I don’t think I’d heard of ‘nativism’ before I saw this picture…
It’s right there with the classics: racism and misogyny.
Google gave me two definitions…
1. the theory that concepts, mental capacities, and mental structures are innate rather than acquired by learning.
2. the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants.
By definition number one, nativism is a scientific fact.
And definition number two is just good – in fact, more fundamental than ‘good’… let’s say obvious and necessary – policy. Assuming we want to live in things called ‘nations.’
What kind of nut job thinks that the government of a nation should prioritise the interests of people other than its own citizens over its own citizens? Isn’t that the definition of treason?