Patriotism Versus Anti-Americanism

2019 July 9
by bc3b

Donald Trump affects the left like no other president or, for that matter, politician. He lives in their minds 24/7.While he projects patriotism and nationalism, he has caused the left to double down on its negativism and anti-Americanism.

This was especially evident during this year’s Fourth of  July celebration. Evidently no one informed the President that loving one’s country (be it the US, Britain or Poland) isn’t cool in the 21st century. In 2019 the only thing people are  supposed to celebrate with pride  is sexual deviancy.

Patrick Buchanan explains:

Despite all the grousing and griping about his “politicizing” of the Fourth of July and “militarizing” America’s birthday, President Donald Trump turned the tables on his antagonists, and pulled it off.

As master of ceremonies and keynote speaker at his “Salute to America” Independence Day event, Trump was a manifest success.

A president acting as president is almost always a more effective campaigner than a president acting as campaigner. And Trump, in what he said and did not say, played the president Thursday night.

The crowd on the Mall was huge and friendly, extending from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument. The TV coverage was excellent. Friday, virtually every major newspaper had front-page stories and photos.

Earlier, former Vice President Joe Biden had snidely asked, “What, I wonder, will Donald Trump say this evening when he speaks to the nation at an event designed more to stroke his ego than celebrate American ideals?”

Thursday evening, Joe got his answer.

Despite predictions he would use “Salute to America” for a rally speech, the president shelved partisan politics to recite and celebrate the good things Americans of all colors and creeds are doing, and the great things Americans have done since 1776.

“Together, we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told — the story of America,” said Trump. “It is the epic tale of a great nation whose people have risked everything for what they know is right and what they know is true.”

It was not a celebration of Trump but of America.

“What a great country!” declared the president. “(F)or Americans nothing is impossible.” Ours is “the most exceptional nation in the history of the world.”

The second half of Trump’s speech was given over to tributes to the five branches of the armed forces — Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Army — with each tribute ending in a display of air power.

The flexing of America’s military muscle had evoked early howls of protest. But the flyovers of F-22s and F-35s, the B-2 stealth bomber and the Ospreys, and the culmination of the aerobatics with the Navy’s Blue Angels, as the Marine Corps band played and all sang the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” was exhilarating, even moving.

It was positive, uplifting, patriotic. And one imagines that not only Trump’s “deplorables” standing on the Mall loved it.

Still, one wonders: Where is all this negativity, this constant griping and grousing by the left, going to lead? Do these people think America will turn with hope to a party that reflexively recoils at patriotic displays?

Everywhere it seems the left is attacking America’s history and her flawed heroes. Monday, the Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 to remove April 13, the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, as a paid holiday.

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Another jolting note: While huge majorities of Americans — 9 in 10 — are extremely proud of the U.S. military and America’s scientific achievements, more than two-thirds of all Americans now say that our political system no longer makes them proud.

This is especially true of Democrats. Only 25 percent, 1 in 4 Democrats, professes to be proud of our political system, our democracy.

A specter of anti-Americanism appears to be rising on the left.

Listening to the Democratic debates, and the depiction of the nation and its economy by the candidates, one would think we were living in the Paris of “Les Miserables” or the London of Charles Dickens.

Demography undeniably favors a millennial-dominant Democratic Party over the middle-aged and seniors party that is the GOP.

Yet how does a party, 3 of 4 of whose adherents profess no pride in its political system, persuade the nation to put it in charge of that system? How does a party, not one-fourth of whom are “extremely proud” to be an American, persuade a majority of Americans to entrust it with the leadership of their nation?

From liberals and progressives, we constantly hear griping, grousing and grievances. When do we hear the gratitude — for America?

And, as Buchanan stated, the left assailed the Fourth of July celebration:

Unlike many of her fellow leftists, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who despite the visual evidence absurdly claimed that the July 4 speech by President Donald Trump was “poorly attended,” Salon politics writer Amanda Marcotte admitted the truth about the size of the large crowd. However, while conceding the evidence was true, Marcotte rationalized it by claiming the big turnout was due to….. racism.

You could tell where Marcotte’s fantasies were leading just by reading the subtitle of her article, “Don’t forget this: Trump’s fans are loyal, and stuck with him through his Fourth of July fiasco”“The grim determination of Trump’s crowd was more terrifying than any Nuremberg-style spectacle could have been.”

Hat tip: townhall.com and  newsbusters.org

10 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 July 10 6:23 am
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    justrand permalink

    the Left/media/Democrat cabal has redefined “Patriotism” and “Anti-Americanism”

    “Patriotism” is now defined as “Support for White Supremacy”

    “Anti-Americanism” is now defined as “Support for Social Justice”

    please update your dictionaries accordingly, thank you

  2. 2019 July 10 8:14 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    The only time the left gets patriotic is when the Lesbian National Soccer Team plays.

    They have become what the Soviets and East Germans once were in the Olympics – the team with all the money and power. They do better than the men’s team because women’s soccer isn’t popular even in soccer hotbeds like Europe and South America so there’s no major competition.

  3. 2019 July 10 8:48 am
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    justrand permalink

    Bc3b, nah, they weren’t “Patriotic” then either. Our flag was just a prop, to be discarded and stomped on. Kelly Ohara was the ONLY one who stepped up to save the,flag. Kudos to her…and shame on the rest of the mob.

  4. 2019 July 10 11:15 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    3,

    Only one journalist I know of who deserves a memorial — Dickey Chapelle. She went around with the grunts during the Vietnam War doing photojournalism. She is the only one I know of who had the guts to get out of reserve areas an cover conflicts first hand around the world — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickey_Chapelle

  5. 2019 July 10 11:21 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Oh, two rumors flowing about Epstein

    1/ Its a revenge move by Trump. It appears that Mueller had ties with Epstein and this action is payback.
    2/ Coulter thinks the whole apparatus was a Deep State honeypot to entrap influential people.

  6. 2019 July 10 11:28 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  7. 2019 July 10 12:37 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  8. 2019 July 10 1:27 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Well isn’t she special? Bless her heart, she’ll talk to ANYONE WHO AGREES WITH HER. Actually, pedophiles, Nazis, the KKK and Communists all feel the same way.

    https://hotair.com/archives/allahpundit/2019/07/10/megan-rapinoe-willing-conversation-anyone-believes-things-believe/

  9. 2019 July 10 3:25 pm
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    justrand permalink

    As many of the comments on the article note, the “glitches” are INTENTIONAL. The system is performing as the Commissars want it to: it is making it virtually impossible to buy ammunition in this State…and they intend “stopping & frisking” law biding citizens trying to buy ammo in other States.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/californias-strict-new-ammo-regulations-are-off-to-a-horrendous-start/

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