Necessary Illusions in the Global Village – The birth of an imagined community – part 5


The birth of an imagined community is for the most part an act of will. Perception contribute to less than 1% to the conclusion that a new nation named Kosova was born. What leads to the conclusion is the necessary illusion enshrined in the nationalist myth that let us recognize it for what what is – namely an illusion on part of the perceiver.

The Necessary Illusion is a concept developed by Reinhold Nieblur in the beginning of the 20th century. Necessary Illusions are concepts about the world in which most part of its population are spectators. Its medium is the spectacle.

The nationalist myth argues, that there is some objective reality out there, that we can call a serbian nation or an Kosova (or Kosovo) nation. That the nation state is the norma, normal and healthy form of development in the world. And that every nation ought to have its own state.

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