Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Who Are You?"

In an article at Big Hollywood, a columnist brings attention to the casting of a British citizen in the role of Superman in an upcoming film.

I think it's more than a little ridiculous that, in a nation of three hundred-plus million people, we cannot find anyone worthy of donning the red cape, so we must look to the British Isles.

That said, this comment below the column jumped out at me:

One of the things I love best about America is we don't care who you are or where you came from. What can you do?

This is a perfect example of succumbing to indoctrination. The commenter loves our political elite's current policies of diversity and non-discrimination. Muslim terrorists murdered three thousand people on September 11, 2001, because the multiculturalists "don't care who you are or where you came from." Nidal Hassan gunned down over a dozen people in cold blood at Fort Hood because no one cared who he was or whence he came. Mosques have sprung up all over our country -- including in unheard of places like Memphis, Tennessee -- preaching hatred, violence, and non-assimilation, because no one cares who they are or where they originated. Illegal aliens storm our borders, commit disproportionate crime, take jobs away from citizens, and receive taxpayer-funded educations in their own languages in public schools, because no one gives a hoot in Hell who they are or where they came from. No one cares for loyalty or societal cohesion.

As for an answer to the question, "What can you do?", all too often the response manifests itself as a negative. "Well, we can murder, rob, rape, deal drugs, form gangs, commit fraud, bankrupt hospitals, falsify documents, swamp the welfare system, bring chaos from order, and throttle division out of unity. That's what we can do, and we're just getting started."

I submit that the commenter loves one of the worst aspects of modern America. He delights in a mindset that the founding generation would have looked upon with horror. He embraces a new outlook alien to the United States of only a few decades past.

Only a fool welcomes people into his home with no concern for their identity or origin. Just as one would shun the idea of inviting a burglar into his house because he is particularly adept in the art of burglary, so, too, must we reject the notion that having a specific skill-set is more important than a commonality of language, religion, and worldview.

"What can you do?" won't cut it for someone interested in preserving his culture.

A more important question is "Who are you?"

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