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One must always fear th evils of negative nationalism!

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Submitted by Karole du Pont (Canada), Jun 24, 2005 at 00:10


When religions foster mainly negative nationalism instead of encouraging the development of wisdom, i.e. the research of balance according to God's will in diversity in creation as well as in respect of Man's nature ( man is not born holding a 100% certificate in wisdom and thus no individual in any religion), the true jihad of everyday is learning how to understand one's own nature in facing different challenges and some face quite many as JOB did in the Bible .

I mean preoccupation with BIG EGOS DO NOT lack in the governing "class" .. and in those wanting to accede to it...I guess they never read about Pharaoh and God in the Bible... It is God who chose Solomon and gave him wisdom and this is what it takes to judge ... not money... petroleum or some hegemonic desire to rule the whole world according to any national Garp.. for justice must transcend the differences in creation but not annihilate them. God decided there was room for Egypt and Israel on this earth and who are the Islamists to pretend the contrary?

They are the contradiction of God's will and so is any religion that foster negative nationalism. There cannot be any contradiction in between love of God and His creation .. truth and justice because they all are inclusive of each other and cannot develop without each other thus any religion that promotes hatred or disrespect of other's true nature if allowed to rule will create a doomsday for humanity as much as Nazism was the outmost not only in German negative nationalism but in world citizenship. The same thirst for negative citizenship can be understood in economic theories not making the protection of the environment a must.. for corporate citizenship should not have been made above the law as it has been for so long with the laissez-faire theories. Globalization cannot be allowed to mean glorification of disrespect of national and world citizenship because each nation will know its own doomsday unless it plans to ship its nationals on another planet and this sure beats anything the Islamists could ever imagine in terms of 9/11.

Canada can surely appreciate NEGATIVE WORLD Citizenship's effects on its nature and this particularly strikingly in Quebec a province whose source of energy is clean for it is Hydro powered...Now being probably the richest in water proportionally to superficy in this whole wide world... and having this environmental priority at our own very high costs if only financial short time costs are to be considered in order to make hegemonic gains... In Québec , we sure take seriously the Lafontaine's tale about La cigale et la fourmi... winter is coming thanks to negative nationalism and Globalization if allowed to go on as the outmost in NEGATIVE WORLD CITIZENSHIP AND NATIONAL CITIZENSHIP. I mean forget making Canada responsible for promoting Negative Nationalism for Trudeau and the preceding Canadian constitutional thinkers sure had an wholesome constitutional approach where we did not chose to deny our main Native fabric and this in any of its configurations . Quebec is definitely the cradle of WORLD CITIZENSHIP'S EXPRESSION AND DEMONSTRATED IN THE FACT THAT BRITAIN CHOSE TO PROMOTE OUR RIGHT TO DIFFERENCE WITH THE QUEBEC ACT of 1774 AND AS MUCH AS WE HAVE BEEN THE FIRST LAND OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE TO ELECT A JEWISH MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT IN THE WHOLE BRITISH EMPIRE INCLUDING BRITAIN ITSELF. I mean there is more in GOVERNING THAN GETTING EVERYBODY TO PAY FOR THE EGOS OF SOME FOR THE BEST LEADERS ARE HUMBLE. In Québec we are definitely constitutionally coherent in all the configurations. So contrary to the Cigale in the fable, are we supposed to pity the world citizenship deniers for their plight whether social or in the natural environmental realm when the winter of not enough water comes... ??

Québec does not support any type of world negative citizenship or national negative citizenship be it in terms of social or natural environmental impact. We promote constitutional coherence but should we pity all those that will not acknowledge the necessity brought by our nature and position on this planet when our whole constitutional national approach is based on reciprocity not suicidal national messianic doctrine insensitive to the natural realm?
Karole du Pont



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