Nationalism has become a dirty word in American politics. Since the end of World War II, excessive patriotic fervor has come to be perceived as anachronistic or symptomatic of the rise of a dangerous right wing fringe lurking in the shadows. In America and Western Europe in particular, nationalism has become a pejorative, a derogatory word thrown at flag waving conservatives by MSNBC types in the same breath as nonsensical social justice jargon like "jingoism" or "xenophobia." In the warped minds of our cosmopolitan elites and young people, Donald Trump is the culmination of the same phantom white nationalist agenda which killed Trayvon Martin, started the Iraq War to profit Dick Cheney, and caused the 2008 Recession.
But just why is it that nationalism is so incompatible with liberal progressivism? Why is it that a simple phrase like "Make America Great Again" inspires flag burning and rioting? What happened to the party of Jack Kennedy and Harry Truman? Trump is succeeding in large part because those old school Democrats brought up under patriotic presidents of both parties have been alienated by the liberation rhetoric of Obama's new left which sees America as unexceptional and immoral. The party of Franklin Roosevelt has more in common with the patriotism and populism of Donald Trump than the multiculturalism and historical revisionism of Hillary Clinton.
This is no coincidence. Trump's messaging is deliberately engineered to appeal to the American nation. While we have seen ourselves for years as a melting point, we take for granted that the core and foundation for such demographic dynamism has always been a stable, homogenous core nation. In essence, this majority descended from Europeans and brought up by generations of farmers and blue collar workers served as the pot for other cultures to melt into; but for the first time in American history, the contents of the pot are overflowing and overwhelming its container, compromising the necessary cultural infrastructure to house such diverse forces.
In the years leading up to 1965, immigrants came in waves, were limited by quotas, and for the most part came from the same civilization, our cultural sisters in Western and Northern Europe. This allowed for those immigrants from comparatively alien cultures like Asia and Latin America to assimilate and adopt the fundamental virtues of the American nation which surrounded them. This becomes especially important in the modern era when most Asians, Latinos, and Muslims are immigrating from cultures in which despotism, sexism, tribalism, racism, and clientelism prevail.
Contrary to the prejudices of most liberals, American nationalism must be championed in order to combat the very regressive conservatism which they deride. Advanced liberal democratic principles such as tolerance, pluralism, individual liberty, and the social contract are learned virtues, they are not innate. Multiculturalism dictated that the coordinated rape attacks by Muslim migrants carried out in Cologne on New Years Eve be blamed on the careless behavior of Western women, is that not "victim blaming?" In the aftermath of the Orlando shooting in which a radical Afghan Muslim killed 49 gays, the LGBTQ community was out in full force against Islamophobia, is that not "internalized homophobia?"
American nationalism has been portrayed by Hillary Clinton and Buzzfeed as racist, sexist, and xenophobic and yet multiculturalism has been the greatest force behind rape apologism in Europe, homophobia in Islam, and so many other primitive elements of alien cultures. Which is the real evil? In 1976 the Swedes officially adopted multiculturalism as the goal of their immigration policy and in the years since, Sweden has become the rape capital of Europe. Sweden now ranks number two in the world in rapes per capita, representing a near 1,500% increase in rape since the dawn of the multicultural Nordic utopia 40 years ago.
By definition, American nationalism is comprised of the most advanced and objectively progressive values of the American founding which both liberals and conservatives take for granted as foundational. Trump's call for a return to American nationalism should be nonpartisan. Who can't get on board with border security, a trade policy to benefit Americans, and a foreign policy that is both power and budget conscious? The only interests which seem to object are foreign and international actors who benefit from the suicidal multicultural policies of the bipartisan globalist elite. Both Democrats and Republicans have a common interest in ejecting the meddling MNC's and foreign governments which have driven a wedge between a once united people.
Near the beginning of his presidency Barack Obama defined down American exceptionalism as subjective, that he believes in American exceptionalism in the same way that Greeks believes in Greek exceptionalism. He has it wrong. America is exceptional, and we are entitled to put our interests first just as we have allowed Russia, China, Iran and so many other aggressive nationalist powers to do so at our expense for eight years. Trump's explicit declaration of an "America First" policy will expose our true friends and foes when we see our house divided into patriots fighting to ensure that our flag is still there and the globalists itching to raise the nationless banner of multiculturalism in its place. The second American revolution is upon us!