LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Should US really be striving toward diversity?

Diversity is good. That is what we are told.

Did I miss something? Diversity means an America that is less white and less Christian, and this is good? Really?

Seems that I remember from American history that among those patriots who rebelled against foreign tyranny and established a new country were some white guys, and Christians, as well. Citizen-soldiers from field, shop and sailing vessel stood their ground against some of the best professionally trained armies of Europe — red-clad British veterans and Hessian mercenaries who, unlike our own, were equipped and trained with the bayonet!

These soldiers and their families were the first of generations that were later to be lauded by America’s beloved composer Aaron Copland in his “Fanfare for the Common Man.” The country now has a new generation of Copland’s “Common Man.” These are America’s working families, and many of these are not doing well.

As the newscaster Lesley Stahl recently put it, many families are suffering. Parents are working two and three jobs and still not bringing in as much as their former work paid. Mothers and children suffer, and marriages are put at risk.

The elites who scream the praises of diversity and globalism are really looking to their own self-interest. While giving lip service for the need of better-educated citizenry, they look gloatingly to countries across the border with education systems far inferior to our own.

From these countries, they see an unending supply of cheap labor. While singing the praises of this cheap labor, they look with disdain upon their fellow countrymen who suffer from flattened wages and loss of jobs as factories are moved out of the country.

Our fellow Americans are often told they are prejudiced and full of hate when commenting “This is not fair.”

It is nice that this behavior is controlled when possible, but the elites are aiming at the wrong target. They should be aiming at themselves. It is the elites who are prejudiced, bigoted and full of hate toward their fellow American working families.

Bill McCauley
Georgetown

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