new book over the last two days, and it is about how America is changing. Changing to the point of destruction. I find this stuff fascinating. And, dare I say, maybe dead on. From Amazon:
America is disintegrating.
The “one Nation under God, indivisible” of the Pledge of Allegiance is passing away. In a few decades, that America will be gone forever. In its place will arise a country unrecognizable to our parents.
America was born a Western Christian republic, writes Buchanan, but is being transformed into a multiracial, multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic stew of a nation that has no successful precedent in the history of the world.
Buchanan's basic premise, which he has written about before, is the answer to this extremely thought provoking question: "What exactly is a nation?" His answer: "For what is a nation if not a people of a common ancestry, faith, culture and language, who worship the same God, revere the same heroes, cherish the same history, celebrate the same holidays and share the same music, poetry, art and literature?"
That has always stuck with me. Maybe that's why I always think of, and reference, that image from the Olympics in China.
I don't know if the U.S. will "disintegrate" but I can absolutely seeing it changing to a point of not being recognizable to our parents. And I mean extremely unrecognizable. I'm not sure if I understand the history of the Balkins, but if it is a blueprint of an area becoming unique territories formed by people who have flocked together based upon "common ancestry, faith, culture and language, who worship the same God, revere the same heroes" etc., I can see it happening. Traveling from California to South Carolina may feel like traveling through three or four completely different, well, nations.