Ex Uno Plures

Ex Uno Plures - Shattered Flag
Ex Uno Plures

America’s de facto motto has always been E pluribus unum (Out of Many, One) but the Leftists, these oikophobic ethnoguiltists with their various excrescences of “Identity Politics” are Hell-bent upon the opposite, Ex Uno Plures (Out of One, Many).

These days, it seems that everything that our domestic enemies do is predicated upon forcing an isolated identity upon every “group” inside America’s borders, whether it be according to age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual proclivities, economic means,  or whatever else they can find or create as and “Identity.” And woe betide any who either try to assimilate and just be Americans or who find some value in some other “groups” culture and choose to incorporate it into their lives.

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The Last Temptation

The Assassination of BecketMotivation can matter as much as action in the longer run. Hence, a good act can be a great evil.

Now is my way clear, now is the meaning plain: Temptation shall not come in this kind again.
The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.

— T.S. Eliot
Murder in the Cathedral

Never in my experience has this moral and societal fact been more poignantly exemplified than by the recently reported actions of a 10 year-old girl from Thornton, CO, Tatum Gonzales. She did a deed that was ever so right, but did so for reasons that were so very wrong.

Tatum Gonzales called the whole family together on her 10th birthday but not for the reason you might think.

“Make a change to the world,” she said as she stood in her mom’s Thornton kitchen, making a turkey and cheese sandwich.

Tatum’s only wish on her 10th birthday was to help feed the homeless.

“I don’t think it’s right that all of us get to eat and they don’t,” she said. “They might be starving so I just thought of this idea for my birthday.”

Family and friends filled the kitchen, put on plastic gloves and pitched in to make 100 sack lunches. They even decorated each of the bags.

I cannot see young Ms. Gonzales act as anything other than a beautiful act of kindness and charity. There’s no doubt in my mind that she did the right thing. And yet, her own words, “I don’t think it’s right that all of us get to eat and they don’t,” show that she did it for the wrong – indeed, one of the worst – reasons imaginable.

Her belief that is not right that her and her family have their basic needs met – by her parents’ efforts and labors in all likelihood – so long as others do not enjoy these things is horrific to me – as it should be horrific to, not just every American, but every freeborn man or woman on this world. This, the belief of child that they don’t deserves and have no right to what their parents have earned, is the epitome of evils that Liberals, Progressives, and SJWs commit each and every day.

Charity, largess, munificence, beneficence – call it what you will – are great things, laudable in nigh on every case, even those which are poorly thought out and/or mis-aimed. To see it in a young child should be a thing of joy; a thing that restores some measure of hope for Man. And that is what is so evil and so horrifying about this. This is the ultimate corruption of the virtue of generosity. This is the greatest treason.

Not, of course, is this to say that this is her treason. No, she is one who has been betrayed. She has been tempted beyond her means as a young child by others, most likely the (mis)education system and the media. She is one of far too many victims of the Liberals’ and Progressives systematic abuse and corruption of our nation’s children.

Yes, of all the temptations that the devils of Socialism – these hellborn demons of “Social Justice” – try our resolve with is the greatest treason of doing what we think is right for the wrong, evil reasons.

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#BernOuts Explained

#BernOuts Explained - They covet what they don't have and hate those who have it
#BernOuts Explained – They Covet What They Don’t Have

A funny image, indeed! It is also, however, very pointed in its humor and very fundamentally true in its message. The primary reason for Bernie Sanders’ aborted rise to provenance and his continued employment and occasional news coverage was based upon the #BernOuts and #Sandernistas coveting what they didn’t earn and don’t have. In point of fact, Bernie’s entire platform could have been summed in the word, “Envy.”

Yes, they envy what they don’t have and hate those that have it. In their entitled mindset, it’s just not fair that they don’t get anything and everything they want, when they want it, and without the need to work for- or make sacrifices in order to get it. That’s the #BernOuts explained in a nutshell.

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The Shrinking Middle Class

Liberals and Progressives love to rant and whine about America’s shrinking middle class. This is actually quite logical since they’re focus has always been to garner votes from the proletariat and their methodology has always been to vilify the bourgeoisie.

There is, however, a reason why these goals and techniques consistently fail to work in America. America’s middle class, despite Leftist interference, is shrinking more due to upward mobility than downward spiraling.

Shrinking Middle Class
The Shrinking Middle Class

In the 44 years leading up to 2015 the percentage of adults in the middle class has shrunk from 61% to 50%, a drop of 18%. However, during the same period the percentage of adult Americans who are in the upper middle and highest echelons has risen a combined 7%, whereas the numbers in the lowest class have risen only 4%.

It seems to me that America needs to reject and cast off the Liberals’ and Progressives’ shibboleth of the “shrinking middle class” rather than allowing them to play games with people’s lives and livelihoods.

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Summing Up The Problem

Summing up the problem in America is actually quite simple. Just read the opening paragraph from this New Times article:

COLUMBUS, Ohio President Obama and Mitt Romney enter the closing week of the campaign in an exceedingly narrow race, according to the latest poll by The New York Times and CBS News, with more voters now viewing Mr. Romney as a stronger leader on the economy and Mr. Obama as a better guardian of the middle class.

The rest of the article is meritless. What is important is that it’s first paragraph distills one of America’s greatest problems down to a concise nugget. People can believe that Romney is the best choice as POTUS for our economy and still believe that reelecting Obama would be a better choice for the middle class.

The inherent schism and conflict in that thought process can only be explained in a couple of ways:

  • The middle class is utterly divorced from the economy at large and is nothing but an artificial construct maintained through government intervention or;
  • The economy is quintessentially combative in nature, with the middle class being pitted against the others in a war for limited and non-renewable resources

As neither of these conditions are true, the belief by some large percentage of the residents of America that one or the other of them is serious problem. It’s the sort of problem that is going to keep us repeating the same bad economic policies and class warfare that we’ve had to endure for the last four years.

Terminating Obama’s employment, while right and necessary for our country’s future, won’t guarantee even a short-term palliative treatment for the problem either. This is a fundamental problem that transcend party lines and socioeconomic strata.

The election of Romney, while a hoped for event, is quite likely to trigger a backlash against Obama’s redistributive policies that is as equally based on these misconceptions of the middle class. That’s not going to solve anything in the long run.

Summing up the problem is easy, though neither as easy nor as obvious as it should be, fixing it is going to bloody difficult.

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