The “State” is not the “Nation.”

No criticism of a state, which is a constructive human artifice for purposes of political governance, is the same as criticism of the people subject to the authority of that state. One of the most basic tricks of the objectifying philosophy of Eurocentrism is to try to equate people (the nation) with the state in such a way that any state action can be justified as the will of the people, when often the masses of the people may not know, support, authorize, or participate in state action and are generally completely and intentionally misled into believing state actions are on their behalf.

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