Maybe I’m too young to remember when we voted to move to a diverse cultural society. I thought that our culture was pretty good and we were constantly improving it. But someone someplace decided that our culture was not good enough and decided to make our country a multi-culture society.
The old culture was based on Judeo-Christian principles like hard work and love of country. It seemed like a good one but I guess not worthy enough. We welcomed people from all over the world and provided an environment where they could move through society if they were willing to work for it. Some say it is not true, but where else can people move from the bottom of the economics ladder to the top?
Not true? It certainly is true as many of our millionaires’ parents came to this country not even speaking English but embraced the opportunities. They worked hard, took to the American culture, maybe sent the children to college to provide them a better life. Yes, there were groups that were discriminated against. The Irish, the Chinese and others but by hard work they moved up in society and today stand as equals to all.
However, there were at least two groups that didn’t move up much, that of course were the kids of former slaves and Hispanic people. Yes that was mostly caused by the culture at that time. They did not get the education to move from labor jobs to more skilled positions. Also they were discriminated against and in many places they could not get a good job even if they were skilled. After World War two, that changed.
The veterans of the war fought alongside the people they may have never encountered before and their attitudes began to change. By the 60s the shift was in full gear. Later we even gave preferential rights to those that had been discriminated against providing jobs and education. Still there were some left behind but the opportunities still are there.
A second change in the underlying society was underway. The change started in the schools where progressive teachers begin to teach that America was bad to the core and had to be changed. This was going on simultaneously with the change in preferential rights in business and the schools. Essentially, two huge forces were at work to change our country, one current and one for the future.
The current change provided jobs for those who had the willingness to work and learn. This resulted in upward mobility for many. Those left behind were caught in a trap of a losing culture and they had no guides to lead them to the other side. Those being taught in school learned that America and Capitalism was the devil and unfortunately many believed it. Their new culture was “We all share what is yours is mine.”
The new culture is “I deserve everything I want” and” I do not have to work for it.” Drugs are cool and good, Jobs are for suckers and we need revolution to change things. Although this started long before his time, one of the first new Prophets was Obama and his “fundamental change this country.” Many of the young and Progressives flocked to his call. He did make many fundamental changes like the police are the bad guys killing black people for no reason. If you are successful in business you are the bad guy and of course “you did not build the business by yourself.” As a final touch he brought into this country so many “Refugees” that they overwhelmed the system for assimilation. Thus new cultures were forming and some cheered for multi-culture society even though some were completely foreign from our original culture/society.
Somehow many of the heartland people awoke and by their votes defeated the east and west coast. The progressives hate the new president because he has stopped giving away America’s wealth and supports law and order. The power brokers hate him because he has taken away their right to power. The college progressives hate him because he is rolling back their progressive ideas.
Has President Trump any friends or supporters left? Does anyone want to preserve our social, culture and political systems that made America great or do we see that culture swept away and replaced with some unknown culture, cultures or even socialism. We will see in November, but it will take the heartland people to stand up and vote once again.
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