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cyberdude557

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: September 10, 2009, 11:09:34 PM

Whether you agree with Buchanan or not... he makes a good point...

America seems to be coming apart as the divides in this country politically, racially, and culturally only seem to widen.

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We seem not only to disagree with each other more than ever, but to have come almost to detest one another. Politically, culturally, racially, we seem ever ready to go for each others' throats.

One half of America sees abortion as the annual slaughter of a million unborn. The other half regards the right-to-life movement as tyrannical and sexist.

Proponents of gay marriage see its adversaries as homophobic bigots. Opponents see its champions as seeking to elevate unnatural and immoral relationships to the sacred state of traditional marriage.

The question invites itself. In what sense are we one nation and one people anymore? For what is a nation if not a people of a common ancestry, faith, culture and language, who worship the same God, revere the same heroes, cherish the same history, celebrate the same holidays and share the same music, poetry, art and literature?

Yet, today, Mexican-Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo, a skirmish in a French-Mexican war about which most Americans know nothing, which took place the same year as two of the bloodiest battles of our own Civil War: Antietam and Fredericksburg.

Christmas and Easter, the great holidays of Christendom, once united Americans in joy. Now we fight over whether they should even be mentioned, let alone celebrated, in our public schools.

Where we used to have classical, pop, country & Western and jazz music, now we have varieties tailored to specific generations, races and ethnic groups. Even our music seems designed to subdivide us.

One part of America loves her history, another reviles it as racist, imperialist and genocidal. Old heroes like Columbus, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee are replaced by Dr. King and Cesar Chavez.

But the old holidays, heroes and icons endure, as the new have yet to put down roots in a recalcitrant Middle America.

We are not only more divided than ever on politics, faith and morality, but along the lines of class and ethnicity. Those who opposed Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court and stood by Sgt. Crowley in the face-off with Harvard's Henry Louis Gates were called racists. But this time they did not back down. They threw the same vile word right back in the face of their accusers, and Barack Obama.

Consider but a few issues on which Americans have lately been bitterly divided: school prayer, the Ten Commandments, evolution, the death penalty, abortion, homosexuality, assisted suicide, affirmative action, busing, the Confederate battle flag, the Duke rape case, Terri Schiavo, Iraq, amnesty, torture.

Now it is death panels, global warming, "birthers" and socialism. If a married couple disagreed as broadly and deeply as Americans do on such basic issues, they would have divorced and gone their separate ways long ago. What is it that still holds us together?

The European-Christian core of the country that once defined us is shrinking, as Christianity fades, the birth rate falls and Third World immigration surges. Globalism dissolves the economic bonds, while the cacophony of multiculturalism displaces the old American culture.

"E pluribus unum" – out of many, one - was the national motto the men of '76 settled upon. One sees the pluribus. But where is the unum? One sees the diversity. But where is the unity?

Is America, too, breaking up?

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#1 : September 11, 2009, 07:10:12 AM

Yes, I do believe it is. It will only continue to get worse from here. With illegals comming in at a vast rate, black Americans worried seemingly about only THEIR "communities", and white people becoming lazy and/or held under racism themselves, the Russians might actually be right when they say we are morally bankrupt. With Obama, it was clear, it was a popularity contest, not regular politics based on one's ability to run the country. We are divided by our color, beliefs, and the different situations we're put into as life passes us by.

But I digress, this is what Liberal dem's wanted. In my mind, they only ones to blame for all this confusion in our country. After all, how can 5% of the country have ANY say in what the rest of the country does? I'll tell you why, liberals/democrats run the socialism/communism playbooks, where everyone has to be "equal."

It's not possible, and everyone will (and is) running around like they're retarded. Not making any choices and standing by them will eventually doom this country. Not to mention the money that is getting stolen from the taxpayers (majority being white), and couple that with the fact that they are being systematically screwed by the government. Hurting the poor and middle class white man is becoming a pastime for them. Has anyone actually VISUALLY SEEN what all the billions of $ went to? My town got a few million for roadwork repairs, and have yet to see the first road paved or let alone repaved.

The ONLY hope for all of us as a whole, is to overthrow the government, or simply ignore them as we do on some of our taxes imo. Most of our debauchery comes from their direction.


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#2 : September 11, 2009, 09:01:52 AM

great article, thanks for sharing...


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#3 : September 11, 2009, 09:06:46 AM

Agreed.  Great article.  Thanks.


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#4 : September 11, 2009, 09:56:03 AM

But I digress, this is what Liberal dem's wanted. In my mind, they only ones to blame for all this confusion in our country.

Until people realize that it's BOTH sides screwing up this country, it will never get back on track ...

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#5 : September 11, 2009, 01:16:13 PM

But I digress, this is what Liberal dem's wanted. In my mind, they only ones to blame for all this confusion in our country.

Until people realize that it's BOTH sides screwing up this country, it will never get back on track ...

Agree with that - and I also think it is the 5% on each end of the spectrum

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