In today’s world, nationalism is a taboo buzzword in the same vein as racism or sexism. Almost everyone on the left and even some on the right have now come to view nationalism as a policy of hate and xenophobia. However, most of those against nationalism fail to even understand what nationalism actually is.
At its core, nationalism is the belief that the world functions best when each country looks after its own interests first and foremost. When President Donald Trump claims that he is a nationalist, he is only reaffirming his intention to put America first and look after the needs of Americans above the citizens of other countries.
Of course, Trump claiming to be a nationalist is a huge part of the reason that nationalism has now come under fire, with those on the left determined to vilify every policy that Donald Trump supports. However, the fear and hatred of nationalism likely got started much earlier than this in the post-WWII era after the world had just defeated the worst and most evil example of a nationalist power in history.
However nationalism earned its bad rep, though, it isn’t one that is deserved. The truth is that nationalism has been shown to work for the benefit of everyone countless times throughout our world history, and is a far better policy than the left’s failed ideas of globalism.
To learn more about why nationalism has now come under fire, be sure to check out the video below.