Has America Turned Into Amerika?

by Al Benson Jr.

The question asked in the title of this article is one that I have pondered in recent years. As a youngster, growing up in the late 1940s and into the 1950s, I grew up in what we all supposed was the typical American culture. Some of it was good and wholesome. Some if it wasn’t, but either way, it was still our culture and at no point did we or do we want to see that part of it that is still good destroyed.

A little over thirteen years ago my wife and I visited some good Christian friends in West Texas. On our way home (we still lived in Illinois at the time) we drove up through the Oklahoma Panhandle, an area that has some pleasant memories for me, and on up into Western Kansas because we wanted to take a look at Dodge City, the temporary place of residence for so many legendary frontier lawmen (if such they can be called).

It was an interesting side trip (and I won’t even begin to get into our experience in abolitionist East Kansas) and while in Dodge City, we stopped in a small fast food restaurant for lunch after our sightseeing. Mind you, this was Dodge City, Kansas, not El Paso, Laredo, or Nogales. As we sat and ate lunch I listened to those around me talking. The one language I heard almost none of was English. Ninety percent of what I heard was Spanish, or the Mexican variation of it. We had run into similar situations in the Chicago suburbs, where you could go into one of the park district parks in some towns and you could hear just about every language except English being spoken. As we sat in the restaurant in Dodge City, the question entered my mind–is this even America anymore?

I used to write article for the old Sierra Times web site before it faded out seven or eight years ago. I was sorry to see it go because it was a site that tried to hit a lot of areas that needed discussion, and they had some good writers. At any rate, I did an article for Sierra Times noting our experience in Dodge City and questioning just where American culture had disappeared to because there seemed to be so little of it left among all the third world cultures that were busy taking over here. I got all kinds of email over that article, some from folks who had shared our experience and could identify with what I said. To be charitable, some of what I got could legitimately be labeled “hate mail.” I never forgot the one that wished me “a long, miserable life.” But I had touched a nerve. I had addressed the looming disintegration of real American culture and I wasn’t supposed to do that. It wasn’t politically (culturally Marxist) correct. My comments offended some of the radicals from Somalia or Ecuador or some other places that were turning up in my country and promoting their cultures at the expense of mine. I was just supposed to ignore that and say nothing. Just “be nice.” I wasn’t.

Since that experience in Dodge, I have taken note of the cultural trends in places we have traveled to. Understand, I don’t have a big problem with folks from other countries coming here legally and bringing their cultures with them–as long as they don’t try to bury mine. When we got to where they want to replace mine with theirs and I’m supposed to accept that–then we have a problem.

Since they come here from other places, there has to be a certain amount of assimilation–on their part–to what we have here. For them to refuse any assimilation and expect Americans to bow to their cultural norms, is patently ludicrous. Hopefully, most thinking Americans will not do it–and they shouldn’t. Fuzzy-headed liberals who are afraid of offending anyone except white Christians may do it and there will be the usual pressure from the media and certain “civil rights” groups to cave into these people and let them deep-six your culture, but most folks, hopefully, will not buy into that hogwash.

If some of these recently-arrived Muslim groups want Sharia Law, that’s great–let them go live in a country that already practices that. We don’t need it here, no matter how many gurus from Washington tell us it would be beneficial for us. Our laws, at least at one point, were based on the truth of Holy Scripture, and that’s as it should be.

I noticed just today, an article on the Western Journalism web site about a group of public school kids in the Denver area that had been taken on a “field trip” to visit a synagogue, a Greek Orthodox Church, and a mosque. the girls were all required to wear “Islam-compliant clothing” into the mosque. There are lots of problems with this. Why is a public school taking these kids to visit these places anyway? Religion is supposed to be anathema in public schools–or is it only Christianity that is? Why aren’t Christians complaining about this? And if Christians today really understood the cultural implications of their actions, would they even have their kids in public schools?

On our recent trip to Minnesota I noticed, in the suburbs around Minneapolis, a goodly number of Muslim people. They are on their way to becoming a sizable minority there. I have to wonder, if and when they get to comprise 20 percent of the population in that area, will there be demonstrations in favor of Sharia Law for them in the areas they live in, thereby setting up a situation whereby you have two groups living side by side in this country but being governed by different sets of laws? That’s a prescription for disaster if ever I saw it. And don’t think it can’t happen here. There are some ultra-liberal (socialist) judges in this country that would dearly love to preside over the judicial destruction of whatever Christian culture we might still have left. It’s what they live for.

There are Marxists in Washington and many of our state capitals that have agendas that call for the gradual dismemberment of America and replacing it with some form of Third World socialism. That effort has been going on for decades while Americans, particularly Christians, have slept–confident that the Lord would “rapture” them out of this mess here before it got really sticky so they wouldn’t have to stand up and DO anything about it. What if that doesn’t happen for them? What about the possibility that the Lord’s solution to all this is to make them go through what they so badly wanted to get away from–to make them learn to have to deal with it and to begin to put up some Christian resistance to evil? Heaven forbid that they even have to think about that!

And what about those thousands of illegal immigrants that have, in the past year, been swamping out Southern border–employing the basic Cloward-Piven strategy of overwhelming the system to the point where it shuts down literally? The Border Patrol has been turned away from its duty of apprehending illegals and pressed into service as an illegal diaper-changing service. What effect does all this have on our culture?

To be continued.

Ranchers On the Border Get the Government Shaft

by Al Benson Jr.

I realize that, by now, most folks are getting weary of hearing about the situation on the border, but some things need to be stressed, lest we forget that the border situation is one way our own government (and I’m not really sure it’s ours) has declared war on its own people. That’s what this administration is all about–war against American citizens while the non-citizens stand in line to get the freebies. And they will get them, because that’s one way this regime fights against its own people and rubs our noses in it. Let’s not forget that.

Having said that, I read an excellent article this past weekend, written by Loretta Hunnicutt that was on http://www.arizonadailyindependent.com the title of which was “The U.S. Mexico border is wide open.” And boy is that ever the truth. Ms. Hunnicutt wrote the article on April 2nd of this year and she interviewed a couple ranchers who have ranches near the border and what they told her is hardly what you will get from the regular (pardon my guffaw) “news” media. I would recommend that everyone check this article out on the Internet and read it.

The ranchers she interviewed concur with my assessment of the media. One of them, in the article, said: “The media lies, and the people in Washington D.C. lie and they absolutely refuse to tell the truth. That’s why I am here. We’re not the only ones who say this but, that’s my whole deal, that’s why I agreed to talk. The American people do not know the truth about what’s going on here.” The other rancher noted: “…The first thing is, the powers-that-be in Washington D.C. including Congressmen, the Attorney General, and right up to the president and the director of Homeland Security are telling people that the border is safe and secure, and it all boils down to the border’s not secure, it is wide open.” But hey, fellas, that’s the current Regime’s game plan–a wide open border that will help illegal aliens and drug cartels and hurt honest Americans. That’s the name of the game and we better figure that out.

Another interesting revelation: according to one of the ranchers–“If you are on the border and have money you will not get caught.” Now what does that say?

One of the ranchers observed that: “the only thing that matches the level of corruption in our government agencies such as the Border Patrol is the incompetence.” And one of the ranchers also said, in regard to the Border Patrol: “…they are protected by a labor union, they work 8 to 5 or whatever, and they don’t have to do anything. They do not have to do anything. And because of the political climate in America they are encouraged to do nothing, if not blatantly ordered to look the other way.”

One of the interviewed ranchers told  a story about a friend of his who had a ranch close to Nogales, Arizona and he said that: “…his friend was out in the ‘rough country’ on his ranch when he ‘rode up on seven Mexicans in full camo and some of them had semi-automatic rifles. He rode down the trail aways and came across two Border Patrol agents.  He told them…and this is a fearless man, a rugged man. I mean he’s John Wayne. He’s what John Wayne wished he was, and he said ‘We can go back and get them all,’ and they (BP agents) said we don’t care. they refused to pursue the cartel members and 7 miles from that spot is where Agent Brian Terry was shot down’.” And he says: “So you have a check point right there with 30 or 40 agents sitting there with their thumbs up their hind ends and doing nothing. Out there, only several miles away there’s hundreds and thousands of pounds of dope and lots of Mexicans. Why is that?” Because that’s the way this regime is playing the game, that’s why!

Another interesting point, one of the ranchers talked about keeping the Border Patrol off his property because they not only don’t catch anybody, but they destroy his property.  He talked about them leaving gates to pastures open and running over his cattle, which the feds refused to reimburse him for. And they can’t seem to get it through their heads that they can’t do this kind of thing to people’s property. I’ve spent some time in the West over the years and often traveled with friends who had lived most of their lives there. One thing you never do, and I mean never, is to drive through someone’s grazing land and leave the gates open. You always shut the gates, coming and going. That’s just common courtesy in ranch country and you should do it as automatically as opening the door for a lady so she can go through before you. Doesn’t seem like the Border Patrol has learned that. But, hey, the ranches are private property (for now) and in the current Marxist political climate it’s fair game to ruin private property, as it doesn’t belong to the omnipotent state (yet).

So many of the ranchers have little use for the Border Patrol  and the Border Patrol has little use for the ranchers, whom it looks down on. One of the ranchers mentioned the former head of the Border Patrol, David Aguilar and he sounds like an “interesting” character. One of the ranchers said “I think he is that extremist that has infiltrated the system.” That’s a good thought, but if it’s true (and hopefully I can do a little checking) he ain’t the only one, he’s only one of a long list.

It’s pretty hard to get all the comments these two ranchers made given the space I have but I hope I have given folks enough commentary by them that they will take the time and effort to pull the Arizona Independent article up on the Internet and read it. Ms. Hunnicutt probably passed out info in this article you won’t get too many places. She should be commended for this article. If you pull the article up, check out the ranchers’ comments about Senator John McCain. They’ve got him pegged from the git-go. 

I’ve been on the border a few times in years past and this planned insanity going on there today sure doesn’t sound like what I remember.