The concepts of “we” and “us” were transitioned from descriptors of family or local grouping into abstract, nationalist concepts applied to everyone with citizenship in the state on behalf of the holders of extreme wealth. This was true even prior to the development of capitalism. It was not some leap in human sociology. Rather, it was an innovation in the science of subjugation and the preemption of the individual will to that of those with the most wealth. There is no “we,” no “us.” There is only relative wealth, those who are registered slaves to its will, and those it deems irrelevant to its needs who it murders. You owe states nothing. They are simply gangs of well-heeled criminals who pay men and women with guns to ensure your compliance. If you care more about a piece of paper and a flag than you do about people, they own you, body and soul. You have joined their cult in your heart. You are their thing. “We” is the people who take care of us, and the people we take care of. “Us” is all living things in a universal family, not some nationalist hierarchy of theft.