Politics Nations and Nationalism
Being a student of political science; I have observed over the years. I’ve learnt that; politics nations are mostly brought about by a feeling of belonging. Rather than pride as most national anthems tend to depict. There is more to politics nations; than the colors of a flag; or about those particular borders. It’s important that; we as humans keep this spirit alive. I remember my grandfather had told me a story. About how they fought in a rebel war; to oust a particular dictator. Who had been in power too long; and had no intentions of letting it slip out of his family; if he ever left office.
The people had to rise to dethrone him. So that the country could be stabilized; once and for all. As my grandfather narrated; the easy part as they had miscalculated was getting him out. The hardest part of this came after they had gotten rid of him. It was time to put things in check. Who should be the leader? What should happen now? How should they run the politics nations?
It was debated for several months, without reaching any conclusion
Some of the citizens started to wish; that the dictator was still in power. At least then; there was not much tension. As these new found leaders; had no sense of direction at all. It was up to them again; to elect one from their ranks. To constitute something that they could call a constitution. Until the proper frameworks were put in place. To ensure that everything would be alright.
I admire my grandfather. But I hate their sense of politics nations. Once they had kicked the dictator out; who had brought in a lot of foreigners. Giving them land; had to evict them. What they did to the foreigners was uncalled for. Because of this; they did not need to suffer the consequences. Of the actions of the supreme leader. Whom is now a political refugee in another country. But he is getting too old ever to think about coming back. There was a lot of xenophobia a while back in this country. Due t a lot of the poor people felt like foreigners; had taken their jobs as well.
This was mainly due to the poor form of government that had been in place. Getting rid of it required us to suffer some severe consequences. One of them was inflation. As a lot of investors pulled out of our country. We were branded one of the most hostile places in the world to invest in; we had bitten more than we could chew. Our sense of patriotism had brought out the worst in us. In doing so; we had created another monster, that was now threatening to swallow us whole.
Politics Nations is great, as I have seen over the years
But there are those extreme ones that should just be left never to be exercised at all. As they are what led us here. Our currency is almost worthless. I am sure that wherever our supreme leader is; He is laughing every single day; he turns on the news; and sees how much we are suffering.
As politics nations; however we have made a few strides. These are what matter the most. In due time we will be back on our feet. We will even be able to trade with the rest of the world smoothly. As my grandfather was winding up his story; he told me of how he had been one of the high ranking officers in the coup. That led to the ousting of the supreme leader. He said that if it had failed; then we wouldn’t be having this conversation at all.
This is because the supreme leader was known for not only being ruthless when dealing with his nemesis. He also went after their families. That is to say; that he would wipe all of you out like you had never existed. He was a callous man; who enjoyed nothing but feeding his ego. Being overly paranoid about his security. As politics nations; we have made strides in the positive direction. Even though politics nations pulled us some back. But will be back with time; We will be stronger than ever.