The Hollywood crowd and the Democrat establishment consider themselves to be “cosmopolitan elites.” They really think that they “can teach the world to sing in peaceful harmony.” Maybe they should “buy the world (including the people of Aleppo) a Coke.” That should solve all of their problems.
They want to join President Obama, who, when speaking in Berlin in 2008, identified himself as a “citizen of the world,” Or, as Hillary Clinton said, “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders…”
They cannot reconcile with the notion that President Trump wants to halt immigrants from dangerous countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days. They conveniently forget that Citizen of the World, Barack Hussein Obama, placed a six-month ban on all refugees from Iraq in 2011 after a refugee was linked to the deaths of US soldiers in Iraq.
[Source: ‘America First’ Is Not a Threat but a Promise, by Michael Barone]
“Cosmopolitan elites” despise the notion at the center of the movement that brought Donald J. Trump to the presidency. The notion is actually a crucial conviction: that our nation exists to serve its citizens. They think this “xenophobia.”
That freer and fairer trade and intelligent immigration policy are, on balance, good for America is not what is at issue here. [From the Barone article] (Cosmopolitan elites) have become more comfortable with their counterparts in other countries — the people they see at Davos and Bilderberg — and more out of touch and uncomfortable with large masses of their countrymen.
In response, many of their countrymen… see “the cosmopolitan elite as near treasonous –people who think it is morally questionable to put their own country, and its citizens, first.”
The left wants to ascribe any form of nationalism as akin to Nazism. They forget that Churchill, Roosevelt and de Gaulle were nationalists. They forget that nearly all postwar American presidents (who built and maintained our treaty alliances and trade regime) were nationalists. The left forgets a LOT OF THINGS!
[From the Barone article] A healthy nationalism includes respect for other healthy nationalisms. Trump pledged “friendship and goodwill” with other nations and conceded “the right of all nations to put their own interests first.”
“We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones,” he said, “and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism.” Unless one assumes the verb “reinforce” was carelessly chosen, that doesn’t sound like a renunciation of the NATO alliance or our responsibility to defend fellow members against attack.
Cosmopolitan elites fail to grasp the truth, that healthy nationalism based on “America first” points toward a less polarized, more inclusive country – not the opposite. It is the group think “identity politics” of the Democrat Party that has broken our national identity and point at me as they intone in unison, “Deplorable person.”