“Know nothing” about Manifest Destiny

“Know nothing” means something and is somnehow interrelated with Manifest Destiny. The later term, Manifest Destiny was and is the belief of the American ruling class  that  Manifest Destinythe United States had and have a divinely inspired mission to expand, progress and spread its ideals of democracy and freedom. Originally this phrase was restricted in the 19th century to the American West, later extended to a world wide mission.

Sadly, in connection with “Know nothing1” it reminds me to a German form of this political Catch phrase: Lebensraum im Osten.

1. political movement, “The American Native Party”

One thought on ““Know nothing” about Manifest Destiny

  1. Pingback: The LNP Know Nothings : Criticism Without A Solution | Andrew James Whalan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s