As a follow up to Chapter 4, which referenced Robert Putnam’s “Bowling Alone”, I present to you this piece, in its concise entirety, by Dennis Mangan:
Wish I could agree with him that being a patriot is still worthwhile. I used to be a flag waver myself, as I suspect most people around these parts were, until first the neoconservatives and then the Left captured the flag. Neither of these have the interests of the American majority in mind; rather, they’ve hijacked the country for their own purposes. Maybe more to the point, since the government is definitely not the same as the people or the country, America as a country and a culture has become alien to those like me. It’s been deliberately filled up with millions of culturally alien foreigners who care not one whit for our heritage or the people who constructed it.
Furthermore, not only do many Americans – in the original sense of the term – celebrate what’s going on, but more and more of the foreigners are banding together to have their say in the way the country is to be run and which direction the money is to flow. We’ve got a revanchist movement in the American Southwest that no one will do anything about – although there’s some room for hope in Arizona – and that is spreading to the rest of the country. (The Solicitor General recently argued before the Supreme Court that we must not enforce the Arizona immigration law because it would piss off Mexico.)
America is starting to look like the new Yugoslavia.
One commenter over at One’s stated that Solzhenitsyn loved Russia but hated the USSR. That type of distinction is one that many of us are starting to make. A nation is the political expression of a people, and while some of us are still a people, the nation is no longer our expression, but that of the alien ideology and death cult of multicult, globalist, crony-capitalist socialism.
Add to this the depressing news that coincidentally came out the day after my original post…
The trend toward greater minority births has been building for years, the result of the large wave of immigration here over the past three decades. Hispanics make up the majority of immigrants, and they tend to be younger — and to have more children — than non-Hispanic whites. (Of the total births in the year that ended last July, about 26 percent were Hispanic, about 15 percent black, and about 4 percent Asian.)
Ladies and gentlemen, the toothpaste is out of the tube.