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    Is extreme nationalism really a bad thing?

    The general population believes that they are better than non-Americans and how America is the greatest and most powerful country in the world. And nothing bad has happened because of this. So do you think that extreme nationalism is a bad thing? I didn't post this in the basement, because I'm hoping we can be civil when discussing this.
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    Re: Is extreme nationalism really a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solace View Post
    Look at America, the general population knows for a fact that they are better than non-Americans and how America is the greatest and most powerful country in the world.
    The greatness of a nation can be empirically measured. By some metrics the United States is at the top or near the top (e.g. civil liberties, economic vibrancy, GDP per capita, military power). By other metrics the United States lags far behind our peers (e.g. education, health care, criminal justice, poverty). Waving the flag and proclaiming America to be better than everyone else is ****ing stupid. Most of the people who do that haven't done a damn thing themselves to make America great; they could have just as easily been born in Nigeria.

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    And nothing bad has happened because of this.
    The war in Iraq? Resistance to reforming our health care laws, motivated by the belief that we can't learn anything from other countries? An unwillingness to recognize our crumbling education system as a problem, which makes it difficult to reform? A horrendous criminal justice system that ignores the valuable lessons that our peer countries could teach us?

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    Re: Is extreme nationalism really a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solace View Post
    So do you think that extreme nationalism is a bad thing?
    let's ask the Nazis.


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    Re: Is extreme nationalism really a bad thing?

    Extreme anything is a bad thing.
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    Re: Is extreme nationalism really a bad thing?

    Obviously, I would argue that it is a good thing. Nationalism is merely the love of one's own people-- the people to whom one's moral obligations are strongest.

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    Re: Is extreme nationalism really a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Obviously, I would argue that it is a good thing. Nationalism is merely the love of one's own people-- the people to whom one's moral obligations are strongest.
    He said extreme nationalism – nationalism itself is all well and good to a point - but it can be taken too far, IMO.
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    Re: Is extreme nationalism really a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    He said extreme nationalism – nationalism itself is all well and good to a point - but it can be taken too far, IMO.
    But in America, it's a good thing, yes?

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    Re: Is extreme nationalism really a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solace View Post
    But in America, it's a good thing, yes?
    What?

    Have you been paying attention to my posts?
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    Re: Is extreme nationalism really a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solace View Post
    The general population believes that they are better than non-Americans and how America is the greatest and most powerful country in the world. And nothing bad has happened because of this. So do you think that extreme nationalism is a bad thing? I didn't post this in the basement, because I'm hoping we can be civil when discussing this.
    I support Patriotism, but I am against of extreme Nationalism, it is a bad thing.
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    Re: Is extreme nationalism really a bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    What?

    Have you been paying attention to my posts?
    I have, but what was bad? We won the Iraq War. And the health care reform really is a bad thing.

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