Immigration and inclusion should be continued — there’s no question about that — but it should be done from the standpoint of, “What can you offer us?”, rather than, “How can we help you?” At some point, if we want to continue to be in the position of being able to help anyone, we need to start looking after ourselves.
An analogy comes to mind. When you’re preparing to fly and the flight attendant explains what would happen in the event of a loss of cabin pressure, what does she tell you?
Put your mask on first, then help the person who needs assistance.
Why is this so hard for people to grasp? You can’t help others if you are barely handling your own affairs. Think about it — we don’t make anything anymore, our kids can’t read, write, or do basic math, and our currency is becoming a complete laughing stock. We need to wake the hell up before it’s too late.
The very first step in this process is deciding who we are. And in my humble opinion, that means dropping a bit of the sophisticated, academic approach of globalism/multiculturalism and deciding to be American, through and through. First and foremost, that means leaving behind whoever you used to be and taking pride in what you are now.
This doesn’t mean be ashamed of your background or culture — in fact it’s quite the opposite; these various backgrounds help make the single, unified nation stronger. But only if the conversion to being American takes place. If newcomers to this nation are unwilling to shed their culture and adopt ours, they should not have come in the first place. I don’t fault them for coming, however; I fault our government for not looking after the interests of the nation as a single, living organism.
The only way this (or any) nation can succeed is for it to move forward as one unit. Unfortunately, we’re heading in exactly the opposite direction, and something must be done…soon.: