Friday, August 12, 2011

The Legacy of American Multiculturalism

The Legacy of American Multiculturalism

In a packed out store, the cute little five year old began stomping his little feet, all of a sudden threw up his arms, flopped down on the floor thrashing about, screaming to the top of his lungs as if he was about to die. The more the mother tried to get him to stop the worse the frenzied tantrum got until it became a self-feeding energy. In the end all the mother could do was stop shopping and take the child home.

Later, in a similar situation, a group of teenagers, boys and girls, would enter a store and repeat a similar tantrum. They were a kind of mini flash-mob that simply overwhelmed everyone as they looted, vandalized and threatened everyone else. Today, American public places, stores, malls, parks, and beaches are plagued by an epidemic of an ever increasing number of mini riots called flash mobs. These mobs take on an energy of their own where everyone is threatened and no one is safe.

Lew Rockwell has a thoughtful commentary by Patrick J. Buchanan, “The Fire This Time.”

Mr. Buchanan asserts, with regard to the current rioting, specially in England, but looking more and more like what's coming to America as these flash mobs grow and the youth become more angry and frustrated:
“For poverty existed in far greater measure in the Depression. Yet our parents and grandparents did not form mobs to burn, beat and loot.”
He asks the pertinent, if not burning, question:
“Is multiculturalism a success here? Or does the sudden eruption of flash mobs suggest that the curtain has begun to be pulled back on diversity's dark side here in America?”


  1. i dont think the depression era comparison by pat bu. is accurate.

    the conditions were mostly seen as equal.

    today we know of the thieving, injustice by the connected and wealthy in london and wall st.

    there should be massive rioting in usa right now but no such luck.

  2. True enough on the comparison. The difference is that the country hadn't been totally looted yet. The people knew there were plenty of valuable resources left in America. They also knew that the average citizen still retained some value, as did the dollar. That's certainly not true today. The dollar is nearly worthless and the average individual could really care less. They still trust the system and their Messiah of Hope. Once the betrayal crystallizes there's going to be a lot of anger. Steve Lendman Blog has an interesting take on the riots and their causes in: Riots Across Britain: Perhaps More than Meets the Eye