Rascal nationalism -
Disciple: Several times, Śrīla Prabhupāda, you have told people connected with the U.N. that theirs is simply an association of barking dogs. And they are always surprised to hear such a strong statement.
Śrīla Prabhupāda: Yes. But actually, it is a fact. People today are no different from some dogs barking. "I am a bulldog," "I am a terrier," "I am a collie," "I am a Greek," "I am a Frenchman," "I am a Swede." And with this misunderstanding of who they are, they waste so much energy and money and time, simply for barking about this or that bodily concern.
The result of all this barking is nothing. No United Nations. Rather, every other day sees the appearance of some new national flag. Bharam udvahato vimūḍhān: they have made a big bombastic arrangement for unity, but the result is nothing. Bharam udvahato vimūḍhān: these rascals they are simply making a big, big arrangement. The result is nothing.
Disciple: In their next life, instead of going back to the spiritual world, they may be born as a cockroach in that same country.
"Who cares about you flies and cockroaches? We shall kill you. 'American cockroach'? Who cares about you?"
Unfortunately, your next body is not your choice. It is in another's hands. Karmaṇā daiva-netreṇa: according to your actions in this body. you'll get a suitable next body by the arrangement of nature.
So this spiritual knowledge is the greatest science. But sadly, these great educators and leaders do not know it. No one knows it. Instead of understanding that their way of life is a fallacy, they are asking whether God and the soul and the next life are a fallacy. This is their intelligence. What rascaldom!