Tag Archives: nationalism

“The most worthless [and cowardly] form of patriotism”

The Most Worthless Form of Patriotism: Idolizing a piece of fabric, as you blithely trash the actual country it represents.🇺🇸 https://t.co/kmK5Y3lClA — Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) September 23, 2017 What… Read more »

Thanks to Donald Trump, jingoism, xenophobia, and cheap nationalism have their own holiday

President Donald Trump on Friday proclaimed May 1 as ‘Loyalty Day’ as a way to “recognize and reaffirm our allegiance to the principles” upon which America was built and express… Read more »

Discussing the preservation of “ethnic homogeneity” is now acceptable

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban told a crowd in Budapest on Tuesday that “ethnic homogeneity” is key for economic success, and that “too much mixing causes problems.” The remarks were… Read more »

How Democracy Dies: The opening stanza of “Cult of Personality” keeps running through my head

There have been many words used to describe President Donald Trump’s volatile campaign, but “religious” is rarely one of them. Despite successfully wooing white evangelical leaders and votes, the business… Read more »

How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the inevitability of nuclear holocaust

The Doomsday Clock, used to warn humanity of existential threats, is the closest its been to midnight since 1953 https://t.co/wK6VAMD2Lq — The New York Times (@nytimes) January 27, 2017 It… Read more »

How Democracy Dies: We are all Winston Smith

George Orwell's "1984" has found a nervous readership in today's "post-truth" era, @michikokakutani writes https://t.co/LLOxzWaCEv — The New York Times (@nytimes) January 27, 2017 The dystopia described in George Orwell’s… Read more »

Whither a Muslim registry: A threat doesn’t disappear because we deflect responsibility onto The Other

Amongst all of the talk about forcing Muslim immigrants to register in a national database, it seems we’ve forgotten who the actual threat to our safety really is: white men…. Read more »