On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 2:14 PM, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote:
On Feb 15, 2014, at 11:51 AM, kirby urner <kirby.urner@gmail.com> wrote:

> How so "master something"?  Are we talking about the same notion of "Cascadia"?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascadia_%28independence_movement%29
> It's your typical latent national identity archetype, a "Stan" (as in Kurdistan) that doesn't quite get the recognition it'd get as a "real place".  The world is full of such "ghost" (as in "virtual") nations.

Recognition for what? We are talking about the same “Cascadia” and the same principles of nationalism. I was just pointing out that the drivers behind (Cascadia’s) secession are similar to the drivers behind master race or any other “is better” argument.

Bob Hansen

Recognition for being a sovereign nation of course, but as Wikipedia makes clear, only some Cascadians have a secessionist narrative whereas most are simply looking forward to that "mutli-polar world" we've been promised, post the Cold War ("bipolar") era (aka "old world order").

I don't think it's useful to conflate every form a "team spirit" (company spirit, school spirit) to the same ideological basis.  The social Darwinism practiced by National Socialists stemmed from pseudo-genetic theories promulgated by Social Darwinists such as Galton. 

Policies of forced sterilization were rolled out in the US, as billboards encouraged families to consider their Eugenic heritage, but this pseudo-scientific fantasies achieved their more demented and psychopathic form in the white coated medical establishments of the Nazis, where the search for an "Aryan substance" in the blood was superstitiously sought for, the holy grail for a Nazi PhD or MD at one time.


PS:  I believe I'm accurately reading the Cascadian mindset when I say there's excitement about remotely piloted vehicles, which have been exhibited at OSCON (quad-copter especially, Clojure controlled), but the weaponization of same for the purpose of man-slaughter, other crimes, has not been publicly endorsed or approved of by the Cascadian people.  DC carries out such Nazi-like policies in its own name, not in ours, and we let the victims of drone attacks know that how we (and most of the civilized world) sees the issue (but of course we're not allowed to sign treaties). We don't support Gitmo either.