If the first seven days of 2019 are any indication, the year will go down as the one in which the Globohomo set, comprised of large corporations, cultural Marxists, mainstream politicians, the media, and so forth, make it more clear than ever before that the United States belongs to them. Heritage America no longer has a place.
Take newly-minted congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who caused a stir upon her swearing in by declaring to a group of gathered well-wishers that she would work to “impeach the motherfucker,” referring of course to President Trump. Most of the outrage over that quip was down to the use of vulgarity, which in my view is quite amusing. Indeed, such language is unbecoming of a woman, as of someone who holds a dignified office such as a Representative in congress. However, this is the Current Year, 2019. For a culture which refers to the intentional termination of an unborn life as a “medical procedure,” a few expletives here and there might as well not be newsworthy. That it was newsworthy merely highlights a blatant hypocrisy.
In light of that, my issue with Tlaib is not so much her vulgarity, but her anointment by the mainstream press, alongside fellow freshman congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar as some sort of symbol of the future of America. The three women are non-white, female and have clear foreign roots, and thus the globohomo set has drooled over them as they made their ascent into congress.
In Tlaib’s case, this was accentuated in the coverage of her decision to wear traditional Palestinian dress for her swearing in ceremony:
In an article for Elle published on Thursday, Ms. Tlaib explained why she decided to wear the thobe.
“Throughout my career in public service, the residents I have had the privilege of fighting for have embraced who I am, especially my Palestinian roots,” she wrote. “This is what I want to bring to the United States Congress, an unapologetic display of the fabric of the people in this country.”
She described her experience as a girl watching her mother, who came to the United States at age 20, hand-stitch the traditional dresses.
“Just like any immigrant parent, she wants all of her children to succeed, but without giving up on our roots and culture,” Ms. Tlaib wrote. She added a special hashtag for her mother in her Instagram post: #ForMyYama, an Arabic word for mother.
Indeed, on election night, Tlaib chose to drape herself in the flag of Palestine at her victory party, perhaps showing her true colors. She again flashed those true colors just a few hours after the “controversy” over her foul mouth was beginning to subside – this time to criticize a pro-Israel piece of legislation. She did so on Twitter, by responding to a tweet from Senator Bernie Sanders, who was lamenting a bill that would allow the government to boycott companies and individuals who expressed their first amendment right to boycott Israel themselves.
Tlaib wrote the following response on Twitter: “They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away.”
Stepping back for a moment, it must be noted that the first thing the new congress saw fit to do was to put forth a bill in service of Israel. I find no disagreement with Tlaib’s criticism of the bill on the grounds that it is America and Americans that must first be served by congress, and not a foreign country. Yet, Tlaib’s words are rather rich. The irony is that she too forgets what country she is supposed to be representing. Her rebuke against this particular legislation is more likely representative of her Pro-Palestine, BDS sensibilities rather than a genuine America First sentiment, as evidenced by the fact it was the flag of Palestine which draped her on election night.
Leaving Tlaib, but not the phenomenon of US officials acting in service of countries other than America, we turn to John Bolton, the current National Security Advisor to President Trump. In response to Trump declaring that the US would withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan at the end of 2018, the foreign policy establishment staged an epic, multi week hissy fit in which it proclaimed the Apocalypse would be ushered in should the United States fail to prolong its preferred strategy of permanent war in the Middle East.
This came to a head over the weekend as Bolton, fresh from meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu declared that the United States would remain in Syria until ISIS was defeated, and the pace of withdrawal would happen on a much slower timetable than President Trump intimated. Never mind that the President of the United States, the commander in chief of the armed forces, and a man elected for the specific purposes of drawing down the American military footprint in the region, had declared the battle won and the time for withdrawal imminent. No, it is Bolton, an unelected, appointed bureaucrat who holds the cards, along with a foreign leader in Mr. Netanyahu. And they echo Lee Corso in saying: Not so fast, my friend.
If the foreign policy of the United States is to be directed in service of the border integrity of other nations, at the very least, shouldn’t the domestic policy of the United States be directed in service of her borders? No, according to the globohomo establishment. President Trump’s push for a border wall along the southern border, to combat the waves of illegal immigration, human and drug trafficking which has been going on virtually unchecked for decades, is immoral, at least according to new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The unfortunate reality is that this view is shared by Trump’s ostensible “allies” on the Republican side. Neither outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan nor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lifted a finger to push through the necessary border reforms in the same manner they did for tax cuts, highlighting their true allegiance to globohomo
The end result of all of this is that it can be argued that the United States no longer exists as a cohesive unit that can be classed as a “country.” It is increasingly becoming a collection of tribes that will soon be at each other’s’ throats. Consider the words of former president Theodore Roosevelt:
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all …
The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic …
There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.
By Roosevelt’s reckoning, the US has already ceased to exist. We are living in a Post-America in which a woman more in tune with her Palestine roots lectures us about the US constitution, while demanding the duly elected President should be impeached because she finds his politics disagreeable. It is an America in which its commander in chief is overruled by an unelected foreign policy establishment that acts in service of other nations, while refusing to protect its own border. On that last score, the aforementioned Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t have been more plain in her assertion that:
…the women and children on that border that are trying to seeking refuge and seek opportunity in the United States of America, with nothing but the shirt on their backs, are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.
In other words, the United States is no country for heritage Americans. It is now a country for foreigners, increasingly by foreigners.
Thanks to the likes of Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez, 2019 might be when the masses begin to understand that in earnest.