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National Characters are NOT Conducive to Resolving International Conflicts

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jan 29, 2022 at 15:22

Dr. Pipes' musings of national characters entertains the notions of comparisons stemming from the dissolutions of empires centuries ago into ethnic separations that were formed from the release of captive populations from one dominant empire to another. From the ancients that formed out of the battles between the fallen Babylonians, through the Medo-Persians and the Greeks that fell to the Romans; after which Europe splinters for religious reasons; those divisions remain today.
Having been taught decades ago about the various European derivatives of ethnicity that made up this observer's mutliple composite lines of heritage; and now each contributed to the complexities of determining how being American eliminated all of that ethnic angst. Then, for reasons of none having any demonstrated advantages over the other; that distinction is now being attacked and the divisions of Europe and the Middle East are being used to form unholy alliances. Eventually, the far east will be able to take advantage of that later. In the final analysis, the individual characteristics will disappear for the lack of appreciation for individualism being expressed in search of freedom, which the secularistic socialists target for dissolution into the global agenda that seeks domination in competition with the Ummah intentions of Islam. Migration becomes the invasion tool since national identities need to be defeated with merged non-national populations.

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