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"American Suicide" a speech by Former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm-Truth!

Summary of the eRumor:  
A speech by former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm on how multiculturalism can affect America.  
 

The Truth:  
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.

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

 If  you read anything today, read  this.

      
  AMERICAN  SUICIDE
         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
 their  similarities."

          "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  ]


 


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