July 25, 2012

Penn State’s Student Rebellion and the Problem with Nationalism

Recently, when rumors arose that Penn State may potentially remove the 900-pound bronzen idol of Joe Paterno from outside Beaver Stadium, a mass student rebellion rang out in support for JoePa.

And from the outside, none of us could understand what they were thinking - still in support for this fallen man, this proven myth?

But, we see this all the time. Next week, you will see massive Russian pride when the Summer Olympics begin. You will see athletes from every country have pride in that which we don't understand.

Nationalism causes you to overlook that which outsiders see so clearly.