Globalism vs. Ethno-nationalism
by Patrick J. Buchanan
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Standing before the Siegessaule, the Victory Column that commemorates Prussia’s triumphs over Denmark, Austria and France in the wars that birthed the Second Reich, Barack Obama declared himself a “citizen of the world” and spoke of “a world that stands as one.”
Globalists rejoiced. And the election of this son of a white teenager from Kansas and a black academic from Kenya is said to have ushered us into the new “post-racial” age.
Are we deluding ourselves? Worldwide, the mightiest force of the 20th century, ethnonationalism — that creator and destroyer of nations and empires; that enduring drive of peoples for a nation-state where their faith and culture is dominant and their race or tribe is supreme — seems more manifest than ever.
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It does seem that the USA is bucking history. Fighting against a tide of religious zealotry. Seeking to maintain freedom in an ever increasing climate of tyranny.
We need to launch a new effort for “political freedom”, just like we have “religious freedom” here. With calm civility. Tolerance.
But we must stand firm that “all men are created equal”.
Unfortunately, e seem to also be swept into intolerance of any idea that doesn’t match our own.
Freedom for everyone!
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