> Nationalism is a concept only useful to separate people, and is therefore anti-working class.
Nationalism is also used to prevent one group of working class being replaced by another.
For example, the Native American Indian, if they had no sense of national group, they would vanish and be replaced by some other culture / group of people.
Surely no one would agree that would be a good thing ?
Once you mention 'concept only useful to separate people' you really mean, 'we want to invade your country and are going to use some fancy words to make it legal to do so.', this tends to alienate your potential socialists who happen to live in that country. :-)
TVP had the same kind of issue I noticed when talking to people about it in various countries, they did not see it as anything more than some kind of fancy excuse to come in and plunder their natural resources, and move a bunch of strangers into their lands !
As such, I see it as a pointless extra thing to include as to what socialism is, why can't we just remove that bit, it would make the whole thing much more palatable to folk.
Incidently, is there a historical record of when that bit was added on and by who ?
Just I'm reminded of TZM lore where lost in the mists of time are various additions to what TZM actually is, which was tacked on by various people over time, and there appears no real record of who said what when.
It makes me ponder that perhaps socialism has been tinkered with a little over the years and altered for other purposes, behind its initial pure intentions.
Plus, shouldn't any great theory on how to do things, be open to evolving and changing, eg. improving itself over time ?