Patriotism is Dead

“It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.”
– Voltaire

Patriotism is dead. You must be a man or woman without a country.
Patriotism is an outdated concept and has no place in the world today.
The earth is now a global society, there is no more room for patriotism. The interconnected digital world is rendering the differences between countries and borders obsolete.

Patriotism is the belief that you country is better than the others just because you happen to have been born in it.  And often times patriotism is the mask that nationalism and racism wears.  At it’s root it  is hate, fear, anger, aggression, and false pride.

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
– Oscar Wilde

Patriotism is an excuse to have an “us vs. them” mentality.  In order to be patriotic you must have an other who is the enemy.
It is a form of violence for it divides, and all division is violence.

People say “God and Country”, yet how many murders have been done in the name of god and country?

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” – Voltaire

In the world today there is no such thing as healthy patriotism, perhaps in the past this could have been so, but the world has changed and patriotism is a vestigial belief.
Even to have a patriotism of the earth vs. aliens is wrong. For having overcome our nationalistic barriers on earth we would just be repeating the same pattern on the galactic scale.

We must rise up to a higher dignity, we must transcend all useless ideas and divisions between Man and between Man and life itself.
We must see our innate union with all things in existence.
Our patriotism is only authentic if it includes everything in the universes. And then, what need is there for patriotism when everybody is on the same team and no-one and nothing could be the enemy?

“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel,”
– Samuel Johnson

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