The first is by 'The Narrator' at Signals From the Brink. Entitled 'The View from Olympus', it contains some interesting thoughts.
The Narrator says that the actions of our 'elites' seem to contain an implicit belief in the superiority of Whites. For example, encouraging and fostering mass non-White immigration to our Western countries implies that the immigrants are incapable of creating 'better lives' on their own in their own countries.
It also seems, to me, that our interventionism abroad is another example of this idea; if 'freedom and democracy' are the natural desire of all people, why have so few managed to create it in this world, and why is it necessary to waste many American lives and trillions of our dollars to 'give' Iraqis democracy and freedom? The idea is we have to be the purveyors or the conduits for it, hence they must not be capable of producing it on their own.
Isn't that a kind of tacit admission that we think these 'lesser breeds without the law', in Kipling's words, cannot create our style of 'freedom'?
And as the Narrator says,
And almost everywhere you look, you'll notice a belief that the problems of the world are due either to White Actions or White in-Actions.
From the environment to regional conflicts to the outbreak of diseases or the continuing of poverty, Whites are either doing too much or not doing enough.
In other words, as comical as it may be, Whites have become the Olympian Gods of the modern era.
We are either devilishly interfering in the lives (fates) of (non-White) mankind for our own amusement or we are callously turning a blind eye to their suffering.''
This is more true now than it has ever been. While on the one hand we have been condemned for invading Iraq we were also condemned for not having invaded Liberia a few years ago, and are castigated for not intervening in Darfur, and now Zimbabwe is being mentioned as another country in 'need' of our omnipotent hand in saving them.
The Narrator is right; we are almost being cast as deities, albeit somewhat callous and arbitrary ones.
The Third World people, whether liberals of both parties know it or not, are cast in the role of perpetual children -- while at the same time, the official propaganda tells us that we are all the same, all equal.
I encourage you to read the rest of the Narrator's piece at the link.
And over at Hearthstone there is yet another wonderful post by ehud would titled Some Thoughts on the American Melting Pot.
It's a very appropriate post to read on the eve of Independence Day. I suspect that a lot of us today who are deeply troubled by what is happening to our country and to our people have increasing problems separating our love for country in the old sense from love for the existing political order. It's hard to hail the national patriotic symbols which now seem to have been, to use a modern cliche, 'hijacked' by people with another agenda.
When I say I love America, the America I love is that of my forefathers, the old America which is now either expunged from our history books or vilified. And the America that I love now is that which is embodied in my people, my extended American family, my kith and kin.
The Hearthstone essay is all about our identity as a distinct extended American family. If you haven't yet read it, please do.
Somewhat along the same lines is Scott Richert's concluding part of a three-part series on 'Church and Nation.' If you haven't been following it, the links to the previous parts are at the end of the essay.