Legitimate Allegiance

Perhaps too rarely, advocates manage to link the climate conundrum with one of the most powerful civic narratives, patriotism (which, as we know, is intensely dangerous in the wrong hands—and it’s often in the wrong hands). When it works, it’s pretty good stuff, and it has the added benefit of being, you know, true. We do actually need to protect the land and the people who constitute our concept of a country. Even in the face of legitimate criticisms of the country and nationalism, generally, we still need to protect the land we rely on and the people we exist with. More peace, more health, more wisdom, more equality; there are a lot of shared urgencies here. We are yearning to breathe free!




About cjlingle

I'm a civic engagement strategist working in Seattle and New York, helping organizations build communities and persuade audiences on issues of climate, democracy, and social justice.
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