It’s time to Break It Down!
As we all know, Donald Trump is many things to many people. To those who think most highly of him, nothing that others say about him, especially those with whom they disagree, matters. That’s why for this brief post; I choose to employ his own words to impeach him.
At a campaign rally Monday in Houston, Mr. Trump declared:
“You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, OK — I’m a nationalist. Use that word.”
Undoubtedly, Trump advocates and sympathizers will endeavor to paint their hero’s remarks as patriotic. However, the term nationalist is not new to the geopolitical lexicon; nor should it ever be confused as a synonym with patriot. Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970), the French general and statesman said, long before Trump ever entered politics:
“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.”
I could write pages on this topic. But really, what else is there to say? Trump asked that we use that word. So I, for one, will use that word. “Quoth Donald Trump: I’m A Nationalist!”
I’m done; holla back!
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Thank you for the De Gaulle quote.