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American Culture, The Myth of The American Melting Pot
Internet Essay Written By Patrick Amoroso, 2017
When one ponders the history of the country that claims the title of the United States of America, you might begin to contemplate whether there is meaning in such an identification and what if any commonality in terms of
culture can adequately define Americans as a united people. We are primarily the third generation progeny of white Anglo-Saxon and European persecuted immigrants who were driven from a continent drenched in a
thousand years of political and ecclesiastical blood-soaked warfare. Our ancestral origins are feudal, an era when a caste system of nobility and church-centered hierarchical usury were the social paradigm of a time epoch
approximately encompassing a thousand years in duration. Our ancestors who became the inheritors of the American experience would have their earth-aligned and tribal cultures ransacked by a first century imperial
power only to be followed with their cultural marginalization by an ecclesiastical and state-sanctioned church hierarchy professing blessings in another world. This necessitated the abandonment of established cultural
inheritances reared in a spirit of spiritual diversity, ancestral reverence and folklore which had formerly been bestowed upon their minds for a vast period of time.
Once this anomaly was set in motion, it was not long, perhaps a few generations in the post-era period of Imperial Rome that an insidious, and cathartic departure emerged with a complete loss of once-revered ancient and cultural traditions. The millennia-vintage communal and tribal reigns were terminated and followed by a feudal and ecclesiastical authority that would beget the death stroke of cultural genocide while an entire continent would metastasize with the onset of a thousand year Dark Age. Whereas the populations of continental Europe that were once tribal and comprised of trans-generational communities replete with a thriving folklore, a cultural ethos aligned with the mysteries of earth generated forces and ancestrally aligned with mores established in past eons, a new and nefarious mindset would now work its deception. This cultural death literally paved the way for the soon to appear feudal age of ecclesiastics, nobility and kingly rule derived through blood lineage. The vast majority of once-proud, earth and ancestrally-bound cultural communities were to be relegated to the state of serfdom.
If the march of history is towards an uplifting and evolving enlightenment of society, then how does this transition to a thousand year Dark Age answer to that claim? The feudal paradigm of structured social orders and hierarchical class divisions assembled along patriarchal lines of inheritance would be the catalyst for the inception of the divine rule of kings according to inherited bloodlines. Nation-states ordained by an ecclesiastical and papal
sanction would now rule society where individualism and ideals of an upward mobility for the masses would forever be chained to religious dogma and formalism. Who needs Hell when you can create it right here on earth?
From such a derived legacy of cultural genocide, the road was paved for our forefather’s march into a new continent. Having been disinherited from the cultural traditions which aligned their spirit and soul to the earth
for a hundred generations, the former vanquished and conquered in spirit together with their lost inheritance became the new conquerors of tribal cultures who paradoxically personified the very fabric of their former
existence with repercussions which are felt, although hidden to this very day. Although they mistakenly laid claim to the fact that a more reasonable and moderate rendition of religious formalism in the flavor of Protestantism
was now their guiding light from above, the early English and Dutch settlers would once again light the flames of a genocidal torch against the indigenous inhabitants of an immense continent ripe for the taking. The stage was
now set for the greatest theft and usurpation of land resources ever recorded in the annals of history. The early settlers became the new Conquistadors who had already murdered and pillaged the natives of South America and
Mexico a hundred years earlier under the papal edicts granted by the Treaty of Tordesillas. Turning the other cheek and loving your neighbor as yourself did not quite cut it when it came to the treatment of American indigenous peoples regardless of what flavor of Christianity the new conquerors professed.
Thus, American shores would now feel the weight of European merchant banks financing the African slave trade where an estimated 10-15 million African men, women and children died of extreme deprivations in the holes of slave ships while ripped from a life of tribal and pastoral existence on the African coast and interior. The institution of slavery would be the means by which the great wealth of the South was realized through an inhuman
practice in force for over three hundred years. The Eastern establishment of the original colonies would also prosper through trans-oceanic merchant shipping, the advent of the New England textile industry and the
concentration of banking cartels reaping vast profits on the sufferings of African generations.
In the Post Revolutionary period, the plight of the American indigenous natives was sealed. A continent for the asking to be stolen under the Banner of “Manifest Destiny” would now experience plunder on a level not witnessed since the days of the Spanish Conquistadors against the sister continent to the south.
Rather than present a litany of historic evidence to the many atrocities which were manifest throughout both instances of colonial subjugation, genocide and plunder, I will now attempt to answer the more probing questions
as to the why such an inhumane onslaught ever took place. What is it about the white European mindset and cultural fabric of their intrinsic and vacuous claims to morality that would instigate mass murder in the pursuit of
profit? However difficult it is to hear or discuss this abomination, the religious precepts of Christian formalism played a significant part in this sordid drama. Together with an alienation from their once earth-centered roots, to be subject to class distinctions all the while experienced in the feudal period of a thousand years and with an institutional church-sanctioned ethos that pronounced them sinful and only worthy of redemption from an off-
planet messiah, the stage was set for this noxious cauldron of a self-deprived humanity to unleash heinous actions against cultures that had existed on their native soil for ten millennia.
Americans are not true Americans. We mistakenly identify ourselves with a governing document, an attempt at self governance and an enlightened treatise for the times. It was in essence, an economic agreement put forth by
privileged property owners, slave holders and commodity merchants in order to protect their economic interests and ultimately to separate their profit enterprises from beholding to the European financial interests and mother
country. The new Republic was modeled after the Roman Senate. It should not surprise us then, that America has been at war with itself, another nation or combinations thereof for most of its entire history. Throughout
America’s short time stamp on the world scene, the “casus belli“ for these war engagements have consistently been to secure resources and enhance the financial interests for the governing elite and privileged economic and
corporate class. This mindset has been fueled by our failure to live in a spirit of earth reverence and an expressed denial of common humanitarian concerns. A hidden but nonetheless subconscious catalyst for this anomaly is the religious, institutional precept of viewing the earth as outside of grace, only to be subjugated for its resource potential to advance the interests of society by profit-driven activity. The 19th Century German sociologist, Max
Weber, in his treatise, “The Protestant Ethic” championed this socio-economic paradigm. Is it any wonder that Americans have a history of undertaking annihilation against indigenous inhabitants and other earth-centered populations? It is still continuing today under the auspices of the “War on Terror”, a mislabeled subterfuge with an unending duration against other nations and peoples with substantial resources.
With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, the stage was now set for the further separation from the ancestral ties to the land. Farming communities and pastoral ways of life would now undergo a great transformation from
community– oriented and agricultural farming habitations to concentrated cities, where nationality-segmented housing and industrial factories would reign. Men, and fathers especially, were now taken from the family and the
classic work week became its altered state. Perhaps, no other metamorphosis of the human psyche had such a devastating effect on the family-centered ethos than this departure from one’s earth-aligned roots. Industrial
pollution on a massive scale would be the result and it wasn’t long before children were indentured into the slave factories of the industrial North East. Today, we have moved from the factory-driven industrial commodity
producing era to the Information Technology world of modern society. The meme remains the same. We are still the same factory workers with high-sounding titles and college degrees with a credit card for lunch at Starbuck’s
replacing our lunch box. How’s that job going?
So, how does this presentation relate to my basic argument that America is a society without a resonating culture?
If one looks closely at the cultures of the world whether they be identified as countries with an ancient past or those populations confined within their borders as indigenous first inhabitants, you can observe an identifiable
folklore, music, dress, and cultural-spiritual mores of long-standing. The folklore is often immersed and identified with myths that carries a measure of spiritual affiliation which was handed down by previous, ancestral
generations. This millennia-old ethos was driven from the European immigrant’s mindset to our shores within the space of a few generations. As mentioned previously, such a departure from an innate and intuitive
understanding of who they once were erupted into their genocidal assault upon Indian Nations who had inhabited this continent for some 10,000 years.
What identifies Americans today? One might be tempted to respond by stating that America was built on a rugged sense of individualism, tempered by a frontier spirit. For a certainty, that is what transpired as the nation began its journey into the future where the economic incentives were to override any sense of concern for those to be used in achieving the national fortune whether the results of that plunder were conceived in slavery or outright theft from the indigenous natives. Today, we are primarily reared in a system that champions financial success above all else. Our educational emphasis is not to raise the citizenry to a high level of insightful scrutiny where the individual is free to use an intuitive aspect of one’s own consciousness to develop critical and logical thinking ability. Instead, a flawed system begets a flawed citizen as the masses are dumbed down to an almost childlike stupor where the focus is on visual titillation, social gossip and the latest entertainment farce on television shows featuring celebrity and status-seeking charlatans run amok. An instant gratification animus pervasively extends its noxious influence throughout the society with no moral rectitude or correctness, symptomatically derelict in its complacency to feel good in the absence of critical awareness and proper discernment.
So what binds us? From a neutral and purely historical perspective, the United States is a centuries-driven crime in progress, and always has been from its colonial inception. Since the founding of Jamestown in 1607, the main goal was to begin a continental enterprise initially granted by a merchant company charter in London to do business on a vast foreign land at the expense of the original inhabitants, at the expense of its virgin old growth forests, at the expense of 60,000,000 buffalo of the great plains, at the expense of its rivers and all of its natural domain. Our karmic debt is so overwhelming from a universal perspective that I doubt any nation in the annals of history in such a short period of time has had such a drastic effect on all of humanity. We are a War Culture and one that is not just content with dominating the land under our own feet but the world itself through our imperial reach and military posturing. No denial can alter this very fact. Despite living what appears in our own minds as lives of success, extolling ourselves with platitudes of innocence and devotion to family and country, one cannot escape the undeniable fact that a majority of the world’s population sees us as the chief obstacle to peace, a rogue and imperial nation that answers to no one. They in turn have begun to confront the evil in their midst. What Americans fail to discern on their own, the rest of the world sees us for our manifest actions which are inimical to the peace and prosperity for all of earth’s inhabitants.
Tough words, But I digress. One could conceivably argue the point and with merit that we are the inheritors of one massive graveyard on a scale unknown in history for its savagery and plunder. Our culture is not a culture as defined by any traditional understanding of the term. We stand at the crossroads of immense change not seen since the advent and ultimate demise of imperial Rome.
“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.“
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