By Don Frost
E Pluribus Unum. That’s Latin for “Out of many, one.” It’s the traditional motto of the United States. It’s on all the money, coins as well as folding currency. It’s also part of the Great Seal of the United States.
It means that here, in America, of the many peoples from all over the world who come here, they emerge as one: Americans.
That’s fine fodder for 4th of July speeches, but it’s absolute nonsense today; a sad remnant of days gone by, as outdated as the Hula-Hoop. America is no longer a “melting pot” where different peoples merge to form one people. Now, thanks to the National Football League, it can no longer be denied: America is a mish-mash of discordant voices clamoring for supremacy.
All NFL games used to begin with the playing of only our national anthem, the American national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” a symbolic acknowledgment that we’re all Americans. Now, kneeling before the onslaught of unspoken – but nonetheless real – racist threats, the league has decreed that all games must begin with the playing of the black national anthem, an unconscionable, deliberate affront to all other races. If any player were foolish enough to kneel during the playing of that anthem, he would be judged a racist and his career would be in jeopardy.
This is done in the name of “diversity,” the holy grail of social/political dogma. “Out of many, one”? No! Absolutely not! Never! America’s new motto: “Out of many . . . well, many more.” We’re no longer Americans. Now we’re Polish-Americans, Irish-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans, African-Americans, native-Americans, and on and on. Diversity equals divisive.
You Poles, fly your own flag, celebrate Poland’s holidays. You Irish, organize your own parades. You Hispanics, speak your own language, live where only that language is spoken, insist English-speaking Americans accommodate your tongue. Be proud of how you differ from everybody else; flaunt your differences; nurture your differences; dare outsiders to make you want to be American first, and another nationality second. Reject assimilation.
Abraham Lincoln saw the danger in 1838 when he said in the Lyceum Address, “. . . All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined . . . could not by force [destroy America] . . . It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.”
Damn diversity and all it stands for.
Don Frost blogs at www.commonsense931.wordpress.com