By J. D. Heyes
For years Leftists who hate America as founded and canâ€™t see past our â€œoriginal sinsâ€ of slavery and conquest of the West have sought to tear down our traditions, our mores, our values, and our governing institutions.
One by one the Left has succeeded in debasing our culture, trashing entertainment, ruining our public schools, destroying the core family unit, promoting welfare dependency, flouting the rule of law and driving a deep wedge between Americans who hold different political views.
POTUS Donald Trump has become a popular vehicle for the Left to use in their pursuit to destroy our social and political cohesion and to foment the nextÂ civil war. Using false premises and lies they have labeled him a racist, bigoted homophobe whose supporters all have the same characteristics and, as such, must be demonized and diminished at every opportunity.Â
And if some of us get hurt in the process, well, thatâ€™s okay because we â€˜deserveâ€™ it.Â
The latest push by the Left to demonize him and his supporters ahead of the presidentâ€™s 2020 reelection bid is to successfully characterize any white patriot who believes, as Trump does, that our country should come before others, as a â€œwhite nationalistâ€ â€” in the same vein as a â€œwhite supremacist.â€
As usual, the disgustingly dishonest â€œmainstream mediaâ€ is carrying the water again for this effort and, by any measure, itâ€™s already having an effect.
On FridayÂ Military.comÂ published a storyÂ â€” first reported by the far-LeftÂ HuffpoÂ â€” that Pentagon officials were investigating five service members and a pair of ROTC cadets after they were â€œpublicly identifiedâ€¦as part of a well-known white nationalist organization.â€
The organization is Identity Evropa, â€œwhich has been labeled a white nationalist organization by the Anti-Defamation League.â€
The Southern Poverty Law Center is already linking â€œwhite nationalismâ€ with â€œwhite supremacy.â€ InÂ its description of Identity Evropa, it describes the group as â€œalt-rightâ€ and â€œracistâ€ â€” which is apt, considering that members consider whites to be a superior race, based on writings and rantings from members.Â
Nationalism is patriotism, it isnâ€™t racism
But itâ€™s the connection to white nationalism that is disturbing:Â
Identity Evropa is at the forefront of the racist â€œalt-rightâ€™sâ€ effort to recruit white, college-aged men and transform them into the fashionable new face of white nationalism. Rather than denigrating people of color, the campus-based organization focuses on raising white racial consciousness, building community based on shared racial identity and intellectualizing white supremacist ideology.
UntilÂ Trump became presidentÂ we didnâ€™t hear the term â€œwhite nationalist.â€ In fact, we didnâ€™t hear it much until just recently, when Leftist organizations and media, suspiciously, began using the term synonymously with â€œwhite supremacy.â€ (Related:Â Yale University newspaper urges students to surreptitiously spy on WHITE classmates to gather evidence that can ruin their future careers.)
But the two arenâ€™t even remotely alike. POTUS has described himself publicly as a â€œnationalist.â€ In October, he said at a campaign event in Houston:
You know, they have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned. Itâ€™s called a nationalist. And I say, â€˜Really? Weâ€™re not supposed to use that word.â€™ You know what I am? Iâ€™m a nationalist, okay? Iâ€™m a nationalist.
Bingo; the Leftâ€™s â€œwhite nationalistâ€ term was born. Trump says heâ€™s a nationalist; heâ€™s white and heâ€™s already a racist and a bigot (according to the Left), so itâ€™s an easy transition to â€˜white nationalistâ€™ and then â€˜white supremacist.â€™
None of it is true, however. POTUS Trumpâ€™s nationalism is rooted in his â€œAmerica First-ismâ€ â€” which was tied to his â€œMAGAâ€ message during the 2016 campaign. Itâ€™s not racist and itâ€™s absurd to claim that his nationalist sentiment is akin to white supremacy when heâ€™s repeatedly said he wantsÂ allÂ Americans to succeed (and under his economic policies, we all are).
The Leftâ€™s war on our culture isÂ only going to escalate from here. And as evidenced by this example â€” using patriotism and America First-ism as a racial cudgel â€” will only divide us further.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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