During a recent speech to law enforcement personnel President Trump singled out the brutal Salvadoran gang MS-13:
“Together we’re going to restore safety to our streets and peace to our communities and we’re going to destroy the vile, criminal cartel MS-13 and many other gangs,” Trump said…
“They kidnap. They extort. They rape and they rob,” Trump said. “They stomp on their victims. They beat them with clubs, they slash them with machetes, and they stab them with knives. They have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into bloodstained killing fields. They’re animals.”
No one in the mainstream media is denying that MS-13 is guilty of such acts. Nor is it possible to say that Trump’s comments are “racist” in the strict sense of the word. Trump has not made any comments about Central Americans being genetically distinct from European Americans, nor has he even suggested that Salvadoran culture has anything to do with the creation of MS-13.
Trump’s speech merely hinted at the mildest form of civic nationalism as he endorsed the idea that a country has the right to deport non-citizens who commit violent crimes.
But even these mild comments were enough to get a CNN commentator to declare that Trump’s speech promoted “white nationalism”:
CNN’s “Republican” pundit Margaret Hoover accused President Donald Trump of blatantly appealing to “white nationalists” when Trump vowed to destroy the MS-13 gang…
[S]he quickly emphasized the “political move” that she thought Trump was making. “But there is a political move here to highlight … people who aren’t white, I think minorities, and to feed part of this really white nationalist, political support of Donald Trump,” she said.
Civic nationalists often poke fun at what they view as the deranged reaction of globalists to any move that aims to strengthen our borders. But simply poking fun at their reactions misses the point. Globalists have a religious commitment to eroding all national sovereignty and distinctions. Ultimately distinctions between human groups based on language, culture or national origin are just as “evil” in their eyes as distinctions based on race. The globalists will not be content until all of humanity is living under one government and all immigration laws have been completely abolished. It does not matter to them if this means thousands of people will be victimized by violent gangs. That is just collateral damage on the road to the utopia of human unity.