one view of the self associates with the view of Bohm (and Mach, Nietzsche, Emerson) wherein the world is a transforming relational continuum (energy-charged plenum) which is the mother of all physically real things (relational forms in the flow). this is what Nietzsche calls the 'big sagacity view of the natural Self'.
the more popular Western/Newtonian view of self is what Nietzsche calls the 'little sagacity view of the ego-self'. The ego-self is the protagonist in a semantic pseudo-reality wherein relational entities such as 'humans', 'organisms' and 'states' (systems) are imagined as 'independently existing objects/organisms/systems that reside, operate and interact within a notional [abstractly idealized] operating habitat that is deemed 'independent' of the 'independent inhabitants' that reside, operate and interact within it [the familiar 'Newtonian', purely mechanical worldview which is made possible by imagining that the relational dynamics of our sense perceptions transpire inside an absolute space and absolute time reference frame]. The 'autonomy' that the 'ego' assumes it has, is that of an independent material system operating and interacting with other such systems within a notional absolute space and absolute time reference frame.
Nationalism is a collective 'little sagacity ego-self' and the nation state of Cuba (like the U.S., Russia etc.) DECLARE their own ego-self 'independence' and 'autonomy' in spite of the physical reality of sharing inclusion in a transforming relational continuum where they are more realistic seen as having the autonomy of sailboaters rather than powerboaters; i.e. they are more like Emerson and Nietzsche's 'big sagacity natural Self',"'vents' that transmit influence from the vast and universal [the energy-charged relational plenum they are situationally included in] to the point on which their genius can act".
the 'autonomy' of a sailboater who derives his power and direction from the relational dynamics he is situationally included in, differs the the 'autonomy' of the powerboater who claims to be an 'independently-existing, internal process driven and directed operating system', and further claims that the 'state' is also an 'independently-existing, internal process driven and directed operating suprasystem.
Of course, this ego-based mechanical worldview is nicely accommodated by the subject-verb-predicate constructs of noun-and-verb Indo-European/scientific language and grammar, so much so, that Benjamin Whorf claims that this language architecture 'came first' and is the source of the mechanistic powerboater view.
My earlier comment on the article being 'Darwinist' was trying to make this point, that as distasteful as it is to acknowledge the non-duality between the global relational suprasystem and the local cuban [or american etc.] system, it is the physical reality while all this powerboater 'autonomy' is abstract idealization born of the subject-verb-predicate constructs of noun-and-verb language-and-grammar.
In the physically real world of our actual experience, the relational suprasystem in which we are uniquely, situationally included, inductively actualizes, orchestrates and shapes, not only our behaviour [in the manner of a sailboater's behaviour in a storm] but our embryonic development and overall fetalization, as with storm-cell in flow.
it is very easy for habitual users of noun-and-verb language-and-grammar to get stuck inside the dualist illusion that comes from idealized depictions of subject and attribute constructs, of their own jumpstart authorship of what they are doing, particularly when they condition their own psyche's by making 'Declarations of Independence', which are absurdities that fly in the face of the physical reality of our actual experience. The 'autonomy' of the 'state' and the 'autonomy' of statist individual derives from the 'little sagacity ego-self' where one imagines that both individual ego-self and collective ego-self (state) are independently-existing systems with internal process driven and directed development (fetalization) and behaviour that operate and interact within a notional absolute space and absolute time operating theatre that is 'independent' of the 'independent inhabitants' residing, operating and interacting within it.
In the 'big sagacity, natural Self' worldview of Nietzsche, Emerson, Mach, Schroedinger, the individual derives from the energy-charged plenum [relational suprasystem] he is uniquely, situationally included in. This is the view of indigenous anarchists who see themselves as 'strands in the one web-of-life' and it is the view given by modern physics as interpreted by Bohm, Mach, Schroedinger and others. In this view, the 'temporary autonomous zone' is like the Euclidian reference frame, ... it is a convenient thinking tool that delivers 'economy of thought' [Mach] but hardly matches the physical reality of our actual experience wherein every material system is included in a relational suprasystem and ultimately in the transforming relational continuum. The 'meaning' of forms and actions given by subject-verb-predicate constructs is 'pragmatic idealization' in the form of 'semantic pseudo-realities' that is a radical departure from the physical reality of our actual experience; e.g. "Katrina is growing larger and stronger", ... "Katrina is moving towards the Gulf Coast", ... "Katrina is ravaging New Orleans", ... "Katrina is moving overland and dissipating", ... is semantic pseudo-reality that our experience-based intuition can see right through and call BULLSHIT. That is, it is our semantic model-building tools that equip us for observing relational transformation by reifying relational forms in the flow, DECLARING THEIR INDEPENDENT EXISTENCE [granting them fullblown 'autonomy' as if in an absolute space and absolute time operating habitat that is independent of the independent systems within it] and RE-CASTING the dynamics of relational transformation in terms of deterministic construction authored by independent humans and independent human collectives (states) and directed by the internal intelligence and purpose of these notionally 'independent', 'autonomous' powerboater systems.
As Emerson observes, the tool [of semantic pseudo-reality constructing] has 'run away with the workman'.