Did you see this story?
That story represents yet another Leftist/Progressive attempt to control the language and our thinking. But before I explain what I see in this story, let me first say I do not care about the fact that this is a story about receipting the pledge in Arabic. It was done by a multi-cultural group and, as such, everything about it is voluntary. I have no issue with people doing something of their own volition, so I do not care about this aspect of the story. Got it?
OK, here’s what I do care about. First, there is the revisionist masquerading as a teacher/educator. Why do I call him a revisionist? Because he asserts that multi-culturalism is “American.” IT IS NOT! “American” has a clear definition, and it is not what the Left is trying to paint it as. This nation was once known as the melting pot – because people of many different cultures came here to become American! That means, while they may have kept their native language and cultural practices at home, when they were in public, they assimilated – and that means they spoke English. They learned our history, or customs and our traditions and they tried to adopt them so they would fit in: so they would be American. So, when this propagandist — this revisionist – asserts that multi-culturalism is “American,” he is bold faced lying (because he actually knows better – even if he can’t admit it).
The next thing that bothers me is connected to the last, and I openly admit it is based on some unknowns. Still, my concerns are legitimate and, if the whole truth were known, I suspect they would prove to be well founded.
The second issue I have with this story is in the revisionist’s assertion that the protests he is receiving from the public represent hate. I reject this out of hand. True, there may be some who hate Arabic, or the perceived connection to Islam. But many of those are actually reactions to fear. Yes, people often act aggressively when they are afraid, and this revisionist may have – due to his own pre-conceived biases – interpreted fear as hate. So what if Americans are fearful of Islamic infiltration and possibly terrorism, who can blame them? In spite of the Left’s insistence that it is not a threat, it is a threat! But I suspect many – in fact, I’d bet a majority of the calls are from informed citizen concerned with the cultural drift represented by this story. If this is the case and this propagandist pretending to be a teacher labels their concerns as “hate,” then that is Orwellian in nature. And, given that the odds are this man is a Leftist, and that the Left in this nation has repeatedly demonstrated a propensity to label its opposition as hateful, I would assume this may well be the case here.