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President Trump caught dropping the N word
Flopping Aces ^ | 10-24-18 | Wordsmith

Posted on 10/24/2018 11:08:06 AM PDT by Starman417

Oh, the horror!  He referred to himself with the "N" word.

(CNN)At a rally in Houston Monday night for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, President Donald Trump said this:

"A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much. And you know what? We can't have that. You know, they have a word. It sort of became old-fashioned. It's called a nationalist. And I say, really, we're not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I'm a nationalist, OK? I'm a nationalist.

"Nationalist. Nothing -- use that word. Use that word."

I'll use it:  I'm a nationalist.  I believe in supporting the best interests of my country.

Chris Cillizza however, takes issue with the term:

On its face, Trump seemed to simply be saying that while past presidents -- and politicians -- cared a lot about other countries and what other countries thought about the United States (i.e. globalists), that he cares primarily about the US and what is good for us (nationalist).

The problem, of course, is that words matter. And the American president referring to himself as a nationalist has all sorts of problems wrapped up in it.

Let's start with what nationalism means. Here's the definition, from Merriam-Webster (emphasis mine): "a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups."

That part in bold is what makes nationalism different than patriotism. While patriotism, like nationalism, shares a pride and belief in one's own country or values, it doesn't include the idea of promoting your values and culture as inherently superior to those of others. (Here's a good breakdown of the differences between patriotism and nationalism.)

Then there the historical context of the word "nationalism." It primarily conjures two close associations: Nazism and white nationalism.

The roots of Adolf Hitler's rise were built around his emphasis on extreme nationalism -- the idea that the only way Germany could be great again was to seize onto the superiority of the German people and drive out those across Europe who refused to acknowledge that superiority.

White nationalism, which reared its ugly head in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year is organized under the principle that Caucasians are inherently superior and in order for society to truly prosper, the agenda of whites needs to be recognized as a first priority -- at the necessary expense of anyone who isn't white.

Now, do I think that Donald Trump was thinking about all of that linguistic and historical context when he called himself a "nationalist" in Houston on Monday night? Probably not.

Absolutely not!

We don't elect a president to represent the world.  We elect him to represent the United States.  His Constitutional oath of office doesn't make him promise to protect and preserve the global community.  It's to serve the United States.

"Nationalism" is not a dirty word.  The concept can lead to dark ideas; but it, in itself, is not a dark concept.

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) told Wolf Blitzer

that his “first reaction” to Trump’s comment was that the word that “is a synonym to a nationalist is a chauvinist, and that apparently is what this president is.”

“It reminds me of the kinds of words that came from people like Hitler, who thought that in Germany he was a nationalist, and the kinds of people that this president seems to like, and those who are repressive dictators, those are the individuals that generally use that kind of phrase and those kinds of words,” he claimed.

We are hardly close to being anything like Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.

There is nothing at all evil in wanting to protect our borders and know who is coming into our country.

(Excerpt) Read more at Floppingaces.net...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: based; nationalist; trump

1 posted on 10/24/2018 11:08:06 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417
I use the N word, it means American Nationalist!
2 posted on 10/24/2018 11:09:44 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (8% of the world population is Non-Latino White. (About 600 million). Whites are the true minority!)
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To: Starman417

I’m seeing mems that are also stating the Hitler was a nationalist as well. Trying to equate our President with that monster, of course.


3 posted on 10/24/2018 11:11:26 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Americ>a Supreme!)
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To: hoagy62
Funny how they seem to forget that Hitler's party was the National Socialist Party.
4 posted on 10/24/2018 11:12:33 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Starman417

I don’t care what words he says!


5 posted on 10/24/2018 11:13:39 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Starman417

So you have a low information voter out there who wonders if Trump has ever used the N word. He/She goes to Google. Types in the question, “has Trump ever used the N word?”.

Up pops an article from Flopping Aces saying, “President Trump caught dropping the “N” word”. Okay, well that answered their question. They don’t want to click on and read the article as reading makes their brain hurt. Thank you Flopping Aces for giving them this information.


6 posted on 10/24/2018 11:15:02 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Starman417
Nationalism means having a sense of duty toward and love of one's nation. Remember the sane days, not so long ago, when those sentiments were considered virtues?

The politically correct Left has systematically subverted, perverted, and inverted every decent human instinct and value.

7 posted on 10/24/2018 11:15:37 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Starman417

This story is a gift, and people are going to click on it too because of the title.


8 posted on 10/24/2018 11:17:11 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Starman417

Good fn grief! These people are pure insane.


9 posted on 10/24/2018 11:17:47 AM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever!)
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To: Artemis Webb

Thank you. Big time misleading headline. I should have thought it to be in journalism 101 that one doesn’t use headlines that can’t help but mislead the reader, particularly in a very negative way toward the subject of the article


10 posted on 10/24/2018 11:26:29 AM PDT by j.havenfarm ( 1,500 posts as of 8/10/18. A FReeper since 2000; never shutting up!)
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To: Starman417

I’m a nationalist, too. Always have been.


11 posted on 10/24/2018 11:26:40 AM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: Starman417
Anyone who has ever sung the national Anthem voluntarily, or cheered for one of our athletes at the Olympics, has practiced nationalism.
12 posted on 10/24/2018 11:28:09 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Starman417

What if we asked every American citizen which they would rather be, an American or a World-ian? The ones who do not appreciate America should be asked to please leave. Where would they go? Is there another country who officially does not care for itself first and foremost? Maybe there is some country like the kind Osama bin Laden instinctually knew how to bleed and bribe, that would be happy to take in the worldians. Good luck with all that.

It is really like trying to play a sport with half the people on your team saying they hate our team. No team would accept such a thing.


13 posted on 10/24/2018 11:33:12 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: hoagy62

Hitler was a nationalist—a National Socialist. The Founding Fathers were also nationalists, but in the same way Trump is.


14 posted on 10/24/2018 11:38:21 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Government employees and welfare recipients are both net tax consumers. Often for life.)
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To: Starman417

Tom Arnold saw the headline and got excited too soon.
“I knew it!! Thanks to me, somebody caught Trump saying the ‘N’ Word, just as I predicted! “ he exclaimed.


15 posted on 10/24/2018 11:45:07 AM PDT by lee martell (AT)
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To: Starman417
The main word in the term NAZI that should have the spotlight on it is the word "Socialist," as in the National Socialist German Workers' Party. That is the word that we need to spotlight.
16 posted on 10/24/2018 12:04:36 PM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Starman417

I thought he was going for NORMAL!


17 posted on 10/24/2018 2:15:17 PM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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