Matthew 12:25b: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against shall not stand."

So said our Lord 2,000-plus years ago. When will we ever learn? Does our nation really want to become socialist? This wasn't the dream of our founders. No way! We were basically a Christian Nation. And Christians today want it to stay the same.

The Founders understood the Hebrew Republic and sought to duplicate it. The ignorance of the last generation, and the current as well, have no concept of the history of our Founders. When you tear down the statutes of our historical figures it speaks clearly of the ignorance of our youth. How can they know where they are going if they don't know where we have been? You cannot judge the past by the view of the present. God have mercy and save us from ourselves. Christians please pray!

Harold Roberts

Harrisonburg

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Donald

What you describe is not so much multiculturalism as it is a mere attribution of origination or beginnings of something, Mr. LVW.

I have in my hands a book titled “High School Subjects Self Taught” edited by Lewis Copeland with contributions from high school teachers, college professors, and staff. It was intended to be of help to those who were unable to attend High School or were unable to finish it. The following is a quote from page 7 of 1441 pages (any typos will be on me as I tend to type faster than I edit):

“From the Mesopotamian region the world has a heritage of great value. The Mosaic Code of the Bible owes some of its principles to the great code of laws formulated by Hammurabi who was called “the lawgiver”. From the Babylonian’s arithmetical system, in which they used the unit of 60 (originating perhaps from a use of the multiple 12 as well as our familiar 10, we derive our 60 minutes to the hour and 360 degrees to the circle. The Assyrians invented the sundial, and the modern apothecary suymbos and the sings of the zodiac originated with the Babylonians. Nearby Arabia gave us our numerals, which are still called Arabic to distinguish them from the Roman system of notation.”

Copyright for this work was initially 1936 with additional copyrights in succeeding years culminating in 1967 for a revised and enlarged edition. I include this quote simply to show that your claimed “biased, Western lens” was willing to give credit where credit is due. And, of course knowledge does not exist in a vacuum, and knowledge alone is not the measure of a People, it is what they do with it that matters and becomes the measure. Might I ask, though, Mr. LVW, whose works did the Islamic mathematicians use as a basis in developing algebra? Which mathematics corpus was translated into Arabic so that Arabic scholars might better take advantage of that body of mathematical knowledge?

From a strictly anecdotal view, I remember learning in school that algebra and the numbering system we use were developed by Islamic scholars in the Mid East, so it was not something that was being hidden from me in public school. Interestingly, the only other thing that left an impression on me in Algebra class was my ‘teacher’, Ms. Greenly. She was about 3 times bigger than the football coach and when she would hit you it pretty much knocked you into the next county. Powerful woman!

[cool]

LVW

Donald: Interesting. I wonder if others had the same experience. Anyway, that’s how I view multiculturalism, as a more balanced and accurate view, not as an attack on western culture, as you seem to think of it.

Donald

To continue from below, balkanization began in earnest along cultural, racial and ethnic lines with the massive importation of cultures foreign to Western cultures. The venomous poison of the political ideology of multiculturalism was injected with intentional malice into American society (and into Western nations in general) with the strategy of rejecting and condemning assimilation while demanding the host country adjust and alter its culture to celebrate and accommodate non-Western groups sensibilities and cultural proclivities, to today’s vigorous condemnation and erasure of our very heritage.

What some fail to recognize is that “division” is not the result of a Trump presidency; a Trump presidency is the result of decades of divisive actions implemented against the American People.

LVW

Donald, my paranoid western man: That is a mighty dark view of multiculturalism, especially that "intentional malice" zinger. I have a much different take on it. I would say it like this: multiculturalism is simply the recognition of other cultures' contributions. What's wrong with that? Do you view this as some kind of zero-sum game?

Donald

Please note, Mr. LVW, that I wrote “political ideology of multiculturalism”. You seem to be referring to the version of multiculturalism where people get together to ‘celebrate’ diversity making some Westerners feel warm and fuzzy and all good about themselves while enjoying authentic cuisine at various non-Western festivals. I refer to it as Kumbayaism. They are two very different critters.

LVW

Donald: You are belittling multiculturalism when you are not attacking it. Let me give you a specific example of how multiculturalism is simply correcting misconceptions: algebra. Because we were taught through a biased, Western lens, most of us probably were taught that mathematics was invented (or discovered, but that's a philosophical question) by ancient Greeks and other Europeans (Pythagorus, Sir Isaac Newton, etc.). No mention of crazy Iraqis or the like. But algebra was invented in the Islamic world in the 9th century, and that particular branch of mathematics was essential to later discoveries in mathematics and science. So that type of "multiculturalism" simply corrects an incorrect treatment of history. Similar things happen in other disciplines -- correcting the biased treatment of history. That is neither attacking your precious "Western man" nor "Kumbayaism."

LVW

Should I point out to this Trump supporter that it is Trump who has been dividing this country (and his party)? Probably wouldn't do any good. The Trump faithful blindly march on...

bishopsboy

LVW: You leftist wingnuts will eventually have your way. Take your little microchip in the hand or forehead and let some socialist megalomaniacal nut job control every aspect of your life - where you live, what you eat, what you wear, where you go, who you talk to, when you use the restroom, and so on. I don't plan to be here then and neither do most Trump supporters, so enjoy your little socialist utopia and paradise without us. We'll see you at Armageddon.

LVW

Bb: You are being melodramatic and are dead wrong. I even turn my phone's location services off.

bishopsboy

LVW: Don’t think Apple can’t turn it back on at will without you even knowing about it.

Donald

I think you will find that if your cell phone is on, regardless if you have your phone’s location service turned off, you can still be tracked (or, I should say, your phone can still be tracked) as it switches from one cell phone tower to another and one WiFi cell to another (it’s a beacon thingie, as in “Hi! I’m here! My name’s LVW! Anyone out there?”.[scared]

Donald

Oh, good grief Mr. LVW, the balkanization of the country has been going on for decades with the help of Marxists such as Antonio Gramsci and his Marxist cohorts who, realizing there would be no international uprising of the Workers, gave up on that path and determined that it would be through culture (that is to say, the undermining of culture (specifically, Western culture) that would eventually lead to the success of a Marxist revolution with the help of Lenin’s “Useful Idiots” -- celebrities, politicians, pop culture vulgarians, and academics to name a few – and we are kinda seeing that final rushed push now, don’cha know.

What is somewhat ironic is that these clowns have no idea that they are actually serving the interests of the ruling elites (do you really think these Marxist sewer rats and the too-stupid-to-know-better supporters and mouthpieces would have ever been allowed to engage in the cultural destruction of America’s social fabric and its Western cultural heritage if the powers that be did not see a usefulness to it being done?

More later – time to take a long walk in the rain.

LVW

Donald: Sorry, but I'm getting kind of tired about hearing you whine about multiculturalism and the glory of Western man.

Donald

I did not mention multiculturalism, Mr. LVW, but I am glad you have been paying attention. It will be addressed in my second installment.

And, did you write, “Western (M)an, Mr. LVW?! Western Man, progenitor and progeny of Western Civilization, the greatest civilization the world has ever known!!! Oh the loveliness of the phrase; the lyrical hymn expanding the soul, the purifying light penetrating the darkness of ignorance; the Hand held out to lead the way; the light shining outward for all to see; the sharer of knowledge and enlightenment; The charitable giver to Peoples not his own; the dreamer of dreams never before dreamed![beam]

LVW

LOL.

sbsheridan

All this talk about "Western Man" worries me a great deal. Of course it's never stated overtly, but I suspect that, to many people, Western Man is another term for White man. But Western Man is the product of many influences, including those brought by traders and other travelers from the Middle East, East Asia, Africa and indigenous peoples in North and South America, starting in the Middle Ages, or before. Western Civilization did not spring, fully-formed, from the head of the Greek gods. Our "Western cultural heritage" is the result of many blended cultures, not a pure-bred master race, such as the one idolized by Hitler.

Donald

I am surprised, Ms. Sheridan! While your use of the “H” word will score you points in some circles, you negate those points by capitalizing the “W” in “white”, which is in violation of all current normative “woke” standards and could indicate a latent sense of socially constructed white superiority masked by a self-effacing exercise of white privilege. [whistling]

sbsheridan

In response to Donald's post at 11:02 on 1/16 -- you're objecting to what I said because of my punctuation? Picky.

freeride

Should I point out to this leftist Democrat supporter that Obama divided this country more during his reign than anyone in the past 50 years. The division was real and deadly for many....Trump had little to do with it but I will say his approach at reconciliation wasn't strong and I will also add that that was probably heavily influenced by the hate filled media and corrupt politicians jumping on him with every lie and scandal they could imagine before he was even sworn in. Is there a blind Biden faithful? It seems unlikely! Biden couldn't draw a crowd of over 50 people on the few occasions he appeared from his dungeon which invites the question how could he get 80 million votes?

sbsheridan

Trump spends four years trying to persuade others that Obama has no right to be an American citizen, and you say that Trump had little to do with divisions during the Obama years?

Driller

Great post sbsheridan !! I agree with you!!. I will second that, my Royal American Woman!! HE! HE! Does this sound familiar?

Driller

freeride, Over 80 million voted for Biden because they didn't want to vote for a JERK! Con Don!

sbsheridan

"... no concept of the history of our Founders ..." Does that mean they have not been indoctrinated with YOUR concept of our Founding Fathers?

prodigalson

Great letter Harold. I agree with you.

bishopsboy

I will second that, Prince Prodigal.

prodigalson

Thank you Mufalme Bishopsboy, my Royal Zambian Brother.

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