The question asked in the title of this article is one that I have pondered in recent years. As a youngster, growing up in the late 1940s and into the 1950s, I grew up in what we all supposed was the typical American culture. Some of it was good and wholesome. Some if it wasn’t, but either way, it was still our culture and at no point did we or do we want to see that part of it that is still good destroyed.
A little over thirteen years ago my wife and I visited some good Christian friends in West Texas. On our way home (we still lived in Illinois at the time) we drove up through the Oklahoma Panhandle, an area that has some pleasant memories for me, and on up into Western Kansas because we wanted to take a look at Dodge City, the temporary place of residence for so many legendary frontier lawmen (if such they can be called).
It was an interesting side trip (and I won’t even begin to get into our experience in abolitionist East Kansas) and while in Dodge City, we stopped in a small fast food restaurant for lunch after our sightseeing. Mind you, this was Dodge City, Kansas, not El Paso, Laredo, or Nogales. As we sat and ate lunch I listened to those around me talking. The one language I heard almost none of was English. Ninety percent of what I heard was Spanish, or the Mexican variation of it. We had run into similar situations in the Chicago suburbs, where you could go into one of the park district parks in some towns and you could hear just about every language except English being spoken. As we sat in the restaurant in Dodge City, the question entered my mind–is this even America anymore?
I used to write article for the old Sierra Times web site before it faded out seven or eight years ago. I was sorry to see it go because it was a site that tried to hit a lot of areas that needed discussion, and they had some good writers. At any rate, I did an article for Sierra Times noting our experience in Dodge City and questioning just where American culture had disappeared to because there seemed to be so little of it left among all the third world cultures that were busy taking over here. I got all kinds of email over that article, some from folks who had shared our experience and could identify with what I said. To be charitable, some of what I got could legitimately be labeled “hate mail.” I never forgot the one that wished me “a long, miserable life.” But I had touched a nerve. I had addressed the looming disintegration of real American culture and I wasn’t supposed to do that. It wasn’t politically (culturally Marxist) correct. My comments offended some of the radicals from Somalia or Ecuador or some other places that were turning up in my country and promoting their cultures at the expense of mine. I was just supposed to ignore that and say nothing. Just “be nice.” I wasn’t.
Since that experience in Dodge, I have taken note of the cultural trends in places we have traveled to. Understand, I don’t have a big problem with folks from other countries coming here legally and bringing their cultures with them–as long as they don’t try to bury mine. When we got to where they want to replace mine with theirs and I’m supposed to accept that–then we have a problem.
Since they come here from other places, there has to be a certain amount of assimilation–on their part–to what we have here. For them to refuse any assimilation and expect Americans to bow to their cultural norms, is patently ludicrous. Hopefully, most thinking Americans will not do it–and they shouldn’t. Fuzzy-headed liberals who are afraid of offending anyone except white Christians may do it and there will be the usual pressure from the media and certain “civil rights” groups to cave into these people and let them deep-six your culture, but most folks, hopefully, will not buy into that hogwash.
If some of these recently-arrived Muslim groups want Sharia Law, that’s great–let them go live in a country that already practices that. We don’t need it here, no matter how many gurus from Washington tell us it would be beneficial for us. Our laws, at least at one point, were based on the truth of Holy Scripture, and that’s as it should be.
I noticed just today, an article on the Western Journalism web site about a group of public school kids in the Denver area that had been taken on a “field trip” to visit a synagogue, a Greek Orthodox Church, and a mosque. the girls were all required to wear “Islam-compliant clothing” into the mosque. There are lots of problems with this. Why is a public school taking these kids to visit these places anyway? Religion is supposed to be anathema in public schools–or is it only Christianity that is? Why aren’t Christians complaining about this? And if Christians today really understood the cultural implications of their actions, would they even have their kids in public schools?
On our recent trip to Minnesota I noticed, in the suburbs around Minneapolis, a goodly number of Muslim people. They are on their way to becoming a sizable minority there. I have to wonder, if and when they get to comprise 20 percent of the population in that area, will there be demonstrations in favor of Sharia Law for them in the areas they live in, thereby setting up a situation whereby you have two groups living side by side in this country but being governed by different sets of laws? That’s a prescription for disaster if ever I saw it. And don’t think it can’t happen here. There are some ultra-liberal (socialist) judges in this country that would dearly love to preside over the judicial destruction of whatever Christian culture we might still have left. It’s what they live for.
There are Marxists in Washington and many of our state capitals that have agendas that call for the gradual dismemberment of America and replacing it with some form of Third World socialism. That effort has been going on for decades while Americans, particularly Christians, have slept–confident that the Lord would “rapture” them out of this mess here before it got really sticky so they wouldn’t have to stand up and DO anything about it. What if that doesn’t happen for them? What about the possibility that the Lord’s solution to all this is to make them go through what they so badly wanted to get away from–to make them learn to have to deal with it and to begin to put up some Christian resistance to evil? Heaven forbid that they even have to think about that!
And what about those thousands of illegal immigrants that have, in the past year, been swamping out Southern border–employing the basic Cloward-Piven strategy of overwhelming the system to the point where it shuts down literally? The Border Patrol has been turned away from its duty of apprehending illegals and pressed into service as an illegal diaper-changing service. What effect does all this have on our culture?
The first part of this article contained some brief commentary about the Cloward/Piven strategy being used on our Southern border. For those who may not know just what that is, I refer you to an article I wrote for this blog spot on that, but which also may be found on http://www.deovindice.org for July 10, 2014.
Basically, the Cloward/Piven strategy is a Marxist program for various leftist groups to use to overwhelm the US system at various points around the country. It has been used to advance several leftist agendas. According to the book The Shadow Party by David Horowitz and Richard Poe: “Poor people can advance, Cloward later explained to the New York Times, only when ‘the rest of society is afraid of them.’ Rather than placating the poor with government handouts, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system. The collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would shake the foundations of society. Poor people would rise in revolt. Only then would ‘the rest of society’ accept their demands…The strategy would be to overload the welfare system with a flood of new applicants and cause it to go bankrupt…The demands would break the budget and jam the bureaucratic gears into gridlock. The result would be ‘a profound financial and political crisis’ that would unleash ‘powerful forces…for major economic reform at the national level’.” Needless to say, a major part of this would be redistribution of the wealth, (Marxism).
If this socialist concept worked in regard to welfare, or voter registration, or other socialist projects, then the same principle could be applied to the situation on our Southern border–and it has been. Someone or some group has to make sure the word gets out that will draw enough people to the border that the influx will, basically shut down the system that deals with illegal immigrants. The situation has pretty much shut the Border Patrol down, in that it can no longer perform its intended function. Instead its main function now is to make sure all these illegals swarming across the border are made comfortable. If enough of them are continually made “comfortable” enough so that they end up staying, which is what our current regime desires, then that situation will work toward changing the culture of the Southwest, and eventually of the rest of the country. And that has been a major part of the One World Government agenda emanating from Washington for the past several administrations–be they Democrat or Republican. It’s a standard Cloward/Piven tactic. It works toward changing us into Amerika. And it’s not the only thing that does.
As I started the first article about all this off with my recollections of our trip to Dodge City, Kansas, in a similar vein, I have a friend who recently made a trip to New York City to visit with some of his family in that area. He used to live there. He noted, in a recent email to me: “Today the 5 boroughs of New York City could be easily identified as to who is living there simply by riding through them and looking at the foreign signage that appears above their store fronts…The former European community is nearly all gone, having been replaced with a variety of third world peoples (Koreans, Chinese, Russians, Central Americans, Middle Easterners and Indians” and he wasn’t referring to American Indians, who, after looking at what we’ve done to Manhattan, probably wouldn’t take it back if you paid them.
He noted that when Europeans originally came to New York there were no entitlement programs “…from which a Political Base/Party could advance using Socialize Mechanics as a means to a political/ideological end.” In other words, the Europeans, when they came, for the most part, although there were some exceptions, (the Forty-Eighters come to mind), didn’t come with ideological agendas in tow. They came for a better life for their families than what they could ever have in Europe, and they were willing to work for it. Now many of the Third World people come for the freebies our beneficent government hands out. The Europeans came to make their own way. There were no freebies. And so our culture is being changed from people who came to work and earn their way to people that come to take. That doesn’t mean that all the people from these countries are deadbeats, but enough are so that it’s a drag on the system. Now in California they are going to have drivers’ licenses for illegal aliens. How long will it be before we officially give them the vote–although with the big fuss some radical groups are making over people having to show ID before they vote, maybe we already are, unofficially. Pretty soon the only people who will have to show an ID to get to vote will be whites in the South. Everyone else will get an automatic pass because, after all, we wouldn’t want to “offend” them now, would we–whereas “offending” whites is already a major part of the game.
He also observed: “The English language newspapers were being replaced with foreign dailies and the multitude of various languages being spoken at the same time was as infuriating as it was loud and obnoxious.” Or, as one Iraqui said to the other in the cartoon awhile back “You’re in the United States now–speak Spanish!”
If any other race or culture besides white people were being beset by this planned campaign of cultural genocide in this country there would be massive riots, demonstrations, protests, sit-ins and whatever else was needed to call attention to the injustice. The “news” media would be up in arms and the political demagogues would be having a field day. But because it’s happening to white folks, it’s all beneath anyone’s notice–even most of the white folks! And we have all these warm-fuzzy liberal types pirouetting across our national stage and keening about “white privilege.” Folks, that’s all part of this campaign, and it’s one of the biggest buckets of hog slop that’s being peddled out there! Unfortunately, many naive whites, some of them Christians, have bought into this bucket of propaganda–up to their eyeballs!
There is a verse in Scripture which says “Insofar as is possible within you, live peaceably with all men.” That’s a sound admonition and many more people should practice it. But what do you do when the situation gets to where that might not be possible–when your adversaries have no interest at all in peace, except on their terms (convert or die) or “peaceful co-existence” or whatever their current terminology might be?
Ecclesiastes Chapter 3:7-8 says “(There is) A time to rend and a time to sew; a time to keep silent, and a time to speak; A time to love and a time to hate; a time of war and a time of peace.” The time to speak is long past–and we have kept silent when we should have spoken. And, while no sane person wants war, there also comes a time to defend your culture and the foundations for it, which are Christian foundations. And so the time of War may well be at hand, and it doesn’t have to be a war fought with guns. It may well be fought with the pen. If that be the case, then let us pray that the Christians have plenty of ink in their inkwells.