Friday, September 11, 2009

AMERICA IS BREAKING APART

I have for some time now come to the realization that the United States of America is in essence no longer one country. The populace no longer has any real commonality uniting it under a common belief, creed, or world view. And I do believe that the best thing for the people of our country would be to break it into two. Just split the country down the middle and allow all the atheists (or secularist or agnostic or liberal religious whatever the "PC" term is for atheist these days), communists, race hustlers, militant homosexuals, multiculturalists, and their fellow travelers to go one way and allow the rest of us to go our way. I do believe that if our country would just admit the obvious we could save untold millions of lives when the inevitable civil war comes however many years down the road. I posted an excellent article from Patrick Buchanon today which expouds on this issue and I post it in full because the entire article is well worth the read and the consideration. Think about this, up until the last year the only concrete thing which united the American people was our high standard of living and our love for pleasure and good times. If Obama succeeds in stripping this country of its wealth, then the populace will no longer even have that albeit false unifier. If this country becomes a poor country, as Obama wants it to become, what in the world is going to keep us from killing each other when we are all competing for the scraps doled out by the federal government?

Is America coming apart?
Pat Buchanan wonders: 'In what senseare we 1 nation and 1 people anymore?'

Posted: September 10, 20097:53 pm Eastern
By Patrick J. Buchanan


Flying home from London, where the subject of formal debate on the 70th anniversary of World War II had been whether Winston Churchill was a liability or asset to the Free World, one arrives in the middle of a far more acrimonious national debate right here in the United States.
At issue: Should Barack Obama be allowed to address tens of millions of American children, inside their classrooms, during school hours?

Conservative talk-show hosts saw a White House scheme to turn public schools into indoctrination centers where the socialist ideology of Obama would be spoon-fed to captive audiences of children forced to listen to Big Brother -- and then do assignments on his sermon.
The liberal commentariat raged about right-wing paranoia.

Yet Byron York of the Washington Examiner dug back to 1991 to discover that, when George H.W. Bush went to Alice Deal Junior High to speak to America's school kids, the left lost it.
"The White House turned a Northwest Washington junior high classroom into a television studio and its students into props," railed the Washington Post. Education Secretary Lamar Alexander was called before a House committee. The National Education Association denounced Bush. And Congress ordered the General Accounting Office to investigate.

Obama's actual speech proved about as controversial as a Nancy Reagan appeal to eighth-graders to "Just say no!" to drugs. Yet, the episode reveals the poisoned character of our politics.
We saw it earlier on display in August, when the crowds that came out for town hall meetings to oppose Obama's health-care plans were called "thugs," "fascists," "racists" and "evil-mongers" by national Democrats.

We see it as Rep. Joe Wilson shouts, "You lie!" at the president during his address to a joint session of Congress.

We seem not only to disagree with each other more than ever, but to have come almost to detest one another. Politically, culturally, racially, we seem ever ready to go for each others' throats.
One half of America sees abortion as the annual slaughter of a million unborn. The other half regards the right-to-life movement as tyrannical and sexist.

Proponents of gay marriage see its adversaries as homophobic bigots. Opponents see its champions as seeking to elevate unnatural and immoral relationships to the sacred state of traditional marriage.

The question invites itself. In what sense are we one nation and one people anymore? For what is a nation if not a people of a common ancestry, faith, culture and language, who worship the same God, revere the same heroes, cherish the same history, celebrate the same holidays and share the same music, poetry, art and literature?

Yet, today, Mexican-Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo, a skirmish in a French-Mexican war about which most Americans know nothing, which took place the same year as two of the bloodiest battles of our own Civil War: Antietam and Fredericksburg.

Christmas and Easter, the great holidays of Christendom, once united Americans in joy. Now we fight over whether they should even be mentioned, let alone celebrated, in our public schools.
Where we used to have classical, pop, country & Western and jazz music, now we have varieties tailored to specific generations, races and ethnic groups. Even our music seems designed to subdivide us.

One part of America loves her history, another reviles it as racist, imperialist and genocidal. Old heroes like Columbus, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee are replaced by Dr. King and Cesar Chavez.

But the old holidays, heroes and icons endure, as the new have yet to put down roots in a recalcitrant Middle America.

We are not only more divided than ever on politics, faith and morality, but along the lines of class and ethnicity. Those who opposed Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court and stood by Sgt. Crowley in the face-off with Harvard's Henry Louis Gates were called racists. But this time they did not back down. They threw the same vile word right back in the face of their accusers, and Barack Obama.

Consider but a few issues on which Americans have lately been bitterly divided: school prayer, the Ten Commandments, evolution, the death penalty, abortion, homosexuality, assisted suicide, affirmative action, busing, the Confederate battle flag, the Duke rape case, Terri Schiavo, Iraq, amnesty, torture.

Now it is death panels, global warming, "birthers" and socialism. If a married couple disagreed as broadly and deeply as Americans do on such basic issues, they would have divorced and gone their separate ways long ago. What is it that still holds us together?

The European-Christian core of the country that once defined us is shrinking, as Christianity fades, the birth rate falls and Third World immigration surges. Globalism dissolves the economic bonds, while the cacophony of multiculturalism displaces the old American culture.

"E pluribus unum" – out of many, one - was the national motto the men of '76 settled upon. One sees the pluribus. But where is the unum? One sees the diversity. But where is the unity?
Is America, too, breaking up?

7 Comments:

Blogger William said...

A chilling thought, but a possibility we must all prepare for more and more, it seems.

I still hold out that Liberals will realize they're tearing this country apart... and Republicans will stop secretly wishing they were Liberals.

Not us, of course, I'm talking Beltway "Ooh, she spanked me silly," morons.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

So Cavey, do you think the Republicans will win big gains in the mid-term elections? So far, the Republicans have yet to bring something real, concrete, and positive to the political table.

Is this nation breaking apart? Hmmmh. I dunno. When I look at the case of Cpl Brady Gustafson, USMC, I still see hope for the future.

12:52 PM  
Blogger The Book Burner said...

The liberals need us for defense. If we break apart whose going to defend them? An army/navy of queers and liberal moochers?

2:49 PM  
Blogger Mike the Geek said...

Texas and Freedom.

Over 50% of the jobs created in the USA last year were in Texas.

We have more guns per capita than Somalia.

We can drill our own energy, build our own computers, and grow our own food.

We even have a H-Bomb plant up in the Panhandle.

The governor just dispatched the Rangers to the border - unfortunately, he chose the Mexican border. They're not the ones I worry about.

Independence.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Greta said...

The issue is the growth of the federal government that started after the civil war. It escalated with Wilson, FDR, Johnson, and now is going to hyperdrive with Obama.
The government was formed with one set of rules which was driven by the states. That is why they only gave the federal government those things which the states approved. To change that, it was supposed to take an amendment to the constitution. The last amendment was introduced in 1971. The supreme court is supposed to stop acts by the other two branches that violate our constitution. Instead it has become another legislative branch with no recorse to anyone, especially the voters and people in for life. 1973 brought Roe which was a violation of the constitution with power created out of the word "privacy" that Brandies had invented back at the time of Wilson. He used it to allow almost anything in a move toward socialism. Every group seeking new rights has used it since. If they still had to take any of the issues Pat talks about in his article to an amendment process, it would never see the light of day. That is why none have come in the last 38 years.

The reason for the states is that you can have the type of things you want and believe in a state, and yet remain in the United States. Ohio does not want abortion or government run healthcare but New York does. Each can have the lifestyle they want and those who seek the other can move and still be in the USA. Once the federal does anything without an amendment, you have 50% of the people not happy with the result and no recourse if the Supreme court does not knock it down. If it comes from the court as with Roe, there is not even a recourse except to pass legislation which still goes back to that same court for review.

We are in the middle of a game and all the rules have been changed and we seem to have no way to stop the game and make all play by the rules.

12:42 AM  
Blogger JLS said...

Late Saturday aft Calif time: Looking at news photos of Tea Party in DC ... unbelieveable!!!

In the 80s I was at four big rallies, three of them prolife and two of those est at a quarter million marchers (March for Life). These photos dwarf that quarter mil figure. No doubt, no way at all there were less than a million tea party goers. Wow!!!

6:56 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

Things I love about Texas: Granny was born and raised on a cattle ranch started from scratch by her folks on the Red River. If I were to win the big lotto, for dinner I'd go to a truck stop out of Amarillo for chipped beef. I guess that's like bein' baptized and confirmed by the State of Texas.

7:06 PM  

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