Our founding father’s pictured a United States as a Christian, basically English in descent, republic. After all, we fought the French and the Spanish to keep them from taking our land. Then, we suppressed the Indian culture, to keep it from influencing ours, an exclusionary view of society at best. Multiculturalism had no place.
When our country struggled for workers in industrial plants and coal mines, the Europeans came. First the Irish, then the Italians, and finally the Central Europeans. They were white. They were Christian. They fit in.
Slaves who came to America never fit in. They still don’t. Their entrance was involuntary. To this day, they exclude themselves and are excluded from assimilation into the former American culture. They developed the first major culture separate from white European Christians. Asians from China and Japan never assimilated either. In World War II, the US violated its own constitution and placed thousands of Japanese in concentration camps. The United States rules, laws, and system of justice work in white, Christian societies, not multicultural ones.
Multicultural societies ooze rebellion, discord, and lawlessness. Here in the United States both the radical right and the radical left attempt to subvert the 1st Amendment. One side holding on to the mono-cultural past. The other forcing multicultural issues relentlessly down the throats of the dwindling majority of Americans.
Genesis 11, The Tower of Babel, defines God’s attitude toward multiculturalism and a common language. “Behold they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose will be impossible for them.”
With the computer and multiculturalism, Mankind will grow technically beyond its ability to handle the power it has and destroy itself with quarreling and hatred. So God said, “Come let us go down and there confuse their language, so they will not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth and they stopped building the city.”
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting …
In a multicultural society, which groups religious belief freedom of speech, or constitutional rights do we protect when they are opposed to each other? A question for my next post.
A Covenant with Death, the Third Book of the Peacock Trilogy will be released in May. The book deals with what happens when a mono-cultural society is imposed upon the world.
Note: A writer’s job is to stimulate thought. I am presenting the facts about America’s situation today, not taking sides on the issue.