America as we traditionally view it, and as the founders envisioned it, is all but dead! The concepts of “one nation” and “E Pluribus Unum” (out of many, one) is silently vanishing. And, speak of the American melting pot is now the politically correct defense for protected class segregation.
The melting pot analogy worked when the tired and huddled masses assimilated into the American fabric of yesteryear. Those masses shed their old world identities and assumed the American identity. Was it perfect? Perhaps not, but the concept built a nation that united and became the world’s greatest country.
Now the melting pot does not exist. Newcomers to America hold on to their racial and religious identities. Generational Americans seek to reconnect with theirs. Blurred orientation and gender lines are being redefined. At best it is a curdled soup in a milky broth.
That view really hit home in the wake of the Jeb Bush campaign announcement and ensuing analysis. Pundits from both sides were not talking of the merits of his platform, or how it will improve all American lives, but rather it was a discussion of outreach to all the disparate groups that will sway the election for any of the candidates.
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