Osama bin Laden predicted the United States would break up. The measures and expense of the “security” state and the eternal war are certainly causing tension. Samuel Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order seems to be on the mark. The Western, Turkish, Persian, Chinese, Russian and Hispanic civilizations are all generating friction with their neighbors.
“”Ramos took an unusual tack, pivoting from talk of diversity and togetherness into boasts of conquest. Mass immigration, particularly illegal immigration, was a fait accompli. There is nothing the U.S. can do about it, and they must accept that America is “not their” country and that illegal aliens, particularly Latinos, “are not going to leave,””
The US is traditionally a society of citizens living under the rule of law, as opposed to the rule of a king, despot or tyrant. It was not race or religion based, but incorporated a state of mind. The melting pot ensured continuity of their different perspective through time. The ending of assimilation and increased emphasizing of difference have weakened the glue which bound the society. Recent history will have encouraged views like these:
“A 2013 poll found that 66 percent of Mexicans believe the U.S. government has no right to limit immigration, while 52 percent said Mexicans have a right to be in the United States. Another 88 percent said it is fine to enter the U.S. illegally if one needs money. Over half, 56 percent, said they had friends or family who tried to immigrate to the U.S. illegally.”
Attempts to remake the world order to remove the role of States with the right to enforce their boarders is not without popular appeal. As utopian visions go, it is probably no more far fetched than those of Marx, Hitler or even Charles Fourier. The split between the national and international socialists was heated and bloody. Both had state sponsors. The internationalists Russian state sponsor won the war against the national socialists. Socialists have defined themselves as having an internationalist perspective ever since. Global dominance is nothing, if not international in nature. States, be they socialist or otherwise, cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the inevitable glorious socialist future.
I’ve labeled their vision utopian. Like other central communist tenets it contradicts fundamental aspects of human nature. We evolved as tribal creatures. We will form tribes. They can be based on race, religion, ideology, geography, sport, hobby or basically anything which we have in common with some and not others. The internet has greatly expanded the range of possibilities. The current US unrest may prove to be the tip of the iceberg.