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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Love It Or Leave It

If I say: “I cannot stand the music Beyoncé’ puts out, it lacks artistic merit.” And you say: “I love Beyoncé’s music, I think it’s brilliant.” I have no problem with saying: “We’ll have to agree to disagree on Beyoncé’.” If I say: “1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” And you insist the old saw is instead: “1493 Columbus sailed the deep blue sea.” I am objectively and demonstrably right, there is no room for you to disagree.

If we are both history teachers, we cannot proceed to create a course of study until you accept Columbus’ first voyage took place in the year 1492. To do so would be a disservice to our students—we must be on one accord founded upon facts.

Unless of course you have your own agenda, one where you stand to gain through discord. Then you must insist not only on being allowed to think whatever you like about history without regard to facts, I also in your eyes must declare your false history equally valid to the truth.

The false narrative then becomes more important than advancement.  This is always the case when the narrative itself is based on the subjective rather than simple truth. There can be no unity apart from objectivity. If we cannot all agree to agree on what is objectively true, there can be no progress! This is why the hell-bound paths liberals lead people down are paved with seemingly good, but almost always-wrongheaded intentions.

That in a nutshell is why liberals or “Progressives” always fail—they trumpet the idea of diversity—but they trample on the idea of unity in diversity. They rebel against the very idea of E Pluribus Unum, "Out of many, one." The left prefers out of many…many.

Allow me to abridge what I just wrote, “Progressives” do not always fail, they are brilliant at dividing people, using diversity as a wedge, sometimes a cudgel to foment the grievances keeping people from actually uniting so the liberals can maintain their own ends.

America is weaker than she has ever been not because we are more diverse than ever before, but because we have elements today insisting on selling the idea all cultures and traditions are equally valid and should be celebrated and included. We love our hyphens today—We can’t simply be Americans.

Today, many can’t even come together in the sacrament of marriage without hyphenating names. If these diverse cultures we are to celebrate and accept as equally valid are so great, why do they not produce societies their natives desire to stay in?  If the American culture is not objectively superior to the ones their traditions and ethnicities created, why do so many diverse peoples flock here?

Why do we have the border crisis so many people, so many children are now suffering through? People from all over the world are fleeing nations where there is scarcely any diversity. Hondurans are fleeing other Hondurans, Iraqis fleeing other Iraqis…

“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Amos 3:3

“I and my Father are one.” John 10:30

The number three represents the triune God of the Holy Bible, in fact no number represents unity and strength more than three, so it is no wonder God arranged Scripture so two of the most important verses on unity fall where their Biblical addresses are threes and multiples of three, that’s just how God rolls.

In Genesis chapter eleven the third verse, man unites and decides to build a tower to reach heaven.  In verse six, (incidentally the number six is the number of man) God says: …Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

What the people were doing at this point was a bad thing in God’s eyes I won’t go into that here, but it forced Him to split them up, the point I am making is that God declares there is nothing man cannot accomplish when we are united not just by location, but in purpose. We can all be in the United States, but if we are not united culturally, in purpose, we are weak.

In Genesis and Leviticus God teaches Israel and by extension, those of us who love Israel’s God, should welcome strangers to our lands and treat them well while they are among us. But they are not partakers of the covenants of our land if they do not willingly join themselves to our traditions and way of life we see it again in Isaiah 56:

1 Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying, The Lord hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;

Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;

Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

For all people God says, but not if you want to do your own thing! Bring your Shawarma, Enchiladas and Pad see ew, they become things Americans eat, they become American food. Bring your acrobatics, your martial arts and merengue, they become American skills -- But offer them as Americans unattached to whatever flags you left behind. Don’t join yourself to America if the American flag offends you.

Don’t look for anything other than courtesy amongst us if you wish to keep yourself divided. If you follow the laws of the land and become a citizen, be an American—Learn English, participate, keep your old flags to yourselves, be they from Ireland, Mexico or Narnia.

A melting pot leads to a stronger alloy, the left’s salad leaves elements that you can take or leave—a salad still prompts people to say yuck, I don’t like tomatoes or Puerto Ricans… If your leaders are constantly reinforcing differences and stoking the flames of racial and cultural discord to garner votes and secure power for them instead of securing our borders to protect all Americans, you need new leaders.

I don’t often lean on bromides, but it seems terribly appropriate these days, America, love it, or leave it!

Digital Publius