Pat Buchanan is never short for incisive commentary. His latest column hammers the folly of US globalism. Free Trade and Open Borders are key issues of the day and Buchanan frames them well with historical context. Of course, Big Media avoids historical context and prefers the entertainment mode.
"....America’s own first major steps toward free trade, open borders and globalism came with JFK’s Trade Expansion Act and LBJ’s Immigration Act of 1965.
By the end of the Cold War, however, a reaction had set in, and a great awakening begun. U.S. trade deficits in goods were surging into the hundreds of billions, and more than a million legal and illegal immigrants were flooding in yearly, visibly altering the character of the country.
Americans were coming to realize that free trade was gutting the nation’s manufacturing base and open borders meant losing the country in which they grew up. And on this earth there is no greater loss.
The new resistance of Western man to the globalist agenda is now everywhere manifest..."