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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

America's Suicide

A story circulating the Internet for the last few of years caught my attention again. I was intrigued by it because most viral emails are usually bullshit but Snopes.com say it is mostly accurate and I usually believe them.

Victor Davis Hanson talked about his book ‘Mexifornia' in 2004, at a conference in Washington, DC, about 'Immigration and Overpopulation'. He explained how immigration, both legal and illegal, destroyed the State of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of the American Dream. Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm, stood up and gave a speech on ‘How to Destroy America’. Lamm said:

"I have a secret plan to destroy America. If you believe, as many do, that America is too smug, to white bread, to self-satisfied, too rich, let's destroy America. It is not hard to do. History shows that that nations are more fragile than their citizen's think. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall, and that:

"An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide."

"Here is my plan" Lamm said:

I. "We must first make America a bilingual-bi cultural country. History shows, in my opinion, that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. One scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way:

"The histories of bilingual and bi cultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon—all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons and Corsicans."

II. "I would then invent ‘multiculturalism’ and encourage immigrants to maintain their own culture. I would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences that are important. I would declare it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rate is only due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out-of-bounds."

III. "We can make the United States a "Hispanic Quebec" without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently:

" ...The apparent success of our own multi-ethnic and multi-cultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentrically and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together."

IV. "Having done all this, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated - I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school."

V. "I would then get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of ‘Victimology’. I would get all minorities to think their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population."

VI. "I would establish dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity. "Diversity" is a wonderfully seductive word. It stresses differences rather that commonalities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other - that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together and we can take advantage of this myopia. Look at the ancient Greeks. "Dorf's World History" tells us:

"The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshipped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games in honor of Zeus and all Greeks venerated the shrine of Apollo at Delphi. A common enemy Persia threatened their liberty. Yet, all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors… (local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions...)

If we put the emphasis on the "pluribus"’ instead of the "unum", we can balkanize America as surely as Kosovo."

VII. "Then I would place all subjects off limits - Make it taboo to talk about. I would find a word similar to ‘heretic’ in the 16th century - that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobe’ that halts argument and conversation."

"Having made America a bilingual - bi cultural country, having established multiculturalism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of "Victimology", "I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: "That because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good." I would make every individual immigrant sympatric and ignore the cumulative impact."

VIII. "Lastly, I would censor Victor Davis Hanson’s book "Mexifornia." This book is dangerous - It exposes the plan to destroy America. So please, please - If you feel America deserves to be destroyed - please, please - don’t read that book! This guy is on to my plan."

I guess that about sums it, heh? Good stuff, for a Democrat.