A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
America is, indeed, a house divided. So, let's survey how we got here and what to expect next. Shall we?
few years ago I wrote: There was a time in America, not so long ago,
when we had white people, black people, brown people, yellow people,
etc. We had men and women. We had healthy people and we had sick people
and we had handicapped people.
We had smart people and we had dumb people. We had retarded people and we had normal people.
We had queers and homosexuals and but we had no gay and lesbian people.
We had the truth and we had the lie.
We had people who loved America and people who hated America. There was no “in-between.”
We had Republicans and Democrats and no Independents. We had conservatives and liberals. We did not have moderates.
Well, what happened? Answer: World War Two!
World War Two got to do with it, you may ask? Glad you asked. It has
everything to do with the mess in which we Americans find ourselves
Our US troops who fought in Europe, and were stationed
there after the war, brought something back from Europe that was, up
‘til that time, alien to America. In those days it was called “Moral
Relativism.” Simply defined it says there are no absolutes. There is no
absolutely black and there is no absolutely white. There is no
absolute truth and there is no absolute lie.
Now, this was like a bombshell going off in America. Those of religious faith saw it instantly for what it was. The GREAT LIE!
pointy-head elites, especially in the university academia, saw
instantly a way to cover all the things they wanted to do and say with
the cloak of moral relativism. And they took it up and reveled in it.
They began to teach it to our kids. Then those kids became elementary
and high school teachers themselves… and they, too, taught it to our
kids and their kids.
It is not accidental that those on the left
side of the political spectrum in America came so quickly to adopt
Moral Relativism. You see… they WERE the university elite. Someone has
said recently, it is now a part of the DNA of the political left and
the Democrat Party.
Nowadays, Moral Relativism is known as
Political Correctness. No matter what it is called it is still the most
effective way to live a lie and sell that life style to others.
I was a lad, America was referred to as a great Melting Pot. People
from all over the world would come to America and melt right into the
unique American society and culture. Sometimes it took one, or even two,
generations to make the cycle complete but they worked at it. And it
made America strong.
Then, the left came up with something called
“Multiculturalism.” Basically, that is to say – any, and all,
cultures are as good as ours. (When we had a unique American Culture.
And for those of you too young to remember… we DID have our own
culture!) The breakdown of American society, and culture, began at that
moment. The political left began to foist their plan to no longer have
a single American culture but a vast array of cultures from all the
peoples who had come here to ostensibly become Americans.
was kind of cute at first, the gay colors of the Hispanic peoples and
their holidays… and the October fest of the Germans, and the Irish
holidays, and the various other cultural celebrations of the host of
other peoples in America. Then it became sinister. That unique American
culture began to be absorbed into the multitude of other cultures.
Now, for all intents and purposes, the American culture is gone. And
with it went the identity of the American people.
And then came the icing on the cake: Diversity.
since there has been marriage, a man and a woman deciding to live
together and create a family, man has needed to get away from the
little woman for short periods of time..
You have to understand,
men are barbarians. We can’t help it, that’s the way Nature made us
and we will never be house broken. Even in the pre-Columbian days of
the Native Americans, on this continent, the tribes had their “Man’s
House.” Even then, the men needed to get away. It’s not that the man
loved or respected the woman any the less; he just needed to let the
beast out for a while. He could not, and cannot, do that in a
For a very long time, the work place
served as the man’s retreat. Then the feminist movement came along and
women decided they could have it all… including the heart attacks,
ulcers, nervous breakdowns, alcoholism and everything that goes with the
workplace, and they chose that over their families. The invasion on the
man’s retreat was on and it was overwhelming.
The office known as “Personnel” was suddenly changed to “Human Resources” and diversity in the workplace was near complete.
not quite so in American society. The Military was next. Man’s last
retreat from curtains and all forms of domesticity was invaded and
defeated. Again In the name of diversity. Now we have homosexuals
serving openly in our military and women serving in combat positions in
war zones. Both have had, and will continue to have, a deleterious
effect upon the readiness and effectiveness of the US military, which is
already in a devastating state of decline.
Now, diversity and multiculturalism feed off each other and they both feed off Political Correctness. How is that, you may ask?
if we clear the fog of political correctness away for a brief moment,
we can see that multiculturalism is bad for the country. It has robbed
us of our identity. Diversity has robbed us of our homes and families…
and robbed us of our places in society. Male and female have morphed
into one sex now. And again, we have lost our identity. Even the
forced injection of different races into each other’s cultures, in the
name of diversity, has robbed all races of their distinct identity. So
we invented hyphenated names to try to identify who we are. But… it
When a people lose their identity they are
doomed. Americans no longer have an identity, therefore, we are
doomed. We have consigned ourselves to the ash heap of history as
nothing more than a footnote.
Why can’t we see this? Because
Political Correctness has laid the cloak of the Big Lie over everything
and we dare not question any of it because that would be… you guessed
it… Politically Incorrect.
And so… we are lost. We don’t know
who we are anymore, we don’t know where we are anymore, and we don’t
even know how we got here. We don't know where we are going because we
don't know where we have been. We have become a sorry, pathetic lot, a
blight upon the land that once was home to a proud American people who
shared a single American culture melded together from the many cultures
of the LEGAL immigrants who chose to come to these shores to become
Americans themselves and not just to establish a "forward position" for
the country of their origin.
So how can we change it? We
can’t. You can’t unring a bell. You cannot re-instate virginity. Like
the loss of virginity, the loss of identify is permanent. It can never
be recovered. We’re stuck!
The US has succumbed to that fatal disease which strikes all great nations and brings them their knees. Guilt.
mean, heck, we can’t even fight a successful war anymore for fear that
we will hurt the enemy. And we feel guilty for, well, something or
other. The left will certainly fill in the blank for us.
what I say here: Within the next three decades, there will be another
civil war on this continent. There MUST be. There MUST be a dominant
culture established once again. Only the Lord knows what that culture
will be but, for certain, whatever it turns out to be -- it will
certainly be better than the "Franken-culture" from which America is
suffocating today. With apologies to Mary Shelley, America is truly
the Modern Prometheus.
It was approximately eighty years between
the Revolutionary War and the first American civil war. It took around
thirty years for the populace to become enflamed enough to take up arms
against each other. Modern America is already well into the
inflammation period. Talk of such a conflagration is already in the
air. Once that threshold is crossed over, there can be little doubt
actual confrontation and conflagration will follow.
All of this
will occur because we did not have the common sense to control our
borders. Without borders, there is no such thing as a "nation." We
will learn that lesson. but it will be too late as it is already too
Like those 102 frightened, but determined, souls who
left their country in search of a new beginning, the Pilgrims, we are
going to have to begin anew. Like it or not, it will be thrust upon
us. We cannot count on the government for, as any fool can plainly see,
the current government is on it's last legs even now and will soon
We long since passed through that proverbial
crossroads. We made our decision, we chose our route, and now we must
pay the toll. Unfortunately the monetary exchange, the coinage, if you
please, may well be the blood of our children and grandchildren.
great shortcoming of democracy is that it almost always succumbs to
suicide. It raids its own treasury, it makes decisions about momentous
issues blithely. and with little, if any, forethought. Like a blind
giant it stumbles over its own mistakes until it trips and falls.
America has tripped and IS falling.
I do not write these words
joyously. They are painful and bitter as bile. Nevertheless, I believe
them to be a true assessment of our immediate past -- and -- our
"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
A truism spoken by Christ Himself and echoed many times down through
the centuries. It is no less true today when applied to a divided
America's house WILL fall : " ... and great will be the fall thereof."
a shining city on a hill to a cesspool in a swamp we de-constructed our
own dreamland and created, instead -- a nightmare landscape.
nation's culture reflects the heart, soul, mind, and faith of that
nation's people. America's culture has been lost within a maze, a
cacophony of cultures, a multitude of cultures, a multicultural miasma, a
vapid, noxious, odiferous, maelstrom of all things intensely bad and
America is the modern day -- Sodom and Gomorrah.
We shall, too, share the fate of that wicked congregation of
reprobates. There is no escape. We have closed and locked all exits.
We have sealed our end.
Yes, I know this is a dark commentary on
America's end. It was intended thus. Many who read this will, no
doubt, think -- finally, someone is expressing my thoughts, my concerns
for my country, my unease about America's future. And I sincerely hope
that I have. For we must face our dilemma head on, to cut through the
fog of lies and finally see that we are called upon to make a choice
between equally unfavorable options. To do nothing is no longer
Soon we will be called upon to endeavor a rescue of
America. It will be a futile effort. One can only rescue those who wish
to be rescued. There will be two fall back positions: One: -- to do
nothing, accept defeat and wash our hands of the whole affair, or two:
-- fight to establish a NEW America, not rescue the old, for it will be
As far-fetched as all this may seem, I am convinced of
its veracity. As a student of history, the record of humanity's past
serves as a road map to the future. When one looks objectively at that
road map, America's route into the future is plain to see.
The question, then is -- will we be up to the challenge. Frankly, I am not optimistic.
J. D. Longstreet