How to Unite Quickly
Last Friday's moving prayer service at the National Cathedral,
and the many testimonials about Americans getting together promise
to usher in a new era of a once-again United States of America.
Goodness knows, we need that. Before we can defend our nation, we
must be a nation. Of late, we have not been.
Important as it is to end the existence of the guilty, there will
be others in time. We will always need defense against them. The
Founders knew that when they wrote the Preamble to the Constitution.
Most of us are now focused upon the necessary response, but there
are a few things we can and need to do at home.
Because people tend to forget quickly in their busy lives, and
old habits are difficult to change, I would like to make a contribution
by making some personal suggestions to my fellow-Americans about
ways to keep us united. They are very personal and they do not reflect
the views of the publication that has been generous enough to print
it. Please direct your anger solely at me.
The Imam representing Arab Americans, who was given an early opportunity
to speak last Friday, might have used his turn to ask Allah's forgiveness
for the crimes committed in his name. Instead, at a time when thousands
were still risking their lives in the New York rubble trying to
save just one more, his sole concern was the safety of his fellow
Jewish Americans might suspend indefinitely their efforts to interfere
with the religious practices of Christians and, instead, spend a
few minutes every day thanking God for bringing them to the country
where Christians offered safe haven and opportunity for Jews for
the first time in two thousand years. Trust me. In Hungary, in 1919,
84 Jewish commissars closed the Churches. Twenty-five years later,
untold thousands of Jews loyal to Hungary paid with their lives
for what the Communist Jews had done. That's how I lost my father.
Black Americans have been given every legal protection more than
thirty years ago, at which time they also enjoyed near-universal
goodwill across the country. It would be helpful to stop complaining
every day and every night. Those who have worked and built stable
lives have earned the respect of every American. They should now
turn their attention to the ones who have not yet come up to speed,
instead of blaming the rest of us who have nothing to do with their
woes. People like Jesse Jackson should hold up one more company
and leave public life with the take.
American women used to be the salt of the Earth, admired the world
over. During the last decades, they have done serious damage to
this country. The degree of their selfishness disguised as "rights"
cries to heaven. They have abandoned the post for which God, or
Nature, or whatever your belief is, created them, in order to play.
Like in the case of black Americans, all avenues have been opened
to them legally - and that is as it should be. But while individual
cases are, well, individual cases, no law can make women as a sex
suitable for occupations for which they are not suitable.
Thelma and Louise looks good on television, but in real life the
country needs to return to efficient use of resources. We have been
able to afford women playing at all sorts of occupations because
society had become so prosperous and we told ourselves that nothing
bad can happen. But not only did we see bad things happen; if the
family continues to fall apart, the nation will not be able to unite.
Hispanic immigrants should consider a very simple choice. This
country has admitted you (if you are here legally). Learn English,
including the consonants at the end of words, start living in America.
If that is not what you want, don't stay here. There cannot be a
united America as long as we have Hispanic areas growing into alien
regions. Cleveland has many Hungarians, Chicago has many Poles,
but they have never attempted to take over these cities. I would
like to visit Miami once again and feel that I am in the United
States of America.
Without infringing upon anyone's freedom of private actions, I
would implore my fellow Americans to stop telling us that they release
their bodily fluids into orifices different from the majority. I
am really not interested to see them march displaying these tendencies,
and I doubt that too many of our compatriots are different.
Believe it or not, it has not been my intention to offend you or
someone you care about. While the act of war was committed by others,
preoccupation with the foregoing has diverted our attention from
a sense of unity, as well as the constant need to defend ourselves.