“Full-bloodedness is an old coin that’s gaining currency in the new American realm. Meaning: Politics may no longer be so much about race and gender as about heritage, core values, and made-in-America. Just as we once and still have a cultural divide in this country, we now have a patriot divide.”
“We love to boast that we are a nation of immigrants. But there’s a different sense of America among those who trace their bloodlines back through generations of sacrifice.”
“What they know is that their forefathers fought and died for an America that has worked pretty well for more than 200 years. What they sense is that their heritage is being swept under the carpet while multiculturalism becomes the new national narrative. And they fear what else might get lost in the remodeling of America.”
As an approximately tenth-generation American, I think I can say for sure that the America I live in that’s worked pretty well has worked pretty well through about as many generations of immigration, almost all of which have been accompanied by similar xenophobic pearl-clutching–including that time we thought Japanese-Americans were going to undermine the government, that time that we thought the Germans were going to undermine the government (more), etc.