We live in a time of resurgent national chauvinism and creeping neo-fascism fueled by political leaders who incite fear and treat of the “other” for personal gain. Spread of misinformation, ignorance and superstitious religiosity has been fed to exploit masses. This has led to the rise of populous nationalistic ideologies in Trump’s America, in Brexit Britain, across much of Europe, in Modi’s India, in Erdogan’s Turkey – to name a few of the most menacing examples.
Albert Einstein called out such nationalism as “an infantile disease” and “the measles of mankind."
George Orwell called Nationalism “power hunger tempered by self-deception”
According to H.G.Wells “our true nationality is mankind.
Nationalism of one kind or another was the cause of most of the genocide of the twentieth century. Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's minds and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead. - Arundhati Roy
I agree that the love for one's country is wonderful. But why should love stop at the border?