Forgetting Who We Are
0 comment Wednesday, November 12, 2014 |
The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history.
Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was. The world around it will forget even faster. - Historian Milan Hubl, quoted by Milan Kundera in 'The Book of Laughter and Forgetting'
We in America are witnessing the above process in our country, in our lifetime. Our origins as a country, our past glories and accomplishments, the principles that guided the creation of our country, are all being distorted in our media and our written records. In many cases, they are being effaced, and history being rewritten to serve an agenda. Our nation's history, our culture, have been deemed politically incorrect, and therefore they are being altered.
Generations are divided as the younger among us no longer know anything of the America of their grandparents; they know only that it was a flawed America, and a source of guilt and shame. Even some of the older generations are now coming to accept the revised history instead of their own recollections or the accounts of their elders.
My purpose is to challenge this liquidation of the memory of America and the assault on our identity; the constant campaign of the media and our academic and political elites. My purpose is to preserve, in whatever small way I can, the truth of America, of our people, our nation, and our original ideals.
My allegiance is as an American, not as a follower of any political party, but as a traditionalist American. As such, I have to stand against the excesses and follies of the liberalism which pervades our whole Western society today. Both political parties are part of the problem; we have no real left and right as much as we have shades of liberalism.
The dilemma we are facing now amounts to this: liberalism, with its dangerous commitment to openness and absolute tolerance, is leaving us vulnerable to destruction. We as a people have to find our way back to the original ideals of this country or face our 'liquidation', in the words of Hubl above.