National Identity- Crucial for GrowthDecember 26 2006 at 2:39 AM
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Response to Re: That's just what the imperialists trained you to think
Let me tell those who are very pessimistic about National Identity that it is one of the key factor for a society to remain united and grow.
As the saying goes" United We Stand-Divided We Fall" is a fact of life.
Some of you are missing the point to think that it is a stupid idea or some lousy concept but the world of developed and emerging economies of today-modern world, if you cannot look broadly and get the insights into their whole growth process is an experience any country can adopt and use.
They have imbedded in the minds of the whole nation a common feeling of unity by a consciousness of thought that is powerful to bring individuals to stand together, to work together,to share together and to grow together in the process.
It is a psychological element that must motivate and lift the spirits of an individual to be in a group, then to be in a common group of people-society and to form a country.
One will not be able to see it as it is intrinsic and remains within individual after a long period of subjecting to the school of thought in National Identity.It therefore will change the character, attitude and behaviour of people to act in a common "National Way" for the good of all.
For example: "THINK PNG" - Not Simbus, Tolais, Morobes, Keremas etc....No, enough is enough
= Think Black - Not white,yellow,pink, red,etc ...........No, enough is enough
= Think Superior- Not slaves,inferior etc,....................No, enough is enough
= Think Oneness - Not wantoks, tribes, hauslain etc...........No, enough is enough
This will require the government and home grown experts to take the lead to change the minds of people to think in a National Way through education and awareness in some of the areas above and others.
So for those who think otherwise, you are not thinking hard enough about this subject.It has tremendous advantage in the long run for any country to stand united and grow.
(I can give explanations and examples to the 4 "Not" points raised above which led to the demise of a person, a community,and the country-PNG to some extent. But I will reserve my own thoughts. I can only ask these Questions for thought provocation:Why is an intelligent person killed by his hauslain through poison/puripuri etc? Is he/she worth to the tribe, village and country? Why do we give preference to people of white origin the best treatment and turn our back on our own countrymen/women? Are we all the same- born human and die human?Why do we hire expartriate consultants to solve some of our own unique problems? Are we not intelligent as they are? Why do we have tribal clashes and fights? Do they have effect on immediate community and the country?)
PNG MUST THINK IN A NATIONAL WAY TO PROGRESS - THIS WILL BE THE NATIONAL IDENTITY= NATIONAL CULTURE