“Much of the political turmoil we see today in the world can be simply explained as a battle between nationalism vs globalism. For thousands of years mankind has lived in communities separated from each other via geography, language, religion, race, culture, etc. But today, thanks to technology, each year, mankind is becoming more and more interconnected as one global community. This trend is inevitable and irreversible. But much of the world’s population is running on the age-old nationalist operating system, thus resisting global integration. It’s an matter of identity. Global integration requires relinquishing one’s old, limited national identity — which feels threatening and uncomfortable for many people. So they invent all sorts of defense mechanisms to avoid it. These defense mechanisms include: judgment, blame, scapegoating, gaslighting, strawmanning, demonization, projection, denial, propaganda, lashing out, conspiracy theories, ridicule, righteous anger, violence, and fear.
I recommend you acquaint yourself with what the term “nationalism” means. It’s good to have an explicit definition of it in your mind. It will explain a lot of what you will see going on around you during your lifetime.”