SUICIDE OF A SUPERPOWER: CULTURE WARS WITHIN AMERICA On The Morning Zone
by Frosty Wooldridge
(Frosty guests at 7:07AM MST today on The Morning Zone on KGAB)
Suicide of a Superpower by Pat Buchanan
A book review: Part 5
Have you noticed more and more languages being spoken across America rather than English? Have you noticed that meats at the supermarket must be stamped “Hilal” for Muslim consumption? Have you noticed cab drivers with turbans? Have you noticed that Christmas, Easter and now Halloween, once powerful traditions of American life, have been changed so as to not offend immigrants?
“As a consequence of the cultural revolution,” said Buchanan. “America has become two countries. The differences between us are wide, deep and enduring. Less and less often do we take the trouble to find common ground with people unlike us in views and values. Rather, we secede into enclaves of people like ourselves. The racial, religious, cultural, social, political and economic divides today are greater than they seemed even in the segregated cities where some of us grew up.”
Such cities like Freemont, California and Detroit, Michigan have become increasingly Islamic—Middle Eastern immigrant dominated cities. European-Americans flee. Islamic mosques take over and prayer calls drone across the rooftops five times a day as Muslims bow to Mecca.
Before 1965, we had been segregated as to housing and schools, but as Buchanan said, “We shared a country and culture. We were one nation. We were Americans. We spoke the same language, learned the same history, celebrated the same heroes, observed the same holy days and holidays, went to the same films, rooted for the same teams, watched the same three channels, danced to the same music, ate the same foods and recited the same pledge of allegiance at school, and were taught the same truths about right and grown, good and evil, God and country. We were a people then.”
THAT AMERICA IS GONE
As an American who has traveled throughout this country regularly for the past 50 years, I have witnessed what Buchanan writes about. I have seen racial segregation greater than it was in the 60s before Dr. Martin Luther King. If you visit New York, you will see Pakistani’s sharing lunch with only Pakistani’s and all other tribes practice the same segregation. If you ask them what they are as citizens, they will tell you they are Pakistani’s first and part of America second. They have one foot in the United States and their ear plugged into a cell phone dialed back to the motherland.
We’ve actually suffered multiple incidences of Muslim-American military NCOs and officers killing other American troops. (U.S. Army Major Hasan murdered 13 and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood. A Muslim NCO threw a grenade into an officer’s tent killing three at the beginning of the Iraq War. Several brothers tried to kill soldiers at Fort Dix New Jersey.)
Even Barack Obama, whose father is a Kenyan has set the new tone for America, “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”
With honor killings, female genital mutilation and arranged marriages within the United States today—it’s a certain bet that we do not share the same values any more.
As to morals, Buchanan said, “What set of values binds us together when we cannot even agree on what a marriage is?”
Ironically, conservatives have worked to stop the 1.2 million American abortions annually, but sent bombers to kill hundreds of thousands and create 2.5 million refugees in Iraq over a 10 year period. At the same time, 4,300 American young men and women suffered death and 42,000 returned without limbs or healthy minds in that 10 year forever war.
While race has been the most divisive issue facing America since its inception, the U.S. Congress continues importing millions upon millions of incompatible cultures and ethnic tribes that portend greater conflict as their numbers grow.
“Racial discrimination is still among the most divisive issues polarizing our country,” said Buchanan.
As anyone can see across America today, we are dividing along Latino, Islamic, European and African tribal lines. As we add another 75 million third world immigrants, our civilization faces water, energy and resource shortages. When you incorporate Peak Oil which means the decline of oil that runs our civilization—we cannot avoid the forthcoming conflicts.
“America is entering a time of troubles,” said Buchanan. “The clashes of culture and creed are intensifying…and the crises that afflict us—culture wars, race division, record deficits, unpayable debt, waves of immigration, legal and illegal, of people never before assimilated, gridlock in capital, and possible defeat in war—may prove too much for our democracy to cope with.”
I think President Teddy Roosevelt’s statement 110 years ago defines our dilemma even more poignantly today: “The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, or preventing all possibility of its continuing as a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities and languages.” He could have added “incompatible cultures” to the mix.
Buchanan defines our predicament, but will the American people rise up to change course? From this journalist’s experience, I doubt it.
I highly recommend this book for its power to enlighten and possibly inspire millions of Americans to become engaged to stop the onslaught and destruction of our civilization.