There is a distinct minority of people in America today that is
biologically American but socially and environmentally different
from most of those living here. Strangers in a strange land. We
used to be the majority. Our forebears founded America. We are mostly
older, though some in the younger generations have awakened to the
problems we face. We are overwhelmingly Christian, white and of
European extraction. We grew up in a far different country. We silently
stood by while America was reshaped, thinking it would endure, as
it seemingly always has. We were wrong.
We have suffered affirmative action and all that it meant, due
to a false sense of guilt engendered in us by others about the treatment
of blacks that we never knew by whites with whom we have nothing
in common except skin color. We didn't realize that we were merely
trading places with those that had been discriminated against in
We have endured the spectacle of renaming all the schools in cities
like New Orleans after blacks, both notable and immemorable, thereby
erasing the memory of our founding fathers. We have allowed streets,
buildings and all manner of public property to be renamed, taking
off "Washington," "Jefferson" and the like,
to be replaced with "Martin Luther King, Jr." and others
whose primary contribution to American society has been their skin
Not a single one of the founding fathers has a holiday named solely
for himself. Martin Luther King, Jr., has one, though. We know why.
We suffered the removal of the Confederate flag from public venues.
Now we see the American flag become a mark of "oppression,"
as evidenced by black Florida firefighters recently refusing to
ride on fire trucks bearing the stars-and-stripes, and for that
We witness the spectacle of a statue of modern American heroes,
three firefighters captured forever in a photograph raising the
American flag over the WTC ruins, mongrelized in the name of diversity,
whereby two of the three white figures are displaced by a black
and a latino, respectively. We know the truth.
Schools teach to the bottom of the classes and we pretend to wonder
why we have to keep lowering the standards so that students appear
to be as smart as ever. We know why. We know different. Nobody left
behind means nobody out in front, of course. We have sacrificed
our children to a false sense of guilt, in pursuit of intellectual
parity that can never be achieved without genetic restructuring.
We suffer massive levels of crime that did not exist even thirty
years ago, overwhelmingly at the hands of "people of color."
Though our media and government do everything they can to skew the
statistics, we know who is to blame.
School shootings. We know why.
Victim mentality. We are tired of the whining.
Massive immigration but no assimilation. No longer the melting
pot, but now the potluck free lunch, and we know whose pot is being
We are witness to a massive movement by Mexicans, called "La
Reconquista," the objective of which is the secession of southwest
America, to be rejoined to Mexico or established as a country in
its own right. They even have a name for it already: Aztlan. We
have all but given it to them, but now they pursue us to the poor
and inhospitable locales of America to which we have retreated and
demand a share of those, as well. "Americanism is a matter
of the spirit, and of the soul...The one absolutely certain way
of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of
its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become
a tangle of squabbling nationalities...each preserving its separate
nationality.... The men who do not become Americans and nothing
else are hyphenated Americans.... There
is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American."
----- Theodore Roosevelt, 1900
Welfare, food stamps, school and free medical care for illegals,
primarily paid for by us, though many of us can no longer afford
to feed our own kids properly.
Some of us haven't seen doctors in years because we haven't the
Some of us qualify for welfare, but we are too proud.
We can't afford to send our kids to college, the same college that
provides free tuition and living expenses to those whose primary
qualification consists of skin color.
Yet our government lobs million-dollar missiles at empty caves
and camel dung in places we don't care about. And sends billions
in foreign aid to countries that hate us and actively work to subvert
our dominance in world affairs. Afghanistan just announced that
we owe it $15 billion to rebuild it, after spending about that much
wrecking it in pursuit of a guy we can't find. Our government will
give it, too. We know why.
We see political correctness run amuck. We can't read newspapers
or magazines without having "hate whitey" - er, diversity
- thrown in our faces on every page. That's why readership is declining.
That, plus the general rise in illiteracy engendered by the failing
social experiment that America has become. Even the advertisements
now have massive overrepresentation of blacks and latinos, depicted
in unlikely poses and occupations.
We endure the dismantling of Christianity and its removal from
every public edifice. We see our pastors stand by idly, often lending
a hand to those who seek to replace Christianity with other religions.
We prohibit discussion of Christ in schools, yet California requires
the teaching of Islam to seventh graders.
Movies and TV depict an America that doesn't exist...that never
existed except in the wishful thinking of warped leftists, sexual
deviants, cultural communists, globalists and other assorted control
Terrorist attacks and more to come, because we pretend not to know
why. Because we continue to be the world's bully. Because we allow
our government to do the bidding of others.
We have betrayed our grandparents and theirs. We have squandered
our birthright and our heritage. We sacrifice our children upon
the altar of political correctness.
This is not the country in which we grew up. Not the society that
formed us. Not the future we were promised. This isn't working for
us. Strangers in a strange land.
There is no place left in America for us. Every place has to be
the same now, as dictated by those who would be our masters. Life
comes in one size these days, dispensed through the TV set.
We deserve better. We demand better.
It is past time to say it: we want a country of our own.
Take Aztlan. Break off the southeast and take it, too, as well
as New England. Take as much of the interior as is necessary to
Give us the worst parts of America and leave us alone. Allow us
to live our lives without interference. Allow us to be different
from you. Stop taxing us to advance your agenda, which has nothing
to do with our best interests and which seeks our destruction.
Let us establish a New America, and give us the Constitution to
guide it, since you aren't using it, anyway.
It is time to stop being strangers in our own land, an increasingly
New America. An idea whose time has come.
-ed (Edgar J. Steele) January 18, 2002
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