Atavistic Nationalism?

The American EagleThe American people have been excoriated for decades by Liberals and Progressives over our love of our country and culture. But finally, in the wake of Donald Trump’s rise to political power, our domestic enemies have shown their true colors and their core problem with Americans they’re allowed to live alongside. That problem, as the New York Times so gloatingly states, is our “atavistic nationalism.”

As language, idiom, and rhetoric have a certain importance – admittedly, one vastly overstated by certain sorts – allow me to dissect this.

Atavistic
Function: adjective
Date: 1835

Definition(s):

  1. Of or relating to the return of a trait or recurrence of previous behavior after a period of absence.
  2. Relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral

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Nationalism
Function: noun
Date: 1844

Definition(s):

  1. loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially: 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

So we have our domestic enemies ranting and raving in fear of- and in hate for something that they feel is part of our past that has been left behind; that something being the love of- devotion to our country, the United States of America.

Think about that. Digest it. Understand what the root cause of the Left’s issue with we, the American people is.

Related Reading:

Body Transformations: Evolutions and Atavisms in Culture
Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America
Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order (Princeton Studies in International History and Politics)
Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior
The Nationalism Reader

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