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Very silly...

Why should anyone find fraternity with someone for any other reason but shared convictions and shared passions? The concept is statist in nature. All of history is a shared human experience. It doesn't belong to just one group of people because of blood line. I am white. Does that mean I can't claim Gandhi or MLK as my ancestor. Where do you draw the line. I'm Irish. Can I claim any Irishman as my forefather, even if they aren't related by blood.

Ideas are the only things that bind people together. Those shared ideas could be shared religion, ancestry, ideology, political philosophy, racial association, nationalism, morality, etc...

Its silly to believe that people can de defined by their heritage just as its silly that people might be defined by their skin color. We are all in a race for resources but every action that we take is an individual action including those that we take supporting a cause and aligning ourselves with other individuals, but as soon as we dont agree with the group Ideology we cease to be a member of the group. Now it maybe in our best interest not to speak out against the group for fear of retaliation, but that sounds more like slavery than anything else.

Séamusín