Nationalism, religion & individualism are three very pernicious things. The first and second involve an unwavering commitment to an abstract idea of a righteous authority, and the last implies that authority can be found within yourself. This is not to differentiate the latter from the former: our country, our God is misleading - it is yours. Subjectivity is an individual phenomenon, but it is legitimised with numbers. Faith, whether in the name of a country, religious belief, or personal opinion, by definition, is an outlook that pays no mind to scientific methods of reason, or difference of opinion. In these instances, 'we' is not plural - it denotes a shared mindset, one that functions on the faith of personal righteousness. It limits inclusivity and ultimately, legitimate personhood, to shared experience, functioning more as a royal we rather than any real collectivist thought.
Virginia Woolf articulated this as a gendered concept: