Monday, 18 August 2008

United in delusion

"A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors".
- William Ralph Inge

Nationalism.. with religion.. the scourge of the earth.

At a time when the Olympics are the source of so much national pride about sporting achievement we witness another contest - the worst fruits of nationalism. Patriots from Georgia, Russia and South Ossetia all ready to make life a misery for someone else to claim 'their' land... to 'enoble' their nation. It makes me sad.

And when the blood is spilt and a thousand new feuds begun.. what have they gained these patriots. Sow misery in your fields and what do you hope to reap?
Go home, shake hands with your neighbour and have done.

The earth is mute. She doesn't hear your claims...

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