It is a popular line of reasoning for progressives, that it is pathetic to feel national, religious or racial pride or allegiance or loyalty, since whichever nation, religion or race one belongs to is nothing more than a coincidence of birth. By the same token though, one could ask them, why should they feel any allegiance or loyalty to their brother, sister, parent or close relative? They in the same way are only related to one by coincidence of birth after all…

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