A huge resurgence of nationalism just manifested in the Brexit vote. For an explanation of that, we have a guest post by Michon James:
You wanna understand Brexit? Cool. Lemme explain.
Remember in 1984, where it's explained that there is no way to translate the declaration of independence into Newspeak? All you could output would be the word "wrongthink."
So. Take this familar speech and restate it as a typical, globalist, we are the world, everyone is brothers and sisters, speech. Obama, Bush, Cameron, Merkel, they've all made one.
"This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot , this earth, this realm, this England"
There is no way for Jeremy Corbyn to give that speech. Or Obama. Or Merkel.
It has no MEANING in a globalist context. How is England a "blessed plot"? What is better about English dirt than Danish or Indian or Nigerian dirt? What about all the problems England has? Surely Swiss dirt is MORE blessed than English.
The "envy" of less happy nations? Envying what? Higher standard of living?
And so on.
In a globalist world....this is all meaningless. It cannot be translated.
And that is sad.
"The tabloids lied to them"? This is just an excuse: "it was the tabloids wut dun it!"
The same level of shrieking hysteria was present in the "remain" papers- all those fancy old names. A bit less dramatic, but equally foaming at the mouth.
People dont like being replaced in their own nation. Until you come to grips with that, you're going to continue to lose. Poles or Muslims. The traditional population of a nation wants to remain that way, with their traditional governments and traditional traditions.
"The false song of globalism" has failed. The left f*cked the working class to cater to identity politics....and now the working class realizes it traded its identity for a promise of money....and now it has neither.
So it might as well get the identity.
You genuinely don't understand national pride, do you? Not in a world cup way, or a "yahhh the French" way.
These are our PEOPLE. The people of my own Carolina have their problems-but black and white, they are my tribe. As no Mexer or Muzzie ever will be.
That's in a land with 200 years of history. Imagine what its like in a land with a thousand.
You f*cked with the TRIBE — do you people on the globalist left not understand that our tribes, our ways, our BLOOD are worth more than cash money?
People don't like the Daily Mail because its classy or smart or they even enjoy it. Its because the Times of london cares more about refugees than desperate yorkshiremen, as the Times of New york cares more about illegal immigrants than the desperate folks of appalachia.
You ever see that experiment, where the monkey denied physical touch would cling to a monkey model made of soft cloth rather than the one with food?
Thats what you did-your side. All those tabloids did was give a tenth of a sh*t about the ENGLISH PEOPLE.
That's all you ever had to do. Care for your own people just a little. Not as interchangeable figures on the dole, where a man whose ancestors marched with Henry is the same as Reza Khan-off-the-boat.
As a people.
Hell. Why do you think they love the queen?
Ex-Army here: I've pointed out the utility of nationalism and the naturalness of it, but the above points out something deeper, something cthonic about it. One of the most important things to a human being, any human being, is his nation, and don't confuse that with the state. Contrary to what the sleazeball Slick Willy said many years ago, you damn well can love your country and hate your government. No, your nation isn't a government. Your nation is a blood thing, also a thing of shared history, tradition, religion, mindset, and Weltanshauung. As Michon James reminds us, your nation is a poetic reality as well as a social one and an emotional reality as well as an intellectual one. It's:
Deutschland über alles
Allons, enfants de la patrie
Россия – священная наша держава
Columbia the gem of the ocean
Advance Australia Fair
Ciña ¡oh Patria!
Get the picture? Patriotism. Love of country. One of the basic ways we sort ourselves out. I see it as:
individual, family, neighborhood, nation, mankind. Leave out the "nation" level and you've either got chaos or Oligarchical Collectivism [link]. The UK seems to have narrowly escaped the latter. With Trump, we've got our chance coming up.
Quibcags: The first is illustrated by the Hetalia: Axis Powers (Axis Powers ヘタリア) girls. Ain't they cute? And I found the working-class girl urging "STOP!" on Pinterest.