President Obama, the media and certainly the pollsters were stunned by the results of the 2014 mid terms. They are still in denial and trying to explain it away. What they are not taking into account is: The American Tribe…It really exists.
My definition of the American Tribe is this: it is the only tribe you can join by simply wanting to. This country comes with a book of instructions, called the Constitution and The Bill of Rights, and fealty towards these makes you a member of our Tribe. Simple, isn’t it?
I proudly belong to the American Tribe – and to puncture a hole in any anticipated “diversity” style attack let me point out that my four grandparents were Irish, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Russian-Jew. That makes me…an American. No hyphens.
You just have to want to be an American and you are one. No other requirements of race, gender, sexual preference apply. All are welcome. Ex Pluribus Unum. Look on a U.S. coin, it’s there. It’s Latin for “out of many, one” and that’s the entire point. We used to have an allegory that described our country as “a melting pot” to explain to ourselves how immigrants came to join and blend into “America”, while still maintaining their original cultural identity. It was an attitude, an intention, a choice.
Today, we find ourselves burdened with an Administration that tries to divide us, sub-culture by sub-culture and attempts to pit the American Tribe against itself. This is known as “divide and conquer” and it works…but only if you let it by passively accepting it. I would go so far as to consider it an attack on our American Tribe by the Obama Administration and it’s time we “snap out of it” and reassert our cultural confidence by reminding ourselves that it is the American Tribe that has been the most progressive catalyst for personal freedom that has ever existed on this planet.
President Obama’s attempt to re-cast our single American Tribe into a fractured, segmented, controllable population of specific interest groups – usually cultural but also agenda-driven – just hit a brick wall of election result reality.
We the People, the American Tribe, are culturally unconquerable. We will demonstrate this election by election and, patiently over time, turn back this current attempt to divide and conquer us.
Kings come and go, as do American Presidents. We are in charge of our destiny. Nothing is written.