Is there any worth to National pride?

whitestar_999

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Then this thing gets mixed with politics. If we see and do some research, All those Anti-BJP MLAs who lost earlier, are now standing with farmers, to gain there sympathy, as well as defame government. And those in power, are acting so ignorant, making matters worse.

The image of the country is at stake due to this BS.
I fully support farm laws but I also don't support the govt's way of introducing these laws & handling of the protests. It is the handling of the protests that is giving India a bad image globally.
 
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Desmond David

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The former is victim complex.
I think what you are defining is just an outcome of conservatism today. By definition, nationalism about maintaining a national identity based on particular culture, tradition, religion, history, etc. So, pride in one's nation would by proxy mean pride in the nation's history, culture, religion, tradition, etc. Nationalism in India served it's purpose to drive out the British by inspiring the public to take pride in the history and culture of India and to draw a line between the British and Indians. Today I think nationalism in India means an obsession with a romanticized view of the past and reluctance to accept modern values.
 

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I think what you are defining is just an outcome of conservatism today. By definition, nationalism about maintaining a national identity based on particular culture, tradition, religion, history, etc. So, pride in one's nation would by proxy mean pride in the nation's history, culture, religion, tradition, etc. Nationalism in India served it's purpose to drive out the British by inspiring the public to take pride in the history and culture of India and to draw a line between the British and Indians. Today I think nationalism in India means an obsession with a romanticized view of the past and reluctance to accept modern values.
You should write more often. Loved how you phrased it.
 

ico

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I think what you are defining is just an outcome of conservatism today. By definition, nationalism about maintaining a national identity based on particular culture, tradition, religion, history, etc. So, pride in one's nation would by proxy mean pride in the nation's history, culture, religion, tradition, etc. Nationalism in India served it's purpose to drive out the British by inspiring the public to take pride in the history and culture of India and to draw a line between the British and Indians. Today I think nationalism in India means an obsession with a romanticized view of the past and reluctance to accept modern values.
This was legitimate.

Today nationalism is, "go back to monke".
 
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Desmond David

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You should write more often. Loved how you phrased it.
Lol. If only I had time. :)

Just to elaborate what I mean, this is just conservatism taken a bit too far IMO. While there is nothing wrong with conservatism since you must still keep track of your roots, but people need to realize that culture evolves with time. I understand that a lot of people are concerned about western influence on Indian culture, but this is just a natural result of globalization. You cannot really go back because the influence has already taken root in terms of fashion, subcultures, etc. The fallacy I think is that some people believe that such a cultural shift would eradicate Indian traditional culture, but that is far from the truth. Old and new culture can and will co-exist and will continue to evolve more over time. You can look at Japan as an example as a blend of traditional and modern culture.

To reverse the effects of globalization, you have to reverse globalization itself which is impossible IMO. We have gay pride parades, concerts from international musicians, anime conventions, etc in India now and many Indians actually like these.
Today nationalism is, "go back to monke".
Lol.
 
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