Finally

Finally, somebody on the Left is waking up and saying something smart:

The nation is the only “imagined community,” as Benedict Anderson put, where everything from mass transit to health care to wealth distribution to a green economy can find traction.

The NYTimes doesn’t let me link to its pieces because that’s how the stupid app works. If you want the whole article, Google-search the quote.

After sifting through mountains of inane leftist chatter about inclusions, diversities z safe passages, and UBIs, I finally find somebody who has something of value to say. This is very heartening.

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3 thoughts on “Finally”

  1. The following is also connected to nationalism, albeit the Israeli version.

    Remember Uri Avnery’s columns I have often linked to? Saw today:

    Israel’s symbol of the hard Left, Uri Avnery, passes away at age 94
    https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5331916,00.html

    The article describes his life with numerous photos.

    His last column from 04/08/18 is here:

    Who the Hell Are We?

    YEARS AGO I had a friendly discussion with Ariel Sharon.
    I told him: “I am first of all an Israeli. After that I am a Jew.”
    He responded heatedly: “I am first of all a Jew, and only after that an Israeli!”

    That may look like an abstract debate. But in reality, this is the question that lies at the heart of all our basic problems. It is the core of the crisis which is now rending Israel apart.

    THE IMMEDIATE cause of this crisis is the law that was adopted in great haste last week by the rightist Knesset majority. It is entitled “Basic Law: Israel the Nation State of the Jewish People”.

    http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/avnery/1533310638/

    RIP, Uri, and thanks for everything you have done for the state regardless of our disagreements.
    As we say in Hebrew, be his memory blessed.

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  2. I am having difficulty posting, not sure why. But there is a video going around Facebook, economic case for open borders, citing Singapore of all places as example, and then the EU. It is beyond me how anyone can think the Singapore situation is good, or how what they are able to do there is easily applicable or generally.

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