Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Nationalism and the Sleeping Giant

Nationalism
Following the close of WWI and WWII and the collapse of colonialism rampant nationalism swept through Africa, the middle east and Asia. This movement was hailed by most liberals and progressives in the west while at the same time these same voices began to condemn the old nationalism of Europe and the United States. For these progressives patriotism was OK for the newly emerging states, but not for the old nations of western Europe and the United States. This double standard quickly gained support in the west and spun out-of-control in western Europe leading to the ascendancy of the EU. In America this movement gained strength, but its inroads were not on the European scale.

Then came 9/11 and the world, particularly the west was jolted. Many began to see new threats: first the obvious one of radical Islam and next a somewhat more obscure one, "a lack of nationalism in the west". Slowly it became evident that national pride had been diminished and replaced with the new multiculturalism that recognized no national boundaries. And it was this new multiculturalism that provided the breeding ground for yet another emerging force that of "Pan-Islamic Nationalism". An old enemy of the west that had once been vanquished was raising its ugly head again and threatening not only western Europe, but also the new world.

Until 9/11 western Europe had stood virtually alone against the onslaught of this new enemy as most Americans were unaware of this new danger. 9/11 changed everything, but the entrenched forces of liberalism and multiculturalism in Europe and America will not go quietly into the night. Their Utopian dream of a world without borders will not be easily brushed aside.

The tide appears to be turning as a new nationalism, a new pride in country and tradition is growing in Europe; while at the same time the patriotism of many Americans is being revitalized. To paraphrase Admiral Yamamoto, "this new enemy has awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve", America and her friends in Europe have had enough and our gates are no longer open to those who would trample our traditions. A new patriotism, a new national pride is being born in the west and soon the forces of multiculturalism and pan-Islamic nationalism will feel the wrath of this sleeping giant.

12 comments:

Teresa said...

Great post, Ron.

Yes, a sleeping giant in America has been awakened. More people are paying attention to this out of control government more than ever. I believe that the elections in 2010 & 2012 will bring a rise to conservatism again.

Debbie said...

We are fighting more than one battle, many more. We fight on the battle field, in the courts, in the area of free speech, equal rights for Christians and Jews, not to be crushed by the law-libel being waged.

Fighting that right now.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I can only hope that's true; I wouldn't quite say it's a massive trend. I'd hedge my personal bet a bit and indicate there's a leaning or a slight re-awakening of nationalism in Europe. But a great deal of this, we must realize, is because times are pretty tough and we're all feeling economic pain. When we're fat, dumpy and concerned only about American Idol, we are such navel-gazers as to be dolts.

Europe is going through this awakening before we are. We're still thinking the Euro model is something to emulate. Thanks Mr Obama.

Mr Obama is already tiring out. He hasn't even been in office one year. In bed at night, in the dark, he knows he's truly bitten off much more than he could possible chew. And more of the electorate are realizing their own versions of "buyers' remorse."

BZ

Matt said...

You nailed it here Ron. I think that the left was shocked and scared to death by the show of patriotism after 9-11. When Bush's popularity went sky high after his response, the left and the media went into attack mode, and haven't stopped. Also, they NEVER show footage of the 9-11 attack. They don't want to remind us of what we're up against. It's also why they spend so much time attacking us, FOX, or anyone else who actually talks of the tradition of freedom and patriotism in America. The resurgence of our heritage is a threat to their power, and they will not go quietly into the night.

The Born Again American said...

Ron, as we've grown accustomed to, another great and thought provoking post...

You are absolutely correct, the giant has awakened and frankly, we're realy pissed off... Town by town, village by village, and city by city a sense of patriotism tempered with an out and out disgust for the current administration's anti American, dare I say treasonous behavior has started a ground swell that soon will be unstopable... We will not be denied... I refuse to let this snot nosed brat get the best of me or my country... Barack Obama, nice try, but you and your entire Marxist agenda are going down...
The line has been drawn...

Lock & Load!

Sons and Daughters of Liberty Unite!!!

Snarky Basterd said...

"A new patriotism, a new national pride is being born in the west and soon the forces of multiculturalism and pan-Islamic nationalism will feel the wrath of this sleeping giant."

I am with you, but until we take back Congress and the Red House, we have a long, long, LOOOONNNNGGGG way to go.

Mr Pink Eyes said...

Amen brother! That sleeping giant will be awakened and heard in less than one year. Do not stand in our way!

banned said...

Happy New Year to you Ron.

What swept post-colonial Africa was not Nationalism since few Nations existed in the European sense, State boundaries bore no relation to tribal areas, they were set at the convenience of rival European colonial powers. What happened was a series of naked power grabs by the educated elites followed by military juntas in most cases; using 'neo-colonialism' as the stick with which to beat their critics.

We in Europe are finally awakening to two different, but related attacks. First the swamping of our nations by complete outsiders that overwhelms the immigration by former colonial subjects in the 60s and 70s and which is still continuing, Somalis, Albanians, even Philipinos which countries have no histoical ties to ours.

In part this was the result of a 'divide & rule' policy by the socialists to ensure that the white working class remained poor but it has backfired in that almost all of that class has simply disappeared leaving only the 'white-trash' Non-Working class who live lives of idle dependency and give middle class socialists plenty of well paid work looking after them.

Second is the insideous growth in the power of the EU. A grouping of nations not on the American model but on the Soviet one.
I am of an age too young to have voted to join what was presented as a Free Tade and Employment grouping but I did subsequently vote to remain within it since its grandiose plans were still hidden.

All three of our major political parties reman true to the above with slight variations but they got a shock when the United Kingdom Independence Party came a healthy second during our last elections to the European so-called Parliament.

Here one of their senior MEPs explains to your Alex Jones about the dangers inherent in the EU, how America might be going the same way

Faustysblog UKIP on Alex Jones Show


and how they slyly built up their corrupt power structure to the point that there is no way UK could secede except via a Unilateral Declaration Of Independence. Luckily Brown has not yet managed to screw up our Armed Forces completly so there is little they could do about it if we did.

LD Jackson said...

Great post, Ron. You have hit on one of the things that has made America what she is today. That is the unique desire for those who immigrate to our country to be American. Yes, they have their own culture and some of that may stick around, but we are all Americans. I believe we have lost that desire in recent years, but hopefully we can see a resurgence. If we are to survive as a nation, there are several things that we have to have. Our national pride is not the least of these.

Dolley Madison said...

I believe that the very conservative among us HAVE awakened and that the uninvolved are beginning to wake up. People are hungry for the truth and that is evidence in the explosion of Fox News, talk radio, and bloggers like ourselves.

My Father made a very interesting observation in February '09 after the first outbreaks of Tea Parties. He could never remember a time when Conservatives ever got together to protest much of anything, and certainly not a full two years before ANY election.

I believe the attendance in Washington DC on April 15th this year will be a clear indicator of where we are as a movement. Most estimates are between 750,000 and 1 million folks who attended the 9/12 ralley in DC, I think the Tax Day Tea Party this year will double that.

God Help Us!
Dolley

Timothy Butcher said...

Another good job. My only fear is that too many of the Sheeple will have their head up their posterior region and not wake up in time. We still have a long hard road to travel.

cmblake6 said...

This one should REALLY kick the Sleeping Giant awake.
http://cmblake6.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/regarding-the-treason-of-obama/
Check the links within.