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Thread #52026   Message #795602
Posted By: GUEST,AHJ
02-Oct-02 - 01:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
Subject: RE: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
I'd suggest that if we could persuade ourselves to see ourselves as belonging to a Terran lineage (male OR female would do), we could exert persuasive influence toward Terran patriotism. But it's a path that would have to break a lot of dank old shells and self-constructed dungeons of self-definition anchored to more parochial visions of identity.

Still, it's an idea worth pursuing; just as "real Americans" don't like to see others littering the cities and prairies, maybe "real Terrans" would take vociferous exception to others corroding the planet, its biosystems, and its species, including homo sapiens knottus.

We could have a Terran anthem, Terran ethnic music, Terran recipes, dances, art styles, and even styles of literature that were peculiarly Terran, of which one progenitor might be Robert Heinlein.