End Nationalism, End America

Article subtitle: 
Today’s globalist dogma is incompatible with our country’s survival
Article author: 
John Fonte
Article publisher: 
American Mind
Article date: 
April 5, 2021
Article category: 
Our American Future
Medium
Article Body: 

Twenty-First-century progressive liberalism sees the American nation as a problem. There are three core points of contention: 1) the concept of nation-state sovereignty; 2) the actual American nation itself—its culture, history, and people; and finally, 3) the prospects for constitutional republican self-government in America....

Liberal scholars have recognized that global governance is often at odds with democratic self-government. The liberal internationalist argument is that nation-state democracies like the United States cannot be relied upon to develop fair “global rules” because they ignore the interests of non-citizens.
 
Therefore, in order to achieve “legitimacy,” the “rules” of a “rules-based global order” should be determined by external “epistemic communities” and actors. In other words, decisions should be made, not by democratically elected officials, but by experts (judges, lawyers, administrators, NGO activists) in international law, human rights, gender equity, and on and on....
 
If progressive liberal esteem for the democratic nation-state is low, the mainstream Left’s depiction of the American nation’s particular culture, people, institutions, and mores is even more negative....
 
For the past half-century, progressive liberalism has had a firm grip on the major institutions of American education at all levels, from the poorest elementary schools to elite universities...

Most importantly, it is evident that mainstream professional liberals have made a political decision to assert that American institutions themselves are “systemically” or “structurally racist.” ...

Political thinkers from Plato and Aristotle to Montesquieu and the American Founders have long explained that an emotional attachment to one’s political community is necessary for its survival.
 
This fundamental truth is explicitly stated by James Madison in Federalist #49 and George Washington in his Farewell Address. Republican self-government, American constitutional democracy cannot survive in the long run if large sections among both its elites and general citizenry denigrate the core principles, symbols, and cultural mores of the nation itself....
 
... the Left’s agenda, if successfully implemented, would mean less freedom and less self-government—it would mean an overall move from republicanism (i.e., American constitutional democracy) towards administrative-judicial oligarchy. That is to say, if given free reign, this new leftism will ironically produce less true liberalism, and less democracy.