Perspective from an American Culturist
In his second inauguration speech, America’s newly re-elected President Obama, in the third sentence of his first paragraph, declared these United States a multicultural nation. In the defining sentence he declared at all inaugurations, “we recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origin of our names.” Rather, Obama presented commitment to government programs as the source of our common identity.
Well bravo on the race statement. But, in order to avoid the apparently somewhere, sometimes assumed belief that the color of our skin binds us, Obama, as all multiculturalists, dedicates himself to ignoring the importance of culture, as neither religion (the tenets of our faith reference) nor national origin (names reference) matter in his depiction of our national identity.
So, in other words, America is just as much an Islamic nation as it is an offshoot of Christian / Secular Europe. This ignoring of history and geo-political realities and cultural affiliations limits our ability to understand ourselves as a western nation. And, if we paid attention to culture, as culturists do, we clearly see Obama’s multicultural fealty to cultural blindness causing dangerous mistakes in many of the programs his speech insisted upon.
In framing our national narrative, President Obama told our people, “Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity, until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country.” Thus he beautifully encapsulated the ironic multicultural idea that when we increase the entry of foreign cultures to America it solidifies our American identity.
It gets worse. Not all peoples come equally as strivers. Mexican culture has a high teenage pregnancy rate and lower educational attainment than Korean immigrants. That is not a racist statement, it is a culturally –based truth. And, some cultures have historical conflict with us, Mexico does with the US as Islam has with the rest of the West. As is our culturist tradition, our immigration laws should again reflect cultural statistics and values affinities. Otherwise economic problems and terror will result.
Our multicultural President opined, “We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else because she is an American.” Unfortunately, this will never be true and government cannot do anything about it.
Some youths will get born into cultures where good grades evoke recrimination for “acting white.” Other children enter cultures wherein being a nerd is cool. If multiculturalists see inequality, they rightfully discount race as a cause. But, multiculturalists say all cultures are equal and equally wonderful and none are bad. Thus, they never consider the factor of culture in terms of outcome. And so, having discounted race and culture, the multiculturalists blame inequality on “institutional racism.” But culture explains homework completion rates much better.
Obama announced that, “Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm.” What he means is that he aims to take guns away from law-abiding people. But guns don’t kill people, cultures do.
In Chicago, the city in which Obama lived his pre-Presidential political life, 506 homicides took place in 2012. Criminals will always get guns. And these happened in particular neighborhoods in Chicago; this is not because guns can only be obtained there. When trying to make such neighborhoods safer, multiculturalists denounce all culturist profiling in law enforcement as racist. Again, ignorance of culture leads to distorted policies.
Ultimately, President Obama declared our identity formed from using government to create equality. But, our identity needs anchoring in western history. A multicultural government that sees racism as the root of all inequality and government money as the road to equal cultural outcomes is a formula for bankruptcy. If we add, as Obama did, a touch of class resentment between unequal parties, and ascribe the differences to racism and injustice, we have the makings of a social explosion.
To get our Western nations back, we must challenge the ruling multicultural assumptions of all political parties. To do so we must spread the buzzwords ‘culturism’ and ‘culturist’ in order to signify that a viable alternative exists and requires consideration. So go forth and discuss your culturist observations on the American President Obama’s inaugural speech and those you hear your politicians make.
An American Culturist