Let’s Face It: We ARE Superior!
The reason we have so many problems in the United States today is that we fail to recognize that which we once knew: Western Society is Superior to all others and the United States is the ultimate definition of that supremacy.
We are Superior.
Many of you have been culturally ingrained to reject such notions. Some would think, “No, BBB, you are wrong. We are just different.” Others of you would interpret my definition of Western Cultural Superiority as racist. These are the voices of the post-World War II Nazi experience haunting our conscience. But none of that is true. The simple reason that a relatively small sliver of the Earth’s population was able to dominate, colonize and (unfortunately) enslave a mass significantly larger than itself is due to our cultural superiority.
The United States is merely the genetic offspring of liberal (as in democratic) ideals born from British philosophical traditions and Germanic communal principles introduced by those settlers who originated from Central Europe and still comprise the largest ethnicity in the United States today (ie, German Americans).
This is not to say Asian-Americans, African-Americans, or Latin -Americans are genetically inferior. They are not. Rather, this is to say that our ideals of governance are far superior. Those ideals were founded by British philosophers beginning with the Magna Carta and culminating in the 17th Century British Civil Wars. The potential unchained variants of those ideals were grounded by the pragmatism of German settlers who introduced theological ballasts to otherwise lofty, liberal philosophies which sounded great until they met reality. They added to this mix a Weberian work ethic that recognized achievement through one’s own hands. The preponderance of German immigrant influences into the very state within which both our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution would be drafted, Pennsylvania, tempered the heated Southern passions of Scottish descendants and the ideological, yet unrealistic Cold Federalism of Anglo Congregationalist and French Huguenot Northerners.
Future generations of immigrants – the Irish, the Italians, the Eastern European Jews, etc. – inherited a framework from within which they could thrive which was built by their Anglo, Dutch, German, French, and Scottish predecessors. Thus, while our philosophical fore-bearers in Europe only got so far before slamming into a wall of complacency and subsequent sclerotic economic growth before receding into a state of relative oblivion, our amalgamation of pragmatism and free will led us to far exceed that which they could never have attained. We MUST remember what made us great – our superior system of government.
Where has this led?
We have forged a nation grounded in the ideals of free expression, free speech, free writing, and personal conscience. We established property rights while other nations submitted to leaders who owned “the self.” We have made a nation by which the individual is freed to maximize his or her natural potential. That exists in no other societal paradigm.
We did not destroy Latin America. Latin America destroyed itself. They are to blame for their own societal woes. Had Simon Bolivar been more like George Washington, embracing a system of representative government over dictatorial hegemony and VOLUNTARILY stepped down from power, there very well could have been a United States of South America. Why he chose not to design and embrace a federated architecture by which Venezuela, Colombia, and Argentina, to name a few, could form a unitary government is beyond me. But the blame does not stop at Bolivar. No one in Latin America had the selflessness or foresight to attempt a unification that required extraordinary compromise like those conducted by the Continental Congress. Regardless, that selfishness in leadership led to the inability of Latin Americans to compete with our superior system in the North. We had nothing to do with their inability to coalesce. Their selfish leaders sealed their subordinate fate before the CIA was conceived.
We did not destroy Africa. Africans destroyed Africa. They began with an enormous head start. But the inability to unify and adopt social and economic reforms was the reason Africans are still impoverished today. Blame the Europeans all you want for exploiting the continent’s resources, but had the Africans embraced the very same concepts that Ancient Rome and Greece had developed, the world would be different today. Carthage was well aware of the system of government introduced by Democratic city-states or Republican governance, but chose a different path which is manifested in today’s continued malaise. The reason men like Robert Mugabe exist is because Africans failed themselves, not the influences of American meddling. Gravitating toward dictatorial regimes, like those of the Soviet backed Idi Amin is YOUR fault, not ours.
We did not destroy East Asia, either. Confucian subordination led to hundreds of years of retarded growth. Consider this: in the mid-15th Century, the Chinese had a superior fleet that circumnavigated much of the known world. They may have landed and traded with the modern day Pacific Northwestern United States. Then, inexplicably, the Chinese destroyed their own fleet for fear of foreign influences. This was a self-destructive path because it not only insulated China from modern advances, it froze the one great catalyst for independent thought: the seas.
The reason that the British – as well as other seafaring colonial empires – far exceeded their man-power differential was that they cultivated leaders on the seas. Outward thinking naval officers are better prepared for independent leadership due to distance from a governing body and the inability to communicate with government decision makers in the 16th – 19th Centuries. Consequently, without the benefit of a nearby royal court to decide on his behalf, the 16th century British naval officer had no choice but to think on his feet. He make independent decisions based on the limited information at his hands and the strategic understanding of the goals of the national whole. No such independent leadership qualities were cultivated in East Asia. The inward thinking Chinese, as with many other East Asian cultures, failed to nourish that maturation of independent leadership qualities which ultimately enabled the exponentially smaller Portuguese, Dutch, French, and British to dominate East Asia. That lack of social dynamism was far more destructive to China than any Opium Wars.
Yet, blame is constant. We are now a society that not only questions the sagacity of our Constitutional progress, some abhor it. They apologize to those who were “exploited” while simultaneously seeking to change the fundamental nature of Americans.
Those individuals are called, “Democrats.”
We should not apologize for our superiority. We should not level the playing field globally. Why should we? We are not at fault for the shortcomings of others. Consistent with the DNC’s perpetual victimology, there is always someone or something else to blame. Young black men are killing each other because white people set them in conditions to do so… guns make certain individuals want to kill other people… the rich are rich because they somehow rigged the system… the list goes on and on and on.
If we want to break that cycle of blame we need to fight back beginning with that which we knew in the 1950s – before Vietnam and the emergence of a new class of Leftist professor hellbent on our dismantlement. We need to reembrace our exceptionalism. We are superior. Our system IS the best. Our Constitution affords the greatest mechanisms for growth through personal achievement. No other society gets close.
The fact that other societies chose the wrong path is not our fault. Maybe if they had their own fifty-five men that laid down their lives and possessions for a cause greater than themselves, some other country would be a world power, too. But they did not. Selfishness coupled with a cultural proclivity to accept the status quo and a leader have created weak countries globally. They never had the Founding Fathers we had. They were not designed to MAKE the Founding Fathers we had. Tough nuggies!
We are great because our system is great. Rather than attempt to change it, we should embrace it. We deserve to be the Greatest Nation on Earth because we have the Greatest System on Earth.
We are Superior!