President Glen Harrison welcomed members and visitors. Jonathan Puckett was recognized and he told us of his upcoming trip to England to study History and English. Charles Massey gave the devotional thoughts from Philippians 4.
Nationalism is a poison. It attacks the mind, short-circuits thinking, and makes self-destruction look appealing.
Nationalism sows the seeds of hate and war. Defenders appear to have but one operating principle: No other facts are relevant. All that apparently matters to many Kyle fans is that this man was born in America, joined the American military, and faithfully obeyed orders to kill people he called savages.
That is what nationalism does to a human being. The ugliness of nationalism is often perceptible even by those who harbor it and commit terrible acts as a result.
They don't openly cheer the killing of Iraqis because they are Iraqis or Arabs or Muslims ; rather they plead self-defense: Kyle and his comrades were defending America and Americans' freedom, his defenders say. I'm surprised that this bit of dialogue has been ignored to my knowledge in the voluminous writing about the movie.
As Kyle gets ready for yet another tour in Iraq, his unhappy wife asks why he is going back. She didn't buy that line either. It's curious that Taya Kyle if this scene actually took place had a clearer picture of the world than Kyle's vitriolic nationalist defenders, who praise the sniper for following orders without question.
One even approvingly alluded to Tennyson's poem.
If not for nationalism, such contortions — the conjuring of imaginary threats, the conceit in aspiring to save a society one knows absolutely nothing about, the twisting of the warrior's ways into virtues — would be unnecessary.
Things could be called what they are. The nation transcends particular political officeholders, but the government, or state, is integral to the entity.
The nation country cannot be imagined without the state.
It would not be the same thing. Government represents and expresses the will and sentiment of the nation. To be sure, a nationalist can think that the people have erred in picking their "leaders," in which case the nation is misrepresented and has to be "taken back.
Let's remember that this quasi-mystical entity is what it is only because of countless contingent events effected by flawed human beings.
The United States did not begin with 50 states, of course. Had events gone differently, it might have included some or all of Canada and none of what was once part of Mexico.
The current boundaries were the result of often bloody human action but not entirely of human design. So it was with other nations. At one time, there were no nations as we think of them today. Indeed, historical enquiry brings to light deeds of violence which took place at the origin of all political formations….
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