- Jan 14, 2016
Marx if swallowed raw, or at least some of his writings- yes this is true. However in practice if not in theory Socialism ends up being Nationalistic. Stalin it is clear saw the error of turning Marx and Lenin's writings into the secular version of Church Dogmas and was trying to remedy this before he got most probably murdered. I don't think that Tadgh is asking anyone to embrace those dogmas. That said while I think a vigorous Patriotism is a vital necessity for a healthy society I would strongly reject the total denial of any universalism that you see in Zionism, Hitlerism, "Christian Identity", etc.
Very true a chara. Would anyone claim that Mao wasn't a Nationalist? Or Kim Il Sung? Or Ho Chi Minh? Or Castro, Ceausescu, Hoxha, etc. Of course they were Nationalists and Patriots.