Happy Independence Day From VDARE.com!
07/03/2022
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In 1995, VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow wrote about America becoming an Alien Nation as a result of (legal) mass immigration.  Ten years ago in America, Anti-America, And The Role Of VDARE.com, he said:

This new Anti-America is unmistakably and irrevocably a nation of the Left—of government intervention, taxes, income redistribution programs, racial quotas, speech codes, Christophobia, Cultural Marxist Political Correctness etc.

There are several reasons for this political predilection. They include:

  • Reflexive alienation from historic America and against the limited-government tradition that is the Historic America Nation’s political distinguishing tradition. 
  • So many post-1964 immigrants come from countries with no strong tradition of liberty or the rule of law. One of the side-effects of the floodgate-opening 1965 Immigration Act has been to prove what the architects of the 1921-24 cut-off already knew: national origins matter.

What this means is that Anti-America is attacking all the symbols of the Historic American Nation as evil because they are Historically American.

First they came forin the classic formulation—all the symbols of specifically Southern Heritage, flags, statues, cemeteries, street names, college names, the names of U.S. Army forts, everything like that.

At the same time, Anti-Americans were also attacking George Washington (white Southerner, slaveowner) Jefferson (ditto, plus the lie about Sally Hemings) and, in the frenzy after the death of George Floyd, even Abraham Lincoln’s statues were being overturned and burned.

Blacks have long considered themselves a separate anti-Nation—“Lift Every Voice And Sing,” the so-called Black National Anthem, has been around so long, its original nickname was the “Negro National Anthem.” It’s actually a Christian hymn, and as such would be banned from public performance at schools, commencement ceremonies, and football games—if the Christophobic laws against hymns, prayers, or Christmas carols were enforced against blacks.

Blacks have also now got their own Black Independence Day—“Juneteenth,” now as prominent a national holiday as Martin Luther King’s Birthday is and as George Washington’s Birthday…isn’t. (We’re supposed to call it “Presidents Day.”)

Now there’s a lot of hate for the Fourth of July, simply because it does represent America.

The Democrat-run, 58 percent white city of Orlando, Florida issued an explicitly anti-American statement in “honor” of the Fourth:

The City of Orlando issued a statement Saturday after sending out a promotion for the city’s fireworks display which claimed that people “probably” don’t want to celebrate because America is full of “hate,” and adding “we can’t blame them.”

The municipality’s City News email on Friday opened with a downer premise, an appeal to come on out to see fireworks for their own sake, despite there being nothing good to like about the United States.

The official email’s entire pitch was focused on the idea of not wanting to celebrate the United States, which is what the backlash was focused on despite the Orlando Sentinel inexplicably downplaying it as merely being about “mentioning division.”

“A lot of people probably don’t want to celebrate our nation right now, and we can’t blame them. When there is so much division, hate and unrest, why on earth would you want to have a party celebrating any of it?” the email began.

[City Of Orlando ‘Regrets’ Impact Of Fireworks Promo Saying People ‘Probably Don’t Want To Celebrate’ USA And ‘Can’t Blame Them’, by Caleb Howe, Mediaite, July 2, 2022]

Orlando has climbed down somewhat because of pushback, but that’s the institutional Democrat Left.

This is what the far Left looks like (via Instapundit).

I’m sure the current President, Joe Biden, thinks of himself as a normal patriot—born 1942, he’s something of a Historic American himself. His vice-president, Kamala Harris, on the other hand, is almost a perfect representation of Anti-America.

A Harris administration would make a much bigger deal over Juneteenth, because people like her aren’t interested in the patriotic customs of legacy Americans.

They tend to consider the Fourth of July to be “White People’s Independence Day.”

Well, as I’ve said before, there’s nothing to stop white Americans from thinking the same thing.

John Adams, who was one of those white Founders who are now threatened, said Independence Day should be "solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations."

The striking thing is that he predicted this with such confidence on July 3, 1776, just after they'd voted for the Declaration, and before they’d even started the War of Independence:

You will think me transported with enthusiasm; but I am not. I am well aware of the toil, blood, and treasure, that it will cost to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States; yet through all the gloom I can see rays of light and glory; I can see that the end is worth more than all the means; that posterity will triumph, although you and I may rue, which I hope we shall not.

He was right, and his posterity can continue to triumph and see “rays of light and glory”—if they can remember, once more, that “the end is worth more than all the means.”

 

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