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Old America vs New America: What Is at Stake in This Election

Saturday, November 5, 2016 16:27
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Via comment by Unknown Reaper on Donald Trump’s Closing Argument For America


A recent Los Angeles Times column raises issues I wish to discuss here. While painting the contrast between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in usual corporate media fashion as Trump the villainous remnant of ages past and repository of the frustrations of the “deplorables,” vs. Hillary the vanguard and wave of a multicultural, cosmopolitan future, the concepts of “Old America” and “New America” are interesting and worth exploring. 


Yes, there is a sense in which Trump represents an “Old America.” And in the same sense Hillary represents the “New America,” as do Barack and Michelle Obama. What matters is the substance behind those expressions, as opposed to politically correct (PC) propaganda. 
The “Old America” embodied easily identifiable values: Christianity, Constitutional controls on government, responsible freedom, family, involvement in one’s community. The “Old America” valued work. It understood enough economics to know that wealth must be produced. Wealth isn’t created by government handouts any more than it falls from the sky.
The “Old America” didn’t see economics as the end-all, be-all of human existence, however. 
Money was not an end in itself but a means to other ends. Sometimes the “Old America” struggled to define those other ends. I do not believe it solved the problems created by the increasing secularization of civilization, which were causing it substantial problems with some of its offspring as early as the 1950s. “Old America” as not Utopian in its outlook, however. It had more things right than it had wrong.

The “Old America” was socially conservative in the sense of valuing what had passed the test of time insofar as ensuring social stability and domestic tranquility. While not opposed to change absolutely, change agents had to make a compelling case. The “Old America” disapproved of change for the sake of change. It disdained social experimentation. The “Old America,” now accused of being too white, too rural, and too “uneducated,” was more in touch with the land. It understood that food does not originate on grocery store shelves. It valued making and building things (i.e., manufacturing).

What does the “New America” embody? It now calls itself progressive (liberal having left a bad taste in too many mouths). It speaks of the Constitution as a “living document,” which tells us that in practice the Constitution will mean whatever the Supreme Court and other opinion-makers want it to mean, not what it meant to the Founding Fathers. In truth: the “New America” has no use for Constitutional controls on government. It describes the “Old America” in hateful, loaded language as racist, sexist, homophobic, you know the PC litany.

It ignores the fact that America’s blacks are better off than their African counterparts, and that the past 50 years have seen programs designed to give them special advantages (affirmative action, set-asides, racenorming in law school admissions, speech codes, race-specific cultural centers, etc.), programs that would have been impossible without the support of a lot of well-intentioned white people. The “New America” ignores the damage such policies have done to relations between the races, and the damage radical feminism has done to that between the sexes, to the family generally: not just to men and boys but to women as well (as philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers has shown in her books The War on Boys and Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women). Today the “alpha male” is out. Feminized “metrosexual” men are in unless they are nonwhite.

The “New America” ignores the clear sociological fact, documented all over the world and understood by the “Old America,” that groups with different cultures and incommensurable values cannot be forced together into the same communities without the result being dislocation, tension, and potential outbreaks of violence if some suspect others are getting more government freebies.

The “New America,” it is said, appeals to youth and to the “educated.” It presents itself as urban, cosmopolitan, and forward-looking. It appeals, that is, to millennials who grew up never having known a world without PC. And who have attended schools including their universities which have failed utterly to educate, so that whatever their ease with the latest gadgets, they cannot identify all the rights specified in the First Amendment or, in many cases, write a coherent, grammatically correct paragraph. Almost a third of millennials recently surveyed believed George W. Bush killed more people than Communist dictator Josef Stalin! How is that for “education” these days?

“New Americans” have entitlements instead of rights, employ groupthink, and have an irrational obsession with image instead of substance and actual accomplishment. They are products of longstanding dumbing down of the schools at all levels. Their mindset, that is, pseudo-intellectual rather than valuing, promoting, and dispensing real wisdom, whether in thought or action. “New America” thus plays right into the hands of globalists spread across government and corporations who advancing corporate-controlled world government. The bogus “free trade” deals Donald Trump fiercely attacked, starting with NAFTA and leading to the TPP, are key instruments of globalist-state architecture, as its own advocates have stated openly: according to Henry Kissinger, NAFTA “[was] not a conventional trade agreement … but the architecture of a new international system.”

“Old America” wants nothing to do with such deals, not just because they destroy millions of jobs but because they undermine U.S sovereignty. “New America” under Obama has delivered a pathetic “recovery” of part-time jobs. It couldn’t care less about U.S. sovereignty. “Old America” is suspicious of corporate media and of some of the technology millennials have grown up with. For one thing, “Old America” remembers using technology to send men to the moon and return them safely. “New America” uses it to take selfies. 
“Old America” sees that in the environment “New America” has created, anyone running for office is going to have his/her entire life put under a social media microscope, as its leering denizens seek evidence of departures from PC or anything sensational (sexual improprieties, perhaps). “Old America” recalls that when we didn’t have all this techno-voyeurism we had better candidates and better leadership.

“Old America” was politically decentralized, however. It wasn’t especially interested in politics. It looks back wistfully to a time when politicians and bureaucrats didn’t have their fingers in everything.

“New America” is highly centralized. It is controlled from five centers: New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Hollywood, and Silicon Valley; and from two places overseas: the City of London and Tel Aviv. The powers in these centers cooperate closely with one another. Like it or not, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, etc., are all in bed with the Deep State.

The “Old America,” that is, was about the real America: government “of the people, by the people, and for the people”! The “New America” is not truly American at all, but a cover for (among other things) globalism!

This has not stopped spokespersons for the “New America” from denouncing the “Old America” as “deplorables” and “irredeemables,” terms Hillary has used to express her hatred for millions of her countrymen (and countrywomen) outside those power centers.

“Old America,” if you go back a few decades, built that once-great country called the United States of America. “New America” is pulling it apart! In the guise of “Stronger Together” (Hillary’s soundbite), it actually divides group against group. “New America,” it should go without saying, is staunchly pro-abortion (“pro-choice”). While defending a “woman’s right to choose” on the grounds of cases where carrying a pregnancy to term will endanger a woman’s life, its writers do not inform you that these number well under one percent of abortions. The rest are abortions-of-convenience.

What about sex-ed, as a means of reducing teen pregnancies?

The “Old America” recognized that our nature as sexual beings had to be controlled by morality or it would undermine civilization little by little. The “New America,” with its pseudo-morality of don’t-tell-me-what-to-do-I’m-gonna-do-as-I-please-it’s-my-right, recognizes no meaningful controls on sexuality aside from PC ones. Hence, e.g., teen pregnancies, “comprehensive sex education” with its mixed message (“Don’t do it, but here’s how”), abortions, gay marriages, and “gender” confusion.

The “New America’s” actual view of human life, in accordance with the secular materialism at its core, is that it is expendable if it is inconvenient. This explains how easily Hillary hopped onto the pro-war bandwagon long ago, and how she was central in turning Libya and Syria into war-scarred wastelands, breeding grounds for terrorism and ISIS-sponsored brutality, the latter a flashpoint that could trigger a nuclear confrontation with Russia.

So yes, this election is about more than just Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It is about two utterly different ways of looking at the world — two incommensurable worldviews. This explains the unprecedented hostility between the two camps. Neither sees the other as legitimate. The mutual hostility will survive this election no matter who wins. 

So whose worldview is closer to the truth?

The “Old America” gave us the highest civilization anyone had ever achieved if that counts for anything. It was not perfect, just better. The “New America” has given us division and destruction. In its Orwellian worldview, hatred for dissent is masked by nice phrases like stronger together.



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  • jknbt

    here is my take on the logical end result of all this “Progress” by the Progessives….their idea of progress is to take us to a Humanistic Hell On Earth…

    The founding fathers created a constitutional republican government with limited federal authority. This was designed for a moral Christian population that feared God and believed in a system based on firm moral absolutes. So many of laws go back to the morals of the Bible that it is fair to say that the plan and system of government they gave us has a firm biblical basis. Sad to say, the good people of this country never completely lived up to the high standard they set.

    The atheists and humanists that dominate the leftist, liberal side of the political spectrum believe that God is the great fairy in the sky and that the bible is mythology. They don’t consider either particularly relevant to a modern industrial technological state. They believe that the 10 Commandments are really only the 10 Suggestions. The foundation of all laws and government is ultimately religion and morals. Humanistic religion and morals are very different from Bible religion and morals.

    The foundations of atheistic humanism religion/religious philosophy are the unstable shifting sands of their choice of personal morals that apply that day. Since they don’t have a system of absolute morals, everything is relative, negotiable, and selective. If they find some moral principle they don’t like, they are sure that moral principles from the age of enlightenment outrank anything in the scriptures. This is the source of the endless hypocrisy of liberals. For example, they believe in majority rule, but only when they are in the majority. They believe in freedom of speech, but only when they are doing the speaking. Else the higher, more enlightened moral of political correctness kicks in. This justifies silencing all conservative critics. The list goes on and on.

    If the liberals sweep Congress and the White House on Nov. 8, the republic will never recover from it. The first order of business will be to pack and stack the Supreme Court with extreme leftist socialists, atheist, and social justice warriors who will subvert the courts and the country after their humanistic image. Next to go will be all 2nd amendment rights. Prepare to surrender your guns to Hillary’s homeland security goons. Then Christian TV will go, since it is all so politically incorrect. No more CBN, Trinity Broadcasting, or Marcus and Joni on Daystar. Then they will strictly regulate free speech on the internet. No more christian or conservative websites. Anyone who believes in God will not be allowed to serve as an officer in the military, since there is not a complete separation of church and state if anyone in the military is a believer. (Believe it or not, Obama is discretely enforcing this rule right now. This is a complete abuse of his powers as commander in chief.)

    Christianity will be slowly outlawed. The first protection to go will be tax exemptions enjoyed by ministries. Then pastors and priests will be required by law to serve communion to practicing homosexuals. They will be required to marry homosexual couples. Priests who do not marry homos will go to prison. Church property will be confiscated, all in the name of the higher humanistic morals of inclusion and tolerance. Christian groups will not be allowed to have bible studies with a few friends over in private homes without first registering the church meeting as a potentially subversive group.

    The worst thing that will happen is that Hillary will continue to push Putin over Syria. This will eventually cause WW3. Your children will grow up with cancer in a nuclear wasteland. Goodbye, American Dream, here comes Humanistic Hell on Earth.

    Libs, Dems, atheists, humanists, & social justice warriors, do you really want this? Have you thought the matter through?



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