Locke, John | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
In this cauldron of discontent, certain politicians are flourishing and even gaining power by portraying rights as protecting only the terrorist suspect or the asylum seeker at the expense of the safety, economic welfare, and cultural preferences of the presumed majority. They scapegoat refugees, immigrant communities, and minorities. Truth is a frequent casualty. Nativism, xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia are on the rise.
Xenophobia and Nativism - International Encyclopedia …
It is nativist because the constraints that give rise to a particular class of biological concepts would be very different from those that give rise to number concepts or tool concepts and because those constraints hang together in a coherent way that makes learning about the living world especially easy.
It’s easy to blame ignorant voters for giving rise to Trump’s newfound political prominence, but the drastic rightward shift of American politics has much more systemic roots. The GOP has a long history of trying to rally a nativist base to win elections. After 9/11, despite an admirable effort by President George W. Bush to not conflate extremism with the Muslim religion in his speeches, Islamophobia has become another way for this kind of political galvanization to take place. This has dragged the entire U.S. political spectrum rightward, with the supposedly progressive Democrats now resembling a standard center-right party in other developed countries.