Nationalism always produces war, hatred, bigotry; and class, wealth, and racist divisions. The
illusion that has duped nationalists in all countries, is that whoever the chosen few are in their corner of Creation, whoever and wherever that is, they think they are better, more powerful and more worthy than the rest. They are not.
It is out of fear, lack and want that they spawn lies of scarcity, insane ego and hate. There is also a bottomless greed that sets in, mistakenly thinking all the riches of money, land, and anything else they deem to be of value belongs to them.
Nationalists do not deserve life, nor a better quality of life, more than any other classification of human being who is different from them.
The right to life is God given, not manmade.
Nationalism is not to be solved by bringing about further nationalism, which is only an avoidance of the fact that despite their pigeon hole view of life, they are not better than anyone else.
Nationalism is a poison to a country. It is the problem to be solved peacefully with intelligent diplomacy, not a goal to be attained through manipulation, lies and war. Nationalism is what divides people, not unifies them.
The separate spirit of nationalism is spreading like fire all over the world. Nationalism, under the guise of patriotism, is cultivated and cleverly exploited by those who are seeking further expansion, wider powers, greater enrichment. On one hand each one of us takes part in this process, for we desire these things on a much smaller scale, in our families, jobs and social circles. Conquering other lands and other people provides new markets for goods as well as for political and religious ideologies, as if that is a good idea.
Has it ever occurred to us that it is possible to improve new markets for goods, as well as promoting political and/or religious ideologies with peaceful intelligence? It is possible to have peaceful resolution here all over the world, even now.
Nationalism, the patriotic spirit, class and race consciousness, are all ways of the self, and therefore separate. After all, what is a nation but a group of individuals living together for economic and self-protective reasons? Out of fear and acquisitive self-defense arises the idea of “my country”, with its boundaries and tariff walls, and various walls of separation, rendering brotherhood and the unity of humankind impossible.
It is because of nationalism, ready to defend our sovereign States, our beliefs and acquisitions, that we must be perpetually be armed. Property and ideas have become more important to us than human life, so there is constant antagonism and violence between ourselves and others. By maintaining the sovereignty of our country, we are destroying our sons; by worshiping the State, which is but a projection of ourselves, we are sacrificing our children to our own gratification. Nationalism and sovereign governments are the causes and instruments of war
Thank you J KRISHNAMURTY