“American Suicide” a speech by Former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
A speech by former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm on how multiculturalism can affect America.
The speech was given by Governor Lamm at the 2004 Immigration-Overpopulation Conference in Washington, D.C.
He titled it “A Plan to Destroy America.”
The eRumor refers to author Victor David Hanson (not Hansen). His book is Mexifornia: A State of Becoming.
If you read anything today, read this.
Wherever you stand, please take the time to
read this; it ought to scare the pants off you!
We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado (Democrat). In that context his thoughts
are particularly poignant. Recently there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington,
DC, filled to capacity by many of America’s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by
the name of Victor Davis Hansen talked about his latest book, “Mexifornia,” explaining how
immigration – both legal and illegal was destroying the entire state of California He said it would
march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.
Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech
on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the
destruction of the United States. He said, “If you believe that America is too smug, too
self-satisfied, too rich, then let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in
history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise
and fall and that ‘An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.'”
“Here is how they do it,” Lamm said: “First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or
multi-lingual and bicultural country.” History shows tha! t no nat ion can survive the tension, conflict,
and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures It is a blessing for an individual to
be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour
Lipset, put it this way: “The histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are
histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy.” Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of
national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus
have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficult times with Basques, Bretons, and Corsicans.”
Lamm went on: Second, to destroy America, “Invent ‘multiculturalism’ and encourage immigrants
to maintain their culture. Make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are
no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due
solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.
Third, “We could make the United States an ‘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 ethnocentricity and
what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.”
Lamm said, “I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would! replace the
melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various
cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing
“Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a
second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this
second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.”
“My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these
efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of
‘Victimology.’ I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the
majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.”
“My sixth plan for America’s downfall would include dual citizenship, and promote divided
loyalties I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities.
Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other- that is, when they are not
killing each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precedent. People
undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks
believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common Language and literature; and they
worshipped the same Gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia,
threatened their liberty. ! Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local
patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. “E. Pluribus Unum”
— from many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the ‘Pluribus’ instead of the
‘Unum,’ we will balkanize America assuredly as Kosovo.”
“Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits; make it taboo to talk about anything
against the cult of ‘diversity.’ I would find a word similar to ‘heretic’ in the 16th century – that
stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobe’ halt discussion and
debate. Having made America a bi-lingual/bicultural country, having established multiculturalism, having
the large foundations fund the doctrine of ‘victimology,’ I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.”
In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence followed.
Finally he said, “Lastly, I would censor Victor Hanson Davis’s book “Mexifornia.” His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don’t read that book.”
There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every
attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was
proceeding methodically, quietly, da! rkly, yet pervasively across the United States today.
Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system
and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing
as we celebrate ‘diversity.’ American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations
create a Third World in America – take note of California and other states – to date, ten million
illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell’s book “1984.” In that story,
three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: “War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery,” and
“Ignorance is strength.”
Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation
and the future of this great democracy is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don’t get this
immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy
everything in its path especially The American Dream. If you care for and love our country as I
do, take the time to pass this on just as I did for you.
NOTHING is exactly what will happen if you don’t!
[ Author of the book ‘Mexifornia’ is Victor Davis Hanson ]