Sunday, November 27, 2016

Who Are We? The author correctly assessed 15 or 20 years ago that the 21st century would be about Identity

---And not about ideology.

The book
  1. Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity ...
    Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity; Author: Samuel P. Huntington: Country: United States: Language: English: Subject: national identity

    The book was written by a college advisor of Fareed Zacharia who understood 15 or 20 years that a Trump like movement would form in the U.S. trying to establish a National identity.

    However, I don't think this test national identity could actually work. The reason for this is the last time we tried this was the 1950s with burning crosses and hanging black people and the repression of women of all races and harm to all ethnicities and nationalities inside the U.S.

    So, the identity that might work is not any longer White Chistian White Nationalism but rather
     And international "melting pot" of multicultural points of view which is what we have become.

    What I would call the Trump movement has to be seen for what it really is:

    The last gasp of a previous white Majority here in the U.S.

    And the result of this likely will either be a minority white dictatorship or eventually
    another mutlicultural president like Obama or something in between.

    It remains to be seen if we become a White Nationalist Dictatorship run by the minority of white voters in the U.S. or a multicultural "melting pot" point of view where everyone has equal rights.

    The likelihood is that we will be many things somewhere in between an Obama and the rightest extremism of a Trump who likely will be impeached during the first year or two of office the way things are presently going.

    So, what is happening here in the U.S.: "A struggle for identity of a whole nation".
    And there are at least 2 strikingly opposing views upon what that identity should be.

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