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On patriotism and boundaries - Debate thread.

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On patriotism and boundaries - Debate thread.

Mathew John

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Mathew John

This is a topic that is very close to my heart and i would love to hear your opinion about it. Be honest and don't cut short.

Human history is littered with stories of war, violence, racism and poverty. Violent reactionary responses are one of our many defining characteristics as a species. Many have successfully overcome violence, notable examples being Gandhi and Mother Theresa. Yet, their message seems to have made no impact on our species as a whole.

Our ancestors cannot really be faulted for acting the way they did. Back then they did not have the ability to look beyond our world. For them, the universe began and ended with the planet earth, and man was the master of all creation. So they sought out dividing traits among their own kind. They fought wars and abused their own in the name of honor, patriotism, religion, region, language and race. Convinced of their own superiority each cluster of human beings fought the other in a bid to conquer them all.

But that was back then. WHAT'S OUR EXCUSE NOW ?

We live in an age of enlightenment. For the first time in our collective history, we have the ability to peer beyond this simple world of ours. All the myths we have of our own superiority now lies shattered. Among the countless stars, systems and galaxies; we are inconsequential. There is no more proof required to prove our own frailty as a species. Yet here we are, fighting for scrapes of land. We fight today for many reasons. Some fight because they don't agree with the religion others follow. Some, because they feel their race is superior to all others...and some fight because they really just like to fight.

In the 21st century, we have several weird notions of peace. Particularly amusing to me, is the the MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction)--where any volatile local scenario can easily escalate into global nuclear war and can potentially wipe of millions of years of human history.

To stop myself from going off in a tangent, here's what i believe. Notions like patriotism, national boundaries, race or tribe are irrelevant. Its time we take initiatives to create a world without boundaries, a world of equality and a world geared towards innovation and creativity. No more divisions, no more devolution.

Do you disagree with me ? If you don't, take some time off to make a reply. If you do, please list out your reasons.

Regards,

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28th April, 2013 @ 11:36 AM CEST

Sweta  Shah

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Sweta Shah

Absolutely true... There is cluster of people who think so... It is the most ideal condition that we believe the world will have.

This thoughts cannot be changed by individual or clusters... It is the governing body / the powerfuls can change the trend else what happens is some incidents clubs in your mind and you think that what anyone did to someone was good or bad....

It will take ages to solve it as diplomacy and criticism are few of the basic elements for all the governing body... What we can do is keep on writing/commuting such thoughts at all levels so that majority of the young generation thinks in the direction and someone would take that step someday....

As said good words will always make its appearance and it's effect would last long but when it is protected by intelligence as human mind is always tended to think how can we stop "destruction" how cane we "destruct"......

18th August, 2013 @ 7:58 AM CEST

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