No to Nationalism

I'm not nationalistic.
It narrows my perspective. Not everyone in the world is a Filipino. It's a precursor to racism.
Nationalism is an idea that causes prejudice, death and hatred.
Some people use that idea to hold on to an identity. But it's not personal identity. It's social. And identifying with any society can turn into, for example, a holocaust. Nationalism is an advocate for "survival of the fittest" and supremacist ideologies, and that leads to needless deaths. It leads to renewal too, but renewal by massacre, or genocide, or mass murder...*

Filipinos being nationalistic would be an irony, because we are all over the world, earning our living by probably every known human currency. I work in Riyadh. My Girlfriend works in Taiwan. We support our families in the Philippines. I've heard people say that you're not a Filipino if you have no family member or relative working abroad. Forget national pride. Forget pride, period. Pride is the reason why we think we're better than anyone else. Someone is always better than us. No one is better than us. Presidents serve their countries, their people pay them their salaries, politicians brainwash the masses, Rome invades Europe. Whatever...
This writing is not anti-Filipino. This is anti-nationalism. I just happened to be a Filipino.

*Interestingly, the company I work for is expanding in Armenia. In 1915, The Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey), sought to exterminate the Armenian minority from their territory/ies during and after World War 1. "It is acknowledged to have been one of the first modern genocides... and it is the second most-studied case of genocide after the Holocaust."--Wikipedia ; Only yesterday, Thursday, I sent finished graphics to our contact there named Armine. In a sense, she is a holocaust survivor.

Can we abolish nationalism and live in a globalized society?

Nationalism and Terrorism

Self World Perspective

 Back in my first year of university, my History professor taught us to refer to countries in terms of where we are, not by what the foreigners call them.
The Middle East, for example: for me, an Asian, it's actually in the west of Asia.
It's about identity -- not just giving in to others telling you what you are. It's not being anti-social, after all no one knows himself fully, and instead needs to rely on other people to see reflections of himself. It's about being able to tell yourself and other people that there are things in you that they cannot control. Like what your name is, or how you will eat your fish.
My friend Raymond posted on Facebook, "we r all indeed APPROVAL JUNKIES" -- we just do whatever THEY like. You know, kids do that. If a kid kicks a dog, then you laugh, they'll just keep kicking it no matter how the dog whimpers. It's okay if his life mission is kicking the dog though.

People perceive the world as individuals and as societies (the West call our "Western Asia" as "Middle East", because they agreed to it) and it's important to look at how other people see your world. Examine how it affects you and everyone else, then act properly.