By J. D. Heyes
For years Leftists who hate America as founded and can’t see past our “original sins” of slavery and conquest of the West have sought to tear down our traditions, our mores, our values, and our governing institutions.
One by one the Left has succeeded in debasing our culture, trashing entertainment, ruining our public schools, destroying the core family unit, promoting welfare dependency, flouting the rule of law and driving a deep wedge between Americans who hold different political views.
POTUS Donald Trump has become a popular vehicle for the Left to use in their pursuit to destroy our social and political cohesion and to foment the next civil war. Using false premises and lies they have labeled him a racist, bigoted homophobe whose supporters all have the same characteristics and, as such, must be demonized and diminished at every opportunity.
And if some of us get hurt in the process, well, that’s okay because we ‘deserve’ it.
The latest push by the Left to demonize him and his supporters ahead of the president’s 2020 reelection bid is to successfully characterize any white patriot who believes, as Trump does, that our country should come before others, as a “white nationalist” — in the same vein as a “white supremacist.”
As usual, the disgustingly dishonest “mainstream media” is carrying the water again for this effort and, by any measure, it’s already having an effect.
On Friday Military.com published a story — first reported by the far-Left Huffpo — that Pentagon officials were investigating five service members and a pair of ROTC cadets after they were “publicly identified…as part of a well-known white nationalist organization.”
The organization is Identity Evropa, “which has been labeled a white nationalist organization by the Anti-Defamation League.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center is already linking “white nationalism” with “white supremacy.” In its description of Identity Evropa, it describes the group as “alt-right” and “racist” — which is apt, considering that members consider whites to be a superior race, based on writings and rantings from members.
Nationalism is patriotism, it isn’t racism
But it’s the connection to white nationalism that is disturbing:
Identity Evropa is at the forefront of the racist “alt-right’s” effort to recruit white, college-aged men and transform them into the fashionable new face of white nationalism. Rather than denigrating people of color, the campus-based organization focuses on raising white racial consciousness, building community based on shared racial identity and intellectualizing white supremacist ideology.
Until Trump became president we didn’t hear the term “white nationalist.” In fact, we didn’t hear it much until just recently, when Leftist organizations and media, suspiciously, began using the term synonymously with “white supremacy.” (Related: Yale University newspaper urges students to surreptitiously spy on WHITE classmates to gather evidence that can ruin their future careers.)
But the two aren’t even remotely alike. POTUS has described himself publicly as a “nationalist.” In October, he said at a campaign event in Houston:
You know, they have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist. And I say, ‘Really? We’re not supposed to use that word.’ You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, okay? I’m a nationalist.
Bingo; the Left’s “white nationalist” term was born. Trump says he’s a nationalist; he’s white and he’s already a racist and a bigot (according to the Left), so it’s an easy transition to ‘white nationalist’ and then ‘white supremacist.’
None of it is true, however. POTUS Trump’s nationalism is rooted in his “America First-ism” — which was tied to his “MAGA” message during the 2016 campaign. It’s not racist and it’s absurd to claim that his nationalist sentiment is akin to white supremacy when he’s repeatedly said he wants all Americans to succeed (and under his economic policies, we all are).
The Left’s war on our culture is only going to escalate from here. And as evidenced by this example — using patriotism and America First-ism as a racial cudgel — will only divide us further.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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