Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Word “Nationalist”

Calling yourself a “nationalist” today is a controversial move — but it really doesn’t have to be.

For most, the terms “nationalist” and “nationalism” call to mind a dark past of authoritarian governments using military power to repress other countries and cultures. But this is a misread of what the word actually means.

Modern leftists like to float around the idea that nationalism is distinct from patriotism — that is, the general feeling of pride an individual can have in his or her nation. The truth is that they are almost synonymous. While patriotism is indeed a feeling of national pride, nationalism is simply a political extension of this — the believe that nations should be free to govern themselves internally without an overarching authority telling them what to do.

The European Union, for example is inherently anti-nationalist, because it is a super-governmental institution that implements one-size-fits-all policies over various nation states. Therefore, the vote by the British people to leave the EU was an act of nationalism. The same can be said for Americans when they elected an “America First” presidential candidate in the form of Donald Trump.

Watch the video below to learn more about the truth of nationalism, and find out how the left has demonized the word to such a degree.

~ Conservative Zone


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19 responses to “Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Word “Nationalist””

  1. Ive been a nationalist American since I learned what the word meant @ age 10… very proud of that and proud -and grateful- to Almighty God for the blessings afforded me as an American of humble birth and estate.
    May Gof bless and keep these United States and our Constitution safe and free….

  2. The American rebellion and revolution against Great Britain and the formation of a new, American, nation were acts of nationalism. Therefore, I am a proud American nationalist!

  3. I have always been a nationalist, too. It’s a shame that the main stream media has coined the word in a negative light. Unfortunately very few learning institutions teach the real meaning of nationalism, patriotism, socialism and communism. Real history documents the outcomes of each of these words but again, real history is not taught.
    I’m proud being an American a descendant from true nationalists.

    • RIGHT, KELE WHITE, A NATIONALIST IS ANTI-LIBERAL, ANTI-SOCIALIST, ANTI-COMMUNIST. MOST PEOPLE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT A SOCIALIST IS. A SOCIALIST IS A COMMUNIST WITHOUT THE GUN….FOR NOW. CLINTON, PELOSI, SCHUMER, SANDERS, WATERS…..ALL SOCIALIST/COMMUNISTS. UNFORTUNATELY, YOUNG PEOPLE WERE NOT TAUGHT THIS IN SCHOOL. THAT’S BECAUSE ALL TEACHERS ARE SOCIALISTS. SO WAS KARL MARX, JOSEPH STALIN, NIKITA KRUSCHEV, MIKHAIL GORBACHEV AND PREMIER PUTIN. REMEMBER, A DEMOCRAT = A LIBERAL = A SOCIALIST = A COMMUNIST! WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER YOUR CHILDREN BE?

  4. President Trump simply says: We are going to put America 1st again and the Euro Elitist that have run our monetary and political systems for over 100 years are in panic that the American are awake and asking questions now??

    So one of their new anti-Trump narratives is to try make us believe that Pres Trump wants to shut-out all other countries in some sort of “isolationalism” ,,,

  5. The United States of America is the envy of the rest of the world and it is not in our best interest to join the globalist movement and “average out” or lower our life style to that of the rest of the world. Yes, I know other countries have
    societies that are equal to or superior to ours in some ways but overall our USA is the greatest—but our society and way of life is under siege in many ways. Do you recall the huge lie being preached a few years ago ” We are moving
    from a production economy to a service economy and it will be the greatest thing that ever happened” and the people
    allowed it to happen and you can see the results. Millions of people drawing public assistance–millions on fake disability and the middle class under siege while the fat cats never had it so good. Today we hear “We are bringing the jobs back”. Well, the jobs should have never left!! Our “leaders” allowed this treason to happen–actually assisted–but I fear our country will never recover. And now we have a large group of lunatics advocating “open borders”–let everyone come in. Absolute insanity!! I’m 82 years old and I’ve observed many changes in my life time and not all have been for the betterment of our country. Unless we regain some sanity in Washington D.C. and reverse course I’m confident I have lived thru the golden age of the USA. So sad. Yes, I am a Nationalist!!!!! and proud of it.

  6. Henry Vlll had no motivation other than selfishness when he broke with the Pope-he wanted a new concubine (queen) and the Pope refused to give him a divorce. As with all Christians he had no problem changing the rules when it suited him.
    How about cooperation, rather than nationalism, although that would not sit well with our many unhappy nationalists who need to hate to raise their own self-esteem?

    Do you censor comments if you don’t like them?

    • ABRAHAM LINCOLN STARTED THE CIVIL WAR, WHICH COST OVER 600,000 YOUNG AMERICAN LIVES! HAD JOHN WILKES BOOTH ACTED 5 YEARS EARLIER, THERE NEVER WOULD HAVE BEEN A WAR, AND THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER WORLD.

      DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU WERE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL.

  7. All of this fuss from the so-called “media” is because they are STUPID. They and others, need to check out Webster’s New World Dictionary on the word “nationalism” – that states: devotion to one’s nation, plus, the word “nationalist”, very simply states: a person who believes or advocates “nationalism”. My ancestors came to this country from England, landing at Lynn Mass, in 1642 – before there were politicians and a government as we know it today, they became “AMERICA’, of which I am a very very proud “NATIONALIST”! Charles Polen

  8. Actually, nationalism in the US means loyalty to your STATE. The federal government is exactly like the EU; it was created as a conglomerate to give the several sovereign states a united front in dealing with those outside the region, but was not meant to supplant their sovereignty.

    Just as this article mentions the British people leaving the EU, so should we think of the people of the Southern states leaving the Union. That’s both nationalism and patriotism.

  9. I am a Proud Nationalist, too. When President Trump announced “Loud & Clear” that he was a Nationalist, I was never so Pleased.
    The Liberals/Globalists/Marxists have managed to criminalize the very word, Nationalist, but there are enough Real Americans, who are willing & able to give the One-World Hacks, a Fight. Nationalists love America & our Culture. It’s Time to alert the George Soros Cabal, the Clinton Crime Family & the DEM Party of Illegal Scum, to know “Loud & Clear” that we will Not Back Down.

  10. Scripture is supportive of Nations as long as they can have Peace between them! If Nations adopt a Policy of Freedom with Fair Laws that have compatibly in the Truth and Lending Laws with zero Tariffs between Nations then, there is a possibility that Nations can be at Peace with each other!

  11. Kudos to Mr. Stewart. I’m 85. Was a part of the greatest migration of the 1930s. Came to Oregon in search of work, not food stamps, assisted living of universal health, but a job to put food on the table, a roof over our heads and cloths on our backs. We fought a war on two fronts and won. Never happened in military history before. We rebuilt the countries that aggressive and socialists governments destroyed by their policies. Yes, I’m proud to be one of the “greatest generations”. If you lefties want to change America, go to the countries and live there for a while. In my job, I traveled and lived all over Europe, North and east Africa, the middle east and even in Russia. Then come back a tell us how wonderful all the governments ending is ism are. The only ism that works for the benefit of the people is capitalism. Capitalism is business, the production of goods and services for a profit. If you lefties hate business, here is simple formula; Business = jobs = taxes = equals security. Get rid of business and the government cannot have funds for anything, I don’t know if there is a fine line between patriotism and nationalism. I’m just glad to have both.

  12. I am proud to be an AMERICAN FIRST, UNITED STATES NATIONALIST! I an five of my deceased dear brothers served and or fought during WWII and Korea. The United States has been more than kind and generous with our blood and treasure requiring only enough land to bury our dead in those countries we saved from horrible dictators.

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