This is the best description of what we mean when we say “white culture” that I have read. It is an idea not a color…the reason it might be attached to a color is that white folks came up with the idea, thank you very much. But we never said others couldn’t adopt the same idea…matter of fact we encourage them to, then they become our fellow citizens, but not until then. But lately we have discovered that many of the folks in this country and those coming into this country do not accept this idea. They accept the idea that we “OWE” them their existence. Apparently they believe that we are their slaves. They are about to discover just how unused to shackles we are…bitter clingers indeed!
John Clifford said…
TraditionalGuy said it right…
I am about as ethnic American as it gets. My ancestry is Scots-Irish, English, and French. My parents’ families (on both sides) have been in America before the Revolutionary War… well before. My distant relatives fought under Washington, and on both sides of the Civil War.
This country was founded on an idea: as long as you bought in to the principle of America you could be an American. That principle is simple: enlightened self-interest. We protect each others’ rights in order to protect our own. If you’re willing to defend and respect others’ rights to life, liberty, and property, then you can be one of us. The neat thing about our fundamental rights is that they are negative; they do not impose a cost on others. (This explains “white culture” exactly!)
What Buchanon, the Tea Partiers, and others (including me) are upset about is that there is growing number of individuals who DON’T believe in these rights, who want to substitute other "rights" for them, who believe that if they need something then they are ENTITLED to it regardless of the obligation this puts on others. Things like health care, welfare, and other peoples’ money. Just because they can get a majority of our elected officials to ignore the Constitution and vote for these programs as a way to buy votes.
I’ve worked my butt off ever since I was a teenager. I’ve been lucky (but luck is preparedness meeting opportunity), too. I have a well-paying job and savings. Yet, I’m getting fed up with working almost half the year just to pay my taxes. When a person has to work for 40% or more of his time just to pay the government then is he really free? We all know what happens if you don’t pay the Man… he comes and asks politely, and if you say no he doesn’t ask, he takes by force. Ask Randy Weaver what happens when the government thinks you didn’t pay a $200 tax.
Back when the country was founded, the only taxes were sales taxes. You didn’t pay taxes on property or income. When you pay taxes on property, you don’t own property, you rent it… and if you don’t pay the rent the landlord kicks you off. Today, we have a tax system where the majority doesn’t pay taxes, and robs the minority that does. If that isn’t tyranny then what is? (emphasis mine)
This country has been broken for a long time, but things are coming to a head. Obama doesn’t help things when he bashes the rich between bites of arigula and wagyu beef, throws parties at the White House for his political cronies on the taxpayer’s dime, or takes Michelle on Air Force One to New York for a date costing us taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Instead of being a healing figure, he’s become the Great Divider… and he’s too arrogant to acknowledge this and modify his behavior. Obama is a one-term president, and the only remaining question about his term is how much worse he’ll be regarded than Jimmy Carter.
Whether it’s because people go all John Galt, or our bankers the Chinese cancel our credit cards, Atlas is going to shrug and the whole world is going to come crashing down. Our economic and business policies have created a playing field where America can no longer compete, and until this changes our economy is going to be in the toilet. You’d think we’d learn from history, but as the saying goes, "Experience is a hard school but fools will learn at no other."
It isn’t going to be pretty, and the chances of getting a free country at the end of it are slim… but the feisty types that make up the ethnic heritage that founded this country, the "bitter clingers" who were busy stockpiling guns and ammo after the election last year, are not going to end up on the bottom. Not if they can help it. Althouse: "[W]hite Americans do not realize how black they are."
One of the most wonderful aspects of the internet is being exposed to all these different voices…it is immense!