One of my favorite commentators is Mark Steyn, born in Canada but now an American resident, living in New Hampshire.
Steyn and I concur on the unraveling of America.
First, let’s look at one dictionary’s (The Cambridge Online) definition of the word nation:
A large group of people of the same race who share the same language, traditions and history.
This not only does not apply to the United States in 2012, it defines something the ruling elites are naively and intentionally attempting to eliminate. The definition of nation runs completely counter to the goal of multiculturalism.
Multiculturalism, the worship of diversity, is undermining national unity. This is happening not only in the United States, but in other areas, particularly in Western Europe, where multiculturalism also is seen as a glorious thing.
In Europe, multiculturalism — and the Arab immigrants who are rapidly taking advantage of it — has brought a new word into our lexicon: Eurabia.
Most parts of the world still embrace the Cambridge definition of nation. That would be Latin America,* the Middle East, Africa and Asia, areas which will take advantage in many ways of the West’s ongoing cultural suicide.
You will never see Mexico, Brazil, Burma, Uganda, India, Japan, China, Russia, et al., telling themselves: Let’s get as many people within our borders who are of other religions, languages, customs, races and beliefs. It’s only fair.
Venture outside the Western World, and tell a man on the street of the glories of a multicultural nation, where different religions, races and cultures coexist in peace, and that citizen will burst out in hilarity. He knows better.
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But back to Mark Steyn. He contends, and rightly so, that culture forms politics. Unlike Europe where intolerant Islamists are welcomed, America is increasingly becoming Hispanic, and that is changing both culture and politics.
Let’s turn the lectern over to Mark:
“A population perhaps the size of Australia’s or four mid-sized EU nations’ strolled into America and decided to stay. In doing so, they broke the law. Literally.
That’s to say, some of the most basic laws of the nation lie shattered and discarded. Municipally, we have “sanctuary cities.” At the state level, Illinois is merely the latest to consider issuing driver’s licenses and other legal ID to persons who are in the country illegally.
Federally, the president himself has decreed by executive order that the laws of the nation not be enforced — and, indeed, anybody minded to try enforcing them (Arizona) gets hauled into court.
This is a highly legalistic society with laws against everything and most of them with stiff jail sentences attached. Yet a group of squatters has rendered the law irrelevant.
Four of the September 11 terrorists obtained the picture ID they used to board the plane through the illegal-immigrant, day-worker network in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven in Falls Church, Va.
But 3,000 corpses wasn’t enough to persuade either the citizenry or their representatives to end their indulgence of such networks. Indeed, it’s estimated that half of the “undocumented” have come here since 9/11. That’s to say, they broke into a country on Code Orange alert.
The culture frames the issues, starting with the appropriation of language: These are “hard-working families” willing to do “the jobs Americans won’t do,” notwithstanding the strains they place on hospitals and schools, the contributions they make to gang crime and drunk-driving statistics.
Once upon a time they were “illegal,” then “undocumented,” now just “immigrants,” a word with longstanding emotional resonance in America but nevertheless one that used to mean guys who stood in line at consulates, filled in the paperwork, and paid the application fees, and whose redefinition into something entirely different has been accepted as a fait accompli.”
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The nation is unraveling and increasingly becoming a contentious babel.
(Coming up: The death of free speech.)
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* For the sake of the argument, I am not including Latin America in the Western World, which I define here as Western Europe, the United States and Canada, the lands ruled by clueless Caucasians and similar folks.
(More on Mark Steyn, if it interests you.)