As Society Becomes More Divided, Patriotism Is The Answer

Identity politics will tear our society apart if we can’t find a way to unite around common values and love of country.

The terrorist attack in Charlottesville suspected to have been perpetrated by Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr. that claimed the life of 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured many others, has brought attention to the disturbing growth of identity-based rage and divisiveness.

First of all, the fact that Nazis and white supremacists are still something we have to talk about in today’s world is a total disgrace. Canadian troops fought alongside Americans, British, French, Russian, and many others to defeat Nazism, and anyone who thinks they can be supportive of that horrific ideology and also consider themselves a patriot is brutally mistaken. It must be condemned in the strongest terms.

With that in mind, there has been increasing violence from the far-left as well. The Antifa movement – often pushing an anarchist/communist ideology – has regularly assaulted right-wing protesters and marchers. Considering that communism has killed nearly 100 million people, that brutal and murderous ideology must be condemned as well.

And while it’s important for all of us to speak out against violence and extremism, freedom of speech must still be defended. Even supporters of vile political ideologies should be free to share their views – and we should be free to oppose those views strongly. So long as people are not plotting violence or calling for violence, free speech needs to be protected.

Of course, we can see that the deeper problem here is the increasing rage and division within our society. Identity politics – whether it’s the racial identity politics of white supremacists or black lives matter – or the efforts of globalist elites to tear down our shared sense of a unified country-based identity – the end result is the same: A more divided, angry, and dangerous society.

That’s why the answer is patriotism.

Patriotism unites us around a set of strong shared values, a sense of community, a willingness to defend our territory and our fellow citizens. It gives us a clear focus on our country and helping those in our country who need support. And it does all of this by bringing people together around something shared that transcends racial or religious differences.

Patriotism also protects our country against those who would divide us for their own gain – whether that’s global banks & corporations or deceptive political elites who want to destroy the middle class and create a vast group of powerless desperate people dependent on those same elites. They want patriotism weakened, and ultimately destroyed, leaving countries that exist only as an outline on a map – nothing more.

Pushing back against the globalist economic and political agenda will benefit the vast majority of us, regardless of our racial background or faith. By building the strength of patriotism, and making citizenship mean something again, we can turn the tide of increasing division and violence, and bring our nation together as a shared family and community.

That is the future we should believe in and strive for.

Spencer Fernando

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Patricia Marshall

Spencer, your words are exactly what I have been trying to explain to people. Every group has it’s own agenda whether they are right, left or otherwise. BLM is as bad as any other single minded group, ANTIFA ,KKK,and any other group who become militant and are on a path to destroy and manipulate others into submission. Please keep emphasizing the need for patriotism, and common sense.

Kelly Peg
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I fully agree with you Patricia Marshall….. the key is we need a leader who can unite all

Yvette
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Yvette

Amen to that, Spencer. Beautifully said. Thank you.

Kenster
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People need to wake up and realize people like Trudeau, Soros and the like have an agenda, and the only part of it we play is to finance it. We simply need to stop electing people like Trudeau, and start revamping our school system and getting its back to the basics, where our children are taught common sense, how to reason, make their own decisions, and to have care and respect for one another.. Our nation was founded on Christianity not Islam, and all you have to do is look at what Governments are doing. God removed from our education… Read more »

Patricia Marshall
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Patricia Marshall

I agree with your comments, Kenster. However, P.T. never, ever created a ‘just society’. His son tells us, and anyone who will listen that there are no ‘core Canadian values’ and he is absolutely incorrect. Everything you wrote is what our core Canadian values were, and should still be.

Dogandcat........
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Thank you. And a reminder that being patriotism and love and pride of country is a survival activity as well as a feeling.

Albert Achan
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What if Patriotism means understanding our tolerant values as Canadians. Our country was built upon welcoming newcomers. You said that we need “a willingness to defend our territory and our fellow citizens.” When does that end? How far do we allow the ‘hate’ to permeate the narrative?