One out of many?

I happened to catch part of the ceremonies at West Point yesterday, with President Trump officiating.

I couldn’t help but notice the dominance of ”diversity.” It seemed to me, just scanning over the WP graduates that there were few Whites to be seen and that girls (I mean, women, or womyn, whatever) accounted for some of the slots obviously allotted to Whites, so that even fewer White males appeared.

Obviously they are continuing in the tradition of a predecessor:

A diverse Army gives us strength,” said General George Casey some years ago.

Remember the rest of his comments, and the context? In a memorial service for those killed at Fort Hood in Texas. In case anyone has forgotten, the shooter was Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hassan. Enough said.

Hassan’s presence surely ‘gave us strength’ according to Casey’s calculus.

Anyway the rest of his remarks:

“Our diversity not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”

General George Casey Jr.

West Point is following the Casey doctrine, evidently, as is the rest of our confused society. Diversity must be served, at all costs.

Then we have talk of ‘Unity’ being a must, because we can’t let “Them” divide us. A lot of people have bought this argument, that some outside forces (probably the ‘racist’ democrats, which many liberal Republicans devoutly believe) are sowing divisions — which would never exist if they weren’t being caused by some outside element — ‘Them’.

I realize many people alive now weren’t around to be aware that these things, these divisions and clashes and animosities have always been present, because different groups are — wait for it — different. Imagine that. People have somehow been persuaded, or persuaded themselves that we all once lived side-by-side in relative peace, while certain ethnic groups did not commit crimes. They all lived upstanding lives, got married (legally) and stayed married and raised families. We were all Americans, all melting-pot descendants of immigrants who became model citizens.

Believing this, people are expecting — should Q et al restore America after delivering all the malefactors to their just deserts — that we can all live in a state of Unity-in-Diversity, happily ever after. Because some things are just social constructs.

The Unity that is being touted is paradoxically Diversity, but it will, ideally, be a Diversity which does not divide; we will all just be flag-waving Americans. But the diversity that does not divide or set us against each other will not dissolve into some kind of fairyland Unity; it will corrode any possible unity.

I believe Donald Trump’s view of this imagined Unity is the same as that promoted by the Q movement; I’ve seen enough of their memes and of their channel which is on YouTube. Some of those who are regulars speak very harshly of anybody who they deem ‘racist’ (that is, too ethnocentric or ethnopatriotic); their programming is very heavy on the ‘rainbow’ view of America. The ‘Democrats Are the Real Racists’ meme, despite its uselessness as a political argument, is very much alive and well.

On the other hand, Vox Day in a recent post declared that Unity is not desirable; it is the problem. {I am paraphrasing}. If Unity somehow = Diversity, then he is certainly right. Of course Unity as envisioned by the pollyannas does imply that we have to create some artificial, non-organic unity, and that would be forced, just like things were forced back in 1957.

Unity has to be organic, from the ground up, not coerced and enforced by laws or government edicts, nor can it be forced by self-designated arbiters like the Antifa. It also should not be the result of peer-pressure from self-righteous liberals and lefties, or liberal Republicans who are little different from outright lefties now, with their bowing and genuflecting. Some do this physically, as we saw, but some do it in spirit, in words, and it’s just as bad.

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