The myth of multiculturalism

For several decades the Leftist/Progressives in America have promoted the myth, primarily through public schools and universities, that a multicultural society offers a host of societal benefits. Many of us have long argued that this false hope is a lie designed to make people who want to live in America, yet cling to foreign cultures, feel better about their self-imposed segregation and justify their rejection of American traditions.

Some of the gullible now recognizes that multiculturalism and attacks on our heritage have destroyed the unity that once defined America—although they may not admit that these are the causes of our disunity.

It is clear to students of sociology that the most stable countries in the world are those with a single, unifying culture: witness Japan and Switzerland.

In my lifetime we’ve always crudely described our country as a “melting-pot”; reflecting the motto: e pluribus unum (from many, one)—presumably people came to the United States to be Americans. But for a long time subversive groups have worked from outside and within our own country to criticize and undermine our culture.

Now blacks have their own segregated institutions, some rejecting law and order; Muslims live in ghettos under their own religious-mandated laws threatening Western Civilization; Amerindians illegally invade our southern border, fly their own country’s flag at political rallies and demand American citizenship status and benefits.

Anti-American Marxists in our federal government blatantly flaunt our constitutional laws and deceive the public about their activities; abortionists demand unrestricted killing of unborn babies; abnormal sexual activists campaign to violate our moral standards and destroy the meaning of marriage; anti-Christians spread the myth of church-state separation; social radicals hijack our schools to indoctrinate our children with immoral ideas and anti-American propaganda; mainline media serve as an arm of government and leftist causes. College radicals demand removal of cherished historical symbols and monuments.

How can any society persevere against these assaults on its traditions and values? Put differently, how can honorable people allow these vicious hate-groups to attack their heritage, values and ancestors and not fight back?

At this fifteenth anniversary of the Islamist attack on our county in September 2001, Wilmington StarNews editors recall “post-9/11” national unity and question whether it was real. In the era of collectivist “coming together” and “giving back”-propaganda, the editors long for “goodwill and respect for each other” to “bridge our differences.”

Tell that to the murderous Islamic terrorists who, since killing thousands of innocent people on our soil fifteen years ago, continue their violent rampages around the world, while our government officials refuse to even recognize the true purpose of these enemies. Or, for that matter, tell it to the current American president who has shown nothing but “contempt” for his political opponents, the American people and our laws.

In my opinion, it’s these, and other circumstances, that make it “hard to imagine how we can remain united in any sense of the word,” as the editors frame the question.

But, the collective “we” is not to blame for the contemptuous “vitriol” noted by the editors. For evidence of that we need only carefully search recent media archives. There we will find pictures of shouting, violent mobs; irrationally angry demonstrators; murderous assaults on our citizens and disrespect for the police; vandalism, destruction of property and theft.

Civilized people cannot be united and allow uncivilized, lawless people to control the public streets; our government; and our legislative and judicial processes.

Editors believe that “contempt” may “become our new 9/11…worse and longer-lasting than what we experienced” on that fateful day in 2001.

But, as bad as it was, our society didn’t break down at that time. And our contempt was reserved for the Islamic Arab terrorists who held such disrespect for us. In fact, we agreed to go to war with them until federal officials deliberately failed us in that mission.

The current imminent danger for us is that there are people operating in this country—identified as “Americans,” in and out of our government—that undermine our cultural unity by subverting our institutions, religion, traditions and laws.

If this persists with little opposition, America will further devolve into clusters of lawless “sanctuary” cities; dangerous urban ghettos, well-guarded gated communities, with tribal gangs roaming the countryside to prey on innocent citizens. We’ll be like Mexico and corrupt Central American “banana republics.”

Strangely, that’s what some people living in the U. S. seem to want.

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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