I was a pretty naive girl when i first left my home country. I thought that my home country was amazing and that seeing the world would only confirm that belief. What i didn't realise was that i was about to enter the world of 'the migrant' and become one of the most hated groups on the planet, and by extension an outsider even in my home country.
Every country i've been to or heard of has a certain amount of nationalism. This isn't a bad thing until nationalism becomes synonymous with 'white only' or 'native only' or 'christian only' (you get the idea). Countries that have freedoms of speech are often quick to declare anyone who disagrees with [insert any group]'s understanding of nationalism should leave the country.
The implication of this statement is that
- you (the person who disagrees) are the ONLY person who feels the way you do.
- There are other countries who have national policies that agree with your view
- your views are not important enough to debate.
Forcing or pressuring your opponent out of the country does not mean you 'won' the debate. It just makes you a bully.