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Monday, June 27, 2016

Nationalism saved the world from globalists

I have had it up to here with know-nothing globalists who sneer at Americans and Britons who want to reduce immigration as xenophobes. Nationalism is a dirty word to the intellectuals in the capitals of Europe and North America.

But nationalism is exactly what the world needs to defeat defeat evil. Nationalism has done it before and will do it again.

Who do you think defeated Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany? Tojo and Hitler did not share much in common except their desire to dominate their region. Japan invaded and took over Korea, China and the Philippines. Hitler had most of Europe for a time. Theirs was a new world order for globalists.

What stopped them?

Nationalism. The Russians call World War II "the Great Patriotic War." For more than two years the Soviets held off the Wehrmacht at Stalingrad.

FDR rallied the nation behind the flag.

And Britain, it endured the worst. Bravely. Gladly. Winston Churchill rallied the people behind the king and flag:
We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France,
We shall fight on the seas and oceans,
We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
We shall fight on the beaches,
We shall fight on the landing grounds,
We shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
We shall fight in the hills;
We shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.
When Churchill said we will fight on the beaches, he did not mean the EU would. He wasn't talking about the League of Nations. No. He was talking about England and her colonies. Nationalism -- patriotism -- brought the forces and inspired the soldiers, sailors, air force, and Marines to defeat the Nazis, the fascists, and the Japanese.

I am tired of people ignorant of history lecturing me on nationalism. No, we do not have to accept every dingleberry, cutthroat, or criminal the world sends. And yes, if you come here you assimilate. That was the real lesson of Ellis Island. It weeded out the bad guys and instilled in new arrivals a fresh start in a new world where their toil would be rewarded. There were no EBT cards.

I am a nationalist and proud of my country. You're not? I pity you for you are ignorant of the greatness of our country.

9 comments:

  1. I am an American and proud of it! Unlike the Bush Clan I have shed a lot of blood (both mine and theirs)fighting for America. The only sad thing is that Nixon surrendered.

    think not?!@#!
    Find Siagon on a 21st century VietNam map! Dicks "peace in our times" was an unconditional surrender.
    Am I still mad?!?
    You betcas. I lost a lot of buddies in the war. Will not forget nor forgive!

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    1. The Congress in 1974/1975 cutoff funding for South Vietnam. A Democrat led Congress.

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  2. I am glad you are proud of your country (as I am), but I can't help thinking that Adolph Hitler was damned proud of his when he turned German nationalism into German imperialism. But that begs the question of the difference, if any, between imperialism and globalization. Some Brits claim they voted for Brexit because of what they saw as EU imperialism, that is, un-British rules being created by unelected officials across the Channel that trod on British sovereignty.

    Globalists naturally see the EU megastate in a different light, as maintaining order among neighbors and reducing the tension between competing national identities. Yet how many Brits who identify themselves as "Europeans" would be willing to offer their lives up in defense of, say, Slovenia---just to pick one other EU country at random? I'll bet not many, even (or especially) among those who voted Remain in the referendum, would approve of Britain doing what it did to enter WW I.

    The EU is not a true State, that is, an entity to whom people will pledge their allegiance with their hearts and minds and lives. The EU offers the comfort of short term political and financial stability across Europe. But central economic planning always fails. Eventually that short term stability will lead, like shifting plate tectonics, to a major upheaval in the global economy whose effects are worse than the sum total of the occasional setbacks that have always been common to independent national economies. Globalization leads ultimately to instability with widespread consequences. Witness the global economic meltdown of 2008. The world was and would be a far safer and more secure place without large economic and political actors like the EU in charge.

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    1. "I am glad you are proud of your country (as I am), but I can't help thinking that Adolph Hitler was damned proud of his when he turned German nationalism into German imperialism. But that begs the question of the difference, if any, between imperialism and globalization"

      In case you didn't get the memo, Hitler was more proud of his own vision than Germany. He was more interested in the Aryan race than anything else; in fact, he tried to get the Limeys to throw in with him.

      He used not so much nationalism as the people's being fed up with how they'd been treated to get what he wanted. The Wehrmacht swore loyalty to Hitler, not Germany.

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  3. Thank you for writing so succinctly what I could not -

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  4. You are correct that these nationalists saved civilization then. Problem is that after they did that they began acting like good little globalists and divided up the world according their spheres of influence and foisted the United Nations on us, which has been more successful at destroying civilization than Hitler and Tojo ever were.

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  5. "For more than two years the Soviets held off the Wehrmacht at Stalingrad."

    More like 5 months, although Operation Blue kicked off June 22, 1942 with the objective of securing the Crimea.

    The Reds didn't go on the offensive until 2 years later.

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