CAN RESTORE AMERICA
IF WE WILL GET UNDERSTANDING
By: Al Cronkrite
I have often written about the intractable diversity that results from humanistic
forums. Following is a brief synopsis of three different thinkers. They are
all sincere, smart, thoughtful, and truthful.
Amy Chua is a Law Professor at Yale
University. She earned her Doctor of Law degree at Harvard and has a resume that
includes apogee honors from each of her educational endeavors. Born to pedagogic
Chinese parents she is a winsome women married to Jewish intellectual and fellow Yale Law
Professor, Jed Rubinfeld.
Dr. Chua has
written three books and published a controversial review in the Wall Street Journal
Chinese Moms are Superior. The review is an excerpt from another book
Hymn of the Tiger Mother.
parents believe that their kids owe them everything. The reason for this is a little
unclear, but it's probably a combination of Confucian filial piety and the fact that the
parents have sacrificed and done so much for their children. (And it's true that Chinese
mothers get in the trenches, putting in long grueling hours personally tutoring, training,
interrogating and spying on their kids.) Anyway, the understanding is that Chinese
children must spend their lives repaying their parents by obeying them and making them
wears well, it is lucid and readable. She is critical of American exportation of
Free Market Democracy but is enamored with empire and world government. In Day
of Empire she writes almost lovingly of the Mongol leader, Khubilai: (He) was
a globalizer, seeking to create one world system. By synthesizing Arab, Chinese, and
Greek expertise, Khubilais astronomers and cartographers produced the worlds
most sophisticated maps, nautical charts, and terrestrial globes, far outstripping their
European counterparts. He embraced international commerce, religious coexistence, free
communication and cultural exchange. Fittingly, two of Khubilais most
passionate ambitions were to establish a universal alphabet, encompassing all the
languages of the world, and a universal calendar unifying the lunar calendar of the Arabs,
the solar calendar of the Europeans, and the twelve-year animal cycle of the
Pat Buchanan is a writer, television
personality, former candidate for President of the United States, and an America First
patriot. In Chapter 11 of his book, Suicide of a Superpower he writes,
We are trying to create a nation that has never before existed, of all the races,
tribes, cultures and creeds of Earth, where all are equal. In this utopian drive for the
perfect society of our dreams we are killing the real country we inherited -- the best and
greatest country on earth.
In the final
paragraph of his book The Great Betrayal Buchanan concludes: There are
many who say there is no turning back, that the Global Economy is inevitable, that the
death warrant of the nation-state has be signed, and that there is to be no reprieve.
I do not believe this. It is vital that we not surrender this fortress of
freedom, liberty, and human dignity that our ancestors died creating. I do not want
to live in their brave new world; if it is coming, let us all stand our post. And if
indeed, as James Fitzjames Stephens wrote, The waters are out and no human force can
turn them back
I do not see why as we go with the stream we need sing Hallelujah to
the river god We can take our country back and God willing, we shall.
an interview by Thierry Meyssan, Mother Agnès-Mariam of the Cross, mother superior of the
monastery of James the Mutilated in Qara, Syria says: The West is so full of pride
that it cannot imagine a different civil order could possibly exist, even though theirs is
facing an insoluble social, economical and moral crisis. In traditional societies loyal to
the ancestral system inherited from biblical times, there are other ways, other parameters
to organize the everyday life of the society. I am thinking about the patriarchal system.
I am thinking about the system based on alliances among families, tribes, cities, regions
and countries; a federal system based on freedom and the particular interests of the
family, the tribe, attached to the land of the ancestors. Unfortunately the West has swept
away the concept of belonging to the land, the family, the ethnic group, in short the
ontological identity. The Western model is not based on the acknowledgement of the
individual but on external interests. It is in the name of what is economically expedient
that they sacrifice for the benefit of the multinationals the principles of
the homeland, the family and personal identity. We dont realize that we are caught
up in a much more unbridled and evil totalitarianism than the small authoritarian regimes
which they seek to overthrow. The latter at least have the merit of availing themselves of
the social, identity, family, tribal and clan network of our mysterious Orient. I am
conscious of the fact that, seen from a distance, our happy life is completely
incomprehensible for the West. Read the interview here.
Buchanan, Chua, and
Mother Agne-Mariam express three different world views. There are elements of truth
in each of the views but there is also conflict and error.
Although she lives
and works in United States Amy Chua remains Chinese. Her study of empires and
Tiger Mother seems to indicate an authoritarian bent. She believes China with
an authoritarian regime has done better than Russia with a more democratic regime.
Democracy, she contends, may be viable in a homogenous society but tends to
create a class struggle in nations that have a large percentage of poor citizens.
description of the parent/ child relationship is compatible with Biblical standards and
strikes a chord with many Christians. Children owe their existence to their parents
and should endeavor to make them proud. Many Americans have either lost this
Biblical truth or are unwilling to put forth the effort needed to overcome puerile
lethargy. Dr. Chua is not a Christian. Her admiration for Mongol emperor
Khubilai stems from his tolerance a concept at odds with the worship of
a jealous God and useless against tyranny. Tolerance is the central theme her book
Day of Empire and a necessary element for the success of the world government
movement she supports.
When Chua champions
tolerance she is supporting the religion of Humanism. Because Humanists have no
absolute standard provided by an overarching source they must be tolerant of the
individual opinions of the masses. However, Humanisms intolerance of
intolerance is equal to the intolerance of any other religion. Humanists are busy
attempting to eradicate Christianity which is the religion claimed by the majority of the
citizens of the United States.
Pat Buchanan was
born into a large Catholic family in Washington, DC. He received his higher
education in Journalism at Columbia University. He has an active intellect and is an
excellent writer with several published books. He pines for the peace and prosperity of
yesteryear. and challenges the cunning dismantling of our nation that has emanated
from Talmudist Jewish influences in the press, education, and government.
Ironically, his quest might be compared to the Israel First policies of the
racial restricted nation of neo-Israel which is diametrically different than what its
powerful supporters are foisting on the United States. Buchanan believes a nation
must have common values and common goals. His latest book Suicide of a
Superpower contains a Chapter titled The End of White America which
correctly points to the demographic reality that Zionist forces have helped bring to the
United States. This bit of truth telling resulted in his dismissal
from MSNBC owned by the same pernicious power brokers whose policies Buchanan
Each of these three thinkers brings truth to the table: Chua in the rearing of
children; Buchanan in support of bygone righteousness; and Mother Agnès-Mariam on
American hubris. None, however, provides an consummate remedy.
Please meet an East
Indian Christian intellectual named Vishal Mangalwadi who has addressed one of his several books
to the citizens of United States of America; its title is The Book That Made Your
World. There is a tragic side to the need for a Christian from India to inform
Americans who are supposedly 70 percent Christian that it was the Bible that made United
States a great nation and its people the worlds most prosperous.
In 403 pages
Mangalwadi informs us in detail. He compares the United States to his native country
of India and to other non-Christian nations. He tells us of the importance Christians
place on reading and education so converts can read the Bible and progress through
acquiring knowledge. He relates the Biblical demand for work and for the wise
conduct of ones affairs. He points out the unique role of compassion in the
Christian religion, the virtue of sharing and the acceptance of political defeat without
the riots that characterize many other nations. He relates the success of
billionaires like Bill Gates to the peace and order of our nation and emphasizes the
paramount importance of a Christian culture for business success..
the ashes of Christianity in American social life long after domestic recognition of their
origin has vanished.
Toward the end of
the book he reminds us that Harvard was named after Reverend John Harvard and its motto,
in the year of our Lord, 1692, was Truth, for Christ and the Church.
Every student was plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to know God and
Jesus Christ, to read the Scripture twice daily and to be ready to give account of his
knowledge. He writes, Universities like Harvard were institutions that
produced leaders who built the greatest nation in history. Yet now they turn out graduates
brilliant in abilities but not always great in character
.As brilliant but amoral
graduates from secular universities such as Harvard gain control of Americas
economic and political life, the world has every reason to cease trusting America.
The trust that made the dollar the reserve currency of the world came from the original
Harvard created by the Bible.
What happened at
Harvard is a microcosm of what has happened to America. From a nation that honored
the God of the Bible we have become a nation that has forgotten Him along with His
character and integrity. The causes of this deterioration are complex and have
occurred slowly but some of the seeds were planted very early. In an effort to grow and
expand, major Christian educational institutions began to cater to the evil quest for the
knowledge of good and evil. In 1802 Harvard elected Unitarian Henry Ware to a
professorship. Other colleges and Universities followed by introducing secular
courses and entertaining humanistic thought. Righteousness was surrendered to growth
in numbers of students and breadth of curriculums.
Churches followed a
similar pattern. As ambitious preachers sought to grow their churches the messages
sound Biblical theology and became seeker friendly. At least in part, the desire to
appeal to a larger audience allowed the pernicious doctrine of Dispensationalism to become
popular. This aberrant interpretation of the Bible removed the standard for
obedience and made evangelism the final goal of Christianity. As this deterioration took
place, in both colleges and churches, true believers split from the parent organization
forming separate orthodox organizations. Yale began in that fashion. New
churches and new colleges were birthed but the heretical originals remained and their
numbers continued to grow.
Mangalwadi sees the
United States from an immigrants perspective. His book records in detail the
Christian doctrines that helped the young nation grow and prosper. He misses
the conspiracy to dominate the world and the moral and cultural deterioration being
created by powerful Talmudist Jews. But nevertheless his book buttresses the factual
and persuasive argument that a Christian base provides the only proper framework for a
free, prosperous and successful nation.
He provides the
who, what, where, and why but the how and when are
missing. American Christians need to realize that nothing can be changed until we are
ready and willing to leave the end times in the Hands of God and begin to obey His
Commandments. If 70 percent of our citizens began demanding that our government obey
God and our Constitution (in spite of its errors) we would get major change almost
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