A broad grouping of people having common traditions, institutions and collective activities and interests.
The customary beliefs, social forms and material traits of a social group
Traditional American cultural values have been revised to be "progressive" or politically correct. These changes have occurred gradually, almost imperceptibly, over the past thirty to forty years:
Americans once embodied rugged individualism and self reliance. These attributes are now ridiculed, discouraged and feared. Collectivism has been embraced.
Victimhood is the highest honor one can now attain.
The individual was once responsible and accountable for the consequences of his actions and crimes. Criminals are now "victims" of supposed socio-economic disadvantages and childhood traumas. They are understood.
Hard work, which usually leads to success, was encouraged. Now, success is "not fair" since not everyone achieves it. It must be devalued and discouraged.
We used to have the "right" to be left alone so long as our actions and beliefs harmed no one. When someone doesn't like your beliefs or actions today, the government is used to legislate against them making de facto criminals out of law-abiding citizens overnight.
Once there was crime, punishment for the perpetrator and compassion for the victim. Today we have more crime and compassion and understanding for the perpetrator. Compassion for the victim is limited to ribbon wearing, candle holding and piling flowers where he or she fell.
Americans have always been charitable, helping those who could not help themselves. The government, in an effort to make itself indispensable and omnipotent, now encourages the dependency of the masses, even those who can but will not help themselves.
Character has always been doing what was right, even if no one is there to see. Today, in full view or the American public, politicians line up to compromise with socialistic ideas that deprive us of our constitutional rights. When lack of character is displayed, the response is "So what?" or "Can't we all just get along?".
America's national interests have usually governed our foreign policy and the use of our military abroad. Today's "globalism" puts American troops in armpit, third world republics and our tax giga-bucks in their national treasuries, such as $5 billion for North Korea to build nuclear reactors.
"Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it." We have gone beyond dismantling our military after each war from World War I through Desert Storm [and Afghanistan]. In the 1990's our military has been weakened by funding and personnel cuts (both in military personnel and civilian support) directly affecting readiness while our government has actively sought engagements in Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia. The lessons of history are either revised or we are told to "put it behind us and move forward". Military "leaders" are no longer war fighters but are politically correct disciples of their civilian masters' agenda of mandatory diversity and sensitivity training.
Common sense and experience have been replaced by daily polls, surveys and studies. Using today's standards, General George Washington was the radical terrorist leader of a fringe group of heavily armed anti-government militia since no more than 30% of the public supported the Continental Army's fight for independence from the British and no more than 3% actually fought in the American Revolution.
Living involves risk. Liberalism believes in absolutes, using the government to eliminate all risks. Police cite motorists for smoking in their vehicles because small children are present. Your family may be healthy after living in the same house for decades but you cannot sell it if it doesn't pass a test showing no radon gas is present. Everyone is stopped at DUI checkpoints while police search for the 1% or fewer offenders and dole out citations for expired inspection stickers and licenses or burned out lights. While failing at the federal level, efforts are under way to lower the legal alcohol limit in many states. Some 4,000 police and sheriff departments will begin checkpoints to verify compliance with seat belt laws to protect The Children. Entire neighborhoods are blockaded by police in Philadelphia and New York City; motorists and pedestrians are interrogated as they enter or leave in order to fight crime. Firearms must be eliminated from society to protect The Children. The rationale: "If it saves just one life, isn't it worth it?".
Government has become the master instead of the servant of the people. In a statist society, government knows what is best for you and is willing to enforce it with laws and at gun point with ever expanding police powers (checkpoints, asset forfeiture, zero tolerance/intelligence). Statists have a fetish for technology. They are enamored with the microchip and want them mandated in guns, pets, kids, national ID cards, debit cards, health insurance cards, etc. A photo ID is no longer sufficient to cash a check; fingerprints and retinal scans are now being used. Microchip transponders have been implanted and used to locate missing pets. After a 26 May 1998 news item about inserting microchips in pets on NBC Night Side, anchor Tonya Charles said "Well, pets are like family and it's nice to be able to keep track of them.". The next logical step is to implant them in The Children, as San Francisco General Hospital has offered for infants, because we love our kids at least as much as our pets. Eventually, a federal law will mandate everyone have a chip installed as a prerequisite for employment and financial transactions, like a Social Security number. Automated cameras are being installed at intersections, ostensibly to catch motorists who run red lights. Firearms purchase records are maintained on government data bases which enable reports to be generated showing who bought what, when, where how many and how often.
Statists are control freaks. No longer satisfied with vehicle inspections for safety, they now require emissions inspections for vehicles and propose the same for gasoline powered lawn and garden equipment, barbeques, fireplaces, wood and coal stoves.
Cultural cleansing is not ethnic cleansing and has nothing to do with racism. It will be the elimination of those and those ideas which have and are eroding traditional American ideals, transforming the world's leader into a follower. It could begin as the result of a severe or prolonged natural disaster or war with another country (Communist China, North Korea, Russia or another former Soviet republic or a reunited Soviet Union or a third world dung heap freshly armed with weapons from the former Soviet Union). But it probably will begin as an American public becomes fed up its social parasites and a cancerous, self serving government catering to them. The demands of these social parasites for special treatment, the government's promises to them and demands upon us will soon exceed our ability and willingness to comply. Old scores will be settled.
Lest one think I am railing solely against liberalism, recall the angry reaction of "conservative" Republicans as the party elite gang raped presidential candidate Pat Buchanan's credibility after his victory in the 1996 New Hampshire primary. Republicans overwhelmingly defeated Democrats in the 1994 elections and record numbers of Democrats retired in the aftermath because Americans were disgusted with the condescending elitism of the liberal Democrats. The Republican elite used the same tactics as the liberal Democrats - against their own! Buchanan was mean spirited, a racist, bigot, homophobe, was supported by blue collar workers without college educations and (gasp!) militias. Class warfare and name calling right from the liberal Democrats' manual. A plague on both their houses.
Now the revolution that began against the Democratic party's liberal elite is festering within the Republican party. If the "conservatives" use the same tactics as the liberals, are they really any different? They do not want the free exchange of ideas leading to the best candidate. The Republican elite seek to force their chosen ones upon us. The sole congressional accomplishment by this majority party in 1998 was to rename a D.C. airport for Ronald Reagan! Elitists of all flavors will be added to the list for cleansing.
Those who did not recognize the rapidly growing tension and dissatisfaction in America and took positive measures to mitigate the effects of possible social upheavals on them and their families will not fair much better than the parasites or their benefactors. A Ph.D. or an A+ Microsoft certification are poor substitutes for common sense, observation and planning. The legions of goobers (good ol' boys) with their "gut & groin mentality" and self-absorbed yuppies, each preoccupied with the "bread and circuses" of the 20th century (domestic violence, public drunkenness, kids' soccer games, the Internet and 100 channels of "must see" cable TV) will share the fate of racists, supremacists and bigots (of every color and persuasion) and opportunists who will attempt to capitalize on the unstable situation to seize control. The mindless rabble ("cognitively challenged") who today are treated as an endangered species and depend upon government and university polls, studies, surveys and the biased media to tell them what to do, think and feel will wander aimlessly into oblivion. Or they will meet their demise as a result of a panicked attempt to take from the prepared. Statists are attempting to eliminate those capable of independent, critical thought as well as violent (if necessary) actions from the human species in favor of a race of sheeple who confuse feelings with fact, image with reality.
We have the means and the obligation to prolong and enhance life for those who, because of birth or accident, have mental or physical disabilities. This is as it should be. However, we have an underclass at all levels of society which, over the past few decades, have been rendered unable and unwilling to think and do for themselves by an out of control government and the "useful idiots" in the media. Where Darwin's natural selection failed, cultural cleansing shall succeed.