Sunday, 1 January 2012

Nationalist Culture: Our greatest problem?

Does nationalist culture reflect well?

Over the last few months, I have been looking around at 'Nationalism' and taking a bit more notice of the culture within it than I usually do, particularly on some of my more regularly visited sites.

In the process, I have been increasingly getting dismayed at what I have been seeing. When this is coupled to the general state of affairs, it cannot help but reinforce the feeling that we are finished as a nation and as a people. 

I wish it was not true, but it seems that we are just not able to step out of the murky waters and snap out of the cocooned nature which envelops us as a people and as 'Nationalists'. People seem unable to step back and have a good look at ourselves and some of our output. 

I do not exclude myself from this, for we all tend to bring the same formulaic things to the table, but I have more specific dynamics and examples in mind.

The antics have become all too predictable. Like a pantomime you have seen 5 times, you can get to the point where you just know what is going to happen next and can even mouth the words. This goes for each end of the nationalist spectrum.