Sunday, July 31, 2005

Multi Culturalism and Terrorism

When many of our ancestors came here they brought their cultures with them. However, they also "blended" into our culture and became Americans first and had their cultures as their heritage.

What they didn't do was to stay in their own little "camps" and be a culture within the American Culture. As I said, they became Americans and adopted the "Constitutional, Freedom loving, Republic Government" culture.

With that adoption many Japanese and Germans fought with us in WWII and were just as American as anybody else. The Italians, the French, the English, the Indians, etc, who became Americans were all with us against a common enemy.

In Europe we are seeing the Muslims and other cultures stay in different "camps" and are maintaining their customs and culture without trying to adopt the "European" culture. This is a big problem in as much as it fosters “self imposed segregation” and in turn all of the friction that goes along with it.

The political correct societies will even anger these “segregated camps” more with their policies of trying to make everything “plain vanilla” like no Muslims can wear religious garb, or no Christians can wear “crosses.”

Let us help promote assimilation of our “melting pot” heritage of welcoming the different ethnic groups and continue to encourage them to become Americans first while retaining their proud heritage as part of their history and not as a way to divide.

We should also do a better job of showing other cultures that we love and respect them. While it is human nature for “birds of a feather, to flock together”, we need to work to not allow Political Correctness to cause problems with our pluralistic society.

3 Comments:

At 4:40 PM, Blogger SactoDan said...

America is a great place, and based on the number of still coming here, legally and otherwise, it is still an indisputable truth.

As you have said, earlier immigrants, like my grandparents who came through Ellis Island, and my Wife's who came though Angel Island came here because of the promise of America.

Although many lived in ''ethnic neighborhoods'' they assimilated. My Grandparents learned English, opened a business, raised a family of American children and participated in the American dream. If you asked them (when they were alive) they would have said they were American.

Now some immigrants come over and seem to want to force us to adjust to their customs and language. Just how many languages do we have to print the driver's handbook in anyway?

I personally like diversity. I live in a neighborhood that has people of many races and cultures and I like it that way.

What I regret is that we have become a nation of dash Americans. We are Jewish-American, African-American, Mexican-American, Muslim-American etc. We should just be Americans.

To prospective (legal) immigrants: If you like what we're doing and want to throw in with us, come on over, we're glad to have you. If you want to come over here and only speak your native tongue, not learn english, don't want to assimilate, try to force us to be ''sensitive'', stay the **** out!

 
At 9:56 AM, Blogger Free Agency Rules said...

Amen!

I think having Latinos speak only English in schools, would only benefit everyone including them.

We need to be Americans first and "dashes" second, or even get rid of the "dashes" altogether.

Assimilation is the key.


FAR.

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger fetching jen said...

Educationally, total immersion in English speaking programs, benefit the immigrant innumeralby, putting them worlds ahead of non-English speaking immigrants.

However, as long as the left works as hard as they do to keep everyone segregated, immersion will not happen and we'll all be forced to read our cereal boxes in Spanish and Tagalog.

 

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