Believe it or not, an AP-NORC Center poll finds our nation fragmented. Yes, in 2017. Odd…
Add one more to the list of things dividing left and right in this country: We can’t even agree what it means to be an American.
A new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds Republicans are far more likely to cite a culture grounded in Christian beliefs and the traditions of early European immigrants as essential to U.S. identity.
Democrats are more apt to point to the country’s history of mixing of people from around the globe and a tradition of offering refuge to the persecuted.
While there’s disagreement on what makes up the American identity, 7 in 10 people – regardless of party – say the country is losing that identity.
Here’s the most telling part of the story/poll:
About 65 percent of Democrats said a mix of global cultures was extremely or very important to American identity, compared with 35 percent of Republicans. Twenty-nine percent of Democrats saw Christianity as that important, compared with 57 percent of Republicans.
Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to say that the ability of people to come to escape violence and persecution is very important, 74 percent to 55 percent. Also, 25 percent of Democrats said the culture of the country’s early European immigrants very important, versus 46 percent of Republicans.
The same nuts who are concerned about people escaping violence are the ones actively bringing in as many unassimilable, violence-prone groups as possible. They represent one America: Insane America.
Sane America versus Insane America is but one way to look at the issue (and this goes beyond partisanship). There’s more than just Right vs. Left. There’s: working America versus welfare America. Pre-1965 America versus Babel America. Christian, European America versus polyglot boarding house America. Mind-your-own affairs America versus Sharia America. Real America versus hellish dystopian America. Old America versus global communist Amerika. Or just America versus the Destroyers.
Nowhere is this rift more apparent than in the streets. The Destroyers are out in force. In addition to the usual ranks of ordinary criminals, street thugs, and terrorists, add: BLMers; SJWs; anti-Trump, Soros-funded Rent-A-Mobs; Milo haters; free speech haters; firearms haters; libertarian haters, freedom haters, peace haters, quiet haters, order haters, civility haters, Christian haters; White haters; straight hating LGBBQTXYZ (more letters???) violence queens; amped-up leftover hippies; progress deniers, hate crime hoaxers; rabid feminists; Falcons fans; “anarchists”; socialists; communists; more communists; wiccans; pro-invasion apologists; the #Antifa, and; more kinds of sucker-punching, hair-burning, mace-spraying, Starbucks-looting; rock-throwing, car-rocking, street-blocking, fire-setting, dope-smoking, marching, chanting, always unwashed, deodorant-missing, black mask-wearing, behoodied hooligan heathens you can shake a stick at.
And it’s time to shake some sticks.
The old, Christian, European, pre-1965, business-minding, tax-paying, property-owning, decent, respectful Americans are fed up. It seems they have been attacked once too often and may soon contemplate retaliation. Note: this group, our group, owns 99% of the guns and we’re pretty damned good with them – just a note and a reminder.
I hear it nearly everyday:
“We’ve had it with these _____s!”
“When are WE going to do something?!”
“Why don’t WE act up for a change?”
“Isn’t it OUR turn for a riot?”
“They don’t want to see US in the streets!“
And so on…
These exclamations and angry inquiries are usually dampened by some (honest) explanations that our side has work to do, shops to tend, families to raise, money to make, etc. We’re too busy; they are not.
Partly out of snark, partly from a position of truth, I sometimes answer the “When are We going to do something?” with, “Probably when the beer runs out or the television goes off.” Honestly, it takes A LOT to get real Americans fired up about rather important issues. But they are firing even as I type this.
If these problems are not corrected soon, if the two Americas cannot at least live with a tenuous truce, then we’re heading towards something to make the late unpleasantness of 1861-1865 look tame by comparison. I would say no one wants a war but some do.
To keep it from coming to that and to take action to quiet those aforementioned street savages, there is something one can do right now. A movement is forming for OUR side.
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