Ra ra ra.
Since when is the USA called “The Homeland”?
How is that name not attuning to the same sentiment that all democratic autocracies seek to leverage?
And why not just go with “The Fatherland”, or would that make even Trump scoff?
His administration are using that phrase:
"(Trump’s order) is intended to protect the homeland and the American people, and the President has no higher duty and responsibility than to do so," acting DHS press secretary Gillian Christensen said when announcing the suspension.
That’s mega-populism right there.
I get it, the phrase has been current since … Bush Jr’s time? But where does it actually come from? Doesn’t a Homeland imply imperialist ambitions over other lands?
And isn’t plain old USA good enough?