America is often referred to as the “melting pot.” The phrase “melting pot” has been used since the 1780s, but entered into common usage because of a renowned Broadway play.
The Broadway play, “The Melting Pot,” was written by Israel Zangwill in 1904 depicted a Russian Jewish refugee immigrating to the United States to escape the ethnic cleansing going on in his homeland. In the United States, he finds love, acceptance, and a sense of belonging. The differences between ethnicity “melted away” because cultural exchange became his reality. This play was a huge hit receiving the praises of then-President Theodore Roosevelt. The idea of the “melting pot” was embraced and soon became a central part of the U.S.’s cultural identity.”
Though this is all lovely how is this “melting pot” concept of almost 100 years old affecting us today? Is there so much diversity that there is no room for one culture? For the claims of America being the most benevolent, and it is, nation on earth are we slowly destroying ourselves?
Races wars are going on, ethnicity battles waging, sexual revolutions of all sorts erupting. Just what sort of “melting pot” have we become? It is almost taboo to talk about faith. The youth laugh at you when you mention God and faith. So a society that is so secular as ours moves forward without many concepts of God and faith, and the notion that we not only need to modernize our Constitution but also, the Bible — to make them relevant? What kind of society are we and did our founding fathers get it wrong?
In my opinion, we have become a multitude of people that do not truly see ourselves as one culture anymore, but as a paradigm of many — likened to the “Tower of Babel.” We know what God did with the “Tower of Babel” — well we believers do, God destroyed the tower and dispersed the people, and made one language into many. However, our nation is a culture of so many people, colors, ethnicities, and now sexes, and all this has little to do with family and faith. How can the U.S. continue like this?
People worry about the masses of people entering our country. People ask how will we afford to pay for these people coming into the U.S.? But I ask, did our founding fathers get it wrong?
Just look around …