Skip to comments.Buchanan: Is America Coming Apart?
Posted on 09/10/2009 7:26:36 PM PDT by GVnana
Flying home from London, where the subject of formal debate on the 70th anniversary of World War II had been whether Winston Churchill was a liability or asset to the Free World, one arrives in the middle of a far more acrimonious national debate right here in the United States.
At issue: Should Barack Obama be allowed to address tens of millions of American children, inside their classrooms, during school hours?
Conservative talk-show hosts saw a White House scheme to turn public schools into indoctrination centers where the socialist ideology of Obama would be spoon-fed to captive audiences of children forced to listen to Big Brother -- and then do assignments on his sermon.
The liberal commentariat raged about right-wing paranoia.
Yet Byron York of the Washington Examiner dug back to 1991 to discover that, when George H.W. Bush went to Alice Deal Junior High to speak to America's school kids, the left lost it.
"The White House turned a Northwest Washington junior high classroom into a television studio and its students into props," railed the Washington Post. Education Secretary Lamar Alexander was called before a House committee. The National Education Association denounced Bush. And Congress ordered the General Accounting Office to investigate.
Obama's actual speech proved about as controversial as a Nancy Reagan appeal to eighth-graders to "Just say no!" to drugs.
Yet, the episode reveals the poisoned character of our politics.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
I have been thinking about writing a long thread about the divisions. America is being divided due to the internet and a general lack of manners taught to the last couple generations.
Pat must have been out of the country when the ‘lesson plan’ was distributed. This indicated the original intentions...issues based - health care, global warming, etc.
It’s available through the link at the posted article.
They are trying to rush and push things too far Left, too fast.
People are reacting to that.
Yes, America is coming apart. The Russian professor that talks about the USA splitting into 6? different nation states isn’t too far off, IMO.
Would be the best thing for sane Americans (conservatives actualy - a place were things are normal.
Yep. Sounds about right to me.
Agreed. Ohio splits northeast-southwest. Draw a line from south of Toledo to the Ohio River at Bridgeport. NE goes with PA, SW goes with Kentucky, Tennessee and southern Indiana.
5—you left out “The South”—not to be tossed in with “East Coast”!
Sorry. I meant NW to SE for the line.
You don’t think Buchanan’s 1992 speech at the Republican National Convention was timely?
Patrick Buchanan Culture War Speech
Well thats what happens when a Liar decides to “Spread other peoples Wealth around”
You know I am begining to wonder if Obama will be able to hold the 50 states together before his term is up.... I am begining to have doubts.
America is being divided because Marxists have taken over one of the main political parties (Democrats) and damned fools run the other (Republicans).
Decent traditional Americans are trapped.
If Lou Dodd ran for office - conservative, popualist, pro-American, pro-COnstitutional, or started an opposition party, BOTH of the above would collapse.
Few Americans are Marxists and few Americans tolerate fools.
It started long before the internet:
Lady Margaret Thatcher
HE WASHINGTON TIMES, June 22, 1999
Britain and America are two of the most tolerant societies in history, having demonstrated that tolerance by welcoming refugees and immigrants from all parts of the world and then turning them into British and American citizens by inducting them into the national community. These immigrants learned our language and adopted our history as their own. Such cultural inclusion is, in fact, the only way to achieve a successful multi-ethnic society. . .
The concept of multiculturalism threatens to unravel all that good work. Here is a genuinely utopian enterprise, more utopian indeed than the Tower of Babel. . . . The U.S. is moving toward a system in which the government presides over a number of different social groups, some of which have their own language and type of education. This approach undermines social unity and allows construction of a multicultural society, which is the very opposite of Americas previous practice. The government aims to supervise these different groups and keep the peace by redistributing income from one to another.
Thus the utopia of multiculturalism involves a bureaucratic class presiding over a nation divided into a variety of ethnic nationalities. That, of course, looks awfully like the old Soviet Union. Such a system cannot work, and its failure is likely to inflict great damage on the people, their traditions, and their liberties.
Lady Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, writing on Resisting the Utopian Impulse in the spring issue of American Outlook
Look at the Red State/Blue State
color key below the map
We are seeing a large number of people moving to GA from FL and coming down from northern states (what we haven’t determined yet is how they vote). So we are considering what other state we would consider if the lib voters gain control of GA.