As the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell at one time (whether deservedly or not) had a reputation as a voice of sober realism in the arena of American foreign policy. However, as he ages and heads into his sunset years, he is so increasingly muttering to himself about assorted forms of appeasement that he is coming to remind the citizen cognizant of the efforts to undermine this great nation more of Neville Chamberlain than as a soldier the statesman most perceived him to be throughout the early 90’s.
During the 1930’s, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed a pact with Adolf Hitler granting the German tyrant Czechoslovakia as part of what Nazi doctrine referred to as Lebensarum or “Living Space”. For his part of this deal, Chamberlain has from that point forward pretty much been branded a coward for thinking such a policy would appease aspiring despots and those out to undermine individual liberty.
As disappointing as he was, at least it was some lesser power’s real estate Chamberlain was giving away. For today, his globalist descendants are such proponents of policide that they are no longer content to carve up the helpless corners of the earth but rather long to dismantle the strong nation-states in which they themselves reside in the hopes of accruing more power into their own hands and control over the lives of those under them.
Like the Pan-Germanists of previous eras seeking to expand their territorial claims into adjacent holdings, the Hispanosupremacists of today seek to infiltrate the United States in the hopes of subverting this geopolitical prize away from its primarily Northern European cultural base. And to the elites, since one group of slaves is pretty much the same as the other, many wishing to expand their power have decided to back these migrants as a way to bring about the end of the middle class and to reduce living standards to Third World levels.
As one of its most prominent mouthpieces and charismatic members, Colin Powell is reported as saying in a September 10, 2007 post on the USAToday.com On Politics Blog titled “Colin Powell: Terrorists Are Not The Greatest Threat To Nation” as saying, “America could not survive without immigration. Even the undocumented immigrants are contributing to our economy...That is the image we have to portray to the world: kind, generous, a nation of nations...That’s what people still want to believe about us... We’ve lost a bit of the image...And we can fix the image by reflecting a welcoming attitude and not by taking counsel of our fears and scaring ourselves to death that everybody coming in is going to blow up something.”
In other words, tolerance and diversity are more important than safety and survival. That is rather easy for someone probably with their own security detail to say.
Often concerns about immigration are couched in terms of preventing terrorism as often Americans have been so browbeaten in the name of preventing racism and the like that they are too afraid to raise other issues that hit even closer to home. For example, in his propaganda, Powell waxes on and on how America could not survive without illegal aliens referred to by the former warrior with the coward’s euphemism “undocumented immigrants”. One must ask if Mr. Powell would be as beaming about this demographic trend if it was his own standard and quality of living on the line.
For example, as a political superstar, Powell demands speaking fees of around $200,000 as he was paid in 2001 for a speech at Tufts University. How would Powell feel if orators were imported from abroad just as pivotal to events of the 20th and 21st centuries as he has been, just as entertaining, but who were willing to impart their perspective for considerably less? Are you going to tell me Powell is not going to want his standard of living protected if this is the only way he knows how to make a living?
Bigshots such as Powell do not care if property values are driven down or neighborhoods made less desirable by piling four or five families into single family homes with Mariachi music blaring well after midnight accompanied by conversation in a foreign tongue spoken so loudly that it sounds as if people are shouting it back and forth at each other across the Rio Grande.
One reader posted the following comment on the USAToday.com website about the article: “I think General Powell should publish his own social security number and let it be stolen by an illegal alien. Let his children be mugged, raped, and robbed by an undocumented worker. Let his neighborhood be overrun by flophouses with 45 people in one house and 15 stolen cars. Let his family members be killed by an unlicensed undocumented illegal drunk. Let his military retirement pay be taken from him and given to someone that did not earn it. It is amazing a man who supposedly respects federal law is encouraging the actions of those who violate our laws. Powell has been losing it since the Iraq War, but now he is total lunatic.”
America is, as they say, at a crossroads. Though a minimal level of human rights must be respected at all times, as a whole the nation must decide whether it wants to appear nice by the standards of grubby bums pandering for a handout or it can survive. Attempting to pursue both paths is an option whose time has about run out.
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. Frederick holds a BS in Political Science/History, a MA in Apologetics/Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Christian Apologetics from Newburgh Theological Seminary.