From the second we are born we are assigned a nationality, name, surname, religion, sect, etc. We are born with all this baggage that is imposed upon us.
The other day, while zipping randomly through the TV with complete boredom, I eventually ran into something that caught my attention! A talk show hosting someone who decided to create his own empire NOWHERISTAN; the place that has no frontiers, no race or religion! The philosophy behind Nowhereistan is that the Nation is ¨a soul, a spiritual principle and a moral conscience¨. The founder says: ¨it as nation that has no marked frontiers on the map, and history with its glories and failures is the legacy of the whole humanity. He states that the great men of the Renaissance, they were neither French nor Italian nor German for above each of their cultures, there is a human culture. Therefore, we are all to grieve for the Nazis’ shameful history and yet proudly celebrate the glories of the Epoch of Al-Andalus.¨ Read more on : http://www.nowheristan.org/#nointro
Nowhereistan in other words is trying to accomplish a system of world governance. But that´s just a dream I guess. This philosophy is perhaps too good to be true. I don´t want to talk today about Nowheristan as we can write a whole book about their philosophy and the way that they wish to rule the world. What I want to relflect about in this post is the stamps or labels we give to ourselves and to any person we know or we meet.
Throughout the history we have formed many stereotypes. I will take myself as an example; in the USA I am a terrorist, in Europe I am the daughter of war, in the gulf countries I am a prostitute, in Africa I am a thief, in Latin America I am Hummus and Tabbouleh and in the rest of the world I am a rare specie as many people have never heard of this country called Lebanon. I might be all of those or none! But why is it that we have to carry the package of our ancestors? Why aren´t we born as free human beings and decide for ourselves where to belong and for what? It would be great if a Nowheristani education system could be created, where we can learn about all cultures, religions, sects and choose for ourselves or even choose what we like from each and apply it? Only when this happens we will be able to say that we live in a free world and that we are free citizens of the globe. In the end, aren´t we all the sons of Mother Nature, or god, or whatever you like to call it no matter what is our color, religion, history…?
So be trendy, and belong to NO-WHERE ;)
And you, what do you think?