in a Strange Land
by Edgar J. Steele
January 22, 2002
Robert A. Heinlein wrote his classic (early sixties) scifi novel, "Stranger in a Strange
Land," about a man raised by Martians, whose first contact with other
humans and with Earth takes place after he is fully grown.
Biologically human, but socially and environmentally a Martian, he saw the world
differently, to say the least.
There is a distinct minority of
people in America today that is biologically American but socially and
environmentally different from most of those living here. Strangers
in a strange land. We used to be the majority. Our forebears founded
America. We are mostly older, though some in the younger generations have
awakened to the problems we face. We are overwhelmingly Christian, white
and of European extraction. We grew up in a far different
country. We silently stood by while America was reshaped, thinking it
would endure, as it seemingly always has. We were
We have suffered affirmative action
and all that it meant, due to a false sense of guilt engendered in us by
others about the treatment of blacks that we never knew by whites with whom we
have nothing in common except skin color. We didn't realize that we were
merely trading places with those that had been discriminated against in the
We have endured the spectacle of
renaming schools in cities like New Orleans after blacks, both notable
and unmemorable, thereby erasing
the memory of our founding fathers. We have
allowed streets, buildings and all manner of public property to be renamed,
taking off "Washington," "Jefferson" and the like, to be replaced with "Martin
Luther King, Jr." and others whose primary contribution to American society has
been their skin color.
Not a single one of the
founding fathers has a holiday named solely for himself. Martin
Luther King, Jr., has one, though. We know why.
We suffered removal of the
Confederate flag from public venues. Now we see the American
flag become a mark of "oppression," as evidenced by black Florida
firefighters recently refusing to ride on fire trucks bearing the
stars-and-stripes, and for that reason alone.
We witness the spectacle
of a statue of modern American heroes, three firefighters captured forever
in a photograph raising the American flag over the WTC ruins,
mongrelized in the name of diversity, whereby two of the three white
figures are displaced by a black and a latino, respectively. We
know the truth.
Schools teach to the bottom of the
classes and we pretend to wonder why we have to keep lowering the standards
so that students appear to be as smart as ever. We know why. We know
different. Nobody left behind means nobody out in front, of course.
We have sacrificed our children to a false sense of guilt, in pursuit of
intellectual parity that can never be achieved without genetic
We suffer massive levels of crime
that did not exist even thirty years ago, overwhelmingly at the
hands of "people of color." Though our media and government do
everything they can to skew the statistics, we know who is to
School shootings. We know
Victim mentality. We are tired
of the whining.
Massive immigration but no
assimilation. No longer the melting pot, but now the potluck free lunch,
and we know whose pot is being provided.
We are witness to a massive
movement by Mexicans, called "La Reconquista," the objective of which
is the secession of southwest America, to be rejoined to Mexico or
established as a country in its own right. They even have a name for it
already: Aztlan. We have all but given it to them, but now they
pursue us to the poor and inhospitable locales of America to which we have
retreated and demand a share of those, as well.
"Americanism is a matter of the
spirit, and of the soul...The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing
all possibility of its continuing to be a
nation at all, would be to permit it to become a
tangle of squabbling nationalities...each preserving its separate
nationality.... The men who do not become
Americans and nothing else are hyphenated
Americans.... There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is
a good American." ----- Theodore
Welfare, food stamps,
school and free medical care for illegals, primarily paid for by
us, though many of us can no longer afford to feed our own kids
Some of us haven't seen doctors
in years because we haven't the money.
Some of us qualify for welfare, but
we are too proud.
We can't afford to send our kids to
college, the same college that provides free tuition and living
expenses to those whose primary qualification consists of skin
Yet our government lobs
million-dollar missiles at empty caves and camel dung in places we don't care
about. And sends billions in foreign aid to countries that hate us and
actively work to subvert our dominance in world affairs. Afghanistan just
announced that we owe it $15 billion to rebuild it, after spending about that
much wrecking it in pursuit of a guy we can't find. Our
government will give it, too. We know why.
We see political correctness run
amuck. We can't read newspapers or
magazines without having "hate whitey" - er, diversity - thrown in
our faces on every page. That's why readership is declining.
That, plus the general rise in illiteracy engendered by the failing social
experiment that America has become. Even the advertisements now have massive
overrepresentation of blacks and latinos, depicted in unlikely poses and
We endure the dismantling of
Christianity and its removal from every public edifice. We see our pastors
stand by idly, often lending a hand to those who seek to
replace Christianity with other religions. We prohibit discussion of
Christ in schools, yet California requires the teaching of Islam to seventh
Movies and TV depict an
America that doesn't exist...that never existed except in the wishful
thinking of warped leftists, sexual deviants, cultural
communists, globalists and other assorted control
Terrorist attacks and more to come,
because we pretend not to know why. Because we continue to be the world's
bully. Because we allow our government to do the bidding of
We have betrayed our grandparents
and theirs. We have squandered our birthright and our
heritage. We sacrifice our children upon the altar of political
This is not the country in
which we grew up. Not the society that formed us. Not the
future we were promised. Strangers in a strange land.
There is no place left in America
for us. Every place has to be the same now, as dictated by those who would
be our masters. Life comes in one size these days,
through the TV
We deserve better. We demand
It is past time to say it: we
want a country of our own.
Take Aztlan. Break off the
southeast and take it, too, as well as New England. Take as much of the
interior as is necessary to satisfy you.
Give us the worst parts of America
and leave us alone. Allow us to live our lives without interference.
Allow us to be different from you. Stop taxing us to advance your agenda,
which has nothing to do with our best interests and which seeks our
Let us establish a New America,
and give us the Constitution to guide it, since you aren't using it,
It is time to stop being strangers
in our own land, an increasingly strange land.
New America. An idea whose
time has come.
"I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it
would be the truth."
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