Would America be better if it were all white ?
I saw this theme presented in the form of a comment at another blog. I’ve departed from that blog thread as the owner is trying to retire and I’m busy elsewhere anyway but I was moved by it just the same.
The short answer, of course it would be.
Homogenous community is a solid positive more often than not but it does not assure tranquility and success. It is also to be said that where and what looks the same isn’t always a true picture of reality.
When one speaks of white people it is commonly understood to mean folks of European stock. Europe has many differences and divisions. Skin color and facial features come off as rather superficial omnipotent reasons for solidarity. Culture and all that entails seems to be far more credible. Skin color and facial features I imagine offer a quick reflexive emotional response and can be used to manipulate the masses. It doesn’t seem to last though and I’d say the two world wars,the Troubles and the Balkan conflicts bear me out.
Culture based homogeneity is the superior and deeper source for success. This is what came to North America and founded the land that would in part become the United States of America. Overwhelmingly white skinned,Christianity practicing and driven to make a life for themselves. It is undeniable that America experienced its best when it was rather singular in appearance,purpose and deeds.
North America offered a bounty to any peoples that came here though. I believe North America could clearly have fostered greatness among any people who embraced all the riches the continent offered. For as much as the land offered it actually demanded something too. I think that is where other cultures could have failed or followed the very same track the Euro-white stock did.
The United States of America has been experiencing the pains of being a democracy for some time now. The 20th century failure to recognize that American liberalism and socialism was a disease in dire need of eradication so as to assure our salvation is a lost opportunity. Setting forth that assimilation was no longer paramount Americans became irreversibly divided. No doubt the earlier mentioned emotional reflex over skin color and facial features helped to nurture the divisions. The continued emphasis on race has been a great crime committed against all Americans.