Monday, December 02, 2013

None Dare Call It Treason?

The Roman Catholic recreation of the proposition nation.

Saw this book on display tonight.

Immigration and the Next America: Renewing the Soul of Our Nation by Archbishop José Gomez

What does Archbishop Gomez endorse specifically in this book? Any talk of assimilation and what is required to make it happen? Does he sound like an ethnonationalist who seeks benefits for his people at the expense of another group? Or at the minimum, without any duty to assimilate, being permitted to carve out their own place if they so wish?

Conquest by another name? He may deny that it is his intention to advocate it, but what of 'unintended' consequences? Is he that naive?

A Test for America

One man's mission to renew America's soul By looking at immigration’s past, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles conceives its future by Gretchen R. Crowe
Gomez's "Immigration and the Next America" by Michael Sean Winters
Immigration and the Soul of America by Elise Hilton
Read: Immigration and the Next America by Meinrad Scherer-Emunds
Immigration And the Next America: Renewing the Soul of Our Nation by Mark and Louise Zwick
The Catholic Spirit
Archbishop Gomez writes book on immigration, discusses America’s Catholic heritage
Archbishop Jose Gomez's vision of 'Immigration and the The Next America'

An endorsement from Archbishop Chaput.

I am reminded of Paul Gottfried:
Even more importantly, says Ryn, Catholics recognize in Straussians figures who share their own “alienation” about living in a predominantly Protestant country. As Canadian philosophy professor Grant Havers documents in a forthcoming book about the studied avoidance by Straussian interpreters of America’s Protestant heritage, Straussians provide a narrative about the American founding that make ethnic Catholics feel secure about their Americanness.

According to the Straussians, America was founded on secular, materialist and democratic principles, but in no way on Protestant ones. Thus, if the Straussians try to de-Christianize and de-ethnicize America, they also conveniently cover up the Protestant aspects of a specifically American tradition.

Catholic Straussians (of whom there are many in Conservatism, Inc.) feel safe living in a “propositional nation” and “global democracy” in which they don’t feel threatened by the real American Protestant (and/or Northern European) American past, extending back to the colonial period. It’s more convenient to jettison such associations for the vision of a constantly changing hybrid society that is held together by universal, egalitarian propositions.

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