A cousin in Missouri sent me an email containing the following account of a recent speech given by a former Democrat governor. I think it is something we all need to hear.
We know Dick Lamm as Governor of Colorado. In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of America ‘s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Hansen Davis talked about his latest book, Mexifornia, explaining how immigration—both legal and illegal was destroying the entire state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.
Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States. He said, ‘If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that ‘An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.”
Here is how they do it,’ Lamm said:
‘First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country… History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: ‘The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy.’ Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, Corsicans and Muslims.’
Lamm went on: ‘Second, to destroy America, invent ‘multiculturalism’ and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. Make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal; that there are no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.
‘Third, we could make the United States an ‘Hispanic Quebec’ without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: ‘The apparent success of our own multi-ethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentricity and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.’ Lamm said, ‘I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities.’
‘Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.’
‘My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of ‘Victimology…’ I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority.’
‘My sixth plan for America ‘s downfall would include dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other – that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precept. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language, literature, and they worshiped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. ‘E. Pluribus Unum’ — From many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the ‘pluribus’ instead of the ‘Unum,’ we will ‘Balkanize’ America as surely as Kosovo.’
‘Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits. Make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of ‘diversity.’ I would find a word similar to ‘heretic’ in the 16th century, that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobe’ halt discussion and debate. Having made America a bilingual/bicultural country; having established multi-cultum; having the large foundations fund the doctrine of ‘Victimology,’ I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.’
In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence followed. Finally, he said, ‘Lastly, I would censor Victor Hanson Davis’s book Mexifornia. His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don’t read that book.’
There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate ‘diversity.’ American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World in America. Take note of California and other states. To date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell’s book ‘1984.’ In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: ‘War is peace,’—’Freedom is slavery,’—and ‘Ignorance is strength.’
Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don’t get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path; especially The American Dream.
Governor Lamm hit a bunch of nails dead center on their heads. Everything he mentioned in his brief speech has been and continues to be a major factor in destroying our nation. I would submit two more things as major contributors to the impending downfall of our country.
The first thing I would add is rampant welfare. The tragic effect of this is best seen in black families. When I was growing up back in the 40’s and 50’s, blacks had to deal with the ills of segregation—but they dealt with it. Black men worked and supported their families. They were a presence in their homes and lent discipline to the children as well as love and support to their wives. They lived with pride, and a very high percentage of black families included two parents at home.
Enter Lyndon Johnson and his Great Society. Massive infusions in our welfare programs made them much more readily available and easier to access. Generations reaching adulthood after this time were much more likely to rely on Big Brother’s dole rather than working and earning an honorable living.
Fifty years later, the percentage of black two-parent families has plummeted. It’s now normal to find a single black woman struggling to raise kids while their father is out somewhere getting stoned or serving time in prison. Whole generations have been raised with little or no work ethic. They spend their time getting stoned like their fathers or rioting against the police, who protect them and all Americans against crime and terrorism.
This trend is not limited to blacks, of course. It’s far too prevalent among whites also. I mention black families simply because of the stark contrast between those of the pre-Johnson days and those of today.
The other factor I would include is our income tax structure. As politicians have sought more and more ways to use their positions and authority to keep themselves in office, we have increased personal exemptions and standard deductions to the point that we now have fewer than 50% of our population paying any taxes at all.
Think on that fact for a moment. Over half our voting age population has no stake at all in taxation. They don’t care if tax rates jump to 99%, since they don’t pay anything anyway. Just bring on more welfare and free healthcare and other such things, regardless of what happens to the poor suckers paying the bill.
Donald Trump was not my favorite candidate. I wanted Ben Carson or Rick Perry or even Carly Fiorina. But there’s one thing to say about Trump—he has the guts to speak his mind and, I suspect, match his actions to his speech. Unlike the wimps who ran against Obama and the wimps who lead Congress, Trump probably has what it takes to press forward with the things that need to be done rather than what may be the most popular. I can only hope it’s not too late.
What do you think needs to be done to halt our nation’s slide into oblivion?
Benjamin Franklin, exiting Constitutional Convention:
“We’ve given you a republic, if you can keep it.”
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Interesting, your comments and those of Richard D. Lamm and Victor Hansen Davis. Our nation is a beacon of great hope and encouragement to most nations, but it definitely is not without its flaws. Trump was not my first choice, either, for President of the United States, but I stand with him, Congress, and the Supreme Court in their sincere efforts to confront problems and endeavor to resolve them. I appreciated your blog. Thanks.
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Thanks, sweetie. I always appreciate your comments.
Because I believe “our nation’s slide into oblivion” is part of the natural process of entropy common to every previous historical empire, the thing to be done about it is to face that honestly, and plan for a future with diminished American influence in the world. For example, if we stop thinking it’s our responsibility to be the world’s police force, the military budget gets reduced sufficiently for the entire budget to come closer to balance.
I would agree we need to stop being the world’s police force; however, we do need to rebuild and maintain a strong military for our own defense. Our budget cuts need to come from reduced welfare and “free” services. The primary purpose for having any government is to protect citizens from crime with a strong police force and from invasion or subversion with strong military and intelligence forces. Other than that and the postal services, most of the rest is just meddling in people’s lives and stealing money from one citizen or group for the benefit of another citizen or group.