Thursday, September 24, 2015

Not much of a distinction

What exactly is the difference between a "supremacist" and a "nationalist"? I realize that "White nationalist" sounds marginally less bad than "White supremacist," but forget about the word "white". Doesn't nationalism always imply the perceived superiority of your "nation"?

Doesn't an American nationalist believe that America is the best country in the world? Isn't that another way of saying America is superior to all other countries? French nationalists think France, or at least the French people, are superior to everyone else. Nationalists are always supremacists, aren't they?