#Macron rebukes #nationalism as #Trump observes Armistice Day


November 11, 2018 ● 61 views
#Macron rebukes #nationalism as #Trump observes Armistice Day

Marking the breakout of peace after World War I, President Donald Trump on Sunday heard a dire warning from his host: the forces that led to the slaughter are resurgent. French President Emmanuel Macron -- who has emerged as Europe's most vocal sentry against a global tide of nationalism -- in his address, he repeated his warnings"

"Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By saying our interests first, who cares about the others, we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what makes it great and what is essential: its moral values. I know there are old demons which are coming back to the surface. They are ready to wreak chaos and death. History sometimes threatens to take its sinister course once again."

via cnn.com

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Patriotism vs Nationalism

“The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.”

- Sydney J. Harris

Cryon · 2 months ago
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@Cryon:  Exactly.

Nationalism: “my country, right or wrong.”

Patriotism: “my country, right or wrong. If right, to be kept right. If wrong, to be set right.”

Robber · 2 months ago
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"Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism." President Macron on his address while Trump were there. Was Trump he even wearing a headset for translation?

awesome8 · 2 months ago
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Quick Facts: Civilian Casualties in World War

The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was about 40 million: estimates range from 15 to 19 million deaths and about 23 million wounded military personnel, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.

Robber · 2 months ago
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“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.” - Charles De Gaulle

Robber · 2 months ago
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