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No, President Macron: nationalism isn’t treason—it’s necessary to a free and thriving nation.
Americans who are serious about their freedom should be ecstatic that the question of the importance of nationalism is enjoying a renaissance, after laying dormant under the four U.S. presidents before President Trump.
In the wake of Trump’s declaration last month that he’s a nationalist, it’s been astounding to observe the revisionist history, historical ignorance, and flat-out lies Democrats, the DMIC (Democrat Media Industrial Complex), and members of the NeverTrump CMIC (Conservative Media Industrial Complex) have been willing to propagate.
Bill Kristol, editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, tweeted a quote from George Orwell’s “Notes on Nationalism”:
“By ‘nationalism’ I mean first of all the habit of assuming that human beings can be classified like insects and that whole blocks of millions and tens of millions of people can be confidently labeled ‘good’ or ‘bad.’”
— George Orwell, “Notes on Nationalism,” 1945
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 23, 2018
I’ve featured Kristol as a Tessio Republican on my podcast; Tessios are inspired by the character of the same name in “The Godfather,” who betrayed the Corleone family. Tessio Republicans have been politicians and media talking heads, and continue to betray their political family—their voters, and their audience. By leaning on Orwell, who was an undying advocate of “democratic socialism,” Kristol confirms that the NeverTrump cult considers Orwellianism to be bipartisan.
CNN’s Jake Tapper could barely hide his bulging temple veins as he reminded us that David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, is still alive. Who’s David Duke? Exactly. I am convinced that the DMIC has done more to promote him and the KKK in the last 1,000 days than the white Democrat-invented KKK has done for itself in its 56,000 days of existence.
MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace likened Trump’s nationalism to—get ready for it—a dog whistle for Nazis! (More on this later.) This is the same Nicole Wallace who spent a year in therapy over Trump. I’m not kidding about this, and I hope she’s doing better. But comments like this seem destined not to help her. And for the record: I’d like the witches who put a hex on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to do the same to the individual who first used the term “dog whistle” in political rhetoric.
Hitler Adulterated Nationalism
Most Democrats who besmirch America First voters as Nazis have not a clue that Nazi is shorthand for the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, which though Wikipedia and most others categorize it as “far-right” cannot escape its roots in leftism.
Impugning Republicans and conservatives as Nazis is, of course, nothing new. Difference is with Trump, though, none of the lying opprobrium spewed by Democrats, the DMIC and NeverTrumper acolytes sticks. In fact, the more the lie is told, the bigger its untruth manifests itself to sensible Americans with working cognition. Hell, even the foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran—that bastion of peace, prosperity, freedom, and free markets—showed himself to be loyal to the Democrats, DMIC, and NeverTrumpers when he admonished Americans for our “Nazi disposition” under Trump.
No Republican before Trump would have lasted in the imagined Third Reich-ian wilderness his leftist enemies have concocted for him as long as this president has. This is partly due to his incredible fortitude and courage in the face of these onslaughts, but it’s also because he has confidence that history—truthful history—is on his, and his supporters’, side. Hitler didn’t invent nationalism; he adulterated and co-opted it for socialist ends.
Can we use Trump’s and Macron’s remarks, spoken at last week’s centennial of Armistice Day, as an opportunity once and for all to lay to rest the falsehood that the Allies in World War II fought, sacrificed, and died to defeat nationalism? World War II, at its center, was a turf war between Hitler and Joseph Stalin—two leftist dictators.
The Allies—including ourselves totaling 17 nations—warred against the progeny of Leninism, Marxism and Mussolini’s authoritarian fascism; fascism is ultra-nationalism that was also the basis for Japan’s aggression in the war. Yes, we had to side with Stalin; he wanted the Eastern European bloc, whereas Hitler wanted most of Europe and parts of Africa. Extreme collectivism forces good and just nations to pick the least bad of two bad choices, and live to fight another day.
The talking point of Democrats is that nationalism leads to war and imperialism is correct in the context of the history of the Axis powers during World War II. Trump calls that consensus into question as he denounces unnecessary wars inspired by imperialism, and as a candidate, he promised that war would be our last resort—advanced only to protect our interests and security, not those of other nations.
As illogical as labeling all of us as Nazis may be, the worst part of this mindlessness is how the Democrats, DMIC and NeverTrumpers whitewash the actual horrors of Nazism, as well as all the other tyrannical, murderous -isms, by constantly parroting the smear like a ventriloquist and his dummy puppet; ditto for the incessant accusations of “racism.” It is doubtful whether Hitler would recognize the brand of “Hitlerian” these people routinely condemn.
Nationalism In Our Founding—and Future
Perhaps the migrant “caravan,” with an estimated 7,000 in tow, motivated Trump to leave no doubt that the populist Trumpism brand of politics—America First nationalism, which the vast majority of Republican, conservative and right-leaning independent voters have yearned for since Reagan—transcends any man or woman who advocates on behalf of it. Trump is not advocating “Trumpism”; we just forgot what Americanism looks like.
There is only one border policy that is designed to keep Americans safe, and that’s zero tolerance for lawlessness. Zero tolerance does not necessarily that everyone will be turned away; it does mean, however, that we need to know who every man, woman and child are and have a good reason for letting them in. If this public safety policy is “nationalist,” then millions of Americans are guilty as charged.
You want to know what American globalism is? The cockamamie idea that the rest of the world has constitutional rights that we are bound to protect, which is how four U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled on Trump’s travel moratorium.
The caravan headed our way is believed to contain possible criminals and gang members; are there also Middle Eastern terrorists in the ranks? Maybe, maybe not, but the DMIC lies by withholding the fact that there is an ISIS presence in Central America.
“Fascism” as a term didn’t exist when our Founders designed our republic, but I’m not sure it gets more fascist than an oppressive monarchy. The basis of our constitutional republic was that rights come not from government, but from God; government’s role is to preserve those rights for its citizens, irrespective of how unpopular they may be. The original liberals were our Founders, and they keenly understood from history that sovereignty is the glue that holds this whole American experiment together.
The future isn’t Republican versus Democrat; it’s nationalism versus the Leninism that has been crystallizing for generations—America First patriots versus increasingly violent useful idiots.
Which side will you take?
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