David Yeagley: Can America stand divided?

FLORIDA, July 2, 2012 — Over the last several years, multiculturalism has gone from being a sociological concept to functioning as the American mainstream.

What impact has this had on our country as a whole?

Academics and politicians might say one thing before the cameras, but the fact that a new set of dilemmas are being ushered in cannot go ignored. From language barriers to ethnic as well as religious conflicts, this country appears to be facing a serious lack of social unity. 

Nothing highlights these problems more than the presidential campaign. President Obama is in a close, and increasingly bitter race with Mitt Romney. A great many on both ends of the political spectrum think that this election will be among the most important in American history.

What are David Yeagley’s opinions about all this?


Cotto: Multiculturalism is spreading across the United States at light speed. This has led to not only language barriers, but considerable religious, ethnic, and racial tensions. Nonetheless, many do believe that, in the long run, the aforementioned problems will fade into the history books. Do you share this opinion?

Dr. Yeagley: No. Multiculturalism is globalism, and obviously imperialism. That always spelled mass oppression and tyranny.  It is always worse than anything it presumes to replace.  

Evolution produced nationality. Even the Bible itself recognizes nationality, and attributes it directly to the Creator Himself. Either position declares that man is self-destructive to go against nature, or nature’s God.  

Globalism is a cheap shot, really, on the part of power-mongers. It appeals to the weak, the dependent, and the unworthy. The reason empires always fail is because people, in the end, prefer their individuality, ethnic as well as national. This is the lesson of history—which man apparently never learns. Some clowns are always aiming for an empire.  

American Indians never united in this way. (If we did, there would never have been any America.) We were different cultures, with different religion, language, and territory. We never tried to unite, nor did we ever attempt to rule over each other, or over anyone else.  Of course, we suffered the consequences of our “independence.”  

Cotto: Election season is in full swing. Who are you supporting for president this year, and which candidate do you believe will ultimately prevail in November? If Barack Obama does win a second term, what impact do you think this will have on the United States? 

Dr. Yeagley: I certainly hope Romney wins, although I originally supported Michele Bachmann. I think Romney is quite realistic, and on many fronts, that makes him weak, in my opinion. Constitutionalism would seem to be the answer to preserving America. Bachmann was a lot closer to that than Romney. Ron Paul was most constitutional of all, but, brought to many other vagaries along with him. This may be the biggest “settle” Republican voters will ever have to make. 

But, nothing could be worse than to have [Obama] in the American White House. America will never be the same. In fact, America will be something that what it was before. America will become something it was never meant to be. Yes, the buildings will remain, and the roads, even the trees. But the spirit of the country, the social identity, will be forever lost. Obama’s goal, as was Bill Clinton’s, is to make America a Third World country, in the name of equality. If Obama wins, America is lost forever.  

America is going down, and has been for some time, really since the ‘60’s. We’re at the point of no return, it seems. Republicans have made no special difference. The Tea Party is the one spark of hope, but it remains to be seen if it can make a difference in a national election.  


Over these last few days, we have learned much about Dr. Yeagley’s political perspectives. What about the man himself, though?

In the concluding fourth part of our discussion, the great-great-grandson of Comanche dignitary Bad Eagle explains.


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Joseph Cotto

Joseph F. Cotto is a social journalist by trade and student of history by lifestyle choice. He hails from central Florida, writing about political, economic, and social issues of the day. In the past, he was a contributor to Blogcritics Magazine, among other publications. He is currently at work on a book about American society.

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