the difference between rearing your child to be loyal to any two different flags? What is the difference between Americanism and loyalty to the South Side 37th Street Crips? Both are defined by geographical location. Both involve professing loyalty to a collective of individuals defined primarily by their geographical location. Both involve denouncing as either ally or enemy people you do not know based on their geographical location. Both have accepted ways of displaying their flags. Both fight both defensive and offensive conflicts with other tribes (defined, again, by geographical location) over land, resources, and power. Both have their own accepted rules and societal norms within their tribes and scoff at being held to the rules or expectations of outside agents (the police/the U.N./neighbors/Mexico) unless it is deemed to be profitable (working relationships with other gangs/nations, such as NAFTA and arrangements regarding the movement of goods of any given sort through eachother's territory or purchasing said goods from eachother) What difference is there at all, other than scale, between the nationalist and the gang member?