American nationalism has been derived from a past of racism and slavery never fulling being accepted by others that is it unjust and immoral, and from a past which the nation has been lead by such believers in slavery, and lastly nationalism has built upon that immigration brings criminals and such despite being a country solely built with immigrants whom which Europeans that took advantage and pushed out the native Americans.
As if our societal issues on racism etc. have not been bad enough, the election of President Trump has been instigating more racism and problems creating a nationalism that other countries look down upon. Trump targeted the white middle class whom projected their own false beliefs onto trump that they nor he was a racist. Similarly a former ku klux klan member used the same tactics as trump to almost win the electoral vote of Louisiana. A writer, Walker Percy, even stated warning of the shocking election, “Don’t make the mistake of thinking David Duke is a unique phenomenon confined to Louisiana rednecks and yahoos. He’s not,” Percy said. “He’s not just appealing to the old Klan constituency, he’s appealing to the white middle class.
And don’t think that he or somebody like him won’t appeal to the white middle class of Chicago or Queens.” (The Nationalist’s Delusion). Percy was right, as soon president Trump ran for election, claiming to not be racist while at the same time promising immigration control with the construction of a wall at the border, and the deportation of immigrants as well as a hold on all travelers coming from Muslim territories. This is America’s nationalism today, it is a battle between those opposing such frauds who claim not to be racist, yet implementing the most severely racist acts such as Trump is doing. The article also made some interesting statements of those who support the frauds such as “These supporters will not change their minds, because this is what they always wanted: a president who embodies the rage they feel toward those they hate and fear, while reassuring them that that rage is nothing to be ashamed of.”
And also a statement regarding Trump himself: “There is virtually no personality defect that conservatives accused Obama of possessing that Trump himself does not actually possess” . I think the first statement embodies half of the nations nationalism that is the people who do not see themselves as racist, yet vote for people like trump because it falls inline with history of racism. The second half our society nationalism today is the strong fight against such racism and those who embody it by those opposed by such acts that trump is supporting, as well as other republican parties.