Knotty Knuggets

This Date in History

 March 23

1900 … Erich Fromm born

“Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. ‘Patriotism’ is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by ‘patriotism’ I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one’s own nation, which is the concern with the nation’s spiritual as much as with its material welfare … never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one’s country which is not part of one’s love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.”

  ~ Erich Fromm, The Sane Society

     Erich Fromm

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About Knotty Puppet

I'm the rather slight fellow you see dangling in the cave, center stage on the cover of THE GODDESS & THE DEVIL, a most unique and provocative multi~genre creation. It's a ton of real, thoroughly researched history called upon by our fictitious players arguing about good & evil (&c., &c., ...) who happened to find themselves in one Hell of a bind one night in Salem, 1692.

Posted on March 23, 2013, in Knotty Knuggets and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Eric:
    What took you so long? (I kid! I kid!)

  2. We may know that our country is wrong, but are forced to support it. In the event of war, humanity is totally pushed aside. Apart from money, country can also be arguably substituted with race, religion, caste etc. (though these factors evoke comparatively less passion in many)

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