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Obama on Trump's election: We 'have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism'

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 DarkKnightNomeD    2,096

                                It's Them Versus Us

World War III: The Globalists vs. the Nationalists



Huge Protest in Athens against Obama going on right now.




"We are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an 'us' and a 'them,'" he said. "And I will never apologize for saying that the future of humanity, the future of the world is going to be defined by what we have in common, [not] those things that separate us and ultimately lead us into conflict."

The self-described alt-right, a movement that believes strongly in ethnocentricity and nationalism, helped usher Trump into the presidency. Trump in turn elevated Steve Bannon, a top executive of the alt-right media outlet Breitbart, to his campaign CEO and, more recently, to his chief strategist in the White House.

In Europe, far-right movements have gained traction in a litany of nations, including France and Germany, while a nationalist movement in the United Kingdom helped lead to its vote to exit the European Union.


"We know what happens when Europeans start dividing themselves up and emphasizing their differences and seeing a competition between various countries in a zero-sum way," he said. "The 20th century was a bloodbath. And for all the frustrations and failures of the project to unify Europe, the last five decades have been periods of unprecedented peace, prosperity, and growth in Europe."

Turning his focus onto the US, Obama said, "We know what happens when we divide ourselves along the lines of race, religion, and ethnicity."

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 Groove    2,246

Of course Obama has to put his two cents in. But he needs to shut the hell up before someone sues him for inciting violence. Hmm I wonder if we can get a class action suit going if the rhetoric keeps up like this?

Of course we have to see what Trump does once he's in office.   

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