When we refer to nationalism in the United States of America, there is always a considerable amount of confusion about the meanings of this term.
Does it designate patriotism ? A more advanced form of patriotism ?
Is it left-wing or right-wing ? Is it conservative, liberal or socialist ?
Is nationalism like communism ? Is it authoritarian ? Totalitarian ? An autocracy ?
Does it consider the state or government above all individuals ? Is it collectivist ?
Is it white-pride groups that openly promote their love for the German (Nazi) flag ?
Is a national socialism an oxymoron ? How about national libertarianism or national anarchism ?
Of course and as always, the mass media backed by the global agenda is to blame for this intentional confusion around the real meaning of nationalism.
In no other country in the world are nationalism and patriotism so stigmatized as in the USA, and in no other country in the world are these terms intentionally stripped of their meanings by ethno-masochistic propaganda and mass media obscurantism either.
Nationalism as an ideology, not a political regime
Nationalism is not a political movement. Nationalism is not a political regime. Nationalism is not a political system. Nationalism is not a political doctrine.
Despite these facts, many still misinterpret nationalism as an opposition to “classical” liberalism or socialism.
Nationalism, and to a lesser extend fascism, are ideologies. The fact that they are exclusively associated with the political scene is a common misconception.
Socialism, liberalism, libertarianism, conservatism, populism, authoritarianism, and the list goes on… are all political systems, as they can be adopted and adjusted to fit any particular view.
This explains how you can have national socialism (Nazi Germany, Modern Germany and most European countries), international socialism (Obama), even more ethnomasochistic international socialism (California), religion oriented socialism (Pakistan, Iran and Islamic countries in general), ecological oriented socialism (Green Party), racial separation oriented socialism (American Nazi Party), faggotry oriented socialism (Occupy Wall Street). The same goes for every other political movement quoted above.
A political system is define by the way the government, and the other branches of power (executive, legislative, judicial), organizes society.
No room for an ideology here. Welfare and wealth redistribution will have different meanings and justifications whether done in the USA or in Nazi Germany.
Understanding this issue grants one to comprehend better the incoherence of considering candidates such as Ron Paul or previously Barack Obama like “saviors”.
In both cases, the mass media has attempted to build these candidates into “providential men”. The pattern is very simple :
1. There is a problem (alternatively and more realistically, there are many problems).
2. These people have the ultimate magic-pill solution that will magically fix everything. The change !
3. Of course the big evil republicans/racists/government/bankers/traders/homosexuals/conservatives/power-rangers/corporations (insert the traditional scapegoat for every problem) are against them.
Disregarding the factual evidence that these candidates are proposing the exacts same solutions to the exact same problems we encountered for now more than fifty years, the mass media will try to build them as anti-system, or anti-establishment candidates.
I shouldn’t say the exact same solutions, because politically these candidates differ greatly especially when comparing Ron Paul to Barack Obama, but the exact same ideology : ethnomasochism and cult of the foreign.
Whether it’s Obama mourning about Guantanamo or the behavior of American soldiers overseas, or Ron Paul whining about American “bullying” the “rest of the world”, disregarding the evidence of European colonization of our culture and European imperialism, they both follow the same traced route of global solutions to typically American issues.
American problems are ideological not political
The major problems with the United States of America aren’t political, they are ideological. (well arguably Obama added some political problems over the top, but you get the idea)
These are the same ideological issue we faced now for over fifty years, and even more than that !
From the very first day Americans started neglecting their own culture for the foreign, from the very first day they started trading American interests for the global agenda, from the very first day Americans became ashamed of anything relating to American culture, we were bound to face the issues we face today (trade deficit, no national identity, communitarianism, anti-Americanism, de-localizations).
We have now been facing the same problems for fifty years, and we are still trying to provide the same solutions. As Einstein stated :
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
And I’m not criticizing any particular political system, although I am doubtful of the effectiveness of Obama’s economic policies, I’m simply stating that we can’t fix ideological issues with political solutions.
Our trade deficit is growing each year, the foreign interests are the top concerns of our citizens, the unemployment rate is higher than ever, the foreign are colonizing more and more of our nation, our industry is facing massive de-localization, the share of American companies profiting from our daily consumptions are diminishing year by year, and so is the share of products made in the USA.
The media is ignoring most of the real issues, and while our enemies have for the past century gathered more and more around nationalism, we have gone in the opposite direction : ethnomasochism.
Ten years after the Holocaust and a nationalist party was already reformed in Germany, while in the USA there is no nationalism to be found. Neither in the government, nor in the opposition.
When will the Americans understand that switching from ethnomasochistic socialism to ethnomasochistic libertarianism won’t solve our majors problems, the same way switching from a red square to a green square won’t make it fit in the circle hole.
Nationalism must become once again an ideology, not a political opinion, and be at the center of our decision making, whether from the government or the citizens.