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"Dangerous" Americanism
Posted by: Dale Franks on Monday, April 03, 2006

The Richmond Times-Dispatch somehow got hold of an internal email from the National Council of La Raza, that places the debate over anti-illegal immigration legislation in an interesting context.
The e-mail refers to congressional legislation that would, among other things, (a) provide grants to immigrants taking English classes, (b) permit those who gain English proficiency to apply for citizenship one year early, and (c) provide grants to groups offering instruction in U.S. civics and American history. These ideas hardly seem provocative; learning English and American civics used to be something immigrants did enthusiastically.

The e-mail about the bill, however, warns that "while it doesn't overtly mention assimilation, it is very strong on the patriotism and traditional American values language in a way which is potentially dangerous to our communities."

La Raza should explain why patriotism and American values might be dangerous to people coming to America presumably to partake of America's blessings. And protesters bearing the flags of other nations in demonstrations demanding their right to stay here should explain why—if their former country is so wonderful—they ever left.
Apparently, there are other people, even public officials, who believe that Americanism is "dangerous", too.
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Of COURSE Americanism is dangerous... Amerikkka is a haven for Monopoly Finance Mechano-Capitalism. It is a Sexist, Racist, Homophobic Zionist dominated Fascist Theocracy that oppresses Gays, Lesbians, Bi-Sexuals, the Transgendered, Women, People of Colour and the Poor, on a global scale. It’s mad consumerist Cowboy Capitalism practices cultural genocide and will destroy the Earth, all in the quest of lower prices and greater profits! So of course waving the flag is wrong... Amerikkka is Evillllll.

It’s fairly obvious that you guys have NOT been hanging out in the US’ Social Sciences Departments enough if you even have to question why "Americanism" is so wrong, and that’s just in general and it doesn’t evil begin to address the specific evils of Chimpy McHitlerburton and the evil ReThuglicans in power. Man you guys really need to leave Jesusland and move to the Enlightened Blue States.

There would be a mite of sarcasm in the above....Fundamentally many of the US elites are embarassed by America, so flag-waving is inherently suspect.
Written By: Joe
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“ is very strong on the patriotism and traditional American values language[my emphasis] in a way which is potentially dangerous to our communities."

Is liberal media consciously attempting to influence American values? Until I read this post, I never thought before of how few times one sees ["dangerous"]images from 9/11 on network news. A new movie apparently contains graphic images of the planes hitting the towers and the liberal crowd is up in arms:
”The Democrat Party and their collaborators at the TV network news divisions have tried to bleach from our memories those horrific images of 9/11/2001. I thank God that director Paul Greengrass and Universal Pictures have the guts to show some of our American heroes during the hours of our nation’s darkest day..”
Of course, Universal may just be hyping the reaction to the trailer for this movie to get Bush supporters to buy tickets. Still.....
Written By: Notherbob2
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Scratch the pastey surface of a group like La Raza, the NAACP, CAIR, or any other ethno-centric grievance group and you will uncover an advocacy for some special government subsidy or license.

No wonder these guys fear American values. Concepts like "self-reliance" and "individual self-determination" might induce immigrants to wean themselves, raise their own kids and start their own businesses.

If this "values" training succeeds, America’s immigrants will become, well, American, and next thing you know they’ll have property to protect, and start voting Republican.

We can’t have that, now can we?
Written By: Steve
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When is a major politician going to have the balls to call these organizations what they are? Vile, racist, hate groups.
Written By: kyle N
Who Kyle, the Boy Scouts and Republicans?
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Who Kyle, the Boy Scouts and Republicans?
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