July First

On a day like today, when the patriotic among us are celebrating national identity, I am tempted to write prolonged rants about how patriotism is merely a subset of nationalism, which is a subset of collectivism. About how the evils perpetrated by nationalism far outweigh any goodness or nobility inspired by patriotism. About how it promotes an “us-vs-them” mentality as opposed to healthy individualism or the Rastafarians’ inclusive collectivist “I and I” ideology.

But I’ve got other things to do today. Have a great one.