism... i.e. ba'ath movement
Mar 25th 2005
39
                hmm that and other things
Mar 25th 2005
40
                     but Kuwait was part of Iraq, Lebanon part of Syria
Mar 25th 2005
42
                          is it that simple ?
Mar 26th 2005
49
                               Lebanese folk WANT to be part of Syria
Mar 26th 2005
50
                                    ahahahah yeah right
Mar 26th 2005
51
                                         RE: ahahahah yeah right
Mar 26th 2005
53
                                              does this prove Lebanese want to be part of Syria ?
Mar 27th 2005
57
                                                   if you're shia and in Lebanon, you want Syria to stay
Mar 27th 2005
58
                                                        so it's an either this or that situation ?
Mar 27th 2005
60
                                                             most ppl believe israel's gonna go on an invasion frenzy...
Mar 27th 2005
61
                                                                  I don't think the Shia's constitute a majority
Mar 28th 2005
70
but necesary in the face of racism
Mar 24th 2005
11
that's not nationalism
Mar 24th 2005
17
true , in the sense you're talking about
Mar 24th 2005
21
RE: but necesary in the face of racism
Mar 28th 2005
65
Democracy works within groups
Mar 24th 2005
14
      Afrikaaners during Apartheid: nationalistic and democratic
Mar 25th 2005
36
           RE: Afrikaaners during Apartheid: nationalistic and democratic
Mar 28th 2005
68
                hence the problem of democracy and nationalism
Mar 29th 2005
73
In a racist country, you'd better have some masculine energy
Mar 24th 2005
9
um...
Mar 25th 2005
44
      baby, I married one Indian lady and my girlfriend isONE too.
Mar 26th 2005
52
      rhetoric.false.martyr. but it worked.
Mar 26th 2005
54
      what did you thnk of my "idea" about CLINTON/LEWINSKY?
Mar 26th 2005
55
It depends on the case
Mar 24th 2005
10
How can it not be necessary in America?
Mar 24th 2005
12
RE: How can it not be necessary in America?
Mar 24th 2005
13
      Exactly.
Mar 24th 2005
15
      namean?
Mar 24th 2005
16
      and??? "SIZE AIN"T SHIT" (TO ENGLAND>>>>? WHY NOT?
Mar 27th 2005
56
lets define nationalism then
Mar 24th 2005
22
What type are you looking for?
Mar 24th 2005
24
sharing is caring doggie
Mar 24th 2005
25
RE: What typos are you looking for?
Mar 28th 2005
66
I think what I've been working with is
Mar 24th 2005
27
Look at Africans in Amerikkka and you have your answer
Mar 24th 2005
23
how, exactly is it obvious?
Mar 24th 2005
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      It isn't most of us have been suckered into that illusion of inclusion
Mar 24th 2005
29
           RE: It isn't most of us have been suckered into that illusion of inclusi...
Mar 27th 2005
59
           ILLUSION OF INCLUSION.... NO, We ALL HAVE BEEN SUCKERED. HOUDINI Questio...
Mar 28th 2005
67
RE: Is Nationalism necessary?
Mar 24th 2005
28
interesting question
Mar 25th 2005
31
true. and how do you temper such a thing?
Mar 25th 2005
32
      the addition of other ideals ?
Mar 25th 2005
33
don't every groups naturally got it though ?
Mar 25th 2005
34
Yeah. I think it's a natural progression.
Mar 25th 2005
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RE: Yeah. I think it's a natural progression.
Mar 25th 2005
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      you NEED a level of egocentrism/selfishness in your life though, right ?
Mar 25th 2005
38
           exactly. and a group, as Malachi's boss was saying in his
Mar 25th 2005
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You need a tangible rallying point.
Mar 25th 2005
41
i'm reading chancellor wms right now
Mar 25th 2005
43
Question is, what is the rallying cry that will transcend
Mar 25th 2005
45
      Moral or intellectual.
Mar 25th 2005
47
           All of those boundaries are significant ones.
Mar 25th 2005
48
nationalism scares me
Mar 28th 2005
62
Doesn't sound too different from US nationalism
Mar 28th 2005
64
RE: nationalism scares me
Mar 28th 2005
69
A simple answer to your question is...
Mar 28th 2005
63
Nationalism in it's current connotation is relativley new.
Mar 29th 2005
74
      Nationalism or economical interests ?
Mar 29th 2005
75
      Can't one argue that economical interests could be a
Mar 29th 2005
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           hmmm... i don't really see how
Mar 29th 2005
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      RE: Nationalism in it's current connotation is relativley new.
Mar 29th 2005
76
           so would you argue this could be because of literacy?
Mar 29th 2005
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                RE: so would you argue this could be because of literacy?
Mar 29th 2005
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RE: Is Nationalism necessary?
Mar 28th 2005
71
Mmm...
Mar 28th 2005
72

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1. "Necessary for what?"
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I think nationalistic feelings are part of human nature. They can be beneficial to a people, or a hindrance, depending on the circumstance and what these engergies are put toward.

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2. "what do you mean necessary for what?"
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3. "what u mean what i mean?"
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j/k

Are we talking about the financial/social success of a group, or of individuals within that group? Or, are we talking about nationalism as a socio-psycological necessity to bring about mentally healthy individuals?


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4. "Both."
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5. "Well..."
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If we look at how any group in America has achieved success, it has been though nationalistic priciples. I don't want to speak niversally, but it seems that in the U.S., the answer it's very desireable, if not necessary.

As to the mental health of individuals, that's a harder question. I would probably say it's not necessary. Strong ties to ones racial/ethnic/national/religious group is one way to construct a positive identity of oneself, but not the only way. We may not look at a Black person who doesn't identify himslef with other black people as not mentally healthy, but as long as that particular person has a health self-esteem, etc., they they're mentally healthy.
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8. "Shame about the source"
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I once read of a social psychology experiment (and I can't remember where which is seriously annoying) which established that children as young as seven expressed strong sentiments of nationalism, without - of course - having a clue what the word meant.

  

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6. "nationalism is inherently anti-democratic"
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7. "how so? because you have to squash dissention?"
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18. "nationalism is a trait commonly found in fascist social structures"
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19. "I can see that. expound."
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20. "why you don't like talking in subject lines???"
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i kid... i'll revisit this later tonight

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30. "i've just read an article on "the death of panarabian nationalism""
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or was it the death of panarabism ?

wasn't clear.


hmmm

i need to think about this a little more.
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39. "prolly panarabianism... i.e. ba'ath movement"
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its funny how that's been demonized tho... ppl here say ba'athist as if its the same as saying nazis. i've actually heard ppl say the ba'ath are the arab equivalent of nazis.

what's interesting is that the ba'ath party disintegrated b/c of the same reasons that the pan-african movement did. i wouldn't be suprised if saddam hussein hijacked the ba'ath platform in Iraq under the direction of the CIA.

there have been many a stooge leader with the same MO.

  

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40. "hmm that and other things"
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Fri Mar-25-05 01:44 PM by afrobongo

          

>its funny how that's been demonized tho... ppl here say
>ba'athist as if its the same as saying nazis. i've actually
>heard ppl say the ba'ath are the arab equivalent of nazis.

i'd say more like the equivalent of the commies.

good (in theory) idea hijacked by a dictator.

>what's interesting is that the ba'ath party disintegrated b/c
>of the same reasons that the pan-african movement did. i
>wouldn't be suprised if saddam hussein hijacked the ba'ath
>platform in Iraq under the direction of the CIA.

hmmm.. possible.
Or may be he was playing those cards for his own self.

>there have been many a stooge leader with the same MO.

yup.

But the article was saying panarabism died 3 times:
-Koweit invasion (before that the Koweitians were very panarabists in theory)
-Irak for obvious reasons.
-Lebannon (Syria used and uses panarabism as an excuse)

actually, it was too short to be interesting.

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42. "but Kuwait was part of Iraq, Lebanon part of Syria"
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so how could those respective situations be a blow to the panarab movement? the brits separated them to prevent the people in Iraq and Syria from having coastal access (thus increasing their economic potential)

i'm sure there are other reasons as well, but as i understood, this was the dominant one...


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49. "is it that simple ?"
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while i don't know much about Kuwait...

Is the fact that Lebannon WAS part of Syria enough to justify an invasion of Lebannon by Syria NOW ?

Apparently Lebanese (sp?) folks have their own national identity now...
their own culture and all that.

And the article was saying that Lebannon used to be a very panarabist country... well at least the intellectuals were.

probably a case of an ideology loosing its appeal because some mofos (Syrian governement) used that ideology to justify other actions.

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50. "Lebanese folk WANT to be part of Syria"
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the thing was, the Brits separated Lebanon by having it populated primarily w/ christians, so the concensus in Lebanon was anti-Syrian back in the days... but over time, the muslim demographic grew in population much faster than the christian one, and now the muslims constitute the majority of people in Lebanon. many muslims view their association w/ Syria as a benefit due to the constant threat of Israeli invasion. Israel threatens Lebanon about using their own water supply, Israel constantly flies sorties into Lebanese air space, etc... and has a keen interest in seeing a relatively less formidable military opponent in that state

  

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51. "ahahahah yeah right"
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53. "RE: ahahahah yeah right"
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http://www.antiwar.com/reese/?articleid=5160


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57. "does this prove Lebanese want to be part of Syria ?"
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58. "if you're shia and in Lebanon, you want Syria to stay"
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the shia'as are the majority now.

  

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60. "so it's an either this or that situation ?"
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you're either anti-israel (Shia) OR anti-syria (former christian Phalangists) ?


Is it impossible that people in Lebannon in 2005 actually want Syria to LEAVE without being pro-israeli ?

What about those rumours about Hezzbollah joinning the anti-syrian camp ?

(i said "rumours")


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61. "most ppl believe israel's gonna go on an invasion frenzy..."
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...of Iran/Syria/Lebanon. Iran and Syria are cooperating out of necessity. most ppl that i've met hate the Syrian gov't... but under the current circumstances, they are forced to push for what's in their best short-term interests. socially and culturally, the majority of Lebanese ppl don't distinguish themselves from the people of Syria... even if they have beef w/ the gov't... so ur previous point about language, culture blah blah is moot. the sunnis complain, the christians complain, but bulk of shia'as, who constitute the majority, are okay w/ it.

  

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70. "I don't think the Shia's constitute a majority"
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although they do constitute a large plurality.

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11. "but necesary in the face of racism"
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how you gonna provide safety and security for yourt friends if you can't control the LAND under you?

Palestinian nationalism would be a good start.... sure it's anti-democratic, but if you don't offer democracy to victims of racism, affirmative action-style, you're looking at causing terrorism. which is bad for everybody, including terrorists, cuz they die!!!



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he aint racist. He's far from that- from what I've seen. IMO.

  

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17. "that's not nationalism"
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21. "true , in the sense you're talking about"
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but i believe it's important to talk about nationalism in the other senses.

speaking of senses, would somebody pass me a bowl of some gooood shit through the computer screen? just exhale thru the monitor, i'll inhale on the other side.

exhale into my text.

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he aint racist. He's far from that- from what I've seen. IMO.

  

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65. "RE: but necesary in the face of racism"
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Why can't we develop our class solidarity in rejection of nationalism and racism? I'm not saying we are there right now, but we could easily build it if we worked for it.

  

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14. "Democracy works within groups"
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if groups are civil enough then they can be nationalistic and democratic at the same time, ideally. But then again democracy is an ideal, the practice becomes questionable.

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36. "Afrikaaners during Apartheid: nationalistic and democratic"
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68. "RE: Afrikaaners during Apartheid: nationalistic and democratic"
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no, with the exclusion of a portion of the population, no matter how democratic whites were amongst themselves they were, as a nation, undemocratic. Just like the state of Israel puports to be a democracy, yet tax dollars are expended on supression of others, "jews only" laws, military occupation, settlements, etc...

  

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73. "hence the problem of democracy and nationalism"
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9. "In a racist country, you'd better have some masculine energy"
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so you can use it to get out of your own way.

nationalism is a complicated question.... in my opinion, black peole do in fact own the land, THiS land, and Black Revolution and nationalism means staying in one's power until the illusion 9this physical place called america) rflects the reality (the eternal 40 acres and a mule actualized not as spikes film company, but as OWNERSHIP.

masculine energy... everyone 7 everything has it... you wouldnt be in form unless you had it. it bring the formless (feminine energy) into form (one's reality)
it has nothing to do with males. men dont have more masculine energy than women. more testosterone, maybe, but htat's not masculine energy. it has masculine energy in it, but it's not masculine energy in that singula sense.

Black men have been emasculated....

Excess of feminine energy, to be tooook weak is what evil is.


like Bill Clinton bordered on being evil (I dont think he crossed the line) when he allowed people to talk for two years about him & Monica Lewinsky.

I would have said, can't we talk about racism? or about Reparations, or aout Jazz, or that matter, instead of talking baout one man and one woman? I'm supposed to be the LEAST powerful person, in that sensing, becasue the JANITOR at the white house, the guy who cleans my toilet, is my boss. you want to make it be about me?

he needed to have more cockiness , he needed to be more of a warrior. In a racist country, to NOT be cocky in the face of racism is criminal.

not punishable (grin) , but criminal....

I would suggest though, people, that if you engage the energy of racism toooo much, ie , make your life be about preventing a race war, you in the end, become part of the problem, because your life depends on that there being a race war to have meaning.

Ironic, but excess of anything is POISON...

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44. "um..."
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>nationalism is a complicated question.... in my opinion, black
>peole do in fact own the land, THiS land, and Black Revolution
>and nationalism means staying in one's power until the
>illusion 9this physical place called america) rflects the
>reality (the eternal 40 acres and a mule actualized not as
>spikes film company, but as OWNERSHIP.

this land doesn't belong to us. it belongs to the native americans.

they're the only true "americans".



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52. "baby, I married one Indian lady and my girlfriend isONE too."
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uh 1-2 uh 1-2?

And most Native Americans prefer to be called "Indians", in that sensing.

When I say Black, I mean dark-skinned. Indians, Native Americnas, etc.

The land belongs to the OWNERS of the land. Who's gonna take the weight and claim it... Black people talking about they own "America" is fucking great!!! And appropriate!!! However you define "Blackness" .

uh1-2 is (c) Biz Markie, courtesy of his blaessed/damn self.


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54. "rhetoric.false.martyr. but it worked."
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STUPID AMERICANS!!!!!

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And then all you have to do is say "NO" or "Stop!!!"

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55. "what did you thnk of my "idea" about CLINTON/LEWINSKY?"
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10. "It depends on the case"
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Nationalism- the belief that a group of people with shared charatceristics are enttled to control of their own territory.
In that case it can be liberating for some people, but be disatrous for developing democracies and stability within countries with ethnic divisions.

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12. "How can it not be necessary in America?"
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What group does not practice nationalism in terms of politics, economics etc? The melting pot is a myth, if you want to call it a plural society or nations within nations... there's no real integration, sure it can be seen socially to some extent, I'm sure the nations can be broken down to families but a major problem is with Black folks here we have been trying to cling to the nationalism of others and end up getting used.

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13. "RE: How can it not be necessary in America?"
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>What group does not practice nationalism in terms of
>politics, economics etc?

us


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15. "Exactly."
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16. "namean?"
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56. "and??? "SIZE AIN"T SHIT" (TO ENGLAND>>>>? WHY NOT?"
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wag the dog. seriously. if someone printed up a false news story to push all the racist's buttons in england about how Black people are declaring that they are owed British people's land, if they stayed in their power, they would get it.

Didnt the Zionists read and write tracts on Land-snatching? Didnt the Germans write that book or read it, too?

didn't the white man when he took over INDIA and INDONESIA and HUGE masses of Land and kill masses of dark-skinned people on this continent?

I say to Black Revolutionaries... "go for it in England. Why do you want to go up against a Brick Wall here?"

Besides, size aint shit, in the immortal and ironic words of Bushwick Bill. However, size is important pragmatically. If you get England. You show that you could just as easily HAVE gotten Israel/Palestine, India, Indonesia, Native AMerica, Guatemala, you know, you coulod have done the same shuffle that the White Man is doing.

in the words of the immortal QUINCY JONES...

"WEE B. Dooinit".

I talked to Chuck D about this point... ironically, if one person fucks up against White Superiroity (or just spellchecking), it;'s okay, because they're not that important. Not at all...

Black Revolution with Harm to None:::: comin soon. just tell whitey we're mad because he's got everyone else's stuff, give it back or get out of the way while Black Revolution gets you all in Check, and then ?"WHOO_HA!

"EVERYTHING REMAINS REAL".

Here is something you can't understand.. how I could just KILL Snow White, the fictional character. The only person that NEEDED to die. HAD to have died. I killed her today..

"IIIIIII JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE"
(cranking "REAL NIGGAZ DON"T DIE" by NWA.

Call me a racist, Raspberry, but you can't say I support a system of racism. Cause ALL systems MUST be destroy'ded


aiiiight?????

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22. "lets define nationalism then"
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cause judging by what ya'll posting, its like there's four different definitions.

i think this can make the discussion somewhat chaotic if we're not operating on the same understanding.

so g'head... shoot.

  

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24. "What type are you looking for?"
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Civic?
Ethnic?
Cultural?

I'll give you one for $4, or all three for $10.

  

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25. "sharing is caring doggie"
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66. "RE: What typos are you looking for?"
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27. "I think what I've been working with is"
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A shared sense of identity based on...whatever.

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23. "Look at Africans in Amerikkka and you have your answer"
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and not condelleza rice don't count for anything black.

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26. "how, exactly is it obvious?"
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how does the need manifest itself? where can you look and see it in action?

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29. "It isn't most of us have been suckered into that illusion of inclusion"
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and now you have a million black males in prison a population close to 15% of the population that represents close to 40% of the lower economic sector and close to 50% of the homeless.

Don't even get me started with the education system diseases and segregation which is said to be greater now than it was in the 60s.

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59. "RE: It isn't most of us have been suckered into that illusion of inclusi..."
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>and now you have a million black males in prison a population
>close to 15% of the population that represents close to 40% of
>the lower economic sector and close to 50% of the homeless.
>
>Don't even get me started with the education system diseases
>and segregation which is said to be greater now than it was in
>the 60s.
>
Good point.

Ideological State Apparatuses (Althusser) define the national status quo..

Religions,
Education Systems (including the public/private distinction),
Family life,
Legal System,
Political System etc, etc,

Do these systems/institutions create, define and sustain the national identity thereby propounding the nationalist tendency?

Look then to the 'axis of evil'; the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan

In the blue corner you have the good; democratic states
In the red corner you have the bad; anti-democratic muslim states

I think its no coincidence that the 'war on terror' emerged in the post cold war epoch. The 'threat' to democracy/capitalism (which are married concepts within the western nation identity) no longer comes from communism, but from anti-democractic muslim polities.

Is it possible that in order for a cohesive nation identity to be sustained, there must at all times be a clear and present danger to this identity. By fighting the other, does it not remove focus from the scrutiny of the one's own identity?

Sustained by myth, undoubtedly, but forged into the mass conscience none the less. (I wonder what effect the appointment of Colin Powell to Secretary of State had upon the demographics of conscription in the States)

This certainly muddies the waters in terms of progress as a disenfranchised group. How do you challenge the nation identity without completely alienating oneself from it? No mean feat, I'm sure.


  

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67. "ILLUSION OF INCLUSION.... NO, We ALL HAVE BEEN SUCKERED. HOUDINI Questio..."
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28. "RE: Is Nationalism necessary?"
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I support the right of national self-determination for oppressed nations.

There is a limited role in which nationalism can be a revolutionary force, namely in struggling against imperialist domination.

Of course in imperialist nations, nationalism takes on a very ugly and reactionary appearance. It is concerned that the global totem pole is not re-carved, that the oppressed nations "stay in their place," and chuavanistically declares that its superiority not be challenged.

  

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31. "interesting question"
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- Nationalism seems like Step 1 of liberation movements.
- Nationalism seems like step 1 of oppressive movements.


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32. "true. and how do you temper such a thing?"
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33. "the addition of other ideals ?"
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democarcy ? justice ?

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34. "don't every groups naturally got it though ?"
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"Nationalism" seems to me like something that goes beyond simple group pride.



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35. "Yeah. I think it's a natural progression."
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But it is based on pride, no?

I think that even babies are selfish- self centered for a portion of a time just so things make more sense. It's almost like a sense of perspective and a method for finding one's bearing before you move on to more complexed issues.

so I do think it can be simple in that sense.

or maybe I'm not making sense.

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37. "RE: Yeah. I think it's a natural progression."
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Egocentricity is to the individual what ethnocentrism/nationalism is to the group.

  

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38. "you NEED a level of egocentrism/selfishness in your life though, right ?"
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46. "exactly. and a group, as Malachi's boss was saying in his"
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post that perhaps you NEED some basic sense of nationalism as well.

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41. "You need a tangible rallying point."
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It varies from group to group, hence the distinctions between civic, ethnic and cultural nationalisms. Americans like to think that nationalism is something that happens to other countries, but they don't recognize that civic identification that forms a cornerstone of American citizenship in itself constitutes a form of nationalism.

What I'm seeing now though, with the rise of American conservatism fuel by the religious right, is the transformation of civic nationalism into something more explicitly cultural. Add to that the component of ethnic nationalism that has always existed in American political thought, and we may be seeing the birth of something profoundly ugly.

  

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43. "i'm reading chancellor wms right now"
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and one of the things he talks about is how because of blk people's lack of a sense of national unity vs. loyalty to several small states, they were easily infiltrated and conquered by outside groups.

so yes. nationalism--in the sense that malcolm and the panthers talked about it--is necessary

e.g.
keeping money in the community
building our own schools/institutions vs. copying others'
supplying jobs and resources for our communities

etc.

because we lost--or never had--those things, we see some of the devolution we have now.


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45. "Question is, what is the rallying cry that will transcend"
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current boundaries? It prolly has to be a moral move.


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47. "Moral or intellectual."
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A crucial aspect of the development of any nationalism is the role of intellectuals. This role isn't limited by academic qualifications--anybody who could possibly articulate a particular vision for a would-be nation and inject it into popular consciousness will do.

Which boundaries, though? Social? Cultural? Geographic?

  

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48. "All of those boundaries are significant ones."
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I don't think an intellectual theme even qualifies. Not to say that our people are stupid, but to say who has the time for nebulous reasoning when you got a child to feed and a mortgage to pay.

It seems to me that moral issues are more... immediate.


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62. "nationalism scares me"
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nationalism scares me, particularly here in china. i work for a middle/high school, and every day the children must sing the national anthem. and then during lunch break, i notice several classes singing it during their leisure time. during today's lesson i was reminded of the loyalty these kids have to their nation. one spoke out "we must show the world how great the chinese people are!" during a presentation. now im all for china becoming successful, but i fear the future shall china become world superpower. people here, not just students, are all on the bandwagon. there is virutally no disent, and where there is, it is suppressed, jailed, blocked, filtered, etc. every day i feel less a part of my own country as i do the world community. einstein held great contempt for nationalism.

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64. "Doesn't sound too different from US nationalism"
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Pledge of allegiance, singing the anthem (among other songs), a daily revisionist teaching of US history framing the US as the great saviour of civilization. It has everything to do with capitalist competition on the global market. That goes for China and their mode of state capitalist production too.

  

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69. "RE: nationalism scares me"
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where we are as black people...

vs where the chinese people are should come into focus. i would love to be a country of 2 billion black people chanting UP AFRICA! i doubt the chinese people will be subjugated by any other than their own to thier own detriment and even possible total genetic elimination any time soon.

black people need black nationalism. it's counter point to the system of global white supremacy which is in full effect. and don't think for a minute that it's not.

we're already diverse enough to sustain our personalities, but we also have a lot of work reclaiming our african heritage and risining up past 400 years of slavery and financial underdevelopment/outright attacks on afrika and her people. i would and feel quite good about submiting my will to the will of the most high. manifest in the mighty black god of africa.

rhetoric. rhetoric. rhetoric.

but good to have in the back of your mind when watching mtv or bet or vh1 or walking down the street or reading the news paper or watching the news or having a conversation around the office at the worksite etc. vertical and horizontal truth.

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up african nationalism!

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63. "A simple answer to your question is..."
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that nationalism has only existed for no more than 200-300 years. How have we existed and organized ourselves prior to this? I don't think it has any sort of essentiality to human existence whatsoever.

  

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74. "Nationalism in it's current connotation is relativley new."
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You mean to tell me the battle of Jericho wasn't Nationalism? That the Persians vs Alexander wasn't nationalism? There was pride involved there.

You can look at Sparta. nationalism fueled what they were about.

Same goes for many older civilizations.

I don't know that I agree.


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75. "Nationalism or economical interests ?"
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78. "Can't one argue that economical interests could be a"
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manifestation of Nationalism? i.e. the Nazis?
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80. "hmmm... i don't really see how"
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76. "RE: Nationalism in it's current connotation is relativley new."
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Yes firebrand, there was definitely nationalism involved but this was a doctrine that was only fully embraced by elites. Most common people in most parts of the world had absolutely no clue as to what the leaders of these empires were fighting for. In France, for example, there were once hundreds of different little townships culturally fragmented and without any conscious realization of a "French" identity. They only identified locally with the customs and traditions of the people around them. That was an example, but the same was true for the persians, the arabs, the many various regions of Africa, the land today known as india, the indians of the americas, etc. Only when you look at history through the lens of elites will you find nationalism and only today is nationalism a sentiment that exists en masse throughout any single nation-state. In fact, when capitalism emerged and the capitalist states established themselves, one of the greatest difficulties in most "countries" was developing a unified feeling of nationhood among all people with a set of borders. How can we have a market for wine, for example, when there are 30 or 40 different types of distinct wine throughout he land? Well, you develop propaganda to narrow what is considered good wine so that a few rich distributers can sell within larger markets. In fact, the whole public school system idea developed as a means, in the majority of nation-states, to unify the language (as most languages differ from region to region), develop national mythology about why "we are one nation of people" and basically condition people in accepting that they are all cultural the same and especially different from their nation-state neighbors (hence competition).

  

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77. "so would you argue this could be because of literacy?"
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"Only when you look at history through the lens of elites will you find nationalism and only today is nationalism a sentiment that exists en masse throughout any single nation-state."-- Pinko

Or because of the mobility of ideas? A larger sense of understanding, or just a vehicle of imperialism?


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79. "RE: so would you argue this could be because of literacy?"
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None of the above. I mean imperialism has a lot to do with it but I attribute nationalism to a certain concept known as hegemony. Ruling classes, especially under capitalism, want a certain conformity of thought. It is easier to sell to an entire market of people who all crave the same things that simbolize the same dreams (ie, the american dream). Look at what people built for themselves as far as furniture goes 200 years ago compared to the cookie cutter repitition of today's Ikea culture. The things that people consumed back then had a certain degree of variance and uniqueness. Today everything is cookie cut to appeal to a single mass market. In order to create that market we require a unified belief that this one type of product is all that is good and holy. The same logic applies when the nation-state needs to go to war on behalf of capital (ie, today's war on Iraq). We, as Americans, are encouraged to support this war to protect what we have invented, democracy and freedom. Americans are taught to believe they invented these ideals, and for the most part this type of nationalist conditioning works. If it didn't we would all be fighting for a new kind of system. In my opinion its only a matter of time, peoples's lives aren't getting any better and its becoming harder for the ruling elites to justify why.

  

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71. "RE: Is Nationalism necessary?"
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I think Nationalism is good for being happy with ones' self/culture and it imparts a good pride in one's background so to speak. As long as this pride doesn't look downwards on others its all to the good.

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72. "Mmm..."
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I'm not sure if this is possible. I think in-group cohesion is cemented by opposition to the out-group.

  

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