‘Post-Nationalism’ Is A Betrayal Of Citizens

It should be basic common sense that national governments exist only to serve citizens.

Citizenship is supposed to have benefits. Being a citizen is supposed to mean that your national government puts your interests first – ahead of non-citizens.

That is supposed to be basic common sense.

And yet, ‘leaders’ like Justin Trudeau are trying to push the dangerous idea of ‘post-nationalism,’ a concept which destroys the meaning of citizenship, erases borders, and weakens the cohesion of our society – making room for destructive identity politics.

We see this attitude also in the elites of the European Union, who are trying to erase any sense of national independence or local democracy. We also see it in the far-left in North America, where virtue-signalling politicians refuse to help their own fellow citizens in need, while prioritizing the issues of non-citizens and international institutions.

That’s why ‘post-nationalism’ is a betrayal of citizens.

The problem is that post-national politicians are pushing an idea that can’t end in any other way than a betrayal of those they are supposed to serve.

National governments are almost entirely propped up by the taxes paid by citizens. The national government has the name of the country on it, uses the flag of the country, and exercise authority under the pretext of serving the national interest.

The very idea of a national government is dependent on the idea of a nation, and of citizens having control over that government. After all, how can there be a ‘Canadian’ government without a strong sense of a Canadian identity, based upon shared, common values?

We can notice how post-national politicians want to erase the idea of a strong national history and strong national values, instead turning their countries into a set of separate, competing tribes. And yet, those same politicians demand the power that comes from running a national government. They want all the taxes, they want all the control, and they want all the influence, but they don’t want to serve the people who actually pay for that government to exist.

Consider all the attention given by Canadian ‘leaders’ to issues outside of our country, and all the money spent on foreign aid and on individuals entering Canada in violation of our laws.

Meanwhile, many of our Veterans have been abandoned, many seniors are in poverty, some parts of Canada have the highest youth suicide rate on earth, and some communities within our own country lack basics like running water. Not only that, but our military is badly under-funded (yet is still being sent into the Mali warzone), and working class people have been systematically screwed over by the government for years.

Those are all problems impacting Canadian citizens, and that is where the focus of the government must be directed. A true ‘National’ government would be focused on those issues.

Here in Canada, and around the world, people are starting to wake up to the danger of ‘post-nationalism,’ and are standing up for their national sovereignty. And despite the globalists and elites calling patriotic people every demonizing name in the book, the future belongs to those who stand up for their country and demand leaders who put the interests of citizens first.

Those who want to put global interests ahead of national interests should go work for the United Nations or an international charity, not seek to run the national government.

Spencer Fernando

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