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View Diary: When did Canada and Mexico Officially Become Part of the "Homeland?" (68 comments)

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  •  "homeland" is like "nation" an amorphous (7+ / 0-)

    designation, a secular substitute for the equally amorphous authority of a deity or deities to justify the rule of the many by the few.

    "In the name of the nation, and of the dollar, and of the rule of law, shall you and your children be sacrificed."

    It helps to have an intangible spirit or authority to justify the dominion because humans naturally resent being restrained and are inclined to resist. If there is no tangible or identifiable entity or person to challenge, authority rests easier. Torches and pitchforks are of little use against the nation or homeland or the rule of law.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 05:07:57 AM PDT

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