We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Modern World is the Western World, and multiculturalism, and cultural relativism, is its disease. Kohlmayer, at American Thinker: A couple of quotes:
Contrary to what some would have us believe all cultures are by no means equal. The fact is that one is clearly superior to all the others by almost any measure we may choose as a basis of comparison. All the evidence shows that the West is the only successful cultural tradition of our time while all the rest have shown themselves to be incompatible with the modern era. The claim that all cultures are intrinsically equal is thus not only patently untrue, but it is also one of the most insidious lies of our age.
Any nation that truly desires prosperity, human rights, and progress must adopt western values. Those in other traditions that have done so have been amply rewarded for their prescience. Japan, South Korea and Honk Kong are examples of those who have prospered greatly as a result of adopting those quintessentially western constructs - democracy and capitalism.
Advancement, justice and affluence can only be attained by societies that operate along the western lines. For all their alleged wisdom and insight all the other civilizations have not only failed to achieve these ideals but have invariably produced the opposite, spawning malfunctioning and backward societies. History has clearly shown that the only viable way is the western one. It is the only one that can bring about progress and guarantee a dignified existence for man.
It is rather ironic that while progressively larger parts of the globe are in the process of transitioning to the western model, its internal enemies have managed to undermine it from within. Their weapon of choice - and one which has proven surprisingly effective - is multiculturalism, a ploy by which they seek to dilute our tradition with values of failed cultures. That this subversive doctrine has gained such prominence is remarkable given that the foreign material at its disposal is for the most part not only noticeably defunct, but - judging by the results it produces - to be avoided at all costs. The deep inroads multiculturalism has made over the years are largely a result of the decades of relentless attacks on the West which have undermined its people's confidence in their own civilization and weakened their resolve to stand up in its defense.
The rest of the world, because they can see us on TV are so jealous of our wealth, which we earned, are now acting the part of a jilted sixteen year old.
We have all seen the personality type that seeks to tear others down so as to ostensibly elevate themselves. They haven't learned it doesn't work that way. And now they are riding the tiger and will find in the end it is a difficult dismount.
Below, is a quote from a local Blog journalist. This man is well recognized in the Seattle area for his diligent,and thorough investigative reporting. He helped to locate the information necessary to expose the scandal surrounding the gubernatorial election--which, for those of you unfamiliar with SEA politics, the democrats stole, after clearly loosing in the first two re-counts. Winning by less than 200 votes in the third re-count and declared themselves victors. They have been in control here for more than 20 years.
We recently had a vacancy (step down) on the City Council. Of the hundreds of people who volunteered, we finally have six candidates (chosen--not elected), and they are as follows:
1. Chinese/American female
2. Japanese/American female
3. Phillipine/American female
4. African/American female
5. Hispanic/American female
6. One European/American female (homosexual)
As the following article states, the council announced their intention to only choose from minority groups. I would ask you to take a moment and reflect on what may be the ultimate goal here. I can tell you that my concern is not about race--it is about process. At least one of the women selected has already been voted out of office once, by her own constituency. The Democratic Party leaders in this state are determined to help change our system of democracy. The women, who run the democratic party, and the state here in WA, intend to put in to place the theories of Lani Guanier (sp?). You may remember this attorney, and law professor, as the African/American female,whom Clinton nominated for Supreme Court Justice. Ms. Guanier is a strong proponent not of the one man one vote system, rather she, and her followers, believe in a system whereby, if you have 20 % of the population--you get to have 20% of the seats. If your race group is 40% of the population, you get to have 40% of the elected seats. What is happening in Seattle today, is a deliberate attempt, an intentional action, toward changing our constitutional process of elected government.
Of course, the other unpleasant possibility is that, the local democrats held a private auction, and this seat was open for bidding to only a few small groups. This event took place in the witner of 2006.
Please read the following. You may also follow up with an article in the Seattle Times dated January 24, 2006
If our system of electing representatives from within a certain geographical area does not guarantee enough minority representation—then we should be asking the questions why not? We should not be looking for a solution so "quick and easy" as this one. Rewriting the constitution sets a very dangerous precedent.
*Note: The current council of 8 has 2 non-minority women, 2 men of color and four other men. Demanding a minority in this seat assures control of the vote on issues perceived to be minority based.