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Why we should support the nation state

Central to what underpins the close ties between the globalist likes of President Obama, Chancellor Merkel and EU bureaucrats, is a fundamental distrust of the nation state.

These globalists believe that the establishment of nation states as a means of governing people, is an inherently flawed concept.

Instead, they favour greater involvement at transnational bodies such as the UN and EU, as a means of diminishing state sovereignty and norms of non- interference.

These internationalist ideals were alluded to in President Obama’s final speech to the UN.

“Sometimes I am criticized in my own country for professing a belief in international norms and multilateral institutions,” President Obama told the General Assembly. “But I am convinced in the long run, giving up some freedom of action, not giving up our ability to protect ourselves or pursue our core interests, but binding ourselves to the international rules over the long-term enhances our security.”

While not implicitly stated in this speech, President Obama and his European allies, appear to believe that international interests, should be placed above their own national interests.

For if Chancellor Merkel had the genuine interests of the German people at heart, how could you explain the hordes of Middle Eastern migrants she unleashed upon her country, who have since wreaked devastation?

And how could one explain President Obama’s absurd climate change deal with China, which fast-tracked the Chinese succession to world superpower?

To repent this scourge of internationalism which neglects the concerns of native inhabitants, the legitimacy of the nation state must be justified more than ever.

Patriots should feel confident in advocating for the nation state, as despite its imperfections, this institution has been the central political structure amidst the great human progress of the past 400 years. It is under the guise of the nation state, that we have witnessed extraordinary technological, economic as well as cultural progress, and have made our finest achievements as humans.

The onus is therefore on the internationalists to present their case for different systems of governance, and prove its worth ahead of the status quo which still favours the nation state.

As while citizens are left to pursue their own individuality, the shared bond of nationalism among citizens of a nation state, is the basic glue that keeps people together.

To attempt to deny or undermine this bond, can be a dangerous thing. History proved this in the inter- wars, after allied attempts to diminish German nationalism, gave rise to the monster of Adolf Hitler.

And it modern times, attempts to reduce feelings of nationalism are appearing to fail, as seen in the populist waves sweeping across EU states.

Fundamentally, what globalists cannot comprehend in the conversation over the nation state, is the true extent of human nature. .

Because no matter how people are shamed, abused or warned about the dangers of nationalism, the human drive to be connected with those who bear similarities to themselves, is irreplaceable. Like animals in the wild, or small toddlers unconscious of social or cultural norms, humans naturally seek the company of those they share emotional and personal similarities with.

This is why nation states which govern people with enhanced ethnic, linguistic, cultural and religious similarities, tend to be more harmonious.

Any action that would grant the UN or the EU further powers, or any movement towards establishing a world government, would be flawed from the outset, as it would unnaturally force the contradicting values of different people across the world into a single union.

And while we should all seek to reconcile our differences and engage in constructive dialogue with countries different to our own, this is not the same as sharing the same leaders, laws and anthems with markedly different people and cultures.

Clearly, the best way of appetizing our human nature and achieving enhanced global harmony, is through continuing to promote and support the existence of the sovereign nation state.

3 thoughts on “Why we should support the nation state

  1. Well said. George Washington* (and later Abraham Lincoln) warned of the destruction of our Republic from within. Obama’s push for internationalism and ignoring our immigration laws is a prime example. He should be tried as a traitor.

    * This is part of an article from The Public Slate:

    George Washington on the danger of amendment by usurpation:

    George Washington was also somewhat prophetic as he foresaw a time when controlling leaders would bypass the Constitution for the sake of instituting what he called an “instrument of good.” He clearly believed and predicted that ignoring the Constitution would be the “weapon by which free governments are destroyed.” Here’s what he said in the parting words of his farewell address in 1796:

    “If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpations; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.”

    He uses the old English word “usurpations” to describe a change to the Constitution effected by force or political power instead of through the amendment process designated in the document itself. We have seen our share of that in recent years. To many, the Constitution has become a “living document” that can be manipulated for the sake of political ideals and changes can come by political fiat. It is possible that America’s first president would be shocked at what is happening in the fulfillment of his biggest prophetic warning.

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