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!๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜† )

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 ย nationalism can be useful, so I support its usage.

Yes, every penny has two sides.

BTW, should we troll the radical extreme fundamentalist websites?๐Ÿ˜ˆ

(picture taken from here)

7 Responses to “Another Face of Nationalism”


  1. 1 Sukma 29/07/2009 at 8:47 AM

    BTW, should we troll the radical extreme fundamentalist websites?

    ใฉใ†ใž…๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  2. 3 Pak Guru 31/07/2009 at 2:13 AM

    And lo, clothes make the man: those guys look so badass, they perhaps can spit on the face of Death and tell it to make them sandwich.

  3. 5 lambrtz 31/07/2009 at 7:55 PM

    @Sukma
    Monggo dipun sekecakaken๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    @frozen
    Yes?๐Ÿ˜›

    @Pak Guru๐Ÿ˜†

    @Ali Sastroamidjojo
    That face. The united face of nationalism, which together with the so-called Pancasilaism can act as the shield to counter another threatening ideology. Dunno the good phrase, not good in PPKn.

  4. 6 sora9n 31/07/2009 at 10:44 PM

    ^

    Dunno the good phrase, not good in PPKn.

    Ah, PPKn – the ever-mocked subject in classes. `Pelajaran basi` and `ngulang2 terus`, so they say.๐Ÿ˜†

    Granted, there are actually gems in it: unity in diversity, humanism, egalitarianism, not to mention international laws and such. Students these days don’t know what they’re sneering at IMHO.๐Ÿ™„

  5. 7 lambrtz 01/08/2009 at 12:09 AM

    ^๐Ÿ˜†
    Maybe they need to change the name to something more challenging like “Nationalistic Philosophy” or something.๐Ÿ˜›

    Yes, actually I see it a good way to “indoctrinate” the youngsters. I think the ideology on which Indonesia is established is good enough, like what you pointed out, so I think it should be OK if the kids are taught those values. It’s just that PPKn is not taught in, say, “correct” way.

    But hey, I got A for Pendidikan Pancasila! But a C in Pendidikan Kewarganegaraan. Had potential in political ideologies and anti-nationalism at the same time.๐Ÿ˜†


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