Doug, it depends on what you have read and accepted or rejected about wealthy and connected people who nefariously manipulate government for their own benefit -- authentic crony capitalists (neo-feudalists) in the flesh.
- Have you read The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin? Wealthy bankers colluded to arrange a scheme to print money from thin air and lend it to the government at interest via the creation of the Federal Reserve System. Once they have that power, they will do whatever they can to ensure they retain and grow it, and they will have the money to do so.
- What do you know about Operation Paperclip? The United States recruited Nazi scientists after WWII to work in the new CIA. Did you really think these Nazis would forego their racist, national socialist ideologies and employ their newfound clandestine CIA power honorably?
- What about President Eisenhower's public warning about the military-industrial complex (MIC)? Do you really think these people would remain completely honorable, or would they indulge their quest for more and still more wealth via manipulation of the government through lobbying, bribery, and fraud?
- The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has formed an unholy fusion of state and corporation that can serve as a template globally for one-world government with them in charge. They play a long game of fourth generation warfare via information control of mass media, bribery, blackmail, and other subterfuge to undermine rational nationalism in the USA. At the moment, six corporations control 90% of all media, making collusion into a single narrative easy. The Chinese know how to influence these corporations and their governments for their own benefit to our detriment.
I am seeing way too much evidence of election fraud, manipulation, collusion, and conspiracy to ignore.
For now, I will call my form of rational nationalism "the primacy of the Republic over the Corporation." The Republic is tasked with protecting individual rights to person and property. Actions which undermine the Republic's ability to execute this sacred duty to its citizens threaten the life of everyone and consequently deserve discouragement or illegality via public policy. Actions which enhance it deserve support. Right now, the Republic has become so hollowed by generations of detrimental policy as to threaten all Americans and ultimately all of humanity.
Rights may be natural, but without a Republic to protect those rights against all enemies foreign and domestic, for all practical purposes, you have no rights.
Watch Out of Shadows and get back to me.
(Edited by Luke Setzer on 11/30, 6:05am)