Columnist: Destroying American culture
Vail, CO Colorado
Less than 30 years ago, most everything in America enjoyed the moniker “All American.” Sports heroes became “All Americans.” When you bought a product, it read, “Made in America.” Everyone spoke English and raised their hands to their hearts while saying, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.”
Today, millions in this country call themselves Hmong-Americans, Muslim-Americans, Korean-Americans and African-Americans. In other words, they do not hold total allegiance as an American. One of our presidential candidates is a Kenyan-American. He grew up in Indonesia until the age of 10. Barack Obama cannot be considered an All-American man by his own words.
Those people with hyphenated nationalities manifest “multiculturalism.”
By its very name, it destroys one culture by breaking it into many. It’s like throwing a baseball through a house window ” fracturing it into countless pieces. The window can no longer protect that house from rain, winds or snow. Additionally, with numerous cultures come multiple languages. Linguistic chaos equals unending tension.
Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm said: “The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon ” all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided.”
Thus, we grow as a country at odds with itself. We lose our national identity with every added “hyphenated-American.”
Europe provides a peek into our future. Their Muslim-British immigrants stand at odds with everything English. If you visit London, you see two separate societies. The Muslim-French immigrants balk at everything French.
Today, America’s grand 232 year run fractures, falters and degrades under the march of “multiculturalism.” The word sounds unifying, inclusive and respectful. Yet how unified can a nation remain where a foreign language forces its way into our national character? Los Angeles provides a peek into our future where Mexican culture “overtook” its way toward dominance. Americans flee!
Maywood, California, one of several American cities featuring 90 percent illegal aliens, illustrates a case in point. From an L.A. Times article, “6+4 = 1 Tenuous Existence,” an illegal alien lived with his family in Maywood, but discovered that crime, drugs, guns, prostitution and dilapidated schools made life miserable. He moved into the heartland of America – where he discovered safety in the America of law and order.
“What we weren’t able to do in many years in California,” Alejandra said, “we’ve done quickly here. We’re in a state where there’s nothing but Americans. Police control the streets. It’s clean, no gangs! California now resembles Mexico ” everyone thinks like in Mexico. California’s broken.”
A recent Pew Center report shows America adding 138 million people in four decades. Of that number, 90 million immigrants will reach America’s shores by 2050. One in five citizens will be born out of our country. They drag in 100 incompatible Third World cultures.
The first question remains: Should all these immigrants arriving from failed cultures succeed in their demands that we respect the injection of their culture and language into ours?
A second question knocks on your brain: What underpins your ability to walk into any grocery store in America and find thousands of food products while, in contrast, millions worldwide starve to death annually?
Answer: those qualities that make up our successful All-American economy and culture!
The third question begs an answer: With all our environmental dilemmas today, why do we choose to continue a 1.1 million annual legal immigration load, plus 1.0 million illegal immigration?
Dr. Otis Graham in, “Unguarded Gates: A History of America’s Immigration Crisis,” wrote, “Most Western elites continue urging the wealthy West not to stem the migrant tide, but to absorb our global brothers and sisters until their horrid ordeal has been endured and shared by all of us – ten billion humans packed onto an ecologically devastated planet in 2050.”
Integrity mandates respect for all cultures and people. However, why destroy our success with failure while we endure a “Human Katrina” numbering 138 million people that cannot be sustained?
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in Colorado/America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at his Web site http://www.frostywooldridge.com
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