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Excessive nationalism is one of many examples of a form of collective narcissism, where the citizens possess an inflated self-love of "their own people," to the exclusion of other human beings, who are equally worthy of receiving the basic respect which must be afforded to all people. Excessive nationalism is a form of cultural self-centeredness, and as a collective thought-form, can only exist because the dominant in-group is itself comprised of self-centered and narcissistic individuals.

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. — Friedrich Nietzsche

The offspring of excessive nationalist thinking too often expresses itself in exclusionary and passively-violent legal policies, and then sadly, through militarism, which becomes manifest on the endless blood-soaked borders and battlefields of humanity's great failure as a humane species. This failure is often accompanied by religious fundamentalism twisted into justifiable violence — vast cultural delusions, which have set the stage for some of the most horrific atrocities in human history. Ultimately, the greatest failures occur, when we somehow allow ourselves to not accept that we belong to a broader group called human beings.

When radical inbred nationalism blindly serves in subordination to the plutocracies of international corporate-states, masquerading as so-called free marketplaces, the emergence of an oligarchy ruling-class within a state of neo-feudalism seems inevitable. The force of the bonds between international corporatocracies and their quasi-citizen consumers is so powerful, that even strong-armed imperial constructs of governance like America are squeezed out, dethroned, and ultimately must also bow in servitude to the consolidated global fiscal state. This is one of the reasons the completely "bought-out" by special interests, American left-and-right duopoly has become a sad and sick joke, like a real life Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Sadly, even many of the universities which are also tightly tied to government and corporate interests financially fall in line to the tune of the power elite, and act as major components of the iron curtain of propaganda. No amount of propaganda can conceal the obviousness that wealth has consolidated, and the government is profoundly influenced by those powerful consolidated entities. These corporate mafias use their influence to legislate more laws and policies ensuring that wealth consolidation continues in their favor, and that their society of criminals may continue operating with impunity. We must dilute and disperse all forms of concentrated power that refuse to be accountable to majority wishes. Corporate power consolidation is so enormous that even the government could be viewed as a small appendage of a larger corporate organism.

Rejecting predatory capitalism in America is a way to respect and honor America, because America was never designed to be fixed forever, but was meant to be fluid and evolving. The ignoramus crow of "love it or leave it" omits other viable options, such as staying and changing it. That is why people vote — for change — and that change represents the real spirit of democracy and the real America. People who have trouble questioning their own country often have trouble admitting fault in themselves, both of which come from insecurity and lack of humility. Questioning ourselves and our country is healthy and essential. From generation to generation, America should never be the same country. Even the Constitution itself, the DNA of the country, can be altered by the collective will of the people, making America a self-evolving and self-writing program. This evolutionary model resembles that of intelligence, life and change, not rigidity, stagnation and death. What do you desperately hold to: the America of the past, present or future? Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light. Progress is not about hating or destroying America, it is about loving and building the world, which can only come from healing our national dementia.

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Excessive nationalism is one of many examples of a form of collective narcissism, where the citizens possess an inflated self-love of "their own people," to the exclusion of other human beings.
Excessive nationalism is a form of cultural self-centeredness, and as a collective thought-form, can only exist because the dominant in-group is itself comprised of self-centered and narcissistic individuals.
When radical inbred nationalism blindly serves in subordination to the plutocracies of international corporate-states, masquerading as so-called free marketplaces, the emergence of an oligarchy ruling-class within a state of neo-feudalism seems inevitable.
The force of the bonds between international corporatocracies and their quasi-citizen consumers is so powerful, that even strong-armed imperial constructs of governance like America are squeezed out, dethroned, and ultimately must also bow in servitude to the consolidated global fiscal state.
We must dilute and disperse all forms of concentrated power that refuse to be accountable to majority wishes.
Corporate power consolidation is so enormous that even the government could be viewed as a small appendage of a larger corporate organism.
Rejecting predatory capitalism in America is a way to respect and honor America.
America was never designed to be fixed forever, but was meant to be fluid and evolving.
The ignoramus crow of "love it or leave it" omits other viable options, such as staying and changing it.
Change represents the real spirit of democracy and the real America.
People who have trouble questioning their own country often have trouble admitting fault in themselves, both of which come from insecurity and lack of humility.
Questioning ourselves and our country is healthy and essential.
From generation to generation, America should never be the same country.
The Constitution itself, the DNA of the country, can be altered by the collective will of the people, making America a self-evolving and self-writing program.
Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.
Progress is not about hating or destroying America, it is about loving and building the world, which can only come from healing our national dementia.

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