If a person says “I am of this group”, what makes that wrong?
“we” have a problem. What’s the we?
So group identity puts someone outside of society?
So at which point does one cease being in the “in group” (your society) and part of the “out group”?
Can a society be formed of groups and individuals as well?
Sample: When I see BLM – an American based group filled with Americans, I consider them an American group fighting for the rights of Americans.When I hear someone talk about them as if they are not Americans, I don’t know what America they’re talking about.
This is a country founded by protest. Protest is a fundamental part of any democracy – and we are still supposed to be a democratic republic (although really an oligarchy).
The word “Machiavellian” has a meaning. You find that 500 yrs of usage for that word is wrong. That’s fine.