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Re: My views on civic nationalism

Postby Cap » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:03 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
lonewolfcypriot wrote:
Cap wrote:Lonewolf you aint so lone brother.
There are more Cypriot wolves and they walk among us.


Thanks Cap, in fact I can say confidently that most Cypriots think like us.


Yes, most of you who were not even born in Cyprus.


Most of you Brits weren't either.
You live in Scotland yet dictate to Cypriots.
I LIVE and pay taxes in the Republic.
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Re: My views on civic nationalism

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:40 am

...there you have it, the big difference, between the words state and nation. To know the Law and to respect it makes a State, to recognise and accept that there are Universal Principals where being a Citizen counts, not "Greekness" or "Turkishness". If you have the good fortune to be born in Cyprus (and Greek), counts, but to love the land, to love the people who are Cypriot in my mind counts for more. As Cypriots, if we are unwilling to stand united we are doomed to live the rest of our lives hostage to those of us who have no interest in anything but themselves, and who benefit from the hatred they provoke.

Cyprus is a State. It is a Nation because Cypriots as Cypriots exist as well. Cypriots for the most part are Greek, but they are not "Greeks". Those of us not Greek (or "Greek") are Cypriots as well, and as Cypriots we are not just a Nation of Greeks, we are Cypriots because of our commitment to a Cypriot way.

The word osmosis comes to mind. The fact that we live in a very mobile world, that we are Europeans too, that we are Human beings first, cannot be ignored. And if it is appreciated we will adapt in a manner where being Cypriot will be something more than the impasse we have created for ourselves, divided.
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Re: My views on civic nationalism

Postby yialousa1971 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:18 am

Cap wrote:Lonewolf you aint so lone brother.
There are more Cypriot wolves and they walk among us.


Are you a Grey Wolve? :roll:
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Re: My views on civic nationalism

Postby kurupetos » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:38 am

yialousa1971 wrote:
Cap wrote:Lonewolf you aint so lone brother.
There are more Cypriot wolves and they walk among us.


Are you a Grey Wolve? :roll:

More probably... a pink one! :mrgreen:
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Re: My views on civic nationalism

Postby yialousa1971 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:32 pm

kurupetos wrote:
yialousa1971 wrote:
Cap wrote:Lonewolf you aint so lone brother.
There are more Cypriot wolves and they walk among us.


Are you a Grey Wolve? :roll:

More probably... a pink one! :mrgreen:


Ah that explains it why Cap loves the Jews so much. Well Tel Aviv is the Gay capital of the world. :twisted:
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