THE CHESTERTON PROPHECIES REVISITED
By Dave Hodges
December 4, 2010
Despite the clear messages sent by the American people in the 2010 midterm elections, Senator majority leader, Harry Reid (Nev. D), is still attempting to get the DREAM Act passed into law. Attempted amnesty has been proposed numerous times and has failed every time. Most Americans, especially naturalized Americans, still believe that their uniquely United States citizenship still means something. Surely, with over 80% of the country opposing amnesty, the bill would die a natural death, once and for all. Don't bet on it.
It is safe to say that this bill has returned with a vengeance, albeit in a more covert format. The lame duck Marxist communists masquerading as members of the Democratic Party are determined to not let this attack on American sovereignty, culture and economics go quietly into the night
I live in Arizona where very large segments of the central corridor of the State are under the control of the Mexican drug cartels. The citizens of Pinal County, which is adjacent to metropolitan Phoenix, is under siege by these former Mexican army soldiers turned drug runners. Their penchant for violence is well documented. For example, Pinal County Deputy Louie Puroll was ambushed and shot as he tracked six drug smugglers near Casa Grande, Arizona. In Chandler, Arizona, a drug cartel rival was beheaded. Citizens have been terrorized and many of these have been victims of crime from the cartels. In a drug cartel related activity, Phoenix leads the country in kidnappings.
The lawlessness resulting from the influx of the drug cartel thugs is so bad that Arizona State Representative (elect), Jack Harper (R), is proposing state legislation to form a militia, trained by the State to interdict these thugs and subsequently turn them back. Meanwhile, in the nation's capital, Homeland Security Chief (ironically Arizona's former governor), Janet Napolitano, seemingly has nothing better to do than to defend the use of cancer causing porno body scanners and the fact that granny needs to be goosed by TSA officials in order to make us safe in our travels. Meanwhile, under Napolitano's "leadership" Homeland Security has posted traveler advisory signs throughout Arizona's Pinal and Pima Counties advising against traveling and camping in these areas due to the "human smuggling, drug transport and violent actions" by foreign criminal elements occupying these embattled areas. This is the same Janet Napolitano, while serving as Arizona's Governor, prohibited the Arizona National Guard, while patrolling the border, to carry ammunition for their guns. In a subsequent under-publicized event, eight members of the National Guard were forced to abandon their position, near the southern Arizona town of Luke, and flee for their lives when their positions were overrun by Mexican drug cartel members.
What does the future hold for a country that refuses to protect its citizens from foreign intrusion by criminal elements? America's future may have been foretold in G. K. Chesterton's, The Flying Inn (1914). The book provides present day Americans with an opportunity to understand what is happening to their loss of culture and of national sovereignty. The book consists of a "fictional" account of how England had been stripped of its cultural identity. The book was written at the end of the British imperialistic period of dominance in which England had collapsed under the sheer weight of attempting to maintain its vast empire.
In the book, Chesterton maintains that England lost far more than its preeminent position as the world's sole super power. He postulated that England had lost its national soul through the unintended integration of its culture with more "barbaric cultures" that it had previously conquered.
The protagonist in The Flying Inn, Dalroy, proclaimed that great nations have frequently followed a similar pattern of progressive and complete self-destruction:
The great nation declares victory over the barbarians.
2. The great nation begins to enjoy the fruits of cheap labor by employing the barbarians that it had conquered.
3. The barbarians become so enmeshed into the great nation, that an alliance with barbarians is formed (e.g., de facto amnesty including members of criminal organizations).
4. Assimilation is followed with the barbarians becoming a privileged class. Thus, the great nation is conquered.
Near the end of the book, almost every virtuous cultural tradition, of the great nation, comes under sharp criticism, while every cultural tradition emanating from the barbarians' place of origin became praiseworthy.
Certainly the relationship between the United States and various countries south of our border; parallels Chesterton's stunningly accurate prophecies by describing what has happened to present day America. Consider the following parallels which strikingly correspond to Dalroy's view of how empires crumble:
1 - The United States fulfills its "Manifest Destiny" mandate by provoking and winning a war with Mexico in order to gain a southern railroad route to California. The great nation was victorious. Dalroy's first principle is fulfilled.
2 - The economies of the two countries bifurcate and the United States begins to enjoy the fruits of its imperialistic labors. The conquered people provides nearly 160 years of cheap labor which helps to fuel the economic growth of the United States . Guest workers and illegal immigrants trickle into the United States. Despite the comparatively low wages, more immigrants come north to experience the bountiful leftovers of their former conquerors. This trend continues to the point in which the original trickle of guest workers and illegal immigrants becomes a raging tsunami of humanity most of whom are seeking to experience the American dream at the expense of their former conquerors. The great nation employed those that it had conquered. Dalroy's second principle is fulfilled.
3 - Average American citizens begin to note the loss of economic standing, culture and traditions. "Special privilege" programs, such as Totalization, deportation instead of criminal prosecution for organized criminal activities, free medical and free education, serve to fully integrate the former illegal aliens into the mainstream of American society. To frame the desired paradigm shift, legal terms such as "illegal alien" become likened to racial epitaphs uttered during the worst days of the old "Jim Crow" laws. The "politically correct police" (i.e., the corporate media) label all Americans who desire to secure their borders, in this age of terrorism, as racists and xenophobic. The alliance has been formed. Dalroy's third principle has been fulfilled.
4 - Illegal immigrant subgroups (e.g., Reconquista de Atzalan, MECHA) begin to proclaim that the takeover of America is moving forward and if the present occupants of this country do not like it; then these "Euros" can "go back to Europe ." (In this scenario, it's not certain where American citizens whose historical roots lie in Africa, the Middle East, South America, Mexico, Panama, Canada, Asia, the Pacific Rim, the Caribbean, and most of all, Native Americans, are supposed to return to). At what point do we admit that the great nation of America has been conquered and is in the process of being successfully occupied?
Although the Flying Inn is merely fiction, in reality, its tenets are being realized as nearly every tradition that Americans hold sacred, are coming under attack (e.g., the virtues and value of American citizenship); while everything from the illegal aliens' point of origin is becoming more praiseworthy by the day (e.g., "We do the jobs that Americans won"). The propaganda lines have been drawn. Meanwhile, the violence once confined to south of the border has reared its ugly head inside what's left of the United States southern border. â€œWhat is truly needed to successfully interdict the drug cartels is the stationing of 3,000 heavily armed soldiers for Arizona alone," Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said. One other noteworthy scenario in Chesterton's book is the ominous ending in which the principal Western democracy ends up merging with a Middle Eastern country.
The sensible answer would be to reform America's immigration system and enact an efficient set of administrative protocols which would allow law-abiding foreigners, who truly desire to embrace America's liberties and traditions to become citizens after a reasonable period of naturalization. However, this will never be done because it would not serve the economic needs of the corporate-congressional cartel which demand the ability to hire off-the-books cheap labor which can be exploited all for the purpose of increasing the bottom line no matter what the cost to the country. Even the growing and omnipresent dangers posed by unregulated foreign criminal cartels can dissuade our elected representatives from continuing down this path of national suicide.
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While the TSA, under Napolitano's leadership, commits second degree sexual assault upon America's traveling public, nary a federal word is uttered about terrorist cells potentially transporting weapons of mass destruction and the Mexican drug cartels exporting their indiscriminate violence and illicit activities across our undefended southern border. I am beginning to understand the frustration and despair that Roman citizens must have felt in the final days of their empire.
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Dave Hodges is an award winning psychology, sociology, statistics and research professor, a college basketball coach as well as a former mental health counselor. Dave also serves as the spokesperson to the newly formed national coalition, The American Coalition to Protect Personal Property Rights, which is designed to combat the growing erosion of personal property rights across America.
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