In “1984” George Orwell documented the Communist tactic of redefining words to promote their cause.
“Diversity is our strength,” is one such phrase leftist Democrats hatched for their purpose. Saying something contrary or outrageous and then “proving it” with nonsensical, illogical arguments is their forte. It is a powerful tool in controlling the minds of men, especially when they are young and able to go to war.
When liberals cannot prove what they say they accuse you of being a bigot, racist, “red neck” or bumpkin for not agreeing with them, saying, “Everybody knows!” That you differ with them refutes that claim and so what? Everybody knew the Earth was flat. Everybody knew Negroes were not human beings. Everybody knew America made the finest cars in the world. Everybody knew if men were meant to fly they would have wings. Everybody knows that if we don’t stop burning fossil fuel Florida will be under water and New York City will drown. Everybody knows we don’t need to bother with data any more as man-caused climate change is “settled science.” The surest sign of a false axiom, fact or concept is “Everybody knows…”
Diversity has never been the strength of America. Opportunity has been our real strength. In the beginning we had no government, then very little and we have increased it over time only to suffer the result of putting more power in fewer hands. Now we have two legislative bodies where ordinary men of ordinary means enter, stay 20 or more years and come out multi-millionaires rarely having to explain from where all their new money came. Several of our new Congressmen on both sides of the aisle are showing unexplainable wealth. Rarely does anyone dare ask a question for fear of coming under the scrutiny of feared government gestapo-like bureaus. Now the IRS people are being outfitted with real military assault rifles, fully automatic machine guns. How does that look on your desk?
Diversity has been a problem we have learned to solve better than
any other people on the planet, but not because we are nicer people. The freedom of opportunity allowed everyone to demonstrate they had something to sell and contribute; something of value others wanted to better their lives. That is why we have the best Oriental food, Pizza, spaghetti, fried chicken, barbecued beef and pork, slow-cooked “pulled” pork on the planet All are things brought here from other lands and we perfected them.
If you go to southern Italy you can find the area where pizza was invented and sample some of the original recipe. You will be disappointed it is like eating melted Velveta under Ketchup on a cracker compared to what our American pizza parlors are making.
We not only make wines competitive with those from France, but they are now making wine with American equipment because we improved the process with American oenologists from every culture. This is very big business in California. Many of our fine wines have beaten theirs in world competitions, but in any class of product when you get to the top “the air gets very thin,” meaning the differences are increasingly hard to detect.
Nonetheless, diversity did not create, inspire, drive or execute any of these events. Opportunity of the kind we have had in America, a continent blessed with natural resources, is a result of our having had a better balance between the people and government than most places, but that is now in question with factions fighting for power and control. But, let us never forget: Diversity is not our strength.