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What flag do you fly ?

Postby holley on Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:52 pm

After Hurricane Katrina 151 nations pledged 854 million dollars to the recovery. This is not an isolated occurrence, as we have assisted the people of the world in difficult times, so to they have helped US.

Disasters both man made and natural ( war, famine, earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes) are our lot at this time in history.
Resiliency, mutuality, reciprocity, generosity and compassion our greatest strengths.

There have been those who say: "There Is No Global Flag, No Global Currency, No Global Citizenship. We Are United Behind The American Flag!"
They are wrong. Under the banner of our mutual humanity and the currency of compassion we are united.

We are one world, one people, one interconnected web of life and our institutions will one day embody that truth. Nationalism, like disease, can be eradicated, and all flags, like the confederate battle flag, can be placed in museums as curiosities of more primitive times.
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Re: What flag do you fly ?

Postby RelaxandRejuvenate on Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:28 am

I fly the flag of the United States of America
Proudly and exclusively.
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Postby holley on Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:30 pm

"In the future, brave men and women will write a Declaration of Interdependence that will be read and honored alongside the Declaration of Independence: proof of our evolution, revolution of our own growth and understanding."
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Re: What flag do you fly ?

Postby RelaxandRejuvenate on Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:48 am

you really believe this stuff, don't you?
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Me, and a few others

Postby holley on Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:41 pm

“Nationalism is an infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind.”
― Albert Einstein

“National boundaries are not evident when we view the Earth from space. Fanatical ethnic or religious or national chauvinisms are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“Nationalism: the curious notion that barbarism becomes a virtue when it reaches tribal proportions.”
― Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

“And I wondered, not for the first time, what patriotism is, what the love of country truly consists of, how that yearning loyalty that had shaken my friend's voice arises, and how a real love can become, too often, so foolish and vile a bigotry. Where does it go wrong?”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

“Nationality is a good thing to a certain extent, but universality is better. All that is best in the great poets of all countries is not what is national in them, but what is universal. Their roots are in their native soil; but their branches wave in the unpatriotic air, that speaks the same language unto all men, and their leaves shine with the illimitable light that pervades all lands. Let us throw all the windows open; let us admit the light and air on all sides; that we may look towards the four corners of the heavens, and not always in the same direction.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Kavanagh

“Nationalism, originally a progressive movement, replaced the bonds of feudalism and absolutism. The average man today obtains his sense of identity from his belonging to a nation, rather than from his being a "Son of Man." His objectivity, that is, his reason, is warped by this fixation. He judges the "stranger" with different criteria than the members of his own clan. His feelings toward the stranger are equally warped. Those who are not "familiar" by bonds of blood and soil (expressed a common language, customs, food, song, etc.) are looked upon with suspicion, and paranoid delusions about them can spring up at the slightest provocation. This incestuous fixation not only poisons the relationship of the individual to the stranger, but to the members of his own clan and to himself. The person who has not freed himself from the ties to blood and soil is not yet fully born as a human being; his capacity for love and reason are crippled; he does not experience himself nor his fellow man in their-and his own-human reality.”
― Erich Fromm

“National identity is the last bastion of the dispossessed. But the meaning of identity is now based on hatred, on hatred for those who are not the same.”
― Umberto Eco, The Prague Cemetery

“So it is the human condition that to wish for the greatness of one's fatherland is to wish evil to one's neighbors. The citizen of the universe would be the man who wishes his country never to be either greater or smaller, richer or poorer.”
― Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary

“Take the sailor," he said. "he signs on to a new ship. He's surrounded by nothing but strangers. Not only do they come from other towns and parts of his own country, but often from completely different nations. He has to learn to work with them. His vocabulary's broadened, he learns new words and grammar, and he comes across new ways of thinking. he turns into a different man, unlike the one who spends his life plowing the same old furrow. These are the men the world needs, not nationalists and warmongers.”
― Carsten Jensen, We, the Drowned
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