Friday, August 31, 2007

George Orwell und Nationalismus

Hier ein passendes Zitat an all jene Sessel-Generäle und "liberale Hawks" oder "Neokonservative" da draussen, was es wirklich bedeutet ein Patriot zu sein:

"By ‘patriotism’ I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular way of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force on other people. Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality." - George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism (1945)

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