Friday, October 17, 2008
Towards Defining Culture Fully
Some Comments on Culture and Cultural Suicide
Point 1: America is a nation of many subcultures that exist simultaneously.
Point 2: There exists an overarching American Culture, to which the majority of citizens ascribe.
Point 3: The composite American Culture is under attack from many directions, and from many other cultures and subcultures, both internal and external to the nation.
Point 4: There exist a substantial number of organizations and individuals that believe our composite culture must be revised, or overhauled, in order to install a new cultural set. This is the other side of the coin of revising our federal government, which these organizations believe is also necessary.
Point 5: It is only by wrecking virtually our entire composite culture that America, its culture and its government, can be destroyed or substantially reduced to be able to install a new set of subcultures.
Point 6: While many of these attacks on our culture and its subcultures can be repulsed with ease, or simply ignored, there are several substantial attackers that must be recognized for what they are and for the threat they pose to our culture, and hence to the fabric of our nation.
6.1 Far-Leftist organizations, including socialists, communists, progressives, black liberationists and the like.
They offer us communal life, ruled by an elite.
6.2 Islamic Jihadist organizations and their supporters.
They offer us Terrorism, Islam, dhimmitude, or death.
6.3 Internationalist, Atheistic and Secular Humanist organizations, and their supporters.
They offer us a new and corrupt layer of bureaucratic and socialistic government over ours, and also world--communal life, ruled by a remote elite.
6.4 Both non-assimilating and Illegal Immigrants (that en masse form a serious threat) and their supporters.
They offer us dilution of our culture and our laws to the common denominator of a banana republic.
6.5 Foreign nations that ultimately desire to bring America down--- to their advantage.
They offer us—nothing.
Point 7: The idea of cultural equivalence is devastating to our composite culture and its norms, and, hence, ultimately to our national system.
Point 8: The idea of promoting and increasing multiculturalism and diversity in the nation for its own sake is likewise devastating to our composite culture and to our national fabric.
Point 9: Limitation of immigration and assimilation is the only workable generational answer, and it is one that has served us well for 200-300 years or so.
Point 10: One key to assimilation is the English language, which should be made the official language of the land. Real proficiency in written and spoken English should be insisted upon for all immigrants. English is the language of our culture.
Point 11: As difficult as it is to define and explicate, the composite American Culture should be thoroughly documented for our use. It is not easy to articulate the factors involved that create our complex yet common culture, among which are:
American Cultures-- An Amalgamation
Mini-Cultures that make up daily life, such as: shopping, repairs, medical, real estate, climate, locality, and so forth.
Foreign Cultures (Imported and established)
Point 12: Our American Culture provides enormous leeway for individuals to live, adapt to, and become completely integrated into over time. It provides many levels of penetration of the concept of culture, and niches for everyone’s taste and status. It does this while also providing the maximum of freedom and liberty for each individual to pursue his own path.
May it ever be so.
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