‘Liberal democracy accepts as its principle, the ‘tolerance of treason’. Liberal democracy accepts as its principle, the enemies of its own nation; or even worst, liberal democracy accepts as its antithesis, liberalism itself.’
Do you ever wonder why today’s students in the Academies are taught (or do willingly adopt) anti-nationalist ideas, in favor of a more universalistic conception, either internationalist, or as Thomas Paine (“Rights of Man”) is used and I paraphrase, as having the ‘world as one’s country’ to support such a view? This modern ‘citizen of the world’ is so idealistically broad and utopian, they neglect the parochial, the local, the essentials of the nation.
Vergilius Rex asserts, that ‘liberal democracy accepts as its antithesis, liberalism itself.’
These thinkers are forced to deconstruct everything until they conclude, that they in reality have no country, no nation, &c, and that not only do borders not exist, but that borders and the nation-state is an ‘evil’ concept dividing humanity, and the source of our divisions. Attempts to describe the nation-state as obsolete will not only prove incorrect, but lazy and destructive in the times to come.
Even Thomas Paine still argued for the importance of the nation, as the cause of liberty when he states:
“The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Many circumstances hath, and will arise, which are not local, but universal, and through which the principles of all Lovers of Mankind are affected, and in the Event of which, their Affections are interested. The laying a Country desolate with Fire and Sword, declaring War against the natural rights of all Mankind, and extirpating the Defenders thereof from the Face of the Earth, is the Concern of every Man to whom Nature hath given the Power of feeling; of which Class, regardless of Party Censure, is the AUTHOR.” (Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 14 February 1776.)