October 4, 2007
In 1908 a Jewish immigrant from England named Israel Zangwill penned a play titled “The Melting Pot.” The play itself has long been forgotten, but the message it instilled is heard to this day. It portrayed that all immigrants could be transformed into Americans, blending cultures and together achieving a Democracy and building of a nation unheralded in man’s history.
A portion of our citizens were denied access to the Melting Pot dream for over half of the twentieth century, but as happens in a growing nation, the correction came and they were also able to take part in the dream of being an American fully.
Seeing that some of our citizens were denied access to the Melting Pot, other citizens deemed the Melting Pot dead or a myth and started pushing for what we now see as “multiculturalism.” Lost in this push is the unique Americanism that built the nation and elevated it to the greatness she held for a short time.
We have seen our time tested institutions coming under fire for not adapting to the multiculturalist’s affection for lifestyles previously held amoral, even though it is children that may be harmed in the process. Groups like the Boy Scouts of America, an institution that instilled love of America in many youth’s and taught us discipline, fairness, courtesy, manners and gave many of us what we needed inside to survive the wars brought upon us, have been drug into courts and denied access to public grounds they cleaned up and rebuilt because they won’t allow openly Gay men to lead small impressionable boys in the Troops.
Our courts have ordered prayer in schools and public display’s of symbols of the Religions that built this great land removed and banned. “One Nation Under God,” added to our National Pledge of Allegiance has come under fire as well, many demanding they be stricken or the entire Pledge be banned.
The very fabric of our Constitution has been repeatedly brought under fire as portions are ignored in favor of the left’s “feel good” attitude of anything goes, except conservatism and love of the America that many of us grew up loving.
In all too many cases, our Military has bore the brunt of multiculturalism as they have been forced to lower standards to accept more people for combat roles that otherwise wouldn’t have qualified. This exposes all to greater dangers as their training necessary for survival on the battlefield isn’t as intense as it could be and we end up with tragic incidents as happened to Pvt. Jessica Lynch.
Stripping our Military to bare bones in a time of increasing Islamofascist terrorism worldwide wasn’t enough for the expanded multiculturalist’s, though. They had to also play on the prejudice’s of people by telling minorities they were mere cannon fodder if they enlisted or were drafted, back when we had the draft.
A recent poll reports that Nearly 1 in 5 Democrats Say World Will Be Better Off if U.S. Loses War against Islamofascist terrorists. Such is the hatred of America coming from those that despise the Melting Pot that made America great.
During the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960’s, the fight was for all to come together where some were denied constitutional rights they were born with. In August 1963, a Baptist Minister delivered a speech in Washington D.C. that has become know as the “I Have A Dream” speech. In part, Dr. Martin Luther King said:
“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.”
Dr. King didn’t call for one race to be elevated over the other, he argued for all to be seen as equals. Today, with Affirmative Action and Racial Quotas, the exact opposite of what he called for is happening. We still see neighborhoods comprised of mostly one race and even children in school migrate to their own race during lunch.
It would appear that segregation was quietly strengthened at the expense of today’s minority youths who are often left with little hope in hope or driven to gangs, instead of being told they must work like everyone else to escape poverty or that education is their way to better jobs, businesses of their own and wealth. Instead, many are straddled with entitlements, in essence being told they still aren’t equal and that they have use in trying to better themselves, but accepting the meager handouts offered them by the left is what they need.
As this is continually happening we have allowed multiculturalist’s to infest our government and instead of us, the people, telling them how we desire to be governed, they are passing laws restricting us, taking our property if they desire, mandating health care, wages, foods we eat, private businesses as to who they may cater to and now we even see them fabricating claims made by a popular radio host and condemning him for something he did not say on the floors of Congress.
Their intent is crystal clear here, as they desire to squelch speech they disagree with and that informs people of their goals in government as they gradually move us away from a Representative Republic to a Socialist nation.
We even now have one candidate for the highest office in the land who says he won’t wear an American Flag pin on the lapel of his coat claiming that wearing an American Flag lapel pin has become “a substitute for true patriotism.”
Another candidate can’t stop herself from telling the nation that she will take what she wants of corporate profits to disburse where she deems appropriate.
We now also see Children’s Doctors questioning children privately, away from parents, intruding upon the privacy of families where there may be no suspicion or suspected offenses, but assumptions made of the guilt of adults against their children or placing them in an unsafe environment due to the parents legally exercising their Second Amendment right to own a firearm, having a drink or trying to make girls think their “Dad’s make them feel uncomfortable.”
As all of this is going on and we are deeply embroiled in a war against Islamofascist terrorists, these same leftist politicians embrace a new wave of immigrants. But, unlike when Israel Zangwill penned “the Melting Pot,” these immigrants cross our borders illegally and remain here in violation of our immigration laws. Politicians and law enforcement are hesitant to enforce our laws and the invasion of illegal immigrants, mostly from Mexico, continues, virtually unabated.
Those of us who complain about our laws not being enforced are labeled as ‘racists’ and uncaring about our fellow man. We now have a foreign government announcing efforts to block the increasing calls from citizens on enforcement of our immigration laws through our own courts.
If the ongoing self-segregating groups mentioned above aren’t enough, we now see foreign flags flown atop of our own flag, in violation of our laws also. We see protests by those in our country illegally where they burn and otherwise desecrate our flag, with impunity. Similar actions by American citizens who are increasingly becoming fed up with the wave of illegal immigrants and who decided to express their outrage by burning a Flag of Mexico were met with arrests.
In these protests, calls are made of “go back to Europe,” from protesters who apparently don’t realize that their own Spanish heritage hails from Europe as well.
We hear them say they own our land and we stole it from them, even though it was ceded to us by The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo at a cost of $15,000,000 in 1848 dollars, after Mexico lost the war between them and America at the time.
Recently, in Reno, Nevada, a business owner of Hispanic heritage decided to show support for the Hispanic Community by flying the Flag of Mexico above the American Flag. A Veteran of the United States Army appeared and cut it down with his Army issued knife, in front of TV cameras, while Police and others looked on, unsure of how to enforce the law on displays of our National Flag.
While no action has been taken against Jim Broussard for this action yet, it is claimed that Hispanic leaders in the community are trying to coerce the bar owner to file charges against him.
As this all continues to unfold before us, as fed up citizens react negatively to all the oppression and multiculturalism being forced upon us, as our national Pride is ridiculed and thrown back in our faces and our elected officials act impotent, it is becoming clearer and clearer to me that our once Great Melting Pot has become a Boiling Pot of angry American citizens who have been pushed to excess and are prepared to act themselves.
God help us in the days ahead.