There’s been an insidious push by the mainstream media in recent years to drive a narrative of tension between Americans along different lines such as race, politics, and gender. This tension has become divisive to the point where many Americans have lost touch with what it actually means to be an American, and have begun developing an unhealthy attitude towards their neighbors. Rather than seeing them as fellow countrymen, we are being conditioned by the news media (a social engineering tool) to unconsciously categorize, judge, and treat them differently based on race, religion, political party, gender, et-cetera. I can’t speak for everyone, but in my experience, it seems that this orchestrated media attack on the unity of all Americans has taken off only within the past decade or so, and identity politics has since become a favorite tool of the globalists to divide and conquer our republic.
Through such efforts as the 1619 project and the espousal of critical race theory, various political movements within our borders have sought to disparage and discredit the enlightenment-era principles which were realized in the American Revolution. These groups erroneously insist that slavery and racial oppression is, has been, and will always be the cornerstone of American politics, and by doing so, have rekindled old prejudices within the hearts of many Americans. One such group sponsoring this ideology is the infamous Black Lives Matter, or BLM movement, which helped instigate the riots which terrorized cities across America in 2020. According to an article by the Heritage Foundation, the Chinese Progressive Association, an organization with connections to the Chinese Government, was found to have funded Black Futures Lab, a venture of one of the BLM movement’s founders. Now, it isn’t too hard for one to speculate that such funding might have been committed in a bid by China to further divide and weaken our nation to a point where we would be too entangled in domestic squabbles to stand united against Chinese aggression. Consider this as for thought when reflecting on the recent waves of race-related violence and tension being fomented across our nation: isn’t it very possible that a foreign adversary might truly be attempting–perhaps even succeeding–to divide, dismantle, and destroy our friendly bonds with one another, so that we might be more easily conquered?
Although slavery was abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment to our Constitution when it was ratified in December of 1865, and although the civil rights movement of the 1960’s achieved its goal of providing Americans with the same equal rights, facilities, and treatment under the law regardless of race, one would suppose that neither of these events occurred given the way our media covers racial topics and dishonestly frames the news. Discrimination has been defeated on an institutional level, but slavery and segregation are being discussed as though they were occurring today. Yes, racism exists and it can originate from anyone; there’s no such thing as “reverse racism”, there’s only “racism.” However, it is imperative that we approach people on an individual basis. As soon as we begin to collectivize individuals and lump them all together into a single class or group, despite their individuality, justice becomes partial, herd mentality takes over, and an otherwise rational and impartial legal system becomes immediately corrupted by personal and collective biases. I believe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. best expressed how we should look upon our fellow Americans when stating the following:
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
We should hope that our foreign and domestic enemies will fail to divide us racially, and we must constantly endeavor to preserve our lasting bonds as free Americans. We must be vigilant, and not be fooled into thinking that “it could never happen to us here.” What a pity it would be, what a tragedy in the annals of history, if we lost our freedom, our country, and became enslaved to a foreign power all because we allowed their propaganda of hate to seep into our minds, our hearts, and turn us against one another.
Needless to say, Americans have also become increasingly polarized in recent years when it comes to our politics. The amount of hatred being fostered between individuals of either Republican or Democrat persuasion is damaging fundamental Americanism. Yes, political parties have always played a role in our nation due to mankind’s predisposition to group together with likeminded individuals, but in the past, an underlying sense of being “American” still permeated our party atmospheres. Today, identity politics is clouding that Americanism, and party-loyalty, or partyism, has become increasingly more common. This is extremely dangerous for liberty; rather than align with the principles of the American revolution, voters are instead aligning more with their party, or a particular figurehead (establishing a cult of personality). If the majority’s beloved icon or party begins to deviate in ideology and purpose away from the principles of the American revolution, and our Constitutional law, then the social contract we’ve drawn between ourselves and our government is likely to be disregarded, if not erased by those in power. An American identity cannot be rooted either in our present government or in any one political party, but rather, it must be rooted in the essential spirit of liberty and independence which defined our nation’s founding.
On the subject of political parties, and the danger they’ve always posed to our Republic, I leave you with a quote from our first president’s farewell address:
“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
-George Washington’s Farewell Address, December 17th, 1796
The Globalist Threat
I must preface by saying that I am absolutely advocating an American identity, although this sort of identity isn’t to be conflated with identity politics. I believe that such an identity is less of a rote collectivism and group-think than it is a fundamental “spirit” of liberty, a common patriotic sentiment that should encompass the hearts of each and every American, despite individual differences. The desire to be free and self-governed should distinguish every American from their worldly neighbors, and thus form the root of our exceptional nature as a country. However, the present attempt by members of our nation’s ruling class to destroy our common identity, heritage, and denigrate our values, is by no means an accident. Perhaps the ideological subversion, a form of psychological warfare, our nation faced in the 1960’s and 70’s, as discussed in length by Yuri Bezmenov, helped birth the first generation of treacherous academics and political leaders who secretly, if not overtly, despise our nation. And yet, this is only a small piece of the puzzle- a fraction of understanding.
I believe the primary culprit today in the effort to undermine American unity and destroy our nation are the wealthy globalists, or global Marxists, sponsoring a number of political entities, corporations, and action committees across our nation, amongst others. They are comprised of the neo-Malthusians at the World Economic Forum who seek to unite humanity on a global scale under one authority (presumably their own), reduce our populations to a level they deem sustainable, and engineer a Fourth Industrial Revolution to fundamentally alter our biology, technology, and relationships with one another.
“As the physical, digital, and biological worlds continue to converge, new technologies and platforms will increasingly enable citizens to engage with governments, voice their opinions, coordinate their efforts, and even circumvent the supervision of public authorities. Simultaneously, governments will gain new technological powers to increase their control over populations, based on pervasive surveillance systems and the ability to control digital infrastructure. On the whole, however, governments will increasingly face pressure to change their current approach to public engagement and policymaking, as their central role of conducting policy diminishes owing to new sources of competition and the redistribution and decentralization of power that new technologies make possible.”
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution, finally, will change not only what we do but also who we are. It will affect our identity and all the issues associated with it: our sense of privacy, our notions of ownership, our consumption patterns, the time we devote to work and leisure, and how we develop our careers, cultivate our skills, meet people, and nurture relationships. It is already changing our health and leading to a “quantified” self, and sooner than we think it may lead to human augmentation. The list is endless because it is bound only by our imagination.”
-The World Economic Forum: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond
Per the WEF’s own admission, the Fourth Industrial Revolution being advocated by Klaus Schwab will redefine our identities and notions of privacy, ownership, and consumption. Governments will gain new technological means of population control, and old world structures will need to be broken down to pave the way for a new “democratic globalist” paradigm.
“What is needed, in a phrase, is “democratic globalism”. Democratic globalism is the idea that the choices that impact people on a global scale should be decided by the people through global votes for global representatives, global votes on global issues, and accountability to citizens. It is the next evolution of democracy in a connected world. Democratic globalism is an idea founded on the premise that we are all connected,and therefore needforms of common governance.”
-The World Economic Forum: The answer to nationalist fervour isn’t less globalism. It’s more
The WEF’s vision is contradictory; freedom cannot simultaneously be guaranteed for everyone in the world while common governance is enforced, which undermines national sovereignty and the laws of individual nations. A truly free people would be able to establish a new government for themselves, unrestricted and uncontrolled by exterior forces, at any time that they so choose. For us Americans, the globalist’s dream can only be realized if our Bill of Rights is set aside in favor of whatever privileges their “common governance” dictates for us. They desire a certain equality of outcome for the entire world while ignoring the fundamental right that every man should enjoy to pursue his own happiness; there can be no guarantee of liberty for anyone for as long as a large, super-national structure exists to govern humanity. The WEF’s vision is a strange and terrifying enigma; they believe that the future will lead to “human augmentation” and a sort of cyberpunk-esque reality, at the cost of our self-determination. The more we give ourselves over to this machine way of things, the more we lose the spirit of who we truly are. If they succeed to crush this spirit, and smash the last vestiges of our bond of brotherhood as Americans, then the torch of liberty will have been extinguished for many more peoples than just our own.
Rejecting Globalism, Embracing Americanism
To maintain our sovereignty as a nation, we must embrace a common Americanism, a common American identity, amongst ourselves, and categorically reject the identity politics and globalism being forced upon us by wealthy, unelected bureaucrats abroad. To stress the importance of this postion, I will refer to a great speech made by our 26th President, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, as delivered to the Knights of Columbus on October 12th, 1915. A full transcript may be found here. First and foremost, Roosevelt argued against the sort of common governance the World Economic Forum is advocating, and insisted that, although we Americans are connected to our ancestors in other parts of the world, we are distinct here on our own continent, and are endeavoring to maintain our uniqueness. The principles of liberty upon which our nation has been founded are not intended to discriminate against anyone with regards to their country of origin, and to do so would be to disgrace to the very model of government we so proudly profess:
“We of the United States need above all things to remember that, while we are by blood and culture kin to each of the nations of Europe, we are also separate from each of them. We are a new and distinct nationality. We are developing our own distinctive culture and civilization, and the worth of this civilization will largely depend upon our determination to keep it distinctively our own. Our sons and daughters should be educated here and not abroad. We should freely take from every other nation whatever we can make of use, but we should adopt and develop to our own peculiar needs what we thus take, and never be content merely to copy.
Our nation was founded to perpetuate democratic principles. These principles are that each man is to be treated on his worth as a man without regard to the land from which his forefathers came and without regard to the creed which he professes. If the United States proves false to these principles of civil and religious liberty, it will have inflicted the greatest blow on the system of free popular government that has ever been inflicted. Here we have had a virgin continent on which to try the experiment of making out of divers race stocks a new nation and of treating all the citizens of that nation in such a fashion as to preserve them equality of opportunity in industrial, civil and political life. Our duty is to secure each man against any injustice by his fellows.”
-Theodore Roosevelt, Address delivered before the Knights of Columbus, Carnegie Hall, October 12th, 1916
Furthermore, President Roosevelt argued strongly against “hyphenated Americanism”:
“What is true of creed is no less true of nationality. There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance.But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as anyone else.
The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic. The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.”
-Theodore Roosevelt, Address delivered before the Knights of Columbus, Carnegie Hall, October 12th, 1916
Today, identity politics seeks to augment “hyphenated Americanism” and increase the divide between segments of our society. How often does one hear of “African-Americans”, “Asian-Americans”, et-cetera. Per Roosevelts argument, no one who identifies as such can be a good American, and there ought to be no room for them in our nation. And look at what’s happening to us as a result of these contrived identity politics, and the refusal of our people to unite under a common Americanism: we are weakened, divided, and lose the very essence of what sets us apart from other nations. So what if one has white skin and comes from a European background, or black skin and an African background? Can’t we see that unless we disregard such divisive collectivism, and cling to a new identity as free Americans, united together and adhered to the principles of liberty and independence, then we will one day become fully divided, perhaps too divided for our great nation to stand any longer? Like President Roosevelt said, we have established for ourselves here on this continent a nation and culture distinct from any in Europe, Africa, or Asia; we are a unique nation dedicated to the Classical Republican principles of governance: limited government, elected representation, and God-given rights!
If we maintain our current trajectory, bound by hyphenated Americanism, identity politics, and critical race revisionism, we will lose our Republic, plain and simple; the great experiment of liberty that was alive for over two hundred and fifty years will come to an unremarkable, albeit tragic end. The globalists will have won, and the last bastion of freedom in the western world will have fallen. If we grow more divided, and fail to see the threat globalism poses to our individual liberties, then there will be nowhere left in the world for anyone to flee to from tyranny; there will be no land of the free, no home of the brave, to inspire other nations to reject despotism and pursue the spirit of 1776. We must, therefore, reignite the torch of Americanism, and reaffirm an American creed between ourselves here on this soil–a creed of freedom, independence, and justice! Let our identity not be marred by race, gender, or even politics, but let our identity as Americans unify us by a common purpose to oppose tyrants wherever they may stand, and defend liberty to the last of our breaths.
Stanford University recently released a list of harmful words, and can you imagine what one of them was? It was “American!” By God, if they aren’t trying to kill the American spirit! But let us not abide by such Orwellian rules, and may we recall the excellence of our nation together–every American, naturalized, or native born, of all colors and creeds–let us remember that we are an exceptional nation, and an exceptional people.
The enemies of liberty shall never prevail for as long as America stands United!