Buchanan on What Trump’s Wall Says to the World…….. January 27, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, cultural marxism, different religion, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Immigration, Restoration, scandals, sickness, Society, Tradition.
……and what it says about the growing national divide between Americans.
Good piece below from fellow trad Patrick Buchanan. Thanks to reader TT who sent it along (my emphasis and comments):
The opposition’s arguments are usually rooted in economics or practicality. The wall is unnecessary. It will not stop people from coming illegally. It costs too much.
Yet something deeper is afoot here. The idea of a permanent barrier between our countries goes to the heart of the divide between our two Americas on the most fundamental of questions.
Who are we? What is a nation? What does America stand for?
Those desperate to see the wall built, illegal immigration halted, and those here illegally deported, see the country they grew up in as dying, disappearing, with something strange and foreign taking its place. [Not only strange and foreign, but a country that will be much poorer, much less Christian, more violent, and with third world style impenetrable social strata. Our elites seem to want that very much, especially the last bit. They don’t seem to like having to rub elbows with the hoi polloi, and want a nation in which economic and social mobility is strictly limited. I want a country where my kids have a chance at a happy life and a moral environment that is conducive to their final end, eternal happiness with God. Everything the Left advances gravely undermines both of those fundamental needs]
It is not only that illegal migrants take jobs from Americans, that they commit crimes, or that so many require subsidized food, welfare, housing, education and health care. It is that they are changing our country. They are changing who we are………
………What those with memories of that America see happening today is the disintegration of our nation of yesterday. The savagery of our politics, exemplified in the last election, testifies to how Americans are coming to detest one another as much as the Valley Forge generation came to detest the British from whom they broke free. [Indeed. Some prominent commentators wonder whether we are not already in a de facto state of civil war.]
In 1960, we were a Western Christian country. Ninety [plus] percent of our people traced their roots to Europe. Ninety [plus] percent bore some connection to the Christian faith. To the tens of millions for whom Trump appeals, what the wall represents is our last chance to preserve that nation and people.
To many on the cosmopolitan left, ethnic or national identity is not only not worth fighting for, it is not even worth preserving. It is a form of atavistic tribalism or racism. [This is really key. The Left is a tribal grouping based on ideology. Conform to the ideology cum religion and you are a member of the tribe. Members must constantly make demonstrations of their professing the required ideology, and imposing it on as many other people as possible. The more aggressive the profession of leftist faith, the higher one’s standing in the tribe. A key component of the tribal ideology is that all those outside the tribe are inferior, practically sub-human, and must be destroyed. Thus, the stage is set for endless conflict, which is indeed, exactly what the Left wants.]
The Trump wall then touches on the great struggle of our age.
Given that 80 percent of all people of color vote Democratic, neither the Trump movement nor the Republican Party can survive the Third Worldization of the United States now written in the cards.
Moreover, with the disintegration of the nation we are seeing, and with talk of the breakup of states like Texas and secession of states like California, how do we survive as one nation and people?…… [Breakup of Texas? Zuh? I don’t think so.]
………..President Trump’s wall is a statement to the world: This is our country. We decide who comes here. And we will defend our borders.
The crisis of our time is not that some Americans are saying this, but that so many are too paralyzed to say it, or do not care, or embrace what is happening to their country.
Especially the latter. Nice summation of the current state of affairs. The Left is in wholesale meltdown mode, because I think they see in Trump – I pray rightly so – someone who, contrary to his predecessors, actually MIGHT roll back many of the gains they’ve made over the past 50 years. That it would be a man of such troubled personal morality that would do it would be incredibly ironic. But that’s history for you.
I do wish Buchanan would also more regularly inveigh against the USCCB and most individual bishops, who are fervent promoters of the cult of holy immigration. Aside from a few high profile issues like abortion – to which they primarily pay lip service, not real action – if there is a socially divisive question of the day, you can almost rely on the USCCB to be on the wrong side of it. Of course, it’s not as bad as it was during the 70s and 80s, when the conference was deeply and radically left wing, but it’s also far from great and with Cupich and his ilk assuming more and more important sees, we’re headed back in that direction. But there I go, being hard-hearted and impossible to please again………