General News Thread 2.0


#4262

that’s the problem with war.

You gotta dehumanize the other side till they aren’t even humans. Just another wild beast.


#4264

A post split from this topic.


#4265

Calling for an axis is a really poor choice of wording. :sweat_smile:


#4266

Not only is it a poor choice of wording, it might be the worst possible wording he could have used, other than of course, ‘Reich’.


#4267

but is he as bad as Seyss-Inquart :thinking::thinking::thinking:


#4268

Nationalism is poison.


#4269

Doesn’t “Reich” just mean empire? E.G., Second German Reich --> Second German Empire? I mean, it still wouldn’t be that great a wording, but still.

Excessive nationalism is poison. Every nation has nationalism/patriotism, it’s just pride in one’s nation. Too much of it causes Nazi-like individuals, though.


#4270

No, Reich actually means “Realm”, which is a horrible term to use.


#4271

The least patriotic thing you can be is a nationalist.


#4272

I would of thought you’d not be a fan of patriotism either @Quinn.


#4273

It is hard to be patriotic if you have to live in a police state.


#4274

I’m not, but at least I understand it. Nationalism is just cancerous.


#4275

So having values and pride is cancerous? No… This only becomes “cancerous” when people feel they have superiority over other countries.


#4276

That’s quite literally what nationalism is.


#4277

Here…


#4278

Wow, way to be disingenuous and crop out the expanded definition.

Besides, this is just Google. Read a political science journal or something.


#4279

Learned that patriotism: proud of your country
And nationalism: depreciate other nations


#4280

Yeah… as you can read…

In “EXTREME FORM”

I didn’t say nationalism can’t be a bad thing. Just not everyone takes it to that degree… come on, Quinn…


#4281

Nationalism as a political ideology is cancerous bullshit. That’s what is being talked about here. You’re acting like I’m taking a shit on people who hang up a flag or something.

People who hang up flags or stand up for the national anthem or whatever are not (necessarily) nationalists. People like Donald Trump are nationalists.

Context is important


#4282

Okay, fair enough. But you did not mention it like that earlier. Context is important. I understand what you’re trying to say now.

Btw, I do read…

You don’t have to be so sarcastic in the future just because I misunderstood your post… my bad…