Friday, July 15, 2016

Assimilation and the death of Tribalism?

America, the melting pot . . .

Let us reflect for a moment where the American mindset originated. Indeed, our culture is unique in many ways, similar to some, and not others, familiar and yet alien.

Today, we hear very intelligent people give some amazing ideas on just what assimilation is, and what the American frame of mind has become, originated from every corner of the world: "But then I came to the conclusion that no, while there may be an immigration problem, it isn't really a serious problem. The really serious problem is assimilation." - Samuel P. Huntington

"We must insist on assimilation - immigration without assimilation is an invasion. We need to tell folks who want to come here, they need to come here legally. They need to learn English, adopt our values, roll up their sleeves and get to work." - Bobby Jindal

"The good Jew is ritually observant and resists assimilation, in some sense living apart, never fitting comfortably into American or any other society." - Elliott Abrams

"Secular thinkers have no more been able to work free of the centuries-old Judaeo-Christian culture than Christian theologians were able to work free of their inheritance of classical and pagan thought. The process... has not been the deletion and replacement of religious ideas but rather the assimilation and reinterpretation of religious ideas." - M. H. Abrams

"Miami is a melting pot in which none of the stones melt. They rattle around." - Tom Wolfe

"On the outside, America looks like this great melting pot, but on the inside, there's this segregation in American cinema. Why does a Latino film have to be for Latinos? Why is a black film just for black people? Why?" - Gurinder Chadha

Shame, for being you...

We have been shamed into thinking that our traditions, our language, our race, our cultural ethics are to be forgotten as unimportant. We are pushed and pulled to further coexist, integrate no matter how dangerous is the opposing culture.

The white men have bent over backwards to assimilate with every culture to the point of intellectual suicide, and yet few other cultures have reciprocated. Of course, not every race or religion weighs integration the same.

Some have developed a duality, maintaining culture with family and friends, while developing an American mindset separately. They speak the language, and live the culture at home and in a separate community of like mind, while incorporating typical Western values in business and associations outside of that realm.

Hispanics, Indians, and Orientals have developed a complex system to . . . . click here for the complete story

 Assimilation into the collective, and the death of Tribalism from Ken LaRive's Facets


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