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Saturday, September 16, 2017

"Invisible Countries": What are you saying? More to the point what on Earth are you thinking...?

The book in the previous post that prompts this has its own content and creative rationale, but taking the title literally...

individual
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INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic --------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
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group

So, you take your identity, country, 
nationality for granted?

You give scant regard for your citizenship when so many are stateless.

Do you possess a passport?

A national ID number of some sort?

There's no need for borders. But they do predict the struggles to follow over access to water, the position of dams. This is where we literally co-locate (with the political domain) the geo-political.

You may have a point though:

 "The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth." --Sultan bin Salman Al-Saud, astronaut

You also take your family heritage, possibly your 'good' family name for granted?

Who do you think you are?

Don't you realise you are history?

Are you a pacificist? That is what many will glean from such a stance.

What's that?
Oh, I see you are a citizen of the world?

"The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?" --Pablo Casals

Stop struggling. We are all victims of history.

See also: iWish 2059

Quotations: c/o http://www.worldbeyondborders.org/quotes.htm