Our spiritual hunger for this recognition of our unrealised distinctiveness and uniqueness is of course the essential appeal of nationalism. If we lack the ability to be special and distinctive as individuals, we want our nation at least to be unique and special or be allowed to think so, free from the straitjacket of political correctness. This is the purpose of the Noble Lie. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_lie
The creation myth of a nation is akin to knowing one's parents, is it not?
Those of us who know our parents, grandparents and lineage are immeasuralby spiritually and socially more secure than the abandoned orphan who never even knew his own mother. The tragedy of Oedipus is based entirely on the necessity of knowing who we are, where we came from and how we came to be where we now are.
Much of nationalism is tied up in ideas of family and tribe, but most of all the idea family and our parents. Our father and mother may be just like any other man or woman but they are special because they are our parents. Our child may be just like any other child but is special because it is the fruit of our loins, bone of our bone, blood of our blood, flesh of our flesh. And that must be why people used to call their country the Motherland or the Fatherland, before the days of Political Correctness.
Feminism in the West has orphaned the white man from his roots and traditions.
The Bhagavad Gita:
Out of the corruption of women proceeds the corruption of races; out of the corruption of races, the loss of memory; out of the loss of memory, the loss of understanding, and out of this all evil.
In a patriarchy, there is the male sex and the weaker sex. In a matriarchy, there is the weaker sex and the even weaker sex.— Claire Khaw (@ntfem) July 11, 2017