George W. Bush Emerges to Bash Trump, ‘Nativism’: ‘We Cannot Wish Globalism Away’, by Charles Spiering.
Former President George W. Bush delivered a public repudiation of President Donald Trump’s political identity, suggesting many aspects of the current administration are fueling division in the United States and around the world.
The former president defended the ideas of globalism, free trade, and free markets as well as foreign interventionism around the world in a speech at the George W. Bush Institute. …
“We’ve seen a return of isolationist sentiments forgetting that American security is directly threatened by the chaos and despair of distant places,” he warned.
Immigration. Always the globalists want lots of third world immigration:
Bush urged Americans to “recover our own identity,” citing a commitment to global engagement, free and international trade, and immigration.
“We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism, and forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America,” he lamented.
The deplorables no longer fall into line when called “racist,” and the media has increasingly been revealed as fake. Whites are noticing that under identity politics, every other racial group gets to celebrate itself and have special privileges — but that white racial consciousness is strictly forbidden.
“Bigotry seems emboldened, our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” he said. …
The former president looped in a condemnation of white supremacy as part of his speech, suggesting that it was a growing threat in Trump’s America.
“Bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed,” he said. …
Ah, the tone:
But Bush’s criticism wasn’t merely on Trump’s “America First” political ideology. He also criticized the tone of the American political system led by Trump.
“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” he lamented, noting that “argument turns too easily into animosity” and “disagreement escalates into dehumanization.”
He criticized the rise of “bullying and prejudice” in national politics, suggesting that the country lacked positive role models.
Hmmm, nothing to do with the media pile-ons that call people racist, Islamophobe etc etc for any infraction of PC? The left nowadays go straight to name-calling, and never argue the point. Trump won office by opposing this, so he looks “divisive” by disrupting the wall-to-wall PC in public life.
He called for a restoration of American norms in society.
“Our identity as a nation, unlike many other nations, is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood,” he said. “Being American involves the embrace of high ideals and civic responsibility.”
History and the current American natives dispute this. The globalist blank slate philosophy says any people can be imported, trained in American ways, and they will fit in with a European high-trust culture. Just open your eyes President Bush — it ain’t working out like that.
Bush’s decision to publicly criticize Trump’s presidency is unusual after he made a point of rarely challenging President Barack Obama while he was in office.
The Swamp is large and not only on the Left…..
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific