By J. D. Heyes
(NationalSentinel) Elections: In a speech to the liberal Brookings Institute this week, former President Bill Clinton played the role of good globalist in calling for a borderless world.
“People who claim to want the nation-state are actually trying to have a pan-national movement to institutionalize separatism and division within borders all over the world,” Clinton said during a speech at the liberal Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Politico reported.
“It’s like we’re all having an identity crisis at once — and it is an inevitable consequence of the economic and social changes that have occurred at an increasingly rapid pace,” Clinton added.
Later, he talked about an “us vs. them” mentality that has developed in the world, in what is his first major speech since his wife lost her second bid for the White House.
“Are we going to live in an us and them world, or a world that we live in together? If you got that, in every age and time, the challenges we face can be resolved in a way to keep us going forward instead of taking us to the edge of destruction.”
Without question this was a slap at the “nationalism” that has swept the U.S. and many European nations, which has come about as a direct refutation of the globalist policies that Clinton & Co. espouse.
And, of course, it was a slap at the tens of millions of us who supported Donald J. Trump for president, the new “face” of that “nationalism,” which is uttered by people like Clinton as if it were a four-letter-word.
If only we’d just move aside and let the smart people run the world, these Ivy League-educated globalists, life would be so much better for all of us.
Well, we have been allowing these schmucks to ‘run things’ – for a couple of decades now, actually – and while globalism has helped many of the have-nots, us “haves” came to realize this election cycle that everyone else who is rising around the world is doing so at our expense.
And frankly, we’re sick of it.
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Americans’ election of Donald J. Trump, the rise of Marine Le Pen in France and “Brexit” are a direct rejection of the globalism that Clinton and his ilk stand for. It was a rejection of ‘free trade’ deals that transfer wealth out of rich countries to poorer ones, with the goal of making the masses equal – equally dependent and mediocre. It was a rejection of borderless policies that dilute and destroy cultures, mores and traditions. It was a rejection of political ideology that suppresses liberty, freedom and patriotism.
While Europeans will have to decide their own fate, enough Americans who were sick and tired of watching their country be dismantled by globalists and redistributed to the world at their expense lined up behind Trump to place their faith in his message of, ‘our country, first.’
It was the one message we’d been craving to hear. It was the one message we needed to hear.
As evidenced in Clinton’s rhetoric, to the globalist, “America first” is sacrilege. National pride is anathema to the globalists’ message of nationless existence. This last election cycle, more Americans came to realize this, and it upset us deeply. We came to understand that the Bill Clintons of the world don’t really want what we want – a country of our own, where we can make our own decisions, make our own laws, observe our own traditions and cultural mores, and decide our own fate, which is what our founding fathers envisioned for us.
Clinton claimed in his speech that nationalism is “destroying” the U.S. Actually, a resurgence of national pride under Trump is what will save the U.S.