“America”: Continent, Country or Geographic Expression?
In The New International Webster’s Concise Dictionary of the English Language (1997),
“America” is defined as: The United States of America; North America, South America or both of these continents considered together; also the Americas.
What does the word “America” mean to you?
What does the word “America” mean to your children?
What does the word “America” mean to an illegal immigrant?
What does the word “America” mean to an immigrant who has become a naturalized citizen?
During conversation with immigrants who have recently become naturalized citizens, a common theme precipitates. Many immigrants perceive of “America” as including the entire two continents of the “Americas”. And since this is their perception of “America”, these immigrants have no problem with an influx of illegal immigrants flooding our United States of America. These immigrants also say they have no problem with redistribution of taxpayer wealth, to illegal immigrants to the United States, as they perceive us all being residents of “America” the seemingly ever enlarging geographic expression.
It has also been disclosed that these new immigrants becoming naturalized citizens, no longer take an oath that they will not become welfare entitlement recipients, dependent on the taxpayers of the United States of America.
Those of us who have immigrated to The United States of America shortly after World War II, are children of naturalized citizens, or who have adopted children internationally, are very familiar with the oaths that we took, that our adopted children or we would Never become a burden to the taxpayers of the United States of America.
It is one thing for a family to adopt a child, but an entirely different thing to place this adopted child on taxpayer funded entitlement programs. This is akin to theft at the cost of the American taxpayer, who did not consent for this redistribution of taxpayer moneys.
It is one thing to seek a land of Liberty and opportunity, and an entirely different one to usurp a “right” of opportunistic dependence on the citizen taxpayers of that nation.
The results of these miscommunications, whether implied or intentional, are transformational change in what formerly was the foundational attraction to The United States of America. The transformation of what was a nation built upon individual responsibility, life, and Liberty under God; morphing into a nation of enslaving entitlement and “might makes right”; Bureaucratic despotism over ignorant masses.
“The debasement of man begins with the debasement of his principal means of communication, with the manipulation of language.”
In Brave New World Revisited, published in 1958, Aldous Huxley recognized the rapidity of something like the Brave New World of societal engineering becoming a reality. Huxley was surprised at the speed at which so much of what he had predicted in 1931 had already transpired. Huxley’s “soma” drugs, under the names of tranquilizers, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, stimulants, video gaming and a host of pharmacologic interventions are today a multi-billion dollar industry. The other “tranquilizer,” sexual permissiveness, has also led to a taxpayer funded prostitution culture, not to mention the subliminal conditioning, public relations marketing, and government aligned liberal news media. Systematically brought about by the “teaching machines”, computer, electronic tablets, Internet based nationalized education, and all other nefarious arts of “brainwashing” he envisioned.
Ashley Montagu continues to comment on Huxley’s life and works,
“These are, already, facts of “civilized life.”
“As for freedom, as Erich Fromm made devastatingly clear in Escape From Freedom (1941), there has been a wholesale flight from freedom, and the rate at which it is being voluntarily surrendered is exceeded, perhaps, only by the rate at which the retreat from reason is making itself felt.”
“The abdication of personal individuality, the disengagement from community, alienation, the rejection of freedom—are all evidences of civilized man’s malaise.
Freedom is the most demanding of all responsibilities. It is something constantly to be worked at if it is to be understood, maintained, and developed.
Freedom is not so much the liberty to do what one likes, as the right to be able to do what one ought.
No one perceived this more clearly than Huxley, and so in his fable, as he called Brave New World, the individual is relieved of the burden of freedom and conditioned to what his overseers prescribe—to like what he ought to do according to “the best judgment of the State.” *
Huxley intended to warn; yet it appears few have heeded his cries. And even fewer have read either version of Huxley’s Brave New World, as they are conveniently absent from today’s government education reading curriculums.
The Brave New One World process continues absent of the purposes, values, knowledge, beauty, truth and traditions upon which Liberty is possible.
Globalization catalyzed by the destruction of local school autonomy, consolidated and intimidated boards, nationalized curriculums, aligned testing schemes, database infrastructures, cradle to corpse tracking of individuals aligned with 21st Century workforce development career councils systematically engineering decanted citizens for commerce, DNA registries of all newborns, nonprofit favors muzzling thoughtful resistance, taxpayer financed collegiate indoctrination, socialized healthcare and ongoing influx of illegal immigrants– whose culture and concepts of “America” or The United States of America are placing her in a culture clash.
In the past, the Melting Pot of The United States held a rich diversity of ethnic cultures. But nearly all cultures transmitted the commonality of respect for life, liberty, and individual responsibility. They also possessed a deep gratitude and respect for the opportunity to pursue this happiness under The Constitution of The United States of America and The Creator God upon which she was founded.
Even if He was not their God of choice, those in the Melting Pot still respected the fact that He was the One in which The United States placed her trust and from Whom she received her blessings.
Now, the Melting Pot has become a cauldron of cultures. Each embodying its own criteria and intentions, and often in opposition to the other cultures. These include: a poverty culture; a culture of revenge; a culture of chaos; a culture of passivity, helplessness, and still a small remnant of the original Judeo-Christian culture of faith, family, personal responsibility, and virtuous work ethic.
Due to the coordinated manipulation of language via The United States Education, Media and Marketing, (not only in the United States, but Globally) we now are experiencing the debasement of man, and the principles upon which our nation was founded and the only ones upon which she will survive as a Sovereign nation under The Sovereign God.
The remnant virtuous United States citizens now finds themselves caught in a culture war between those of the servitude of “stability”, the slaves of societal engineering for material production; and the slaves of revenge and entitlement, manipulated by those pursuing mantras of social justice– a leveling of equal servitude.
The Maxim still remains true throughout millennia:
When you don’t pay the sacrifices for Liberty, or possess the values from which it derives– you don’t appreciate Liberty, nor are you capable of defending Liberty.
And oath of citizenship swearing to defend Liberty or
“America” becomes merely another manipulation of language, debasement of mankind, and ultimately, The United States of America.
Immigrant and naturalized United States citizen Dinesh D’Souza, recognizes the value of Liberty, and is willing to pay the sacrifices. All should view his latest film “America: Imagine a World Without Her.” In it D’Souza dispels indoctrinating myths with undeniable truth, and sounds the call to those that call themselves citizens of The United States of America.
A call that has been foundational from her inception and explicitly clarified in her National Anthem.
The questioning call to duty:
“Oh! Say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”
The citizen’s opportunity to heed the answer:
“Oh! Thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation,
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto—“In God is our trust.”
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
“Where The Spirit of The LORD is there is Liberty.”
2 Corinthians 3:17
What’s your definition of “America”? What’s your definition of “Liberty”?
What will be those definitions for your children and In Whom will they trust?
The choice is yours….for the time being.
The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
* Dr. Ashley Montagu, biologist, anthropologist, teacher, author, commenting on Aldous Huxley’s life and work.