The administration at a high school in Colorado rejected a proposal for a motivational "[school] Spirit Week" that called for one of those days to be set aside to celebrate America.
"Students and parents at a Colorado high school are outraged after administrators turned down their request for a spirit week day honoring America because it might offend non-Americans.
“They said they didn’t want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants,” a 16-year-old member of the student council told me. “They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”
The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having a day to celebrate the United States during next week’s Winter Spirit Week. The young people pitched “’Merica Monday” – and invited their classmates to dress in patriotic colors. Their proposal was promptly shot down by administrators.
“They said they didn’t want to be exclusive to any other country,” a 17-year-old member of the student council told me.........................
After the administrators rejected the day to celebrate America, the teenagers offered a compromise – “My Country Monday.”
“We opened it up to everyone – no matter what country you are from,” the 17-year-old student told me. “That got declined, too.”......."
This patently false and convoluted but unfortunately rarely challenged argument is becoming increasingly common. Its advocates seek to convince Americans that - since the American colonies had regions in which (in reality, not so) different subgroups settled, no modern American has the right to declare that there is any such thing as an American culture at all. This argument is not only applied to the United States. Last year, I read an article in an op-ed piece in a French newspaper that eviscerated French people for voicing their desire that France remain a nation that is made up primarily of people who would would traditionally be considered French. The writer cited that, since modern-day France is a creation of regions peopled by Parisians, Normans, Bretons, Provencals, Alsatians-Lorrainers, etc, there is nothing that can actually be defined as French. He went on to imply that France would be no less France if the population of that nation was made up of a clear majority of Moroccans, Algerians, Somalis, and others not even of European extraction.
While all other peoples in the world are expected and encouraged to hold fast to the traditions their ancestors, the mere reference by a Westerner to the historical, cultural and religious tradition of his nation, that may go back hundreds or several thousand years, will be met with immediate false counter-claims and ridicule.
There is only one means to avoid either a meek and final subjugation or a cataclysmic struggle that will occur if the Left is allowed to continue to influence how we think and act. That means is a political break. It will entail the tragic sundering of this republic, but we no longer have the demographics on our side to roll them back. We have to withdraw to a defensible political line if we want to preserve anything that was bequeathed to us.