Former President Bill Clinton has finally reemerged from seclusion after his wife’s embarrassing electoral loss to Donald Trump 4 months ago.
The former (impeached) President wasted no time at his first public appearance in 12 weeks in getting straight to his modus operandi: Bashing President Donald Trump and his millions upon millions of patriotic supporters. Clinton didn’t mention Trump by name, but instead, not-so-deftly parroted the famous liberal talking points regarding “nationalism”, as if that term were synonymous with “patriotism”.
These semantics aside, what Clinton was hoping to achieve was yet another soundbite to be played, ad nauseam, by the liberally-voiced mainstream media to continue the campaign to undermine the President’s authority. What we got instead was classic Bill Clinton: A country-bumpkin turned politician who cared more for the power than the use of it.
“Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday warned against the rising popularity of nationalism across the world.
“’People who claim to want the nation-state are actually trying to have a pan-national movement to institutionalize separatism and division within borders all over the world,’ Clinton said at a Brookings Institution event in Washington, D.C., according to Politico.
“’It’s like we’re all having an identity crisis at once — and it is an inevitable consequence of the economic and social changes that have occurred at an increasingly rapid pace,’ Clinton added, referencing recent political events in the Americas, Europe and the Philippines as examples.
“’And it always comes down to two things — are we going to live in an us and them world, or a world that we live in together? If you got that, in every age and time, the challenges we face can be resolved in a way to keep us going forward instead of taking us to the edge of destruction.'”
Again, it must be reiterated that these word games are integral to the liberal argument against conservatism. By tying pride and patriotism to the word “nationalism”, the left is hoping to conjure up images from our not so distant past in which “nationalism” was the scourge of the entire planet. We must remain steadfast in our work to deflect such shallow comparisons and to correct the record of those wishing to taint our national pride.