In 21st century America, the bigger the city, the
greater the congestion, pollution, compacted living and resultant aberrant
If you walk on the sidewalks in mega-cities like Los Angeles, New
York, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston and Miami—you notice that
everyone averts their eyes rather than greet you or acknowledge your
presence. Everyone suffers from being a
stranger to everyone else. New York City
represents a city of strangers unable to relate to one another. Same with Chicago, LA and San Francisco!
And, today in our country, with our burgeoning multiculturalism,
hyphenated-Americans, fracturing culture and linguistic chaos—people don’t
relate to one another much less understand each other. Most Americans fear walking down the streets
in LA, Chicago and Detroit. Fact: you
could get killed at any moment by some madman with a bomb, machine gun or car.
Recently, two Muslim kids blew up the Boston Marathon, which
killed and dismembered innocent American citizens. A disgruntled African-American killed a dozen
people at the Navy Shipyard. Two white
kids shot up Columbine. We witnessed
Chicago’s basketball court shoot-out recently. You may remember the Aurora movie
theater shootings by Holmes. The list
grows with the Korean immigrant shooting up Virginia Tech, lonely kid shot up Newtown,
angry Muslim shot up Fort Hood and crazy white kid shot a congresswoman in Tucson.
Black Flash Mobs in Philadelphia, Chicago and
St Louis attack and kill white Americans because they represent the enemy. Two kids in Oklahoma killed a white Australian
baseball player running by their house. Reason?
They replied, “For the fun of it.”
Most folks watch in horror at the atrocities on television told by
the anchors with emotionless indifference.
The larger the city, the lesser the human community. The more cultures injected into America, the
less our culture prevails. With loss of
culture comes loss of community and commonality. When we shove all these incompatible cultures
into close proximity, we discover that human beings lose their identity. They lose their self-meaning. They become estranged. They become lost and angry.
The naturalist John Muir said it succinctly, “Tell me what you
will of the benefactions of city civilization, of the sweet security of
streets—all as part of the natural up-growth of man towards the high destiny we
hear so much of. I know that our bodies
were made to thrive only in pure air, and the scenes in which pure air is
found. If the death exhalations that
brood the broad towns in which we so fondly compact ourselves were made
visible, we should flee as from a plague. All are more or less sick; there is
not a perfectly sane man in all of San Francisco.”
Millions of jobless, poverty-stricken Americans and immigrants
wake up daily without purpose, meaning or connection to community. With
millions of minority kids lacking fathers in our major cities, they report to
school until age 16 where they quit to join gangs. They account for their meaningless lives by
pursuing violence. They shoplift, spray
graffiti, steal cars, deal drugs, throw trash and commit arson.
Instead of addressing our social caldron boiling up with examples
weekly, our president and Congress fund endless wars and nation-building in
countries 10,000 miles away. Our country
helps everyone else with foreign aid, military intervention—while our kids and
citizens rot inside our own borders.
Nietzsche said, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
I say, “If we don’t start thinking critically and acting with
intelligence, our nation accelerates toward the same fate as all the bombings
and killings you hear about weekly with religious fanatics blowing up churches
and malls in Iraq and Nairobi, Kenya.
For those Americans who lack any comprehension of what’s coming to
the United States, we remain on course to import another 100 million immigrants
from all over the world with dozens of different cultures and languages—right
into the guts of America by 2050—a scant 37 years from now.
devoted to their own cultures and religions are not influenced by the secular
politically correct façade that dominates academia, news-media, entertainment,
education, religious and political thinking today,” said James Walsh, former
Associate General Counsel of the United States Immigration and Naturalization
Service. “They claim the right not to assimilate, and the day is coming when
the question will be how can the United States regulate the defiantly unassimilated
cultures, religions and mores of foreign lands? Such immigrants say their
traditions trump the U.S. legal system. Balkanization of the United
States has begun.”
Will we survive it as a cohesive civilization? Answer: probably not!
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as eight times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2010, he cycled 3,400 miles coast to coast across America. In 2012, he bicycled the northern tier coast to coast across America. In 2013, he bicycled 2,500 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Continental Divide, 150,000 vertical feet of climbing and 19 crossing of passes, 10 of the Continental Divide. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis facing America: what to do about it.” www.frostywooldridge.com .
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