It is often repeated that the only way to influence culture is to produce it. This isn’t entirely true: much like solving the current immigration mess, the first step is to use what we already have.
One of the founding principles here at VDARE.com is that America is real. To quote directly from our “About” page:
"America is not a melting pot, or a tossed salad or any other fashionable dietary metaphor that strips our nation of its rightful identity. We founded a country unique to history that has its own philosophies, values, social structure, attitudes, festivals, foods and aesthetic. VDARE.com strives to preserve and celebrate the distinctive culture of America."
While the Cultural Marxists are busy importing festivals from other cultures irrelevant to American history (Cinco de Mayo) or instituting holy days of obligation for their saints (Martin Luther King) we need to get busy having FUN— celebrating the historic American nation.
The anniversary of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is an obvious choice. Here are the facts:
My guess is that most modern Americans are only aware of the map associated with the Treaty because of groups like Aztlan and others who wave it around as proof of their indigeneity.
In fact, the West was the very thinly settled. And the of the 70,000 Mexican citizens there, roughly half are estimated to have been American-born. Residents of the area were given one year to choose whether to swap citizenships from Mexico to American. And 90% chose American.
Fast forward to today’s celebrations of Guadalupe Hidalgo Day…oh wait, none exist.
That looks like a problem that needs solving! Here are a few ideas I had to kick things off:
Traditional donkey shaped pinata, or Mexican Trojan horse? You decide.
"Gold Rush" themed mason jars for party drinks
Beans or no beans? That is the question.
Caution: this side dish bites back!
I’m sure that you and yours can come up with more and better ideas. February is a miserable month anyway, and we could use a cheering up that’s a little less sugary than Valentine’s Day.
Call up a few friends, gather the kids around and celebrate!
It’s the (second) easiest way to save America.