Diversity is leading to our destruction.

From diversity to destruction

Diversity has become an American virtue and a moral imperative. University admissions, corporate boardrooms, even the Academy Awards must now reflect diversity. Intelligence, ability, talent and merit are secondary.

But is diversity really such a wonderful thing? There’s a saying: Birds of a feather flock together. Similar adages exist in French, German, Chinese and many other languages. They reflect an important aspect of human nature, that of the innate human preference to live with those who share similar languages, cultures and beliefs.

History demonstrates that forcing populations who speak different languages and believe in different codes of morality to co-exist doesn’t work. Indeed, diversity is often destructive. Waves of immigration destroyed the Roman Empire as well as China’s Tang dynasty. Look at the Balkans. Look at India. Look at Africa, where nation-states consisting of different tribal groups were cobbled together by Europeans. Look at Rwanda. Look at Yemen. Look at Burma.

The argument against diversity is not racist. America is a nation of immigrants, people of different races and cultures who assimilated, adopting the language, culture and ethical beliefs of their new home. Assimilation worked for two centuries. But when we began hyphenating Americans and encouraging newcomers to keep their languages and cultures intact, we also began to transition from being a single, united people into a collection of competing tribes, each with its own interests and objectives.

Competing tribes are vulnerable to both civil war and invasion. Diversity for diversity’s sake inevitably leads to destruction.

Gail Graham, On Top of the World

 

Trump fights for us

The Feb. 12 letter, “Trump’s not fit,” was the perfect example of how much hate the far left has for President Trump. The writer believes Trump is unfit to be president and should be impeached.

He totally ignores all the excellent progress we have made for all Americans — more jobs, record low unemployment and economic success. I don’t know what part of the world he is from, but it has to be a liberal hot bed of America, he’s certainly not from here.

The author has no understanding of business, that Trump is a great negotiator. Trump meets with Putin, North Korea, and other leaders to insure we maintain peace, not war. He didn’t kowtow to Russia like President Obama did.

Trump truly loves our America, the far-left progressive Democrats are showing they don’t. The letter writer should be concerned with what they stand for, or even more important, what they don’t. They want to change our Constitution, our Electoral College, have open borders, sanctuary cities, unlimited abortions, change our capitalistic system to a socialist one with freebies to all, a country of takers!

There isn’t enough room here to list Trump’s positive accomplishments, and the majority of Americans know this and agree with what he has done, not wasting time looking at every word he says. Trump is not a politician, he is a businessman, he will make mistakes but he is a fighter, and fights for America.

Wayne Rackley, Ocala

 

Baxley’s abortion bill

State Sen. Dennis Baxley has introduced the “Fetal Heartbeat Bill” that makes it illegal to perform an abortion after about 6 weeks after conception of the fetus. The senator said he wanted to save America from collapse by ending abortion and to prevent the downfall of Western Civilization.

I have a couple of items to note. Two economists, Steven Levitt and John Donohue ,quantitatively showed that abortions following the 1973 Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade had an effect in the early '90’s by a precipitous drop in crime. The conclusion was that the drop in crime was affected by the abortions that those who would commit those crimes were never born. The crime rate stayed down for many years. This study has been debated ever since it was published.

Another point that the senator makes is that there have been 60 million abortions since 1973 and it is having an adverse effect as America’s population is not growing as fast as other nations. No other nations were mentioned for comparison.

Since 1973, our population has grown over 116 million — the fastest in our history. Where have these people come from? It should be noted that 75 percent of the abortion patients were poor or low-income. That would mean an additional 45 million babies would be born into poverty by mothers who did not want or could not take care of them. How could social services take care of them?

Stephen Dewitt, Ocala