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Thread: Is nationalism a good or a bad thing

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    Re: Is nationalism a good or a bad thing

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    It depends...

    A person could have "an abiding love for" Pakistan but be opposed to the negative elements of it's current situation.

    And the same for Nazi Germany and the USSR. Although in those cases they wouldn't be Nazi Germany or the USSR without the negative elements, IMO.

    Not sure about Pakistan.
    Same applies. And you can be proud to live in a backward, Islamist Republic that breeds terror. I just don't see how.
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    Re: Is nationalism a good or a bad thing

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    That was not the question. It was not about people-ism. It was NATIONALISM. Being "German" has nothing at all to do with your government at any given time. It simply means you were born in a place called Germany at the time you were born there. If said nation becomes Nazi Germany the nation has changed. The people? Many sure as hell did.
    Just because something is called nationalism does not make it such.

    Although I do believe Nazism was an extreme example of Nationalism gone bad.

    For example, if Nazis had been beneovelent and helping towards the world, they might still be in control of germany, although with some changes, and would probably have a much more positive reputation at this time.

    Which would be an example of nationalism done right...

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    Same applies. And you can be proud to live in a backward, Islamist Republic that breeds terror. I just don't see how.
    Proud of your homeland and the positive parts of it's heritage. Not the negative parts. Isn't that what I said before?
    Last edited by The Mark; 05-10-10 at 09:51 PM.
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