Angelina Jolie defended internationalism and the United Nations in a lengthy speech…. at UN headquarters in Geneva, where the actress and humanitarian warned of a “rising tide of nationalism” in the West “masquerading as patriotism.”
Undoubtedly, the highly popular actress was broadly defending Islam in her speech to the UN. Jolie said in June that Islam was a “beautiful religion” and insisted that the US had an “obligation” to take in Muslim refugees.” She is not known to be a deep or original thinker; her views reflect fashionable opinions among the establishment left, which is why they are worth noting. She and others like her are framing the acceptance of policies that will lead to the destruction of the West as a moral obligation. Also, because of her popularity she has massive influence among young people.
The actress and refugee envoy of the United Nations gave an impassioned plea for refugees at the BBC in London:
‘To me, America is built on people from around the world coming together for freedoms, especially freedom of religion.
Indeed so, but she does not mention, and is probably not aware of, Islam’s doctrines of conquest and subjugation of unbelievers.
“Angelina Jolie Warns of ‘Rising Tide of Nationalism Masquerading as Patriotism’”, by Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart, Mar 15, 2017:
Angelina Jolie defended internationalism and the United Nations in a lengthy speech Wednesday at UN headquarters in Geneva, where the actress and humanitarian warned of a “rising tide of nationalism” in the West “masquerading as patriotism.”
In a nearly 20 minute-long speech, Jolie — who serves as a U.N. Special Envoy — honored the life of the late UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed in Iraq in 2003, and praised the United Nations as a vital forum where countries could come together to seek peace and unity.
But Jolie also sounded a warning note, saying that as an American citizen, she sees a global environment “more troubling and uncertain” than at any time in her lifetime.
“We are grappling with a level of conflict and insecurity that seems to exceed our will and capabilities,” Jolie said, “with more refugees than ever before, and new wars erupting on top of existing conflicts, some already lasting decades.”
“We see a rising tide of nationalism, masquerading as patriotism, and the re-emergence of policies encouraging fear and hatred of others,” she added.
The actress also appeared to criticize President Donald Trump without mentioning his name, referring to leaders who talk “as if some of our proudest achievements are in fact our biggest liabilities – whether it is the tradition of successfully integrating refugees into our societies, or the institutions and treaties we have built rooted in laws and human rights.”
Describing herself as a “proud American” and an “internationalist,” Jolie called for reform at the United Nations so as not to “bequeath a darker and more unstable world to all those who come after us.”
“The challenge is how to restore that sense of balance and hopefulness in our countries, while not sacrificing all we have learnt about the value and necessity of internationalism,” Jolie said. “Because a world in which we turn our back on our global responsibilities will be a world that produces greater insecurity, violence and danger for us and for our children.”…