This is a Spanish politician during the speech where he declared the pressing need to “battle nationalism because it’s a cancer of Spain and Europe”:
His audience clapped, cheered, and waved… Spain’s national flags. Obviously, the nationalism the politician was trying to battle is not that of Spain. He was actually trying to defend Spanish nationalism by attacking the Basque nationalism.
The ignorance of what nationalism is has risen to incredible heights. Here is a guy who’s passionately defending nationalism by attacking it. Or, to give another example, if I were to say that Bernie has the most nationalist platform among all Dem contenders, people would think I’m trying to insult him.
“Take the government out of my welfare,” people say, and like Spanish politician ignore the contradiction.