These jackasses have learned absolutely nothing from human history.
They celebrate the abandonment of the nation states (that gave birth to the highest level of economic, and societal advancements through national identity) for the regressive existence of tribalism and clans which still plagues the rest of the (always) still developing 3rd world.
NOTE: This is pure marxist clap trap.
But the phenomenon of “invented traditions” shows that future coexistence is quite possible. Again, poets and artists will be needed to provide a new understanding, a kind of founding myth, for the multicultural societies now emerging that will be sufficiently strong to bind together the different experiences.
Opinion: Goodbye to Europe’s nation-states
New myths will be needed to convince Europe’s masses of the desirability of mass migration – and to abandon their nation-states for a multicultural ideology. But restrictions may be needed, DW’s Kersten Knipp writes.
If you want to bring together people who do not know each other or have nothing to do with each other, you must come up with something. After all, most people want to live in manageable groups. The family, the village, the province: Anything that goes beyond this is pretty remote for them.
That’s something German politicians in the second half of the 19th century had to learn as they set out to unite the German principalities into a single country, the German Reich. Most of their countrymen, they discovered, had little understanding of the idea of a united Germany.
But there was a desire for this unity. And the poets also did their duty. They created uplifting verses and stanzas intended to give the people a feeling for the new German unity. August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben in 1841 wrote the “Song of the Germans,” whose third verse is the text of the German national anthem to this day.
Authors like Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano created catchy and evocative Lieder, or folk songs. And all-German events like the Frankfurt Marksmen’s Festival of 1862 reminded the visitors of their real purpose: “We want to be a single nation of brothers” stood in giant letters over the entrance.
More here. H/T: Fjordman