Six years ago I incorrectly believed that the racial and ethnic problems of America had largely been solved, and that all that was required to bring about racial harmony was a bit of time and some patience. I told myself that the problems had developed over a long period of time, and would not be solved in a single generation. In short I was an optimist. Not anymore.
After six years of the most corrupt and divisive administration in American history I now must acknowledge that I was very very wrong. The problems of race and ethnicity in America were not getting better, but much worse. I do not blame Obama and his pack of race baiting poverty pimps. They did not create the problem. They only recognized it for what was, the single most devastating weakness of the USA, and set themselves to taking advantage of it. Clearly Obama & Company have made things worse, but they are not the root cause.
What I am about to say is politically incorrect and I suspect very few in America will be able to accept it due to the overwhelming non-stop propaganda and indoctrination to the contrary, even though the truth is obvious:
multiculturalism does not work.
People of different race, ethnicity, and culture do not live well with each other except under the most remarkable of circumstances. The success of the “melting pot” of the eighteenth and nineteenth century America is not an example of multicultural tolerance ruling the day. Quite the opposite. The “melting pot” worked because most of the country was from Western/Northern Europe, Protestants, the culture of the country was defined by those people, new immigrants were mostly from the same stock, and those that were different were required to fit into that culture not the other way around. No exception.
Well there was one singularly pronounced exception: black slaves from Africa. Not only were they not required to conform to the cultural norms of American life, they were actively prohibited from integrating into American Culture. Everyone else was required to become American, or do their very best to pretend they were becoming American. No multiculturalism. Irish, Italians, Poles, etc. could enjoy their ethnic foods, music, and traditions, but they had to embrace American culture as well. They had to learn English, go to schools that taught them to appreciate American lessons in civics and history, leave old grievances and hatreds behind, etc. It mostly worked because most of the immigrants were from the same race, and were able to integrate into American life fairly easily once they learned English and accepted American Culture.
Unfortunately the immigrants of the twentieth century have not so easily integrated into American Culture. And neither have the descendants of black slaves. Part of the problem may be the promotion of multiculturalism during the last fifty years that discourages integration and adoption of American Culture by new immigrants and existing black communities. Perhaps the problem is more intractable; perhaps the racial and ethnic differences are simply too great to shellac over with a bit of English-as-a-second-language training, desegregation, and civics classes in school. I do not pretend to know the answer to this. However, it is clear that the USA is suffering because of this “racial divide” whatever the cause.
If you ask the Leftist cultural elites that are currently running most of the formative institutions of our society, the problems is solely caused by “white” culture and “white” racism. I am willing to accept this if for no other reason than to formulate the obvious response: If every problem in America is caused by “White Americans” then maybe we all need to separate and stop trying to get along. We need to segregate ourselves. That seems to be where the argument is leading.
There is only one problem with this: evil white people generally do not impose themselves on other cultures (I am sure there are exceptions, even in America, but “generally” means what it means). What happens is that evil white people create healthy and viable communities where ever they end up which then attracts others who wish to participate in and take advantage of the prosperity. Again, the notable exception to this rule is black descendants of slaves who did not voluntarily come to this country in order to improve their condition.
What is to be done? As the USA becomes less “white” the country as a whole does not benefit. Crime increases, unemployment increases while wages go down, cultural decay increases, inequality increases, economic stagnation increases, etc. In today’s America the only answer to this question is to yell, “That’s Racist” at the person asking. That is why I am leaving. I want to live in a country that is safe from crime, free of racial discord, with a viable economy, and where I can fit in. America no longer meets that.