Atavistic Nationalism? — Reflections From a Murky Pond
The 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): Of or relating to the return of a trait or recurrence of previous behavior after a period of absence. Relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral ~*~ Nationalism Function: noun Date: 1844 Definition(s): 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.