Bill Clinton thinks you're a Nazi if you support Trump

In his first public appearance since his wife lost the presidency, former president Bill Clinton advanced the narrative that liberals have been propagating since President Trump's election. The key is to conflate the kind of virulent nationalism that infected Germany during the Nazi years with the simple patriotism of ordinary Americans.  It is an insidious narrative that barely disguises their attempt to portray Trump as Hitler and his supporters as mindless super-nationalists. Politico: "People who claim to want the nation-state are actually trying to have a pan-national movement to institutionalize separatism and division within borders all over the world," Clinton said. "It's like we're all having an identity crisis at once – and it is an inevitable consequence of the economic and social changes that have occurred at an increasingly rapid pace." Note that Clinton talks as if the "nation state" were already dead...(Read Full Post)