nation states themselves have never been the vector of human goodness and never will be.
American Horror Story
Laurie Penny

Yeah, like, totally. Not when Countries defeated Nazi Germany and then rebuilt it after the war. Not when countries funded the defeat of smallpox. Not when countries managed to avoid full-blown nuclear conflict for decades when everyone thought it was a foregone conclusion. Not when countries regulate the voracious, snarling corporate demons into something with more of a semblance of public service.

I understand why you’re feeling so shitty about countries right now, but let’s not get the rhetoric so far out there that we start dealing in shitty absolutes.

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