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  • Mark Levin: Populism, nationalism and Americanism

    11/23/2016 8:00:22 AM PST · by 198ml · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/23/16 | Mark Levin
    I would like to discuss something rather foundational. What do you think about this “new nationalism”? Do you think it's new? What does it mean? Does it mean putting America first? Does it, in fact, put America first? Has this new nationalism been tried before? It very much has. The phrase "new nationalism" was actually coined by Theodore Roosevelt in a speech he gave in Kansas on Sept. 1, 1910. In that speech, Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican, later to become a Progressive Party candidate, in essence denounced the Declaration of Independence, and embraced the new nationalism.
  • Is Obama's World a Utopian Myth? (A Gigantic Yes)

    11/18/2016 11:26:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme: "(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude form of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism that is built around an 'us' and a 'them' ... "(T)he future of humanity and the future of the world is going to be defined by what we have in common, as opposed to those things that separate us and ultimately lead us into conflict." That the world's great celebrant of "diversity" envisions an even more multicultural, multiethnic, multiracial America and Europe...
  • Obama warns against ‘a crude sort of nationalism’ taking root in the U.S.

    11/15/2016 3:01:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 86 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/15/16 | Juliet Eilperin and Greg Jaffe
    ATHENS — President Obama warned Tuesday that Americans and people around the world “are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism” taking root amid the populist movements that are gaining currency around the world. Speaking at a joint news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras by his side, Obama refrained from criticizing President-elect Donald Trump directly as he discussed the impact of his electoral victory last week. But the president made it clear that he sees a dark side to the kind of populist movements Trump's campaign...
  • Obama warns of risks from ´crude´ nationalism

    11/15/2016 8:33:28 AM PST · by tekrat · 42 replies
    Geo News / AFP ^ | 11/15/2016
    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned against succumbing to "crude" nationalism in the aftermath of populist shocks in the Brexit referendum and the American vote, and with a wave of European elections looming. "We are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an ´us´ and a ´them´," Obama said in Athens as he embarked on a farewell trip to Europe. "We know what happens when Europeans start dividing themselves up...the 20th century was a bloodbath," Obama said, adding that the United States was...
  • Obama on Trump's election: We 'have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism'

    11/15/2016 8:20:26 AM PST · by Cheerio · 42 replies
    business insider ^ | no date | allan smith
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned of a need to "guard" against a rise in nationalism both at home and abroad during a press conference in Greece one week after the election of Donald Trump. Alongside Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Obama said that "separate and apart from any particular election or movement," that "guard" is a necessity. "We are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an 'us' and a them,'" he said. "And, I will never apologize for saying that the future...
  • Coulter: Trump Victory Boils Down To "Globalism vs. Nationality"

    11/09/2016 1:22:45 PM PST · by seanmerc · 8 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9 Nov 16 | Tim Hains
    Bestselling author and early Trump advocate Ann Coulter appeared on 'Good Morning Britain' shortly after the Republican candidate officially won the presidency. "It was entirely predictable, that's why lots of us did predict it," she said about Trump's victory. "It is all part of the same thing," Coulter said about the issues Trump won on: Jobs, economy, immigration, and trade. "That is globalism vs. nationality."
  • From one 'Happy Deplorable' to all,

    09/24/2016 1:25:40 PM PDT · by Terry L Smith · 9 replies
    From one 'Happy Deplorable' to all American citizens, Sometimes, it seems that little nuggets of truths are found in the most obscure writings in existence, from current publications, ancient writ, and stuff that is just plain weird, in someone's eyes. I present to you such a raw nugget. I quote: "A nation must become aware of its own character before it can be said to exist. From that knowledge it must divine its destiny. It must then consider the political conditions of the world, how other countries may help it or hinder it. It must then destroy in itself any...
  • Next revolution will seek to overthrow the privileges of nationhood

    09/23/2016 7:19:24 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/19/16 | Robert Shiller
    For the past several centuries, the world has experienced a sequence of intellectual revolutions against oppression of one sort or another. These rebellions operate in the minds of humans and are spread eventually to most of the world, not by war, which tends to involve multiple causes, but by language and communications technology. Ultimately, the ideas they advance, unlike the causes of war, become noncontroversial. The next such revolution, likely to occur in the 21st century, will challenge the economic implications of the nation state. It will focus on the injustice that follows from the fact that, entirely by chance,...
  • Obama at UN warns Americans against walls and nationalism

    09/20/2016 7:51:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 20, 2016 | Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama took to the most prominent international stage Tuesday to deliver a stark warning to American voters of the dire global consequences they face should they embrace isolationism and ultra-nationalism in November. Never mentioning Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by name, the President's final address to the United Nations General Assembly was at heart an impassioned rebuke of the GOP candidate's policies on trade, immigration and multiculturalism -- and a defense of liberalism and tolerance -- delivered 49 days before votes are cast for his replacement. He painted a dark picture of the future awaiting Americans, and the...
  • Canadians favour screening would-be immigrants for ‘anti-Canadian’ values, poll shows

    09/10/2016 5:35:02 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 27 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | September 10, 2016 | Bruce Campion-Smith
    OTTAWA—Two-thirds of Canadians want prospective immigrants to be screened for “anti-Canadian” values, a new poll reveals, lending support to an idea that is stirring controversy in political circles. Conservative MP Kellie Leitch, a candidate in her party’s leadership contest, has floated the idea of screening newcomers for their attitudes on intolerance toward other religions, cultures and sexual orientations and reluctance to embrace Canadian freedoms. A new Forum Research Inc. poll for the Star shows that Leitch may be tapping into an idea that Canadians favour with 67 per cent saying immigrants should indeed be screened for “anti-Canadian values.” More importantly...
  • Trump’s Middle-Class Army (The old "dog whistle" canard)

    09/07/2016 1:29:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Jacobin Magazine ^ | September 7, 2016 | Lance Selfa
    Trump’s narrative of American decline has captured a bitter and embattled middle class. How can we explain Donald Trump’s rise? Certainly a number of contingent factors helped propel him to the top of the Republican ticket: the GOP establishment failed to correctly grasp the mood of the party’s most fervent supporters; the party leadership refused to consolidate behind a candidate; Trump mostly self-funded his campaign; and presidential hopefuls like Marco Rubio and Scott Walker proved they weren’t ready for prime time. But the confluence of these events shouldn’t obscure the fact that the emergence of a nominee like Trump —...
  • Recent UN Arms Trade Treaty Conference Marks Dangerous Shift in U.S. Policy(unBS)

    09/05/2016 10:38:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    nraila.org ^ | 9/2/2016 | unknown
    Rather than fulfill her obligation of providing a message of good will, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs H.E. Claudia Ruiz Massieu used her statement to inform the 109 states, 12 organizations, and 58 NGO’s in attendance that Mexico’s crime problems are the direct result of firearms illegally crossing their northern border. Seemingly taking her que from Barack Obama’s erroneous assertion that it is “easier for you to buy a handgun and clips than it is for you to buy a fresh vegetable,” Massieu boldly proclaimed that in America “it is easier to acquire a firearm than a liter of milk...
  • Nationalism Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

    08/12/2016 5:28:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Google "Donald Trump" and "nationalism" and you'll get 1,090,000 results, the large percentage of which are, to judge from the top hits, negative. "Nationalism" is deemed to be bad stuff, maybe even akin to Nazism. But is nationalism always so bad? Not, it seems, for the millions of people around the world watching the Rio Olympics. They watch as the TV networks keep track of the metal count -- and they root for the men and women they see representing their nations. Americans were thrilled to see Michael Phelps propel the U.S. team to gold in the freestyle relay and...
  • Socialist experiment' Venezuela in ruins as soldiers delete videos of 12-hour food queues

    08/03/2016 2:26:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 8-3-16 | JOE BARNES
    A BBC journalist, who attempted to film the crisis, was stopped and forced by soldiers to delete footage of a protest outside a supermarket as desperate Venezuelans waited for food. Baying crowds shouted “We want to buy stuff!” as they grouped outside the store in the country’s capital, Caracas. BBC journalist Vladimir Hernandez reports that many people approached him to say they had queued forIn the short clip, the crew are warned by a demonstrator that they have been spotted by members of the Venezuelan army. They are soon surrounded by soldiers as the crowd screams: “Let them film!” Soldiers...
  • The rise of black nationalist groups that captivated killers in Dallas, Baton Rouge

    07/24/2016 4:34:29 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 13 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 23 at 8:42 PM | Kevin Sullivan
    Micah Xavier Johnson, who killed five police officers in Dallas, was increasingly drawn to black nationalist ideology and attended several meetings of the People’s New Black Panther Party. Gavin Eugene Long, who killed three officers in Baton Rouge, said he belonged to the Washitaw Nation, an obscure black nationalist group that claims ownership to the huge swath of the United States obtained in the Louisiana Purchase on the belief that they are descended from a U.S. indigenous group. The People’s New Black Panther Party and the Washitaw Nation have vastly different ideologies and no direct ties to each other, but...
  • Why Leftists Love Unaccountable International Regimes - And Why We Should Be Wary

    06/26/2016 5:49:38 PM PDT · by walford · 4 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2016 | walford
    In the context of the recent "Brexit" referendum in the UK, the following is a discussion as to why the Left is so fond of unaccountable international organizations -- and why we should therefore be wary. "[Anxiety about the economy, terrorism and mass migration are providing] fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism." - US Vice-President Joe Biden***Obama Says Brexit Vote Reflects Fears of Globalization *** "People are waking up to realize that, look, this is potentially a misguided protest vote, but it is a protest vote, and politics is not working for a lot...
  • #Texit trending's hockey stick

    06/25/2016 11:54:13 AM PDT · by Radtechtravel · 5 replies
    Twitter, Reuters | Radtechtravel
    #Brexit's envigorates #Texit
  • American Shockwave Is Next...

    06/24/2016 9:30:17 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 39 replies
    Mikehuckabee.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Mike Huckabee
    ---snip--- The votes in the UK to get OUT of the EU were those of workers tired of seeing their jobs taken by immigrants who didn’t share the British tradition, culture, and spirit. Many of our neighbors across the pond have felt they were losing their country and culture and that unrestricted immigration was changing their nation. It didn’t help that those wanting to stay in the EU branded the “out” group as racists or xenophobes. It was that many long time subjects of the British empire felt that their country was being lost to those who came to claim...
  • Nationalism Is Rising, Not Fascism (good article)

    06/01/2016 10:56:03 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 28 replies
    Geopolitical Futures ^ | May 31, 2016 | George Friedman
    Recently, there have been a number of articles and statements asserting that fascism is rising in Europe, and that Donald Trump is an American example of fascism. This is a misrepresentation of a very real phenomenon. The nation-state is reasserting itself as the primary vehicle of political life. Multinational institutions like the European Union and multilateral trade treaties are being challenged because they are seen by some as not being in the national interest. The charge of a rise in fascism derives from a profound misunderstanding of what fascism is. It is also an attempt to discredit the resurgence of...
  • Why Republicans Will Vote For Trump

    05/27/2016 5:01:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hoover Institution's Defining Ideas ^ | May 24, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>If Donald Trump manages to curb most of his more outrageous outbursts by November, most Republicans who would have preferred that he did not receive the nomination will probably hold their noses and vote for him.</p> <p>How could that be when a profane Trump has boasted that he would limit Muslim immigration into the United States, talked cavalierly about torturing terrorist suspects and executing their relatives, promised to deport all eleven-million Mexican nationals who are residing illegally in the U.S., and threatened a trade war with China by slapping steep tariffs on their imports?</p>
  • Sessions: 2016 Presidential Election A Choice Between Nationalism and ‘Soulless Globalism’

    05/13/2016 8:47:23 AM PDT · by gg188 · 4 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 13, 2016 | BREITBART NEWS
    From Senator Jeff Sessions: For the first time in a long time, this November will give Americans a clear choice on perhaps the most important issue facing our country and our civilization: whether we remain a nation-state that serves its own people, or whether we slide irrevocably toward a soulless globalism that treats humans as interchangeable widgets in the world market. In Donald Trump, we have a forceful advocate for America. Trump has said that our trade, immigration and foreign policies must be changed to protect the interests of American workers and our nation. In Hillary Clinton, we have a...
  • Daniel Pipes: There's a name for Trump's brand of politics: neo-fascism

    04/07/2016 3:38:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 7, 2016 | Daniel Pipes
    Of his many outrageous campaign statements, perhaps Donald J. Trump's most important ones concern his hoped-for role as president of the United States. When told that uniformed personnel would disobey his unlawful order as president to torture prisoners and kill civilians, Trump menacingly replied "They won't refuse. They're not going to refuse, believe me." Responding to criticism by the speaker of the House, Trump spoke like a Mafia don: "Paul Ryan, I don't know him well, but I'm sure I'm going to get along great with him. And if I don't? He's gonna have to pay a big price." ......
  • What Trump has wrought

    04/04/2016 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Mariner · 70 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | April 4th, 2016 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    As Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican nomination. Should The Donald fall short of the delegates needed to win on the first ballot, 1,237, there is growing certitude that he will be stopped. First by Ted Cruz; then, perhaps, by someone acceptable to the establishment, which always likes to have two of its own in the race. But this city of self-delusion should realize there is no going back for America. For, whatever his stumbles of the last two...
  • Wisconsin Voters Join the Rebellion (vanity)

    04/04/2016 9:48:14 PM PDT · by Crucial · 48 replies
    04/4/2016 | Myself
    Waking in the morning, I instinctively know to things; that the sun is up and this could be my last day in a free society. It seems like a melodramatic statement. It seems like hysterics. I wish it were either one of those but we really live in perilous times. The political parties have unified in one critical way and that is against the everyday American citizen. Our rights have become eroded as we are forced to buy healthcare and forced to serve extreme minority groups against our beliefs. We see foreign migrants flood our country and become our financial...
  • Levin: Populism is Progressivism, Which is Statism (audio: 12:41)

    03/18/2016 3:17:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 178 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 17, 2016 | Mark Levin
    Levin: Populism is Progressivism, Which is Statism (audio: 12:41)
  • Ex-Mexican President Fox: Donald Trump reminds me of Hitler

    02/27/2016 6:25:54 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | February 27, 2016 | Ashley Young
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Friday kept up his withering criticism of Donald Trump, saying the GOP front-runner reminds him of Adolf Hitler. "Today, he's going to take that nation (U.S.) back to the old days of conflict, war and everything. I mean, he reminds me of Hitler. That's the way he started speaking," Fox told CNN's Anderson Cooper in a phone interview on "Anderson Cooper 360." "He has offended Mexico, Mexicans, (and) immigrants. He has offended the Pope. He has offended the Chinese. He's offended everybody."
  • Nationalism and Populism Propel Trump

    02/23/2016 5:43:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    As the returns came in from South Carolina Saturday night, showing Donald Trump winning a decisive victory, a note of nervous desperation crept into the commentary. Political analysts pointed out repeatedly that if all of the votes for Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson were added up, they far exceeded the Trump vote. Why this sudden interest in arithmetic? If the field can be winnowed, we were told, if Carson and Kasich can be persuaded to follow Bush and get out, if Cruz can be sidelined, if we can get a one-on-one Rubio-Trump race, Trump...
  • The Great Republican Revolt

    02/22/2016 11:41:35 PM PST · by goldstategop · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | jan/Feb 2016 | David Frum
    White Middle Americans express heavy mistrust of every institution in American society: not only government, but corporations, unions, even the political party they typically vote for—the Republican Party of Romney, Ryan, and McConnell, which they despise as a sad crew of weaklings and sellouts... And when Donald Trump came along, they were the people who told the pollsters, “That’s my guy.” They aren’t necessarily superconservative. They often don’t think in ideological terms at all. But they do strongly feel that life in this country used to be better for people like them—and they want that older country back. ...People like...
  • Is the Republican Party Splitting Apart?

    02/15/2016 3:34:35 AM PST · by spirited irish · 62 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Feb. 15, 2016 | Bruce Frohnen
    Whether the youth (and inexperience) of Senator Marco Rubio, the dynastic claims of Governor Jeb Bush, or the pugnacious liberalism of Governor John Kasich attracts enough votes to keep the nomination within the mainstream of elite opinion, the breakout of Mr. Trump’s upscale populism (not that different from those of Ross Perot or Richard Nixon) has shown the weakness of the rather long-in-the-tooth corporate policies of the current Republican leadership. Senator Cruz, often derided as “outside the mainstream,” in fact represents the policies and attitudes—favoring traditional families, national defense of borders and communities, and commitment to both smaller government and...
  • Limbaugh: ‘Nationalism and Populism Have Overtaken Conservatism in Terms of Appeal’

    01/20/2016 7:15:24 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/20/2016
    Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talk Rush Limbaugh offered his analysis on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's rise, which he argued wasn't a sign that conservative orthodoxy was winning the day, but instead it was a pushback against the modern-day Democratic Party and President Barack Obama. And that according to Limbaugh is a sign of the rise of nationalism and populism overtaking conservatism. "What's happening here, nationalism, dirty word, ooh, people hate it, populism, even dirtier word," Limbaugh said. "Nationalism and populism have overtaken conservatism in terms of appeal. And when this has happened, when it exposes -- what...
  • Limbaugh: ‘Nationalism And Populism Have Overtaken Conservatism’ In GOP [VIDEO]

    01/20/2016 11:40:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 184 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-20-2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday that Trump's popularity is evidence that "nationalism and populism have overtaken conservatism" in the Republican Party "The Trump triumph - the Trump coalition - is exposing the fact that it isn't conservative orthodoxy, or conservatism or any of the hard work of the conservative elite," explained Limbaugh, "that is causing people to be conservative." LIMBAUGH: It's something really simple... They're fed up with the modern day Democratic Party... The Republican Party establishment does not understand this. They do not know who their conservative voters are. They've over-estimated their conservatism... They're not liberals. They're...
  • Theosophy and Nationalism

    01/03/2016 8:24:59 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    In "The Key to Theosophy: Being a Clear Exposition, in the Form of Question and Answer, of the Ethics, Science, and Philosophy for the Study of which the Theosophical Society Has Been Founded", Helena Petrovna Blavatsky wrote the following: (page 44) The organization of Society, depicted by Edward Bellamy, in his magnificent work "Looking Backwards," admirably represents the Theosophical idea of what should be the first great step towards the full realization of universal brotherhood. The state of things he depicts falls short of perfection, because selfishness still exists and operates in the hearts of men. But in the main,...
  • Trump's strongest Republican supporters: Registered Democrats?

    12/31/2015 5:54:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 229 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 31, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    That’s odd. What could Democrats possibly see in a lifelong true conservative like Donald Trump? There’s something for everyone in Nate Cohn’s new post. If you’re a Trump fan, here’s the smoking gun that he really is a new Reagan, the guy who’s going to broaden the tent and sweep to victory in November by bringing centrist Democrats into the GOP. If you’re a Trump critic, here’s further proof that he’s the RINO of RINOs, a man who’s blended nationalism, center-left economics, and Jacksonian foreign policy into something that tastes better to members of the other party than it does...
  • Tet, Take Two: Islam's 2016 European Offensive

    12/01/2015 5:54:42 AM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | November 30, 2015 | Mathew Bracken
    An exceptional essay, discussing the primary forces at work against society Tet, Take Two: Islam's 2016 European OffensiveMatthew Bracken is the author of Enemies Foreign and Domestic, and a well-known advocate for Second Amendment rights. The following guest-essay by Mr. Bracken is also being published at Western Rifle Shooters Association. As we roll into the New Year, we are witnessing the prelude to the culmination of a titanic struggle between three great actors. Three great social forces are now set in motion for a 2016 showdown and collision that will, in historical terms, be on par with the First and...
  • 'Communists will be hanging': Nationalist march commemorates Poland's Independence Day

    11/12/2015 10:23:17 AM PST · by Jack Black · 27 replies
    A nationalist march is underway in Warsaw to commemorate Poland's Independence Day, with authorities bracing themselves for a crowd of around 50,000. Marches in recent years have turned violent, with police using rubber bullets and water cannons. The Independence March, an annual event marking the anniversary of the country gaining autonomy from Russia, Prussia, and Austria in 1918, following 123 years of partitions, is organized by the National Front Group. It is seen as a showcase for anti-EU politicians who are seeking to revive Polish nationalism. Such politicians accuse the EU of being the biggest threat to the country's sovereignty....
  • Will The GOP Become America’s ‘National Front’ Party?

    11/12/2015 10:05:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 12, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    America is exceptional, as Tocqueville observed. There are many reasons for this, but among them is the fact that we are a nation of immigrants...
  • Patriotism, si. Nationalism, no.

    10/08/2015 11:50:26 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 8, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A well-informed scholar recently made an important distinction between patriotism and nationalism. “Nationalism is an ideology that implies that there should be no political differences between inhabitants of a nation,” Dr. Steven Grosby of Clemson University said last weekend at the regional meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Indianapolis. “The founding fathers had different views and visions,” he reminded the audience. “To be patriotic is not to be equated with an intolerant nationalism,” he argued. “An individual’s patriotism does not preclude other attachments, to one’s religion, for example.” “Nationalism seeks to suppress these.” Perhaps this is why liberals love the...
  • How the Tea Party Got Hijacked by Trump’s Troll Party

    09/16/2015 1:10:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 16, 2015 | Rick Wilson, national Republican message and media strategist
    As the candidates gather at the Reagan Library for the second 2016 presidential debate, a longtime conservative consultant says the Tea Party has morphed into the Troll Party—and it’s a fight for the soul of the GOP.All my life, the Republican Party has been my political home. Helping it succeed has been my work for decades. It was never perfect, but families never are. Flawed, and given to wrong turns from time to time, we had good years and terrible years. We elected presidents, took back Congress after decades, lost it, and took it back again. Our leaders ranged from...
  • Michael Gerson: Trump, Supporters ‘Xenophobic’ ‘European Right Wing’

    08/12/2015 8:27:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During an appearance on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson took a swipe at supporters of Trump and accused them of being ultra-right wing, nationalist individuals. Gerson, who has been a harsh critic of Trump, argued that the Republican presidential candidate and his supporters have a “resentment of outside, of Mexico, of China, and immigrants. That's more like a European right wing part, a UKIP, or a National Front in France.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Washington Post columnist maintained that Trump’s candidacy was a “serious issue here” and “not all fun and games for the Republican Party” and...
  • Suburban Governments Were Just Nationalized by the Federal Government

    07/21/2015 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Sopater · 54 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 13, 2015 | S. Noble
    For years, the cities have been robbing the suburbs but they now have a scheme that will quickly end in a takeover of the suburbs by a leftist federal government. HUD announced enforcement of its new 377-page rule called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule which will allow them to move people from poor crime-ridden areas into “wealthy” suburbs. It was announced by leftist Julian Castro Monday. The rule has force behind it. Federal monies will be withheld and lawsuits accusing residents of racism will be filed. Any town that takes federal funds will be transformed. It is not only...
  • “Still the Best Hope” by Dennis Prager, a book review

    06/18/2015 7:11:24 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 5 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 02/27/2015 | Tamara Wilhite
    “Still the Best Hope” by Dennis Prager was written in 2012, but its message of American exceptionalism and analysis of the war of the world views (Islamo-fascist, liberal secular, and Judeo-Christian American) are all the more relevant today.
  • Nationalism Has Indeed Caused Wars

    01/21/2015 1:04:21 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    I want to answer this Facebook comment by Diane Granger to my article Imagine No Heaven and Lots of War: I disagree.Nationalism does not cause wars.Money and power cause wars.Those who profit from wars cause wars.Manipulate and blackmail the traitor politicians into wars. Every war has generally many causes, but it's impossible to deny the evident historical truth that nationalism has been a predominant cause of war. Right now I'm reading respected historian JM Roberts' History of the World where he describes events in the 1930s' Middle East: Unfortunately, the Syrian situation soon also showed the disintegrating power of...
  • Imagine No Heaven and Lots of War

    01/20/2015 1:05:46 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    It's a common, but misconceived, idea that Western people have grown disillusioned with religion because of religious wars in the distant or - in the almost unique case of Northern Ireland - recent past. People on the Left have taken this view with a bit more consistency than those on the Right. Think of John Lennon's song Imagine. He saw world peace and unification in the abolition of what he considered as all causes of division and conflict: religion, class, nation. Lennon was, to put it in euphemistically-correct language, "cognitively challenged", but at least one can't deny his consistency...
  • Hungary: How to Overthrow a Government Voted by the People

    12/08/2014 4:46:33 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 11 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The policies enacted by the Orban administration, in defense of national interests against the world's great capitalists, are being fought by underhanded means and by resorting to street protests organized and financed by foreigneres. By Kovács Andras - Translated by Alessandra Nucci from Riscossa Cristiana. The street demonstrations against the Orban administration which are taking place in these days are useful to the European Union and the United States who aim to carry out a coup d'état. Why? Because Viktor Orbán isn't doing their bidding. It isn't the Hungarian people who want to topple the government. Last April the...
  • 'Imperfect EU better than revolting nationalism'

    05/03/2014 6:38:33 AM PDT · by Count of Monte Fisto · 15 replies
    The Local ^ | 23 Apr 2014 | Staff
    Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Wednesday urged young voters to head to the European parliamentary polls on May 25th "to cure the European disease of nationalism".
  • Nationalism, Not NATO, Is Our Great Ally

    04/22/2014 7:00:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    With Vladimir Putin having bloodlessly annexed Crimea and hinting that his army might cross the border to protect the Russians of East Ukraine, Washington is abuzz with talk of dispatching U.S. troops to Eastern Europe. But unless we have lost our minds, we are not going to fight Russia over territory no president ever regarded as vital to us. Indeed, should Putin annex Eastern and Southern Ukraine all the way to Odessa, he would simply be restoring to Russian rule what had belonged to her from Washington's inaugural in 1789 to George H. W. Bush's inaugural in 1989. This is...
  • Patriotism from Life-Saving to Destructive Force

    03/17/2014 1:56:19 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Below is one of the most lucid and insightful analyses of patriotism I've come across, dissecting the various stages through which this sentiment can go and clarifying at which of them it can or does become toxic. "All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy.", said the Swiss Paracelsus, one of the early chemists, founder of the discipline of toxicology. Even the best life-giving medicine, capable of restoring health if used in the appropriate way, may cause serious harm if misused and administered in the wrong...
  • Croatian Girls: Patriotic, Catholic- and Cute!

    03/07/2014 7:53:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Nationalism or Patriotism?

    03/01/2014 9:54:15 AM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Is nationalism a good thing or a bad thing? Some people say that nationalism is bad, whereas patriotism is good. In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "patriotism" is defined as love for one's country or devotion for it, even to the point of sacrifice. It seems that there is no excess of patriotism in this sense, as it's always positive. The Merriam-Webster gives this example of use of the term: "You may not agree with him politically, but no one can question his patriotism." The two examples offered by the same source for "nationalism", on the other hand, are: "The war...
  • Op-Ed: A Long Walk Uphill

    02/03/2014 6:12:24 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Deft News ^ | 2-3-14 | Douglas Wilson
    A lot of noise has been generated by Vladamir Putin’s negative stance on homosexuality, and by the (falsely so-called) moral posturing and preening in the West as we resolve (courageously!) to be represented at the coming Winter Olympics in Sochi by homosexual athletes. That’ll show him. Actually, it won’t show him anything. What makes Putin tick? What’s his game? What is he up to in all this? His basic ideology—after Putinism—is nationalism. He is therefore not interested in developing an international consensus on exploring sexual identities. He would be if something like that could be played out to Russia’s advantage,...