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    The end of America

    I ran across this video today and I wanted to share it with you guys and get some feedback. He gives us a very accurate history lesson, points out the obvious that the liberals wish we would all ignore and then draws his own conclusions for debate. (The comment section is almost more interesting than the video) I would like to add my comments here, as google requires too much information from me before they let me post a comment.
    First, he talks about how teaching people English is not going to make them assimilate. The United States put all Indians on reservations and then forbade them to practice their culture or speak their native tongues. During WW2 the Marines were damn glad that the Navajo Indians still knew how to speak Navajo.
    Second, he talks about California and secession. I lived there for 20 years. They were talking about secession when I arrived in 1974. Get the picture?
    Last, this is not a rant about race, but rather a rant about those who would try to define racism for us. Personally, I see this more as a rant against arrogant stupidity, and who wants that?
    If any of you are offended....listen to the last verse of the shaving cream song. That's my response, what's yours?
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    Re: The end of America

    I had paragraphs when I hit the post button. Where did they go I wonder?
    "Don't follow in my footsteps. I stepped in something."

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    Re: The end of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Joetech View Post
    I had paragraphs when I hit the post button. Where did they go I wonder?
    I see gaps, so it most of worked. Putting a blank line between paragraphs is what most of us do.
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    Re: The end of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Joetech View Post
    I had paragraphs when I hit the post button. Where did they go I wonder?
    Often I have to go back and edit my post for formatting corrections. It just happens.
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    Re: The end of America

    Ahhh!
    "Don't follow in my footsteps. I stepped in something."

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    Re: The end of America

    What many people don't realize is that no matter how many different cultures come in contact with one another they will form communities that are like minded and self insulated bubbles. That is why China town exists in NY, LA, etc Why there is Greek town in Astoria, NY, Toronto, Canada, TS, Florida, etc. Jamaica, Amish, German town, Polish, Swedisn town, Little Italy, etc.

    So, the diversity of the US is not unified but actually fractured. What unifies so many fragments of the US though is basic nationalistic principles or symbols (eg flag, pledge of allegiance, currency, etc).

    India, Switzerland and China are good examples of diversity where they have different languages and cultures within each respective country but must find some common symbols or national pride to unify.

    The problem is when diversity is forced and it tramples upon traditional aspects of nationalism and symbols of that nationalism there are clashes (eg France).

    It may seem dire but the US is ahead of the curve in that these diverse communities are allowed to create their own bubble communities as long as they respect the basic principles of the US. However, when that doesn't happen then the US will be in trouble like many other parts of the world where diversity causes clashes and turmoil.

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    Re: The end of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Azure Nomad View Post
    What many people don't realize is that no matter how many different cultures come in contact with one another they will form communities that are like minded and self insulated bubbles. That is why China town exists in NY, LA, etc Why there is Greek town in Astoria, NY, Toronto, Canada, TS, Florida, etc. Jamaica, Amish, German town, Polish, Swedisn town, Little Italy, etc.

    So, the diversity of the US is not unified but actually fractured. What unifies so many fragments of the US though is basic nationalistic principles or symbols (eg flag, pledge of allegiance, currency, etc).

    India, Switzerland and China are good examples of diversity where they have different languages and cultures within each respective country but must find some common symbols or national pride to unify.

    The problem is when diversity is forced and it tramples upon traditional aspects of nationalism and symbols of that nationalism there are clashes (eg France).

    It may seem dire but the US is ahead of the curve in that these diverse communities are allowed to create their own bubble communities as long as they respect the basic principles of the US. However, when that doesn't happen then the US will be in trouble like many other parts of the world where diversity causes clashes and turmoil.
    I grew up in "Little Poland" in Western New York, then we moved to "Little Italy".
    Someone once said that America isn't a melting pot like everybody says, it's more like a tossed salad. You have chunks of ethnicity here and there and everywhere. Remember what happened in Yugoslavia when the Soviet Union collapsed? Suddenly I was learning that Serbs and Croates don't get along (Slobodan Milosovich). Once the iron curtain lifted these ethnic groups were finally free to go at each other and settle old scores. Where I live now used to be redneck Central. Now it's more cosmopolitan, diverse, and it's becoming extremely Hispanic. The South in the U.S. has finally gotten over losing the Civil War. When I was growing up they hadn't yet, and the North was still singing their victory songs. This was in the 1960's, when I was little. I think it boils down to old world prejudices and fears. When the new generations show up the parents always try to brainwash them into believing that their parents' causes were just and true. And like all young people, they question, discover the truth, and rebel. Then comes change.
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