May 11, 2017

Flag burning, diversity training don’t erase racism — Nationalism does

Claire LehmannAustralian Contributor

Australians are often encouraged to feel guilty about their national pride. Middle class people of the inner city are generally embarrassed about our Western heritage, and any Australian who doesn’t express shame about our history of British colonization is basically guilty of a hate crime.

But nationalism is not racist. Nationalism is the antidote to racism.

Watch as I explain why, contrary to conventional thinking on the issue, this is the case. 

The fact is, people are inherently tribal, and tribalism is deeply embedded into human nature.

Like it or not, the innate psychology of tribalism doesn’t just go away when nationalism is discouraged. People still remain tribal, but they just express it in different ways.

Those who discourage nationalism are often very naive when it comes to human nature. They don’t understand the power of tribalism and think that diversity training programs actually work, when they don’t.

The idea that if you dissolve nationalism people all over the world will just be friends and hold hands is an idea so ridiculous it borders on delusion.

Nationalism is not racist. It is the antidote to racism.

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commented 2017-05-11 22:53:26 -0400
Identifying as a citzen of an egalitarian nation elevates you beyond the petty stereotyped groups degenerate socialist have put you in to manipulate you and set you against your fellow citizens.
commented 2017-05-11 22:46:15 -0400
Great piece Claire. I guess really, any larger cause will overshadow smaller ones. When Wynn’ brought in her super-sex education program, it united Ontarians’ of all stripes around this larger cause.
commented 2017-05-11 21:10:56 -0400
We are very lucky to have a trained psychologist working for Rebel in Australia, who can explain identity issues rationally. Unfortunately, we have a globalist PM, who boasts that Australia is best in the world at multiculturalism, when it has and never will work. He has very recently changed the emphasis from ‘diversity’ to ‘assimilation’, but we have the same problem everyone else has – Muslims do not wish to assimilate, they want to rule the world as decreed by Allah.
commented 2017-05-11 18:15:12 -0400
Claire, I had not realized that ethnic tribalism is the opposite to nationalism. Quite educational.
commented 2017-05-11 17:53:07 -0400
Your last sentence says it all: Nationalism is the antidote to racism.
This video should be mandatory viewing in schools to promote debate.
As a child of the 70’s, I understand the pride in country and how it overshadows “tribal” pride. We weren’t white, yellow, red, black, Muslim, Christian, Jew, or whatever…we were Canadians first.
Trudeau is the ANTI-Canadian in his preaching of “diversity” and promoting the unequal treatment of people based on their religion or ethnicity.
commented 2017-05-11 17:24:57 -0400
People will always find some reason to hate each other. Being proud of your country only makes you hate other countries. it’s human nature.
commented 2017-05-11 16:57:17 -0400
Claire Lehmann, thank you for your report. I completely agree with your points and we are seeing the same thing in Canada.
commented 2017-05-11 14:32:34 -0400
That is why multiculturalism doesn’t work and will never work.