Published in Cumberland Times-News Friday, August 21, 2012.
"Let’s face it: The White experience in
America– that of the Mayflower Descendants, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, descendants of European farmers who settled the frontier and Jewish and Christian immigrants who filled the cities and fueled the Industrial Revolution -- is fundamentally different from that of the African-American, or modern-day Latino or Asian immigrant."
Who would destroy our country? Why?
We who cherish
America as the grand experiment in
democracy, with lofty ideals to which others aspire, hold our heads in
confoundedness: Why do our own brethren set out to destroy this country?
What is their thinking? Can we halt their rapid dismantling of
Do these people have no connection to our ancestors’ struggles? Is there no one in their families who witnessed the Pilgrims’ courageous voyage to seek religious freedom; their crash landing at Clark’s
in winter 1620; their Mayflower Compact, necessary for survival; their
thanksgiving to God for his protection and beneficence?
Can they claim no ancestors among the colonists who objected to tyrannical rule, who heroically proclaimed a Declaration of Independence, and then took up arms to fight, and win against all odds, in a risky Revolutionary War?
Did no one in their families side with the Feds or Rebs in their passionate disagreements over slavery and states’ rights that tore the country apart before making us one, joined then in reconstruction and resurrection?
Did none of their fathers or grandfathers, sons or daughters, serve our country in Europe, Korea, Vietnam, or any of the various recent arenas, to fight against Marxist, Communist and Islamist totalitarianism and tyrannical oppression?
Were none of their ancestors among the hopeful immigrants who came here in centuries past to find freedom and opportunity, and to build a community, an identity, a country?
Either they must have no connection, or no knowledge of it; or they disdain ours.
Let’s face it: The White experience in
America – that of the Mayflower
Descendants, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, descendants of
European farmers who settled the frontier and Jewish and Christian
immigrants who filled the cities and fueled the Industrial Revolution -- is
fundamentally different from that of the African-American, or modern-day Latino
or Asian immigrant.
While we reflect on a bold and inspired heritage steeped in independence and self-reliance, they see their own ancestors having suffered inexorable pain and brutal injustices. Our
America has been a land of parallel
Unhealed wounds of slavery and yet-vivid images of Jim Crow fuel disillusionment with our founders’ Judeo-Christian ideals for law and justice; and progressive thinkers disagree with beliefs that our blessings come from God and not from government.
Marxist and neo-communist ideas of “social justice” and “fair share” have taken center stage at the White House and gained momentum among the masses, especially “alienated youths,” who American Thinker columnist James Lewis says (Oct. 9, 2007) “are always the easiest targets for any totalitarian creed.”
“The Neocommies,” Lewis writes, “are part more of a movement than a conspiracy.”
He goes on, “Democrats (have become) more totalitarian in spirit and practice (since) the first wave of the New Left started its takeover of the Party in the 1970s and 80s.” These Democrats, Lewis says, “will tell you they are patriotic Americans, which is very true, if you adopt their belief that
must be subjected to a Leftist regime for its own good. ...
“The (ideological) goal,” says Lewis, “is to create
Paradise on Earth by
overthrowing democratic capitalism. The real goal is to enable the rise of a
new ruling class with huge power over ordinary people.”
The choice in November is stark: Democracy, with its individual freedoms and prosperity, or socialism, serfdom and poverty.
Americans are at a juncture. We can revere our God-fearing ancestors and continue their unique, hard-won Judeo-Christian system of law and justice that has served exceptionally well for almost 240 years. Or we can discard all that, and embrace Marxist rule.
The majority will decide.