Category: Nationalism

As World warns of WW I-Style Nationalisms, Top 5 Nations Trump Demonizes

In the world according to Trump, patriotism is no longer enough and must be replaced by nationalism (Mussolini’s party was the Nationalist Fascist Party). Charles DeGaulle observed that patriotism is loving your country an nationalism is hating other peoples’ countries.

And here are the top five ‘nations’ Trump hates:

1. Muslim-majority countries. “Islam hates us,” he pronounced. (Except for Muslim countries willing to suck up to the United States, which is most of them). Thus, Trump imposed his Muslim visa ban.

2. Iran: Trump violated the treaty with Iran; and now he is waging economic war on Iran— which is sure to result in new trouble.

3. Trump castigated Mexicans as rapists and criminals, and wants to wall them out.

4. Trump has now extended these insults to Guatemalans and other Central Americans, using them to insult our intelligence by presenting a small group of women, children and noncombatants seeking asylum at a port of entry), as a major threat.  So it is only the non-fascist Latinos that Trump hates.

5. China, Trump yells, is taking advantage of us. He is pursuing a wideranging trade war with that country that will almost certainly at some point seize up the world economy and plunge it into a deep recession.

via As World warns of WW I-Style Nationalisms, Top 5 Nations Trump Demonizes

Nigel Farage warns Australian politicians to start listening or face ‘big shock’ – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage speaks during an event in Perth.

British politician Nigel Farage has denied he is spruiking a racist message during his Australian tour, but says immigration should be discussed.

via Nigel Farage warns Australian politicians to start listening or face ‘big shock’ – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Britain First leaders jailed for anti-Muslim hate crime | The Independent

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The leaders of far-right extremist group Britain First have been jailed for anti-Muslim hate crimes after targeting people they incorrectly believed were involved in an ongoing rape trial.

via Britain First leaders jailed for anti-Muslim hate crime | The Independent

Peter Greste: Australia ‘succumbed to the rhetoric around terrorism’

“The far greater threats are from things like nationalism and xenophobia, where we turn inwards and away from the rest of the world. I think that’s doing far more damage.” We are in danger of moving our society towards that end of the spectrum and doing the job extremists want us to do Peter Greste

Source: Peter Greste: Australia ‘succumbed to the rhetoric around terrorism’