Tribes Without Passports, People without States

Click on the link below for a stimulating post from a sharp and thought-provoking WordPress blog. I love any attempt to come up with new thinking and this endeavours to break up the consensual log-jam. Its idealism reminds me of my first ever post, which I present below as a naïve introduction.

My voyage of exploration begins. I want to recapture the spirit of childhood, when we would set out from home with the deliberate aim of getting hopelessly lost. No point in going over old ground, after all.

Source: Tribes Without Passports, People without States

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3 thoughts on “Tribes Without Passports, People without States

    1. Haha! Something new, Opher, if I read you aright …

      Cue Thomas Hardy poem …

      ‘His Country’

      I journeyed from my native spot
      Across the south sea shine,
      And found that people in hall and cot
      Laboured and suffered each his lot
      Even as I did mine.

      Thus noting them in meads and marts
      It did not seem to me
      That my dear country with its hearts,
      Minds, yearnings, worse and better parts
      Had ended with the sea.

      I further and further went anon,
      As such I still surveyed,
      And further yet–yea, on and on,
      And all the men I looked upon
      Had heart-strings fellow-made.

      I traced the whole terrestrial round,
      Homing the other side;
      Then said I, “What is there to bound
      My denizenship? It seems I have found
      Its scope to be world-wide.”

      I asked me: “Whom have I to fight,
      And whom have I to dare,
      And whom to weaken, crush, and blight?
      My country seems to have kept in sight
      On my way everywhere.”

      1913.

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