YOU MIGHT BE A NATIONALIST


By: Edgar J. Steele

Increasingly, I hear talk of nationalism, whatever that might be. At the same time, I see confusion in people who have thought of themselves being allied with one political or ideological outlook or another:

Republicans disgusted with the big-government and foreign-interventionist mentality of the Republican Party.

Democrats fed up with affirmative action, illegal immigration and out-of-control social-support systems like welfare.

Libertarians who supported free trade now unemployed and unemployable.

Christians who see all manner of foreigners killed, allegedly to hasten the return of Jesus Christ.

Ordinary Americans astounded by the firing of citizens because they do not speak Spanish, while illegal aliens are given jobs that American not only want to do, but are not allowed to do - witness the plight of fire fighters throughout Western America this summer.

You know who you are.

Democrats get confused at seeing those considered to be right wingers (like myself) railing the loudest against the criminal regime astride America and, particularly, that mad little dictator now occupying the White House.

Republicans confused by supposed left wingers who cry out for more war and the immediate invasion of Iran - for no apparent reason.

People told that the economy is humming and there is no inflation, yet who find it more difficult to make ends meet, month after month.

Sound familiar?

It is times like these that breed political change, particularly change that cuts across ideologies and along previously unmentionable lines, such as race. Nationalism always finds greater favor during turmoil, though few seem able to define it. In last century's Depression era terms, it often went by the name of populism and would have swept Huey Long into the White House, had he not been assassinated by the usual suspects. Let's take a few minutes and see just what nationalism might entail.

If you are opposed to the flood of illegal aliens across American borders, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe racial quotas, preferences and affirmative action simply are unfair, you might be a nationalist.

If you dislike the impending removal of North American borders, so that Canada, America and Mexico become a single country, you might be a nationalist.

If you oppose the so-called New World Order, whereby a self-selected and secret elite call the shots, you might be a nationalist.

If you are confounded that globalists, neither elected nor even citizens, seem to direct American domestic and foreign policy through officials who increasingly ignore the obvious common will, you might be a nationalist.

If you are outraged that American boys and girls are sent to die in Middle-Eastern hellholes so that oil company profits and Israeli hegemony are protected, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe in the rule of law, whereby none are above the law, you might be a nationalist.

If you think that a country's own government should issue and control its own money, not a private consortium of international bankers, you might be a nationalist.

If you think it is wrong that American corporations send their factories and your job overseas, you might be a nationalist.

If you think a government should be selected by its own citizens in fair and free elections, you might be a nationalist.

If you think that a government should be granted only limited powers by its own citizens, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe that rights are inherent to being alive and not privileges to be dispensed by government, you might be a nationalist.

If you think it wrong for one country to overthrow the lawfully-elected governments of other countries and replace them with dictatorships, you might be a nationalist.

If you think it is okay to root for your favorite sports team and against others, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe in merit-based pay and advancement, you might be a nationalist.

If you think it is okay for your family to exclude the forced quartering of others in your home, you might be a nationalist.

If you think it is okay for any group of people with a common heritage or identity to live together voluntarily and exclude others, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe there is room in America for groups of people with a common heritage or identity to live together and exclude others, so long as there remains a place for all current citizens, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe that it is okay for European nations to break apart into separate countries, each with its own ethnic background, as did the former Soviet Union, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe that what other countries do is none of America's business, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe there is room for all races and peoples on the face of the Earth, you might be a nationalist.

If you think it wrong that one group, simply because it is larger than another group, is entitled to take anything it wants from the smaller group, you might be a nationalist.

If you disagree that might makes right, you might be a nationalist.

If you refuse to believe that oil in the Middle East somehow belongs to the West, you might be a nationalist.

If you consider what Israel does every day to Palestinians to be wrong, even war crimes, you might be a nationalist.

If you consider what America does every day to Iraqis and Afghanis to be wrong, even war crimes, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe in the separation of those with violent tendencies from the rest of society, as with prisons, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe that some races may be much more prone to violent behavior than other races and should, therefore, be separated for that reason alone, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe that racial differences are more than skin deep, yet do not make one race superior to another, you might be a nationalist.

If you think it is wrong to force everybody to think exactly the same way, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe in equal opportunity for all citizens of America, versus equal outcome, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe there is something dreadfully wrong with America's welfare system, you might be a nationalist.

If you believe there is room in America for different religious beliefs, you might be a nationalist.

If you refuse to be held accountable for the alleged shortcomings of your ancestors, you might be a nationalist.

If you are not ashamed of being White (or any color, for that matter), you might be a nationalist.

If you believe that a people whose nation has been subverted by a foreign cabal are entitled to take up arms against that foreign cabal and remove it from power, you might be a nationalist.

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