In the last post, I asked a pointed question: what is America without a common enemy?
In Black Run America, a hierarchy of privileged grievance groups are relentlessly promoted over the founding stock of the American nation.
Just a week ago, Barack Hussein Obama explained his “vision of America” at a fundraiser in San Francisco. I found this highly significant at the time and wrote an article about it that was never published.
Mein Obama said:
“No matter who you are. No matter where you can came from. No matter what you look like. No matter whether your ancestors landed here on Ellis Island or came here on slave ships or came across the Rio Grande, we are all connected. We will rise and fall together. That’s the vision of America I’ve got, that’s the idea of the heart of America,” President Obama said at a fundraiser in San Francisco.
We haven’t seen such an outpouring of American patriotism in almost a decade. The celebrations showed above all else that fear of a foreign enemy – the boogeyman, who is out to get us – had become the most important unifying aspect of American national identity.
Lt. Dan Choi of DADT fame was on the scene at Ground Zero:
According to Lt. Choi, the meaning of last night was that “we are all Americans,” whether we are Christian-Americans, Muslim-Americans, Gay-Americans, or Straight-Americans, and that our “shared values” would lead us forward.
Five months ago, those “values” seemed to be dividing us. Lt. Choi has already forgotten the DADT debate.
Left unstated was the observation that all these disparate groups were only uniting and celebrating over the death of a common enemy. Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin were only able to unite to defeat Hitler. America and Western Europe were only able to unite out of fear of Soviet communism.
It was the enemy that made “us” a meaningful distinction, and “them” something we could set aside our differences to oppose. Now that the “enemy” is gone and our differences are greater than ever before, “we” has just become a much less important and meaningful category of belonging.
As this temporary wave of euphoria fades, this realization will start to dawn on the Obamanation.
Who are we?
Heart of America: A BRA History Lesson
The enemy has been the real “Heart of America” all along, not this nullity of a vision that Barack Obama was pushing out in San Francisco.
As America has grown more diverse, the role of the boogeyman has become ever more important in uniting the country. The concept of the boogeyman played a critical and indispensable role in the founding of Black Run America (BRA).
It was fear of the Soviet boogeyman and his subversive message of racial equality that brought about the dismantling of Jim Crow and the changes to America’s immigration laws. The Soviets had identified racial diversity as the “greatest weakness” of the American nation.
Segregation had become a national security risk in an America that aspired to be “the leader of the Free World.” The original justification for this whole concept of promoting non-Whites over Whites (BRA philosophy) – before it evolved into a bad habit and a race racket – was that minorities had to be uplifted in order to get them to identify with the American nation.
If blacks weren’t uplifted and promoted over Whites, they would succumb to the Soviet siren song of communism like W.E.B. DuBois or turn to radicals like Malcolm X. This is why the American elite had to work with Martin Luther King, Jr. who just a few decades before would have died a nobody.
It was not like boycotts and protests were a new thing. Were it not for the Cold War, there wouldn’t be a single street or boulevard named after Martin Luther King, Jr. anywhere in America today.
The Soviet boogeyman and the success of blacks in exploiting fears of the boogeyman is what inspired the formation of other permanently aggrieved minorities (PAMs) like Hispanic-Americans and Asian-Americans and the creation of resentment studies programs at public universities.
As the PAMs became more numerous and powerful, Americanism had to be gutted of its traditional substance to appease them, starting with race but eventually extending to religion and culture.
The 1990s was one of the most important decades in the history of Black Run America (BRA). It was the interlude when Americans were temporarily unable to unite around a common foreign enemy.
Much to his displeasure, George H.W. Bush presided over the demise of the Soviet boogeyman who had exhausted himself in Afghanistan. American conservatism began to fray around the edges. The “angry white male” and “culture war” became a fixture of those years.
During the 1990s, White people began to evolve into a new PAM group, White Nationalists. Remember, it was the demise of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia – artificial states based on fear of the American boogeyman – that inspired the White Nationalist project in the first place.
The Soviet boogeyman was gone. Red China reinvented itself as Wal-Mart. White people could sleep more easily at night. They could turn their attention to issues like race and immigration which had been neglected for years because of anti-communism.
9/11: Bin Laden as Islamic Boogeyman
Everything changed on 9/11.
America was given a new boogeyman: Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and “Radical Islam.” “The War on Terror” replaced the old “Cold War” system.
George W. Bush was reelected in 2004 solely because he was able to convince just enough conservatives that he had “protected us from the terrorists” and could win the “War on Terror.” Millions of Americans were convinced that Muslims remained a credible threat to their communities.
In the “W.” years, these “national security” issues took precedence over everything else, especially immigration policy and the other social issues that roiled the 1990s.
John McCain won the Republican nomination because he was a “war hero” and appealed to enough of these “national security” conservatives in key primary states like South Carolina. His campaign slogan was “Country First.”
This all came unglued when Barack Obama was elected president. The “patriotards” who were a fixture of the Bush years evolved into the Tea Party.
Now that Obama has slain Osama, they seem to be roaring back into view and the idiots in the punditry who should know better are saying that Obama will easily win reelection in 2012.
That is exactly like saying George H.W. Bush was guaranteed to win reelection in 1992 because he won the Cold War and defeated Saddam Hussein in the First Iraq War.
Beached Whites Males vs. Black Run America
America doesn’t have a common enemy anymore when Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein are dead and “democracy” is spreading by itself across the Middle East like it once did across Eastern Europe. The Islamic boogeyman is going the way of his Soviet and Nazi predecessors.
What lies ahead are “beached white males” who are furious about their downward mobility, who are no longer distracted by a foreign boogeyman, and who live under an extremely unpopular black president with skyrocketing gas and food prices and the specter of unemployment threatening their households.
Imagine a time like the early 1990s – but on steroids, with far greater racial, cultural, and economic dislocation – when Americans turn inward and become absorbed with their own fractious differences.
The credit that Obama is now getting for killing Osama bin Laden (much of which is purely obligatory) will prove extremely short lived. The natural and inevitable evolution of White Americans into a PAM group has been artificially delayed for years by the “War on Terror.”
Now that the “national security” distraction has been vanquished, White America will turn its attention back to the culture war and its overwhelming dissatisfaction with the economy. In 2012, we will have a national discussion about Barack Obama’s vision of the “Heart of America.”
Obamaman will lose that argument.
Update: Richard Spencer has more on the death of Boogeyman 10.0 (Hitler, Stalin, Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Ayatollah Khomeini, Qadaffi, Noriega, Milosevic, Saddam, Osama) at Alternative Right.
Osama bin Laden was the scariest boogeyman since Hitler and the national security state will be hard pressed to replace him. We suspect that Boogeyman 11.0 could possibly be Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Kim Jong Il of North Korea, or Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.