Insight: Making France work again

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usagadfly wrote:

As with so many political entities, people confuse a governmental organization with a people. Is France simply a chunk of arbitrary real estate in the possession of a group of companies and bureaucrats? Is there more to France than that? Or are there a unique people we can call the French, other than those issued papers by those bureaucrats and companies? Do those people have a right to exist themselves? Do they have a right to their traditional culture, religion or society? Or is the State supreme?

It is no longer possible in this world to presume that “Peoples” are self-governing. People do as they are told in the vast majority of countries, and many, many Governments have a policy of eliminating the cultural and ethnic groups that gave a country its “name”. We are ruled now by “corporate states” with little allegiance to the people they rule.

Nationalism is politically dead in the West, but not elsewhere.

Dec 09, 2012 9:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
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