I hate nationalism

Sure I am proud to be an American.  I love what our country stands for; freedom, opportunity, diversity.  But the flag waving stuff is not for me.

So I read Tom Friedman’s great article in the Times Magazine and was thrilled.

Those who want to put walls around America and protect what we have here in our country are toast.  Because the walls have come down.  We live in a flat world now.  A smart kid in India or China or South Korea has as good of a chance at that plum job in 15 years as my kids.  And you know what I say?  Good.

Why should my country matter more than my world?  If the world is becoming smarter, more open, more free, and with more opportunity for everyone, I think that’s a wonderful thing. My kids are going to have to step it up a notch to keep up with the competition.  And I think they will do just fine.

I don’t believe in walls.  I don’t believe in protectionism.  I don’t believe in keeping others down.  I believe in letting everyone play.  And let the best man or woman win.

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