The Dangers of Nationalism

The Dangers of Nationalism

If someone were to confuse a zealous defense of Unalienable Rights with Nationalism, it would clearly demonstrate a fundamental misunderstanding of the situation at hand. This becomes a problem for the person who is confusing the two because they miss a few things along the way. In doing so, they endanger themselves. Let me explain.

Nationalism is typically the patriotic feeling or efforts towards ones national platform or flag, and usually marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries. This feeling is often instilled by a common goal or effort established by the leaders via their propaganda machine. This is where you get people saying “Merica” and rushing into fight anyone or anything that defies the Red, White and Blue as defined by the administration’s interpretations of national or international events. Of course, this is also where you get people saying “We’re #1” with absolutely no evidence to support such a claim.

Sure, it’s a good thing to be proud of where you come from or for your national banner. However, it is my contention that such feelings should not be allowed to blind one of the mistakes or tyrannical behaviors in which others (such as your leaders) use such nationalism to further agenda. This tends to be the issue at hand in the United States today. Sadly, many people are so indoctrinated, that they have a hard time understanding the true issues we face as a nation and the threats that our Constitution actually faces.

So what is the alternative? Well, you could always take more of a Constitutionalist approach to things. Of course, this would require that you read and understand the short documents known as the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. After all, you cannot really be a Constitutionalist unless you know the Constitution. And you need to understand that the Constitution is being almost entirely defied by the government. This clearly demonstrates that one is not the other and is why things are as bad as they are. In other words, do not confuse the actions of the government with the banner they currently operate under or the Constitution that they are not following.

My personal behaviors and feelings are geared more towards the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. For me, I could care less what banner flies above them, as long as such Rights are intact and in fact, unalienable in regard to their use. This is not the case right now, hence my continual efforts to unite people in this simple idea and cause.

Allow me to clarify something; when “Merica” is helping to destroy Constitutionalism, I am quick to resist “Merica” even though the two ideas are often seen as one in the same. Though, I’m sure you can see how they are not. “Merica” is simply the banner that these ideas currently find a home. A home in which these ideas are currently being evicted from.

As I have demonstrated numerous times, there is currently not a single Right in the Bill of Rights that is not under attack from the government of “Merica”. Not a single one! The United States has a government gone rogue. Does this somehow negate the existence or necessity of certain unalienable Rights? Of course not. Do the actions of said government negate the efforts of those who created this nation or their reasons? Of course not.

The reasons and efforts of the founders are often subject to debate because of the fundamental lack of historical information that the general public is somehow not privy to (courtesy of the government run education); such as slavery, banking, etc. But if you think this is not on purpose at this point, you are sadly mistaken. Think of how many people look upon the founders as greedy bigots, when the truth is more often than not, entirely the opposite. You think this wasn’t on purpose? Do you really think this was not part of the agenda to help destroy the foundation?

That’s what separates the idea of Nationalism and Constitutionalism. Nationalists tend to blindly follow the LEADERS of the Banner, where as a Constitutionalist will methodically follow the principles and reasons the banner was created to ensure. So what you are doing? Are you jumping off the bridge because your leader is telling you to, or are you standing up for what is right? Who told you what the right thing was to do?

Let me provide you a few examples to better understand the point:

  • Criminal Immigration wouldn’t be an issue if we didn’t “bend the rules” to enact entitlements.
  • Guns or even perpetual war would not be a problem if we didn’t “bend the rules” to increase the perception of security.
  • Tyrannical institutions such as the IRS would not even be here if we didn’t “bend the rules” for convenience.
  • The land of the free? No country incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than the United States.

Meanwhile, there are people who continually and repeatedly try to warn their countrymen of what is REALLY going on. These warnings are often not heeded or even heard, because the matter at hand is somehow more important the effect of the action itself. It’s like taking meth. What matters right now is the “high” you get, not the decay you place on the body.

Then of course, there are those who are so fed up with the government, their tyrannical institutions, their taxation, etc., that they completely write off the Constitution and the principles they stand for because they feel as though these documents have somehow failed the people and allowed such tyranny to take hold. Well, let me use the meth analogy again. That would be like saying that you should give up telling people about the merits of staying off meth because 11 million Americans have tried it. Good plan!

I say this again: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights have not failed the people. It is the people who have failed the Constitutional and the Bill of Rights. We have pledged or allegiance… not to the government, but to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the Flag which is supposed to represent these. Many have sworn an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights against all enemies both foreign and domestic. But they haven’t read these documents so they are unable to follow through with such a promise.

As clearly demonstrated in this article, it is OUR fault. WE are responsible. But it’s not too late to ensure the survival of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights though. Sure, the United States will more than likely have a dramatic change in regard to territory in the very near future, but we can still ensure the survival of these principles. We can unite on these principles. We can fight together for these principles. No matter our color, religion, or gender, it’s our job to ensure the survival of our Unalienable Rights.

Don’t kid yourself though. Freedom does not last forever. Freedom is also not free. Freedom will be fought for over and over and over again. It’s just our turn to do it. This is not a bad thing though. It helps people appreciate freedom. It ensures that freedom is earned. Sure, it sucks while we do it, but it’s necessary all the same.

One last thing; I want you to ponder the idea that if it were not for the Bill of Rights and the Constitution that the government is currently pissing all over, we would not have a leg to stand on in regard to resisting such tyranny. Call it legal precedent if you want. Regardless, we know what the mission is because the precedent has been clearly established by those who fought for the very same. The foundation is key, not the contorted frame currently being experienced.

In closing, let me say that it is great to love your country. It is great to be proud of who you are and where you come from. But it’s another thing entirely when you blindly follow leaders who use the nation and its symbols as the means of robbing another of their Rights or wealth. This is especially true when the nation and the symbols being used actually stand for the protection of such Rights and wealth.

Summary: Nationalism=Bad. Constitutionalism=Good

Definition of unalienable: another words for inalienable: meaning – unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor. IE: cannot be licensed, adjusted, altered, traded, or taken away.

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David Robertson

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David is a writer, researcher, speaker, and much more. He holds a Master’s of Science in Leadership and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in both a nationally-recognized program of Leadership and in Security Management. Additionally, he boasts certificates in both Operational Leadership and Homeland Security.

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