Archive for July 28th, 2009

Another Face of Nationalism

But sometimes nationalism is useful. After recent bombing case, for example, I found many comments in national online news website condemning the act of terrorists, who allegedly justify their action based on their religious view, and supporting the Densus 88, Indonesian counter-terrorism squad.

Counter-terrorist win! (But actually I play more often as terrorist :) )

Counter-terrorist win! (But actually I play more often as terrorist; I love AK47! 😈 😆 )

Only recently am I relieved that many of our people are nationalist. If this can be turned to be something useful, we can fight terrorism. I despise every action to overthrow the current legitimate government, however suck it does, thanks to corruption etc, and replace it with religious government. Separation of church and state FTW. And by church I mean every form of religion.

Well, I may be a bit anti-nationalist, arguing that it may lead to delusional and biased opinion, that the division of countries does not make sense, and even that an extreme form of nationalism can lead to war just because different views of two neighbouring countries! But I have conformist and pragmatist sides. In this case  nationalism can be useful, so I support its usage.

Yes, every penny has two sides.

BTW, should we troll the radical extreme fundamentalist websites? 😈

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