There’s a movement that sounds like ultra-patriotism, but in reality is nothing new. President Trump is taking us toward ultra-nationalism (“my country right or wrong”). This was the foundation for most 20th century conflicts (Hitler and Mussolini are notorious examples).
Europe knows the devastation of ultra-nationalism that many have forgotten. After World War II, Europe tried to move away from what destroyed much of her. This is why Europe formed the European Union with common currency and interests.
Trump is leading us back to the past, as if something will change. He’s creating the illusion with his slogan “Make America Great Again” that somehow we should go back and start over.
America can only be great if it leads the way to the future, not pine for a past that will never return. We have created a “connected world” village through technology. The administration would like the American people to buy the delusion that we should undo everything and regress. Let’s hope this fantasy is temporary and doesn’t cause irreparable damage.
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Gary Dashjian, Clovis