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By Olivia Pierson
[First published on Insight @theBFD 3/10/19]
When NZ PM Jacinda Ardern addressed the United Nations last week, she did her usual spiel on the challenges of addressing climate change, the horror of the Christchurch massacre and her ongoing efforts to have online hatred and violence curbed (which also includes speech that she doesn’t like).
This PM’s obsession with the climate change hoax is as well-known as it is infantile, but what struck me most was the stark absence of any kind of patriotic sentiment in Ardern’s leadership voice. She carefully presented the case that it is nationalism, which she tried to pass off as tribalism, that stands in the way of her global crusades. This is not a patriotic woman.
“There is a simplicity to the notion of sovereign guardianship. For decades we have assembled here under the assumption that we narrowly cooperate only on the issues that overtly impact one another. We, the political leaders of the world, have been the authors of our own domestic politics and policies[…] but the world has changed.”
Translation: Ardern believes that national sovereignty is “simplistic” and our traditional cooperation as individual nation states is “narrow.” She also appallingly implies that political leaders of the world should not be the authors of their own domestic policies because “the world has changed.”
“Undeniably, we are living in a time where our greater reliance on one another has collided with a period of greater tribalism […] and this is where we return to the concept that challenges our modern political environment. We are being asked to make decisions that are local but with consequences that are global. This is what Climate change asks us to do.”
The great irony of a woman as far Left as Ardern complaining about tribalism is quite astonishing.
The Left, Ardern’s ideological kin, are the ones who have called down the scourge of group identity politics upon our heads, from ‘I Feminist’ to ‘You Male Patriarchy.’ Now we have persons of colour, black minority, brown minority, white privilege, toxic male, female victim, queer, gender-queer, trans-gender, gender-fluid (yuck), inter-gender, demigender, intersex and all that other weird positioning that PC persons like to “identify” themselves with, in all their intersectional insipidness.
But I digress.
Ardern’s big point was this:
“Our globalised, borderless world asks us to be guardians not just for our own people, but for all people.”
Our world is not borderless, any more than it is property-less, thank god, and those who seek to make it so are anti-civilisation, unpatriotic saps and communists. We are not born to the world, but to a family, within a tribe, within a town, within a city, within a province, within a nation. We belong somewhere intimate before we make our place in the wider world, and even then, no matter where in the world we are, we are still always within someplace, within some province, within some nation, unless one is making a home on the moon, as moonbats of Ardern’s ilk probably should.
To do away with the individual sovereignty of nations is to do away with the whole concept of citizenship.
As if she were trying to cast herself in the role of world fairy-godmother, by placing her emphasis on standing as an abstract, fantasy guardian for all people in a borderless world, Ardern sacrifices the very real future of her own localised citizens, thereby betraying one of the most precious values our ancestors bitterly fought for with their blood, sweat and tears, down through the ages stretching back to the ancient Greeks: citizenship within an independent and sovereign nation.
Patriotism is a virtue and always has been. It doesn’t follow that every patriot is virtuous. But the leader of a country who does not possess profound feelings of love for their own homeland above any other land – and with it, a deep, single-minded commitment to protect that nation’s flourishing – is a person who is not to be trusted. That person will sell a nation’s history, culture and traditional values down the murkiest river quicker than a globalist can say “George Soros.”
This is the gravity of the harm Ardern is currently doing to New Zealand, damn her. She is not a patriot, evidenced by her total obsequiousness to the United Nations and all its anti-nationalist agendas.
American author, Robert A Heinlein, made one of the greatest modern speeches imaginable on the topic of patriotism, which he gave to the US Naval Academy in 1973. It’s titled “The Pragmatics of Patriotism.”
Heinlein made the extraordinary point that patriotism was another way of saying “women and children first.”
Men go to great lengths to save their women and children in emergencies because women and children are essential to the survival of a country to carry on its bloodline; the race, the nation. By contrast, men are rather expendable. Patriotism is not only felt as a bonding sentiment, it’s a profound biological loyalty toward the survival of your people, a group too large to know individually.
Heinlein states correctly that “a man [or woman] who is not patriotic is an evolutionary dead end.” This is the reason that unpatriotic leaders are untrustworthy. Their primary reason for becoming a leader is not because they profoundly love their country or its citizens. They have another agenda going on instead.
“Today, in the United States, it is popular among self-styled ‘intellectuals’ to sneer at patriotism. They seem to think that it is axiomatic that any civilized man is a pacifist, and they treat the military profession with contempt[…] One of their favorite quotations is: ‘Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.’
What they never mention is that the man who made that sneering remark was a fat, gluttonous slob who was pursued all his life by a pathological fear of death. Patriotism is as necessary a part of man’s evolutionary equipment as are his eyes, as useful to the race as eyes are to the individual. A man who is not patriotic is an evolutionary dead end. This is not sentiment but the hardest of logic.”
The next time you hear our PM, or any other globalist, speak about open borders, borderless worlds, the perils of nationalism or sovereign guardianship being “simplistic,” ponder Heinlein’s words about patriotism. There’s nothing simple about it – other than being simply natural to the survival of the country that you love.
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