Registered On: August 1, 2014
Just having a quick visit. I really like your understanding BRI. It is true that some flag wavers and some ‘patriots’ are nationalistic and jingoistic .. but care for or even pride in your country doesn’t have to mean blinkered support. There is nothing wrong with ‘emotional bonding’ to where we feel we belong … family, town, football club or country etc … as long as we are not undiscerning, don’t let it mutate into hate of the ‘other’ and use that emotion to try to improve things. When I wore my claret and blue dreadlocks to Wembley and the whole family wore old Scunny shirts from years back .. they were symbols of belonging, of connectedness. Flags. It didn’t mean that I hated anyone or really felt we were the best in the world.