Not the America you knew

Diversity has arrived, faster than you think. The new voters could make all the difference, and could change the country inside-out. 

Jack Engelhard, | updated: 22:00

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We read here and here, that thanks to shifting demographics, surprising parts of the country, like Virginia, are turning more and more blue. 

Better yet, more and more Muslim women are getting elected to national, state, and local offices.

This is wonderful news, and it keeps getting better. 

Out with the old. Time for something new, and so we quote Palestinian-American Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan as follows:  

“Get out of the way. We are here, and more are coming.”

That is wonderful news, and if you do not think so, you are Islamophobic, naturally. 

So if Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar aren’t enough, here are the facts that are even more heart-warming, and cause for further fireworks and celebrations: Of Tuesday’s elections, “26 Muslim candidates emerged victorious.” This brings “the total number of Muslims elected to office this year to 34.”

This augurs well, beautifully, for what is still to come, as more and more communities, with large refugee populations, mainly from Somalia, vote for people they know, their neighbors. 

Often, these are loyal and terrific people. 

By the thousands they have been settled here, thanks to Obama’s wish to make us even more diverse and tolerant, and so, without telling anyone, he lifted them up from Mogadishu, especially, and scattered them from place to place so that they could make a difference – especially at the polls.


Diversity in action is when an elected politician says she can’t speak English, and doesn’t need it, because her constituents can’t speak it, either, and don’t need it, either.
As we can see, this has been working out splendidly. Diversity is wonderful.

Diversity in action is when an elected politician says she can’t speak English, and doesn’t need it, because her constituents can’t speak it, either, and don’t need it, either.

God Bless America, indeed.

At this rate, we do not know what language they will be speaking in Congress a few years from now, although English hasn’t done much good, either.

Still during this trend, it may take a miracle to get Trump elected again, or to have any Republican with any sort of chance, ever, due to the X Factor, the demographics. 

We won’t know how much this tips the scales, until the 2020 action begins, but we could be in for some amazements.

The new voters could make all the difference, and could change the country inside-out. 

Welcome them as we do through Judeo-Christian tolerance… This is not your grandfather’s America. Certainly nothing your grandmother would recognize.

We grant that the newcomers, from Somalia and elsewhere, are spectacularly wonderful people, but if in particular Omar and Tlaib are the trend, and the exemplars, and the future, as they say they are, through such slogans as “She the People,” then perhaps it is lucky if your bygone elders are not still around, after all.

As for our children and grandchildren, well, that’s another story.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He wrote the worldwide book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal,” followed by his coming-of-age classic, “The Girls of Cincinnati,” for which contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Website: www.jackengelhard.com







 

 



 

  



 

     




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