Foto (h/t Michelle Malkin.) 2006. The Mexican flag and
upside down American flag, as displayed by hispanic students in Mexifornia
(still officially known as California.) What the students, intent on insult,
did not know : Flying the flag upside down is a distress signal. Some American
patriot groups, opposed to flying the flag upside down, do not believe that
unprecedented tidal waves of illegal immigration create such "distress."
Others believe it does. The prospect of cultural collapse and multi-lingual
Balkanization into a Super Welfare State, they believe, qualifies as
"distressing." Question: What if troubled Americans, the "silent majority" all
across the land flew their flags upside down in protest? While some patriot
groups would oppose it and not get it, would Washington realize that something
is in the air---not insurrection, maybe, not exactly, but something like
it? Thomas Jefferson mentioned this theme over 200 years ago. (below.)
Is there an American 'ideology' today? A dominant, a commanding system of beliefs? Is there, as Princeton University's WorldNet defines it, "an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a....nation"?
What could that reason be? Christianity? Free enterprise or capitalism? Conservatism or liberalism? But a number of citizens cotton to secularism, "progressivism," even socialism and atheism.
So much division. How can there be a national credo, just as there is no longer a truly national author, like Mark Twain? Is today's American brain now too Balkanized, as a tectonic shift in demographics and culture looms on the red-white-and-blue horizon?
Maybe not. Or maybe yes and no. A giant paradox of seeming contradictions, a system that contains all these discords, may be alive and well. Call it Compassionism.
'Compassionism'? Yes, the new American ideology
(or emotive force, for those who prefer feeling to thinking). It's 'new' in the
sense of being the most relevant and all-inclusive for today's politically
correct Republic. It assimilates what normally is not assimilated, including
even the mutually repellent. Whatever they call it. some will see in
it---approvingly or disapprovingly--- elements of raw capitalism or
"corporatism," Judeo-Christianity, and/or camouflaged communism or socialism,
i.e. greed, God and God-less government.
In fact, it's not any single one of these three historic belief systems. Rather, it's an amalgam, an epic American fusion of all three. It integrates their normally separate approaches to social and political dogma. It hardly minds if some of its constituents loathe each other, berate each other, curse each other or just seem hopelessly incompatible at dinner parties. Let them "think" or "feel" or "opinionate" as they choose. It's more concerned with a bigger picture. Compassionism has a job to do and intends to do it. At bottom, that job is planetary, even if some fear that it's true goal, consciously or unconsciously, intended or un-intended, is to globalize away the USA. Compassionism today, through its news media, entertainment industry, courts, government, Business and Education, is revolutionizing everything inside U.S. borders, regardless of dissidents, hold-outs, traditionalists, heretics or outright un-believers. In fact few, if any, will admit to believing in it wholeheartedly. Communist/socialist elements fear or hate the capitalist and Christian elements, the capitalist or business interests rebuke the socialists, and Christians have issues with all of them. Nevertheless, contradictions and all, Compassionism thrives, taking what it needs from its separate non-believers, or semi-believers. It knows how to survive with hardly anyone fully believing in it, There are no parishioners, congregations, menorahs, devotees, church suppers or conversion ceremonies. This allows Christians, capitalists and socialists to feel untainted by each other. It's largely a faith without the faithful. As a dynamic, it's far more interested in results, not in whether a majority fully "believes" in it. Fanatics need not apply. Worship is not de rigeur. Heretics will not be burned at the stake or beheaded, especially if they are not too politically incorrect. Compassionism intends to rule and mandate, not excommunicate.
Some might trace early Compassionism to the Civil War in the 19th century. That cataclysmic War Between the States highlighted all three crucial components. The industrial capitalist North, cheered on by the Marxists and socialists of Europe and the Christian abolitionists of New England, ended slavery in the old traditional South.
In the next century, after decades of labor strife, union insurgency, class warfare etc, the liberal elitist Franklin Delano Roosevelt became a patron saint of Compassionism. This Democratic President's 'New Deal' during the 1930's Great Depression, giving Government "relief" to the unemployed masses, was cheered by Catholics, Jews, Oakies and Communists, although the latter feared it might save capitalism, putting Socialist America on hold. These Communist misgivings were allayed by the fact that, under FDR, statism and Big Government, with Washington as Big Brother, or Big Mama, was now firmly and deeply anchored in the once Jeffersonian Republic. This federal, centralized statism, a colossus towering over the old States' Rights, most likely could never ever be dislodged. Marxists and Soviet sympathizers breathed easier. They understood. They knew that the semi-literate masses would always vote for the entitlement politicians, for the hand-outs, for the income re-distribution. You didn't need Nostradamus or a crystal ball to see that. It was as certain as day and night. The coming of Socialist America, already in its early stages, was now virtually inevitable, despite any capitalist and free enterprise razzle-dazzle in the interim. Let the children of the philistines and bourgeoisie play with their I-pods and Me-Tubes for now in their co-ed dormitories. Eventually even the dunciad, the sappy happy talkers and elitists would recognize the inevitable: A People's Republic triumph over free enterprise, not to mention free thought.
Compassionism marches on, the master ideology. Today it reaches from the Islamic Somali community of Maine, to Wahabbi mosques in New York, the tacovilles of the Midwest, the imamification of U.S. prisons, the barrios of Mexifornia. There have been many examples of Compassionism's dramatic and irresistible growth post-FDR. For instance...
The 1960's: Compassionism grew exponentially as a reaction to youth rebellion, little race wars, the Vietnam conflict, demands for civil rights, abortion rights, pornography rights, feminist rights, pre-AIDS homosexual rights, trans-gender rights etc. It also adapted to and assimilated the ending of racial segregation in the South, the mainstreaming of ghetto music and the use of White Guilt Syndrome as a powerful political and social weapon, condoning the useful racism of the anti-racist. Compassionism is dynamic. Even in the sturm und drang over the womb, Christians promote compassion rights for the unborn.Statists and "progressives" demand compassionate abortion rights for the mother. Business and corporate interests supply the media software, hardware and talking heads in the "national conversation," capitalism demonstrating its social compassion by "growing the economy" for everyone. Business executives also demonstrate their allegiance to Compassionism as they obey racial blackballing by declared anti-racists. They see it as promoting a calmer business environment.
The Great Society. Another Compassionistic landmark. It was Democratic President Lyndon Baines Johnson's response to the 60's "rebellion" of college kids, socialists and de-segregated blacks. LBJ was under fierce attack for his escalation of the Vietnam War (middle class college kids yelling their catchy Lefty slogans like "Hey, Hey, LBJ, how many kids did you kill today"?) Johnson responded domestically by a vast escalation of the old FDR New Deal. What had been, decades earlier, temporary "relief" for workers in the great Depression, now became a full-fledged entitlement industry and Welfare State. The liberals delivered checks, services, maternity wards, child support, housing, food stamps and medical care to the "disadvantaged" and males who would make babies but not raise them. The responsible and irresponsible were rewarded, all being "equal." The whole world could see that American Man, or "powerful" White Man, was buckling, in fear of urban riots and the anti-racist racists. It excited many. LBJ's 'Great Society' became the 'New Deal' on steroids. While socialists generally welcomed the gigantic growth in Government and taxation to feed it, capitalists and even some Christians were concerned. Could a society in hock to the least productive survive? But in the end, despite all the squabbling and spewing, and shouts of "Burn, Baby, Burn!" the new credo carried the day. Taxation and Compassionism prevailed.
1965 Immigration Bill. With the post WW II birth of White Guilt Syndrome came the notion that the USA was "too white." Elites worried that this might make Americans unpopular with the regimes of Africa, Asia, and the MIddle East that were being courted by the Soviet Union. Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy helped lead a "reform" which drastically reduced immigration from Europe, while opening the gates to the Third World. Such Compassionism was indebted not only to liberals, socialists and Christians. Republicans collaborated. Democratic President Johnson signed the bill. Incidentally, it appears that the Compassionists, even the Kennedys and church groups, may not have expected a profound change in U.S. demographics. Possibly they did not foresee explosive run-away immigration. They did not imagine the realities of "chain migration" i.e. Third World immigrants importing relatives and whole families. They wrote the law so that immigrants, not Americans, would decide on bringing relatives. Arguably the elite Compassionists did not act cynically, only stupidly, or perhaps only Compassionistically. Their legislation created unintended consequences and opened gates that have never shut.
Simpson-Mazzoli, 1986. This immigration control bill was passed in
response to the perceived problem of 2.7 million illegal aliens, and the fact
that all immigration, legal and illegal, was accounting for up to 50% of U.S.
population growth. Amnesty, signed by President Reagan, would contain the
problem, it was believed. Consequences? Unintended. The 2.7 million were later
replaced by 12 million additional illegals, encouraged by the amnesty for the
previous 2.7 million.
Fast forward to 2007, after more than a half-century of progressiveness through Compassionism.
The View From Jihad. Although
many socialists around the world see the U.S. as still too capitalistic and
"imperialistic" for their tastes, muslims tend to focus on what they see as
the decadence, homosexuality, un-covered women and "moral putrefaction." In the
May 16, 2007 Wall Street Journal, Bernard Lewis, widely considered the
greatest living scholar on Islam, looks at the Russian and American
interventions in Afghanistan and comments on how Al-Qaeda views Compassionistic
America. These muslims assert that they, not the U.S., brought down the old
" ....As Osama bin Laden explained, in this final phase of the millennial struggle, the world of the unbelievers was divided between two superpowers. The first task was to deal with the more deadly and more dangerous of the two, the Soviet Union. After that, dealing with the pampered and degenerate Americans would be easy...."
Bush-Kennedy Amnesty, 2007. Senator Kennedy, the Wizard of non-European immigration for almost as long as Fidel Castro's reign, is at it again. This time he is joined by the Compassionistic Conservative, George Bush, and the Compassionistic Republican Senator John McCain. As reported by Michelle Malkin, this Amnesty They Will Not Call Amnesty, would ultimately cost U.S. taxpayers 2.5 trillion dollars in welfare for the illegals and their chain-migrant relatives. (Compassionists claim that these illiterates will pay taxes that will cover the entitlement costs of themselves and their(often large) families.) Even if long-outraged Americans burn up the phone lines enough to stop this Amnesty Not Called Amnesty, the Compassionate Bush-Kennedy-McCain attempt to ram it through Congress with minimal national debate dramatically illustrates Compassionism in action. Business would get cheap labor, the socialists cheap votes, and Senator Kennedy can offer "pork" to the Pope, i.e, legalizing millions of high-school drop-outs from Catholic Mexico who theoretically will fill needy pews.
The Compassionistic lure is so powerful that even some important Pub pols, including President George Bush, (The Compassionate Conservative) have been willing to facilitate a demographic shift which might crush the Republican Party and institute a one-party state, such as the narco-republica of Mexico that was ruled by the leftist "People's" PRI for 70 years.
Booming Minorities As reported
by Reuters, the minority population in the U.S. now tops 100 million. While
Asians and Latinos are reproducing at over 3% and blacks somewhat less, the rate
for whites is .03%. This Caucasian sterility, whether affected or not by 50
million abortions, indicates that the Compassionistic plans of Senator Kennedy,
the Left, Business Republicans and multi-cultural religionists, dating back to
1965, to change the USA from being "too white," are succeeding beyond socialist, papal and anti-racist dreams. It's yet another testament to American know-how and the
corporate can-do spirit. Sublimated greed has always been a factor in the
great-buttocked post-WW II prosperity. Today so many Americans, by winning Fate's
lottery, have been liberated for affluent, or at least state-funded license and
instant gratification. They've had the freedom to abort their "problems" while,
in prosaic shadows, far from the glamor and glitter, the sub-literate Third
World Catholics and the fecund fellaheen of Islam propogate themselves en masse. The data indicates even more dramatic changes in
coming decades as Mexico, among others, exports its social problems to America
The Compassionistic. The shadowy masses and the criminal sub-class must move
into sunlight. Many millions will vote or strike for "rights,"
trillion-dollar entitlements and "tax the rich," as Christians remind us that
blessed are the poor, Business complains that it needs cheaper labor again, and
socialists cry, "Power to the People!"
With such a demographic destiny, the old Americans, even the rich ones in their walled compounds, the ones who haven't moved off-shore to Bermuda etc, may need help, sympathy and yes, even compassion. Compassionism can be of service here too. Mastering the art of using racism to promote anti-racism, it will assist whites too. The bureaucracy and "People's" Government will help them all, including their liberated women, to adjust while becoming minorities in their own country. Compassionism will teach them how to be good global citizens of the progressive planet on which they were always a minority anyway. True, the pessimist may call this national or cultural suicide. But even in the worst case, the optimist will cite the prospect of re-birth, i.e. new life after the national death. A Compassionistic People's Republic can look forward to the born-again globalista, with or without Harvard MBA.
Despite tensions still prevailing in the Balkanized land of People's PC Police and Taxation, the committed Compassionist can heave a sigh of relief that Thomas Jefferson's famous comment, of centuries ago, may now be irrelevant: The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.============================================================= Note: The Jefferson quote is from a letter to William S, Smith in Paris, November 13, 1787. Here is the paragraph, with gringo redaction for greater focus.
"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a
The people cannot be all, and always, well informed.... If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ...
And what country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not
warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
resistance? Let them take arms....What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure."