Pat Buchanan asks at The American Conservative “If We Erase Our History, Who Are We?” Most of Europe is grappling today with an erasure of its own history, created by the allowance of mass immigration by people who don’t share a culture or heritage with the natives.
A massive backlash has begun, most prominently displayed by Brexit, then with the refusal of Eastern European nations (only just out from under the yoke of communism) to accept refugees even including in Hungary’s case building a razor wire fence along the border, and also with the ground shaking elections in places like France and Austria that saw the expelling of traditional parties from power in search of change.
Far behind the curve is Germany, whose leaders still demand immigrants to feed their low wage workforce. But just as with the failure of German luxury car makers to compete in electric vehicle technology, Germany’s politicians are also falling behind. Pat writes:
Many Southern towns, including Alexandria, Virginia, have statues of Confederate soldiers looking to the South. Shall we pull them all down? And once all the Southern Civil War monuments are gone, should we go after the statues of the slave owners whom we Americans have heroized?
Gen. George Washington and his subordinate, “Light Horse Harry” Lee, father of Robert E. Lee, were slave owners, as was Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe and Andrew Jackson. Five of our first seven presidents owned slaves, as did James K. Polk, who invaded and annexed the northern half of Mexico, including California.
Looking back over the history of a Western Civilization, which we call great, were not the explorers who came out of Spain, Portugal, France, Holland and England all white supremacists?
Beginning in the 16th century, Western imperialists ruled much of what was called the civilized world. Was not the British Empire, one of the great civilizing forces in human history, a manifestation of British racial superiority?
We have condemned and renounced the scarlet sins of the men who made America and embraced diversity, inclusivity and equality.
Our new America is to be a land where all races, tribes, creeds and cultures congregate, all are treated equally, and all move ever closer to an equality of results through the regular redistribution of opportunity, wealth and power.
We are going to become “the first universal nation.”
“All men are created equal” is an ideological statement. Where is the scientific or historic proof for it? Are we building our utopia on a sandpile of ideology and hope?
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