yes yes acknowledged--it's all a matter of degree.
My feeling is Pat Buchanan and maybe Rand Paul are too isolationist for my taste.
So, really my concern is to push back from what I think is happening where a person who happens to look white who might also disagree with globalism and likes the "America First" message from being automatically assigned to the skinhead white pride thing.
Well, we agree that identity politics is a dead end road. And that includes white identity politics. So what do you do if someone tries to get you to play the identity politics game?
Just don't play.
When I am taking a position on something that paints me in a somewhat conservative light, which happens some of the time, and I am accused of being racist or some other term du jour for my position, which 100% of the time has nothing to do with race, the proper answer is "No, I'm not a racist and actually you're kind of being an a*****e for calling me that without a solid reasoning to do so." Then move on. Either the person will drop the accusation and you can have an actual discussion (which usually doesn't happen) or you can safely assume that reasoned discussion is not possible and move on to someone else.
For the record, no, I am not a nationalist.
The attitude of extreme nationalism leads to death for a lot of people who probably haven't done anything wrong along with a sense of accomplishment or entitlement for a lot of people who probably haven't done anything to earn it. I can't philosophically condone either of those things.
I am not a proponent of full scale globalization.
I believe in a level of globalism in terms of mutual economic health and shared resources in exigent circumstances (pooling resources to aid other countries in times of disaster, etc). I do not believe in a one world government or in border dissolution, but those are pretty extreme views that I don't believe many people actually espouse.
Like most people, I'll say probably the majority, I fall somewhere in the middle.