Wednesday, January 9, 2019

My Plan To Destroy America

The following remarks have been attributed to Dick Lamm, former governor of Colorado, 1975-1987:

1. We must first make America a bilingual/bicultural country. History shows ... that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. …

Scholar Seymour Martin Lipset put it this way: “The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy.”

2. I would then invent ‘multiculturalism” and encourage immigrants to maintain their own culture. I would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal ... there are no cultural differences that are important ... and the black and Hispanic dropout rate is only due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out-of-bounds.

3. We can make the United States a “Hispanic Quebec” without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: “… the apparent success of our own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethno-centrically and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.”


  1. This post is absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Just had to add what made Lamm (Governor Gloom) a star in the early 80s when Reagan was trying to re-glue Social Security: "Old people should die and get out of the way. Young people need a shot at careers. Besides, our "miracle medicines" do not extend life, they only prolong death."

    True as ever, but not what anyone wanted to hear in Reagan's asinine "morning in America" days.

    1. Re: "Old people should die and get out of the way." My view too. Although, as I get older, my conviction weakens.