Re: Is rational patriotism anti-extropian? I don't think so...

From: Octavio Rojas Diaz (
Date: Sun Apr 16 2000 - 22:55:13 MDT

At 04:46 p.m. 16/04/00 +0000, you wrote:
>Excuse me, but isn't this discussion rather pointless?
>I think it is more important to be a cosmopolitan than a patriot, because
>nations are just construtions. What distinguishes a Mexican from a
>Honduran? Nothing, just political boundaries. And I personally see that I
>have more in common with people on this international list than with most
>Fighting for civil liberties is very good, but just doing it in your own
>country won't do it, because the world is so closely connected.
>Think locally, act globally!
  you are right in that, however you can't do something that radical
without starting gradually, first you have to assure that the place of land
you live aka country has a democratic government with the wish to cooperate
with their neighboors, when that starts to happen, the exchange of culture
and economies, starts to blur the barrier between them and help us be more
a global village, however like you've seen not all people thinks in this
way, and the antiglobal sentiment is very high, still I predict that
countries will start to disappear gradually as more and more people gets
connected, when we get higher bandwidth for all, and the emerging vr
technologies are perfected it won't matter anymore where you are from but
who you are.

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