Friday, July 3, 2015

Book Review - Adios America


           Ann Coulter has stirred up quite a controversy on an emotion laden subject.  For this her critics have commented, “her jingoistic sophistry is quite similar to the Nazi archives,” “Hitler reincarnated! ,” “Hate filled screed,” “Filled with white supremacist propaganda,” and my favorite, “If you ever want to know how a 21 year old kid could find enough hate, racism and bigotry to do what he did in Charleston, read this book.”  Ann Coulter is at least partially responsible for mass murder.  Much of this reaction is the result of her confrontational style.  Much of what she says is correct but it is related in what could be called an unartful style.  As our nation is fundamentally transformed Ann can anticipate being committed to a mental institution.  Soviet psychiatrists had a diagnosis for her aliment: “sluggish schizophrenia.”  Baseball player John Rocker was forced to undergo psychological counseling for a similar ailment.

            When she deals with the bipartisan support for legal and illegal immigration she could have used Bertolt Brecht’s quote after the East German uprising in 1953: “Would it not be easier for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?” This is essentially what our elites are determined to do.  Demographic transformation through immigration is a phenomenon throughout the Western world.  The British elite’s plan was revealed by insider Andrew Neather who said Labour's relaxation of immigration controls was a deliberate plan to "open up the UK to mass migration.”  Government agencies responsible for protecting our borders are not doing a very effective job.
Nearly 200 murderers, over 400 rapists, and 300 kidnappers in the U.S. illegally were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement while awaiting deportation proceedings.  Ángel Reséndiz, “The Railway Killer,” responsible for as many as 15 murders was in the custody of U.S. immigration officials on at least 19 occasions.

            It is often said that we are a nation of immigrants.  However, the nature of this immigration has changed.  The problem with this massive Völkerwanderung in not that it is non-Western.  The problem is that it is often anti-Western.  This appeals to many progressives who have a less than favorable view of the United States.  As Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, future Pope Benedict XVI, said: "There is a self-hatred in the West that can be considered only as something pathological.”

            Samuel P. Huntington uses the term “Anglo-Protestant culture” to describe the value system that built the U.S. that is under attack by many progressives.  Ann uses the term “white,” and this has allowed her critics to accuse her of racism.  This “Anglo-Protestant culture” is shared by many white Americans but it is not their exclusive property.  Many immigrants are more committed to it and other successful value systems than many Americans.  Amy Tan related the story of her half-sister who arrived from China in 1983.  She and her husband worked at two dead-end jobs.  Her sister said, “I know I’ll never get ahead that far.  I’m working hard.   We’re doing fine  But it’s my children who are going to do well, for us.”  Both of their children were in college.  It is not unusual for a European to speak several foreign languages.  Many Mexicans seem to take pride in the fact that they do not speak English even after years in the U.S.  They make a concerted effort not to learn the language.  This is a reflection of their culture and it works to their disadvantage.

            This leads us to Ann’s major crime: her contention that some cultures are superior to others.  We know that this is not true because it is denounced in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Adopted by General Assembly Resolution 61/295.  This declaration states,  indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples,” and, “all doctrines, policies and practices based on or advocating superiority of peoples or individuals on the basis of national origin or racial, religious, ethnic or cultural differences are racist, scientifically false, legally invalid, morally condemnable and socially unjust.”

            This is a concept that is difficult to digest.  Even immigrants have trouble accepting it.  Mohammed Abbas, an Iranian refugee who came to Sweden in 1994, stated, “In the old days the neighbourhood was more Swedish and life felt like a dream, but now there are just too many foreigners.”  When Ann is in our own Serbsky Institute I suggest a treatment.  She should be made to write “Diversity is our strength” on a blackboard 50 times every day.

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