Registered On: September 7, 2015
It’s a fine line at times. I have no time for fist pumping about how great it is to be English/British, cringe whenever someone makes a crude comment about sticking it one to the Germans or whatever, and likewise at the Scottish Nationalists who frame any bad thing in their own country as being the fault of the English. This is the problem with nationalism. As you say, it can be divisive and is a simple propagandistic tool for shirking responsibility for governments.
However, I feel like you must have some love and pride for what your country is and what it can be to be trusted as a responsible governor. There will be understandable alarm bells if a politician fails to demonstrate any kind of love for their own country, because if you don’t like it people will feel like the motivation won’t be there to stand up for it.
“When I wore my claret and blue dreadlocks”
That must have been a sight to behold.