COLORADO SPRINGS: America is at a crossroad whose name is diversity and civility. Are we looking at a Marxist future as outlined in the Communist Manifesto? Which is becoming the playbook for the liberals on the left.
Edmund Burke wrote of the French Revolution, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” Burke’s views are in the pamphlet, Reflections on the Revolution in France.
American leftists ‘Resist!” President Trump, who is a legally elected president. Also on their hit lists are the congressional leadership, judiciary, and even the Constitution as written. While this is a new revolution, many of the old tactics have come into play. For those who know their history, it is all reasonably transparent. For those who do not know history – well – they may force a sad repeat. The problem is, the uninformed could take the rest of America with them.
Author Seth Rose concurs with the value of knowing history. It presages everything today and underpins human action. He writes that Marxist ideology is still having a profound influence on many in the Western world today.
We call this ‘Cultural Marxism.’ -Seth Rose
Rose sees many similarities between U.S. politics and the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engel. It begins with a basic premise:
“The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles. Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.”
We see Rose’s examples used to frame the left’s argument:
- “White police against young black men.”
- “Misogynist against immigrants.”“Xenophobes against immigrants.”
- “Christians against gays.”
Moreover, as leftist leaders, beginning with Hillary Clinton, have said, anyone who fails to ‘get it,’ e.g., identity politics is by definition “Deplorable.” More than one deplorable, according to her, constitutes a “Basket of Deplorables.”
“de-plor-a-ble”: “Deserving strong condemnation. Disgraceful, shameful, dishonorable, inexcusable, unpardonable, unforgivable, reprehensible, despicable, abominable, execrable, heinous, beyond the pale.”
Identity Politics demands a lack of diversity and civility
Democrats are big on “diversity.” A definition of the word is “the inclusion of important and interrelated dimensions of human identity such as race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, nationality, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, ability, and age.”
America’s current political schisms are the direct result of the pedaling of diversity in our schools for over two generations now. As a result, the younger set views diversity as a good thing, an emotional reaction to the world’s oppressed, and a reason to eschew America’s own identity to embrace the down-trodden.
In the American university dialectic today, the dark sides of diversity are being ignored. There is no balance, nor any substantive knowledge of world history.
Repeating: “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”
No one is bothering to inform university students that the diversity he or she so loves is actually “balkanization.” Balkanization is a term used to define regrettable eras in world history. Periods of time that have resulted in strife, disorder, chaos, genocides and centralized control of power by the few.
The Balkanization of America
In history, the term, “balkanization,” comes from the name of the Balkan Peninsula, which is now several small nations, a change in the early twentieth century.
The fragmenting and dividing of America into distinct groups has resulted, as it did in the Balkan states, in hostility between the groups. By favoring certain interest groups over others, leftists pit groups against each other creating an institutionalized civil war.
For leftists, the purpose of diversification or balkanization is that it allows politicians to play to their base. Their base is the group they favor while defiling anyone they do not approve. Thereby they are creating a two-tiered system of benefits and justice within America’s so-called “Land of the free, Home of the brave.”
The Era of A-ME–rica
The resulting social environment has become an era of intense “me, me, me,” selfies, and insistence on equal outcomes regardless of individual performance. The country has taken a sharp U-turn away from the Constitution that has, for so many years, shielded individuals and assured them personal liberties.
According to Rose,
“The reason for these narratives that we have today is that the left views the world through this Marxist lens—everything in our society is the bourgeois (the class with power) versus the proletariat (the working class). Although Marx and friends viewed this paradigm as strictly the workers against those who owned the means of production, it has been extended today to anyone who is seen to hold power over another.”
Sadly, those who know their history are witnessing the uniqueness of America as it is being pissed away. Pissed away in a deluded move by leftists to gain power and control over every aspect of our lives.
“Divide and conquer!” – The Liberal Manifesto
Their tactics of segregation and hatred of “the other” has worked throughout history. Will it, can it, succeed in America? Are American values and liberties on the chopping block?
History may determine that they are.