President Teddy Roosevelt said, “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.”
Just to let you know, it’s tough to be a journalist today. You’ve got to pick a topic that’s pertinent to the American audience. You’ve got to research the sources you might use. You’ve got to understand the ramification of your words. You’ve got to stick to the facts. You need to write with dynamic intelligence. Because if you don’t, you’ll lose credibility. Once you lose credibility, you lose readership. Why? Because you lose validity.
As an American journalist, I have worked hard at writing two columns a week for the past 20 years. I bring a ground-level understanding as a former college student, U.S. Army officer, math-science teacher, college lecturer, cardiac catheterization medical tech, long haul truck driver, bartender, dance teacher, volunteer ski instructor for the handicapped, life-long trash picker-upper, and another dozen jobs that gave my life meaning.
Each job taught me many lessons. Which lesson was the most important? Answer: honesty to myself and to others.
In my last column, I spoke about U.S. Army Boot Camp in the summer of 1968 at Fort Benning, Georgia. I mentioned that I experienced moving through a gas hut with gas mask through “mustard gas.” A veteran U.S. Marine officer called me a “liar” because it was actually “CS Gas.” Therefore, I apologized to him. No excuse on my part. I simply didn’t remember anything other than being frightened out of my mind during all of Boot Camp. My father had died while serving in the United States Marine Corps just before I reached college. My roommate had been killed in Vietnam. Talk about trauma for a 19-year-old kid!
So, what’s crazy about America in 2023?
For starters, we didn’t pay attention to President Teddy Roosevelt when he warned us against importing hyphenated-Americans with “squabbling nationalities” that spoke many different languages. He should have added, “deadly or incompatible religions.”
President Roosevelt said, “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans; Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all.”
“This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance.”
“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.”
So, what have we done in the past 30 years? We’ve imported 4,000,000 of the most diabolically stupid, irrational, religious fanatics on the planet in the form of Muslims from all over the middle east. Right now, they are demonstrating in our cities and colleges in favor of Hamas wiping out and exterminating Israel and every Jew in the world. That’s NOT what America is about!
They’ve taken over Detroit, Michigan, New York City, and many other cities with their mosques, their schools and their Jihad training camps. One of them is the Attorney General of Minnesota Keith Ellison, whose chief of staff spoke at a rally supporting Hamas’ killing of Jewish babies, mothers and grandmas in last week’s slaughter in Israel by Hamas. We’ve got House Member from Detroit, Rashida Tlaib who supports Hamas and hates America. She hates Jews. Another House Member, Ilhan Omar absolutely hates America, is a racist, and should be deported back to her native Somalia.
We’re teaching our college students this new “Woke” orientation that supports the dumbest of the dumb and the most idiotic of the idiots. It supports minority students who can’t spell their own names let along perform Algebra, Geometry or Physics problems. We’ve dumbed down our high school and college curriculums to the point that we feature 45,000,000 functionally illiterate people in America. We’ve got college graduates that obtain affirmative action jobs where they answer the telephone while polishing their nails. It’s called “affirmative action” jobs and multi-tasking.
Then, there’s the NCAA people who sanction a huge male 6’4” William “Lia” Thomas swimming against 5’2” women in the name of the most idiotic “transgender” craze because he identifies as a “woman.” When in fact, he might identify himself as someone who is in need of a psychiatrist and a mental health clinic. The rest of those transgender advocates think a man can conceive and carry a baby. Let them compete in their own class of transgender athletes and let the rest of us sane Americans enjoy men competing against men and women competing against women.
Now, we have President Joe “Alzheimer’s” Biden telling us to stop global warming by cutting off gas stoves and buying electric cars. At the same time, he just imported 8,000,000 illegal aliens who will be burning millions of gallons of gas by warming their homes, cooking their food, transporting themselves, and consuming our limited resources. All of them will have another 4,000,000 children that will ravage our environment by burning fuel. Is that crazy or what?
Our reality at this time would be that President Teddy Roosevelt would turn over in his grave at how stupid we have been to import the world’s most deadly religion, Jihad terrorists, Hamas supporters, and masses of third world people who will destroy our welfare systems at the expense of the American people.
We are being led by 535 fools in Congress and one Dementia President Joe Biden.
Frosty Wooldridge is a population-immigration-environmental specialist, a speaker at colleges, civic clubs, high schools and conferences, and a six continent world bicycle traveler, speaker/writer/adventurer.