It is a grotesque truth that many/most of the leftist kooks who expound on the virtues of “diversity” are the first to denounce the very concept of American Exceptionalism.
There is no other country so Exceptional as these United States of America in many areas but none as Exceptional certainly when it comes to diversity. From all around the world, of every type, of every creed, of every gender, of every race, of every tick, of every tock, of every heritage, of every political system, of every strata, of every economic circumstance, of every virtue, of every sin, of every shape, of every size, of every oppression, of every tyranny, of every hope, of every light – they’re coming to America.
We came to America.
Millions do not flee to China to be warmed by freedom’s holy light. They’re not crossing the Black Sea to rest in the arms of Mother Russia. The tyrants of Cuba, North Korea, do not face hordes of millions yearning to enter those prison states.
Yet here, some of the wealthiest, trust fund babies often, deride this nation built by, for, and of a free people. They nest together like vipers to Occupy parks and streets. They denounce America whenever it is not perfect. They stab and claw at wounds to suck and feed on the blood. But the nation endures. The nation will endure as long as we all recognize how Exceptional it really is.
A world dominated by China? A world dominated by Russia? A world dominated by the Cuba’s, the Syria’s, the Iran’s, the North Korea’s, Islamic theocracies? Those are the alternatives. Let the vipers who Occupy, who race-bait, go to those Hell-holes and learn how Exceptional America is.
How Exceptional is America? A founder of the Black Panthers learned just how America is Exceptional after a long life filled with anti-America hate:
“I thought Eldridge was the reincarnation of Malcolm X. I’d never heard such power, such eloquence,” said David Hilliard, a former Black Panther.
“Eldridge played a very critical role in the struggle of the ’60s and the ’70s. He was a symbol,” said Roland Freeman, another former Panther. [snip]
In 1957, he was convicted of assault with intent to murder and sent to California’s tough San Quentin and Folsom prisons. While there, he wrote a powerful set of essays outlining his views on racial issues and revolutionary violence. In 1968, they were published as the book “Soul on Ice,” which became the philosophical foundation of the Black Power movement.
In one essay, Cleaver described his rape of white women as “an insurrectionary act. It delighted me that I was defying and trampling upon the white man’s law … defiling his women.”
“I wanted to send waves of consternation through the white race,” he said. [snip]
After he was released from prison in 1966, Cleaver helped found the Black Panthers, a militant, leftist, anti-establishment black nationalist group based in Oakland, California. Cleaver became its information minister, or spokesman. [snip]
But in 1968, the same year he ran for U.S. president on the ticket of the Peace and Freedom Party, Cleaver was wounded after a shootout between Black Panthers and police in Oakland. Faced with criminal charges, he jumped bail and fled the United States for a life of exile in Algeria, Cuba and France.
A life of anti-America hate transformed into love of America. Why? The exile finally saw the world and how America is Exceptional:
When Cleaver returned in 1975, he began a remarkable political transformation. He renounced the Black Panthers and told reporters that he believed he would be treated fairly by the American judicial system. After a protracted legal battle, attempted murder charges were dropped and he was placed on probation for assault.
Cleaver became a born-again Christian, embraced anti-communism and made an unsuccessful run for the GOP nomination for a Senate seat in California. He said his “red fighting” was born from his experiences in communist countries during his years on the run.
“I have taken an oath in my heart to oppose communism until the day I die,” Cleaver told interviewers during his congressional campaign.
In a 1986 interview with the Associated Press, Cleaver explained his many life transformations.
“Everybody changes, not just me,” he said. “I was pulled over in my car with my secretary for a traffic thing, and one of the officers walked up to the car and saw me sitting inside. He took off his hat and said, ‘Hey, Eldridge, remember me?'”
“He used to be a Panther,” Cleaver said. “It was hard to believe.”
The trust fund babies and vipers who hate America should learn from Eldridge Cleaver about America. The Occupy ghouls whose leader presently occupies the White House should listen to an anthem of love for America from the “tribal love-rock musical” that produced a soundtrack for the 1960s.
Those hippies from Hair sang Don’t put it down, best one around:
What started in July 4, 1776 with the great Declaration ended on September 3, 1783 when the peace was signed. The young colonies fought for years to gain freedom.
Finally, after years of suffering, victory.
Happy Fourth of July, the day Americans became Americans as we sundered our bonds to the British Empire. The Stars and Stripes forever!