Friday, July 03, 2009

4th of July stuff: Rasmussen asked some interesting Independence Day-related questions:

As America prepares to celebrate its 233rd birthday this weekend, 82% of American adults say that if given the choice of living anywhere in the world, they would still choose to live in the United States.

I've got my criticisms of the country, and certainly there are parts of America where I wouldn't want to live, but there is no place I'd rather be. Yet.

Most Americans (54%) also believe the United States is a nation of liberty and justice for all, as the Pledge of Allegiance states, up three points from last year. Forty percent (40%) do not believe this is true.

Slightly more men than women believe America is a nation of liberty and justice for all. About the same percentage of African-Americans (55%) and whites (54%) agree on the question.

Now that is just plain cool. Blacks might express criticism on specific issues, but give them a generalization like "land of liberty and justice" which gets at one's gut feeling and they're just as positive as whites. Awesome. (Maybe there is some optimism in there because of Obama, too). I wish they had data on Hispanics. I imagine their numbers would be high too.

Fifty percent (50%) of Americans believe hate is growing in America following the murders of a doctor who performed late-term abortions, a military recruiter and a guard at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. Thirty-five percent (35%) disagree.

Hold on. With each passing year, the country becomes more diverse, so hate should be on the decline and love on the rise. Differences bring us together, people. I'll like you best if you're nothing like me.

This is a good moment to push patriotism. With all the differentiating going on, we need some commonality to draw us together. We're all Americans, and that should mean something. Jamie Foxx claimed that a certain talented singer who recently died was one of theirs, but the truth is, for good or bad, he was one of ours.

Only 31% now believe the United States will be the most powerful nation in the world by the end of the 21st century.
We will certainly end up in the dustbin of history if we continue to delude ourselves with blank slatism. Science, not wishful thinking, is the answer, man.


Anonymous said...

by the time Michael Jackson died he was whiter than I am

one of 'theirs' indeed

Are those Somali Muslims recruited by Al Quadia in Minnesotta patriotic?

Is an American import-export businessmen working in China to help import sweatshop-child-made-junk into the United States a "patriotic-American-Chinese" or just an American exploiting the Chinese (and other Americans back home) to make himself rich, so he can retire in Singapore, Dubai, or Brazil.

the way the world has worked in the 20th century is certainly changing

Jim Bowery said...

The real question is:

How many US citizens would renounce their citizenship and move if there was a place they could move to that allowed only whites?

Jim Bowery said...

Anonymous said...

Jim Bowery,

You bring up a tangential point Ive pounded for quite some time:

To wit: The left really 'thought out' multi-culturalism and its application throughout the West at all countries at once. If Canada were still lilly-white, I bet you'd see tons of white Americans starting to want to immigrate there, but Canada is committing demographic suicide just like we are. Europe is doing the same.

I think the left learned from the Soviet experiement. The talented will flee totalitarianism, or they will just have a sub-replacement birthrate as an act of insolence against the loss of their freedom. The left figured out that it was much better to "rot the apple from the inside out" throughout the entire west at once. This is a strategy that would appear to be particularily appealing to the left as it requires no personal valor or risk on their part whatsoever. They can stay right at their universities, faculty lounges, television stuidos, magazine cubicles and fight this fight by continuing to lie about the supposed benefits of diversity and feminism. Add a couple of genrations and shake the bag and you get the ruined West of their dreams, which was the real point for them all along, the defeat of Western Civilization and one race of people in particular that upheld its patriarichal standard as a beacon to the rest of the world. They are busy building a matriarchy through legality and culture and entertainment propaganda as we speak.............which will lead to dystopia as sure as Im sitting here typing this.

Kunthjol said...

Push patriotism?!?!?

As a White Man I want nothing to do with such non-sense and no colored person is my 'fellow countrymen' no matter how many times Jews try to push it!!!

Take your liberal fascism that I am supposed to support this colored President somewhere else!!!

(Actually I am hoping that was posted as a joke by the blogger to be honest)

Anonymous said...

@ above: you seem to be confused with multiculturalism.