American heroes: Did they die for diversity?

As Americans mark this Memorial Day — remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country — it’s appropriate to examine what separates the United States of America from other nations. Our founding documents are masterful works that speak to the indomitable spirit of those who were devoted to, and willing to fight for, freedom.

Undergirding the uniqueness that has set us apart is unity. Legal immigrants have come here from every nation on the globe to gratefully become Americans — part of what was once heralded as “the melting pot.” They obeyed the law, learned English, and adopted our nation’s history as their own. The new Americans raised their children with hope in the future, and the knowledge that a diligent commitment to work and a determined pursuit of education are the key elements to success in this land of opportunity.  In short, they and generations before them, assimilated.

Yet today liberals insist that “diversity” is our strength and something to be celebrated. In fact, at the core of American exceptionalism is the concept of “unity.” Focusing on what separates us, divides.

Ours is the only nation where people of diverse backgrounds come together to become part of something grander than their individual components. Like a symphony, the music is created by various instruments, striving for harmony, playing together.

“E Pluribus Unum,” Latin for “Out of Many, One,” are the words on the Great Seal of the United States. The significance of those words remains as momentous today as when they were adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782.

Memorial Day is a fine day to reflect on their meaning.

19 Responses to American heroes: Did they die for diversity?

  1. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Excellent post, expressing thoughts many of us share. Assimilation is a word not often heard anymore. It’s what my grandparents did, for which I am grateful. Family traditions brought from Italy have not been lost, but like so many others, we now represent five generations of proud Americans!

  2. Observer says:

    Diversity too often gets the spotlight, but celebrating our differences is the antithesis of what it means to be an American. The USA is exceptional due to the fact that people of all backgrounds and ethnicities have desired to UNITE to become American. That’s what should be celebrated!

  3. Justin says:

    The Latin root of the word “diversity” is veritas, which means to separate/divide. We now have black high school proms imposed by the black students themselves, and university dorms that are self segregated by race. Isn’t that what the civil rights movement sought to eradicate? Sorry, but I don’t get this regression.

  4. eubykdisop says:

    “The Diversity Cult’s Attack on the Military”

    “January 25, 2013 By Arnold Ahlert”

    “Center for Military Readiness (CMR) president Elaine Donnelly continues to challenge outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s elimination of the ban against women serving in combat. A 42-page report, “Defense Department ‘Diversity’ Push for Women In Land Combat” is a no-holds-barred assessment of the pitfalls that attend women serving in combat units.”

    “The report begins by revealing the Obama administration began accelerating the effort to increase military “diversity” in February 2012, when a Defense Department report officially repealed the “collocation” rule that had been circumvented without authorization since 2004. In other words, despite a 1994 ban on women operating in locations near combat units, the rule was being routinely ignored–for diversity’s sake.”

    “As CMR’s report rightly notes, this turns the entire purpose of what the military is supposed to be about on its head. Diversity is not being pursued to improve military readiness as much as it is being pursued to improve the career chances of what amounts to a handful of women in the higher echelons of the military command structure.”

    http://frontpagemag.com/2013/arnold-ahlert/the-diversity-cults-attack-on-the-military/

  5. Sovereign says:

    All the wars we’ve fought as a nation have been banker’s wars. While all the brave men and women who have died in the service of their military obligation to this country have done so believing they were serving their country, the reality is that the only threat to this counrty posed by any of these wars originated from the bankers and the politicians within our own borders. The illusion that our great nation was under threat was created on demand as necessary to provide the ‘moral’ imperative to move the banker’s agendas forward.

    Sadly, these agendas and motives remain in place even today. And our wonderful kids continue to die and we continue to mourn their deaths — instead of being willing, as a nation, to ask the hard questions as to why they were put in harm’s way in the first place!

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      All American’s wars have been “bankers wars?” That is, of course, patently untrue, but also a loaded statement. Someone with your agenda usually says that in a much less shadowy manner.

      • Sovereign says:

        Frankly, just a post-script for you: Consider what it costs to fight a war. Who finances said war? Do the bankers make a profit on that money? If they thought it was a bad investment, perhaps Sovereign nations would not be granted the credit to fund their military excursions.

        Given how intertwined the bankers and Wall Street have become, is it REALLY THAT DIFFICULT to imagine that there might be some reasons and agendas behind wars that would be kept secret from the People?

      • Sovereign says:

        Frankly, I submitted another post ahead of my post-script, but the editors here at Seeing Red apparently saw fit to reject the posting. I invite you to do a search for “All Wars Are Banker’s Wars” on YouTube. the video was put together by Michael Rivero and you might find the content informative.

        (Note to Seeing Red editors — we have always regarded this site as a fair and valuable source of reference for our listeners… however we have just removed SeeingRedAZ from our list of recommended links for listeners of our radio network… you may remove this portion of this post before approval or simply reject the entire post as appropriate. Ed.)

    • Doc says:

      So today on foxnews.com was THIS:

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/27/mccain-sneaks-across-border-visits-syrian-rebels/

      Maybe this was a good idea, & maybe not. I haven’t done enuff homework on it to make an informed descision yet. HOWEVER, off th’ top of my head I come up with 2 points_

      1) ?senator? mcStain voted FOR background checks for his own countrymen to have to go thru BEFORE purchasing guns…but he wants to GIVE th’ Syrian’s Guns, No-Fly Zones, & Munitional support? And most of these people are of islamic persuaision. This doesn’t sound right to me. Didn’t we already try this with al-qieda & th’ tallybahn?.

      2) As he would like to give support to said Syrian Rebels, th’ idiot in charge wants to Increase charges to American Military Veterans @ V.A. Hospitals for services rendered…AND WE HAVE AMERICAN VETERANS SLEEPING IN CARDBOARD BOXES on City streets.

      So, for me personally, I’d LOVE to hear a valid explination for supporting muslims while these points are in question. Qutie th’ thing to be doin’ on Memorial day weekend…from a guy who built his political career on, “I was a P.O.W. @ th’ hanoi hilton…”

      From th’ cool Pines of Prescott, Thank You to ALL WHO SERVED TO KEEP AMERICA SAFE!! Happy Memorial Day!

    • Night Owl says:

      What happened to “blood for oil?” Now it’s blood for $$$?

    • eubykdisop says:

      Sovereign:

      I think the problem is that you haven’t presented any evidence for your position, although such evidence does exist.

      “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.” – Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, U. S. Marine Corps

      “Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps (the highest rank authorized at that time), an outspoken critic of U.S. military adventurism, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.”

      “By the end of his career, he had received 16 medals, five for heroism. He is one of 19 men to twice receive the Medal of Honor, one of three to be awarded both the Marine Corps Brevet Medal and the Medal of Honor, and the only marine to be awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions.”

      This doesn’t mean that every war or military action fits this paradigm or that those who unquestioningly served are in any way diminished. It simply means that the motives for military action may not always be purely the highest. Human beings will always be human beings and less than ideal agendas can be part of what comes down when following the orders of the Commander in Chief, Congress and the military brass.

      • Sovereign says:

        Eubykdidop: Your comment about my apparent failure to present evidence is appropriate. When Frankly replied as he did to my first post, I then attempted to post links to a video and supporting information to back my assertions and provide this evidence. SRAz chose not to approve that post. In the evidence I linked, Smedley Butler’s quotes WERE included. That video is equally pointed in regard other wars we have fought as well as being banker-caused. From the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, Spanish American, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam. Iraq. The motive forces have been these same powers. And when you follow up on Rivero’s site, the evidence becomes overwhelming, all from very credible sources. This is less about whether I am right or not. The truth is/was whatever it is/was.

        We are now being drawn into a third world war and, so far, most of us in this country are woefully ignorant of this fact, let alone why it’s coming at us.

        I do Thank You for posting Smedley Butler’s comments for all to see here. Much appreciated. :)

      • eubykdisop says:

        Sovereign:

        I have found SRAZ to overall be reasonable and balanced. None of us are perfect; not you, not I and not SRAZ. We are all mere mortals, with all of our foibles, swimming in the stew pot. It’s easy, when communicating, to either be misunderstood or to write things in a way which can be read other than the way in which we intended them to be read. I wouldn’t be too harsh on SRAZ based upon a single event. Stick around, post comments and see how things turn out over the long haul. I think you’ll find it to your satisfaction.

        You’re most welcome regarding Butler’s comments. I was familiar with them and, considering the source, they’re pretty hard to ignore or to completely discount.

        You come across as intelligent, passionate, articulate, worried about the direction in which the country is headed and willing to use the old bean to connect the dots which aren’t connected by the media. That’s all good stuff which can make for valuable and informative comments in a blog.

        None of us are going to change things in a day with our comments here at Seeing Red AZ. If we consistently present well documented facts, however, we can make people aware of things which they won’t find in the mainstream media. That can have potent ripple effects. Giant oaks from little acorns grow.

        Ultimately, neither you nor I nor SRAZ is going to change the course of the world. That’s above our pay grade. Personally, I’m relieved that I don’t have to carry that responsibility. All we can do is what we can do, in the best way we know to do it. That’s significant and far superior to doing nothing at all. ;-)

      • Sovereign says:

        Euby, You and I and others influence people one, or perhaps a few, at a time in our efforts to awaken them from their lack of understanding which results from the deliberate disinformation and propaganda campaigns executed by the statist media. You and I DO have the power to influence the future and to do so profoundly. That is the nature of this medium and historically I, too, have always found SRAz a fair and open forum to express these views when I see something I can respond to in a meaningful way. For almost 4 years I ran an internet radio network dealing with the kind of information you won’t find from the MSM and this effort, though small, was effective in it’s scope and I was amazed at the results. So, never underestimate our (your) power to effect change as a result of your courage and willingness to speak and influence events. It’s not above our pay-grades. After all, what price liberty? Somebody with good information HAS to SPEAK!

        Keep up the good work.

        Thanks.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Thanks and go get ’em, Sovereign! ;-)

  6. LD 7 PC says:

    Agreed, SRAZ! Celebrating diversity elevates victim status. We’re all in this together. Let’s be Americans. We’re still living in the best place on the planet!

  7. Brandy Baron says:

    One of the most destructive ideas that liberals try to ram down our throats is the notion that diversity is good for our country. That is an outright LIE! It was unity, NOT diversity that enabled people from all over the world to work together to build one of the greatest nations on earth. Diversity divides… and ‘divided we fall’.

  8. LEO IN TSN says:

    Wonderfully said, SRA, you are expressing the feelings of millions of America patriots past & present. A bullseye.

    Let me offer up a Memorial Day prayer for Phoenix Police Officer Daryl Raetz, murdered last week by an illegal alien. He joins an ever-lengthening list of Phoenix and other American police officers murdered by illegal aliens. God bless his immortal soul, his parents & brother, and his wife and five-year-old daughter.

    The killer of Ofc. Daryl Raetz will be given AMNESTY by the Gang of 8, supported by the AZ3 (McGosar-McSalmon-McSchweikert).

    God bless America.

    • eubykdisop says:

      We are told that illegal aliens come here to make a “better life” for their families. Apparently a “better life” includes using cocaine and killing police.

      “KPHO News 5”

      “Police arrest owner of SUV in hit-and-run that killed officer”

      “by Steve Stout, May 21, 2013”

      “Phoenix police arrested an undocumented immigrant in connection with the hit-and-run that killed a Phoenix police officer early Sunday morning.”

      “Police said Molina consented to a search and while he removed items from his pockets, they noticed a small plastic bag of white powder, later identified as cocaine, fall to the ground.”

      There’s a long tradition of illegal aliens making a “better life” for their families by killing police. This happened in 2007:

      “Police killing puts focus on illegal immigrant crime”

      “Mike Sunnucks, Sep 20, 2007”

      “Monday’s murder of a Phoenix police officer by an illegal immigrant from Mexico has heightened debate over undocumented residents and crime.”

      “Phoenix Police officer Nick Erlie was shot and killed by Erik Jovani Martinez, an illegal who previously was deported and had an arrest warrant. Martinez was shot and killed by police after taking a hostage. He had been arrested eight times.”

      http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2007/09/17/daily46.html?page=all

      Martinez had been deported, there was a warrant out on him and he had a record of eight arrests. Who would think that someone like Martinez, here making a “better life” for his family, would ever end up killing a police officer? I’m sure that the real criminal in this case is “poverty”. Poverty made him do it. If we give more money and benefits to illegal aliens, they won’t kill police any more. Food stamps and Medicaid. That’s the answer!