Racism and Nationalism

From 2005

What follows is a literary quote, if you can tell me who wrote it, you are well-rounded.

An empire country comprised of disparate peoples must always expect these little outbreaks of nationalism & racial discord. Its the nature of the insignificant to try to find some way to assert their importance. It’s pathetic, but racism is generally the last refuge of the unimportant.

I think the above speaks volumes in relation to the Cronulla Riots and perhaps on the other riots as well.

Racists come from all cultures and all walks of life often chew history over and over again and lay the blame of injustices and perceived injustices on the descendants that may or may not have caused it in the vain hope of gaining an advantage from it. They refuse to let go of the past and get on with their lives. They will live in a perpetual state of ‘feeling sorry for themselves’.

2 responses to “Racism and Nationalism

  1. Over here in the UK, the British National Party are getting a bit of support recently, which is ridiculously unnerving. They are basically nazis.

  2. Nice quotation. Einstein?

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