With its abrupt exit from the EU, Britain flaunted the power of the ballot box as a weapon against shadowy globalist rule. The time is ripe for the explosion of a slanderous myth: that “nationalism” is always and everywhere the inevitable precursor of foreign aggression, war crimes and genocide.
Note to progressives: We do not live in the 1930s, in which Hitler united Germans under the banner of national socialism and Mussolini championed corporatism. The latter term means collusion between Big Business and Big Government, which is exactly what the EU symbolizes.
If there are totalitarians in our midst, they are not common people taking pride in their heritage, peacefully voting for national self-determination. They are hypocritical elitists, mentally deformed by expensive educations, who perpetuate an increasingly centralized internationalist economy that benefits the few at the expense of the many. They are often the same people who see nothing wrong with banning “hate speech” that offends pressure groups or imprisoning critics of Muslim immigration.
Brexit is a major blow for these progressives, who dream of replacing national sovereignty with international governance. The EU is not a testament to trade partnerships, but to central planning. To the extent that global entities assume political power over individual countries, the result is an unelected corporatist-welfare-surveillance state that answers to no one.
Now that certainly sounds like fascism to me, but luckily the globalist agenda is doomed to certain failure. Human beings with deep traditions cannot be uniformly molded into global citizens with equal regard for all cultures – especially not while Islamists who preach sharia law and violate women trickle in from abroad.
Nationalism is a natural and appropriate response when one’s country is under attack. Aristotle wrote that the polis arises a priori to the individual; we are not slaves to the State, but we are equipped by our very nature to perceive moral significance in the societal bonds that hold us together. If your country stands for ideals like free speech and individual rights, there can be nothing wrong with defending your values in the name of your country.
While progressives cannot succeed in building a globalist utopia, they can render us incapable of preserving Western civilization by destroying our morale. If these people had been around during World War II, they might have cost us the war by constantly comparing American patriotism to the crimes of the Nazi regime.
An amusing consequence of leftist shaming is the distortion of polls, which in the case of Brexit utterly failed to predict the outcome. People who are afraid of being called bigots will naturally avoid polls and reserve their opinions for the voting booth. In America, I would expect this phenomenon to benefit Trump.
The defilement of a helpless young girl in Idaho by refugees is a preview of things to come, unless we stop our own globalist progressives from “assimilating” people who have no concept of human decency.
Nationalism will surge in the West every time Islamism rears its ugly head. Inept bureaucracies led by out of touch elitists will continue to disintegrate – and false ideological dichotomies will explode one by one, as we recently saw in the wake of the Orlando attack, with gays joining forces with Second Amendment advocates.
Thanks, medieval barbarians, for exposing the would-be totalitarians and the brainwashed suckers in our own camp. In propelling people to power who actually care about their countries’ fates, you’ll become the catalyst for your own destruction.