By Jacob van Flossen
Novel epitomizes the spirit & understanding of this web site: What happens as Federal entitlements continue to explode! Confusion, intrigue, suspense & violence, illustrate social & psychological dynamics that led to the Obama Revolution--changes, which threaten the continued existence of America.
Before Obama, Americans were subjected to a Century long propaganda barrage, influenced by Marxist & Jacobin values. Answering that attack is the purpose of this web site. In the dynamic interaction of the novel, you will find the most compelling argument. Carefully plotted, Return Of The Gods combines graphic realism, historic perspective, chivalric romance & numerous subplots, to directly challenge the wisdom of what has passed for political analysis during the past sixty years. The scene is America--with the mainstream media in the throes of "politically correct" mythology--as the Welfare State breaks down under the weight of entitlements, and chaos & revolution appear inevitable.
In the midst of a Kiplingesque day of reckoning--theme & title taken from the Kipling poem "The Gods of the Copybook Headings," who return "with terror & slaughter" whenever a people follow the false Gods of the Market too far down the path of wishful thinking--normal men & women pursue survival, love & romance; while conspirators on both the Left & Right maneuver for advantage.
Combining ideological conflict with a story of elemental passion, the author puts both politics & passion into a perspective seldom, if ever, found in contemporary literature. In projecting challenges to traditional values, through well drawn & appealing characters, the author seeks a sense of the timeless quality of the human drama.
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We have noted in many pieces, obvious fallacies in the contemporary frenzy of the Left to promote "diversity." In some, we have emphasized the fact that virtually all facets of that promotion are destructive to a profound actual diversity in the human species: Of fascinating variations in Mankind that have developed, often through natural selection, over uncounted generations of struggle, failure & achievement. Of variations in heritable traits that reflect distinct personalities & proclivities, both physical & emotional, which have interacted with physical environment & social history, to gradually produce an impressive tapestry of cultural diversity among the races, nations, tribes & communities, of a truly varied humanity.
One can no more promote--or even hope to sustain--such actual diversification, by deliberately mixing the varied peoples in their varied home environments by experiments in social engineering, than one can promote a "diversification" of milk & cream by the process of homogenization. It is not that there has not always been interaction, in varying degrees--sometimes savage & hostile, sometimes benign & mutually beneficial (particularly in the Christian era)--between varied peoples. It is not that efforts to promote mutual respect, good will & peaceful relations, should not be encouraged--indeed, actively promoted. But that is not what has been involved, in any sense, in deliberate attacks on ethnic identity; or in immigration policies that seek to change the ethnic character of communities, States or regions; or in general claims that there is social benefit in a "multi-culturalism" that attacks the cultural integrity & traditional cohesion of the diverse peoples of the earth.
However, our premise here, is that our earlier efforts understated the real case against the present social engineering, in the name of "diversity," which afflicts the West. Let us look again at the actual dynamics of human interaction.
1. In a short Footnote to several relevant articles, we demonstrated a compulsion driven aspect to the egalitarian agitation that accompanies the pursuit of "cultural diversity." Despite the actual diversity, "Mankind" is the only subject of great human interest--animate or inanimate--where those who prattle about "diversity" the most, seek to ignore--even suppress--study of the factual extent of that diversity, particularly as it relates to aptitudes.
What is especially poignant, in the American context, is that Thomas Jefferson--falsely & mischievously claimed by some Egalitarians, for language in the Declaration of Independence, clearly taken out of context--specifically chided his fellow countrymen for not studying the three principal races on the American sub-continent, as objects of Natural History.
2. Mutual respect starts with self-respect. We would suggest that those who lack self-respect, lack the capacity to fully respect others. They may "look up" to others. They may fear others. They may honor others. But they lack a significant part of a contextual appreciation of how a cohesive society functions from the standpoint of the individuals, who must provide the human material for each necessary function. This is because they lack important elements of a personal awareness, required to fully understand the phenomena involved.
3. The premise that you can deliberately engineer drastic changes in the demographics of their neighborhoods, without damage to the cultural heritage of any people, can hardly be argued. To the extent that diverse groups honestly try to get along--and who would suggest that there is a social benefit to anyone in antagonism among neighbors--there is still growing distraction from the usual ways in which communities pass on their values & build on their heritage. This will show up in the manner, and to the extent, in which they celebrate their unique history, values, heroes & role models. If the effect is amiable on both the rooted & new residents, we may have an analogy to that homogenization of milk & cream. That, not "diversity," is the best that can be hoped for.
But the cultist image of a polyglot assemblage singing "Kumbaya" or "We Are The World," is more the stuff of fantasy than serious reflection. It shows little understanding of the dynamics of human society. Nor is the imagined benefit to those peoples, selected by social engineers to bring "diversity," to those fancied as "over-privileged" or culturally isolated, based upon such an understanding.
4. Conservatives, who attack "multi-culturalism" primarily by contrasting crime patterns, the breakdown of the family or dependence on Welfare or public assistance amongst racial or ethnic groups, miss a yet more convincing argument. (This is true, in part, because much of America's youth has been conditioned to automatically reject unfavorable racial comparisons; conditioned to believe that most differences in performance flow from some form of cultural "injustice." That the "injustice" may exist only in the imagination of an indoctrinated teacher, is not the point.)
"Multi-culturalism" tends very clearly, even as historic analysis would suggest, to undermine the social mores of every people afflicted by it. People who share a common history, common identity, common values, folklore & purpose, find in that very identification, the most powerful incentive to adhere to established behavioral norms. When you break down that sense of community norms, of seeking to measure up to what family & neighbors expect of one, you undermine behavioral characteristics, forged over many generations of striving to find what works to best effect. Thus, there is a considerable contrast between the social health of families in ethnic communities that have not been afflicted with experiments in "multi-culturalism"--or with those who have, but before such experiments--and the social health of the same communities, after those experiments commence.
Thus the percentage of out-of-wedlock births--a key indicator of social disintegration--exploded for both Whites & Blacks, after the major effort to force mixing in the 1960s. Thus, there is a correlation between crime rates & the level of "multi-culturalism," in cities around the world; a contrast also evident in comparison of a natural low crime rate, in many tribal homelands, with soaring crime rates in urban milieus where people from distinctly different tribal heritages are thrown together. The notion that "multi-culturalism" is beneficial to anyone, is supported by neither experience or reason. As every variety of humanist egalitarianism (The Greatest Mischief Ever), it tends to bring out the worst in each of us.
In the end, we come back to a reality of social interaction. The solution to inter-group problems is in learning to respect our differences. But that is not augmented by outrageous experiments intended to break down any people's sense of heritage or comfort in their traditional patterns of association. What has been afflicting the West, in recent decades, is absurd upon its face. There are conflicting varieties of pride. These include "hubris," the pride that "goeth before a fall," and the constructive pride of a principled people, which makes one seek to measure up to an ancient standard--forged not in theory, but in experience--to avoid such fall. Civilized man pays a terrible price, when he loses the latter.
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Chapter One---A Simplified Overview of the Constitution
Chapter Two--The Right To Keep & Bear Arms
Chapter Three--Leftist Word Games & Religious Freedom
Chapter Four--James A. Reed of Missouri's Summary Of League Of Nations Debate
Chapter Five--The Rape Of Tolerance (How The Left Keeps Indians and Negroes Dependent)
Chapter Six--James A. Reed Address on the "Voice Of The World"--Case Against Disarmament
Chapter Seven--The Lies Of Socialism
Chapter Eight--The Feminist War On Love & Reason
Chapter Nine--The Moral Bases Of A Political Society
Chapter Ten--Universal Suffrage: Threat To Liberty, No Guarantee of Virtue
Chapter Eleven--The Battle Over Patterns Of Personal Identification
Chapter Twelve--The Political Spectrum
Chapter Thirteen--How To Recognize The Bigot In The Argument
Chapter Fourteen--Economics & Common Sense
Chapter Fifteen--Immigration & The American Future
Chapter Sixteen--Myths & Myth Makers In American "Higher" Education
Chapter Seventeen--Issues In The Debate Over Abortion
Chapter Eighteen--An American Foreign Policy
Chapter Nineteen--"Civil Rights" vs. A Free Society
Chapter Twenty--Medicare--Panacea Or Death Potion?
Chapter Twenty-One--The Semi-Autonomous Family
Chapter Twenty-Two--Perspective & Focus--A Closer Look
Chapter Twenty-Three--Notes On Method & Purpose
Chapter Twenty-Four--Senator James A. Reed Demonstrates Effective Use Of Irony & Satire
Chapter Twenty-Five--Democracy In The Third World, Destructive Egalitarian Myth
Chapter Twenty-Six--A "Progressive" Income Tax--Destructive Socialist Misnomer
Chapter Twenty-Seven--The Persuasive Use Of Images
Chapter Twenty-Eight--Public Schools: Issues & Reality; Education & Politics
Chapter Twenty-Nine--Cause & Effect, Avoiding Obvious Error
Chapter Last--Conservative Potpouri
Postscript--A Note Of Caution As To Other People's Motives
American Foreign Policy At The Crossroads (Kosovo)
How The Welfare State Works!
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George Washington's Farewell Address
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John C. Calhoun's Fort Hill Address
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"The Gods Of The Copybook Headings"
Kipling's "An Imperial Rescript"
Answer To Feminism
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Compulsion For Uniformity
Left Undermines Biblical Faith>>
Cult Of "The Holocaust"--Golden Calf Of The 20th Century
Edgar Allan Poe On British Utilitarians
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Philosophy Of Composition
A Developing Literary Corner
Constitution of the United States of America
Introduction, Truth Based Logic
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