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When I was a kid, there was a concept that was taught to us in school. It was called citizenship. It was part of an ideal of cordiality and common interest that held us together as a nation. Of course, much of it was bushwah. The world back then was just as full of injustice, prejudice and rotten losers who didn't care about anyone but themselves as it is today. Perhaps we were just more cordial about it.