Thorner: Former Colorado Democrat Governor Warns of Eight Ways to Destroy This Nation

Richard Douglas Lamm
By Nancy Thorner - 
A friend steered me to this speech given by the late Colorado Democrat Gov Dick Lamm on Dec. 12, 2011, How to Destroy America, at an immigration-overpopulation conference in Washington, D.C. 
Richard Douglas Lamm (August 3, 1935 – July 29, 2021) was an American politician, writer, and attorney. He served three terms as 38th Governor of Colorado as a Democrat (1975–1987) and ran for the Reform Party's nomination for President of the United States in 1996. Lamm was a Certified Public Accountant and was the Co-Director of the Institute for Public Policy Studies at the University of Denver.
Lamm said: “If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time."
As Arnold Toynbee (14 April 1889 – 22 October 1975), a British historian, a philosopher of history, an author of numerous books and a research professor of international history at the London School of Economics and King's College London, observed: “All great civilizations rise and fall - and an autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.”
Speech by former Governor Lamm in December of 2011
In comparison to today’s Democrat Party, it is indeed amazing that the speech could have been given 10 years ago by former Colorado, Democrat Governor Lamm.
Following are the eight ways addressed by former Colorado Gov Dick Lamm in December of 2011 of How to Destroy America:  
  • "First, turn America into a bilingual or multi lingual and bi-cultural country. History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar Seymour Lipset put it this way, “The histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon—all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Invent ‘multiculturalism’ and encourage immigrants to maintain their own culture. I would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences! I would make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.  Any fool can see that Los Angeles, California or Miami, Florida are no longer American cities. Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco and many other cities are not far behind."
  • "Immigrants arrive at over four million per year, so fast and so many, that they are not assimilating into the American Dream. However, they are creating the American Nightmare for Americans. You would be insulted if you spoke English and you’re not welcome in immigrant enclaves of those cities. We could make the United States an ‘Hispanic Quebec’ without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY recently: “The apparent success of our own multi-ethnic and multi-cultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentrically and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.” Two weeks ago, Muslim students at San Francisco State University charged a student- run Republican voting table. They knocked it over and threatened to blow up the place. One Muslim woman vowed to become a bomber martyr. They did not respect our Republican form of government where each of us is afforded our rights to free speech. Ironically, these are American Muslim student citizens. Apparently, they didn’t realize that this is America. No wonder their counterparts in the Middle East only know how to cock a gun or blow themselves up! I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural sub-groups living in America reinforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities."
  • "I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50 percent dropout rate from high school. Last year, in Denver, Colorado, 67 percent of the potential graduating class either flunked out or dropped out. This crisis manifests itself again this year in Denver where Tina Griego, an advocate for illegal immigration and employed by the Rocky Mountain News reported November 15, 2004, “North High School teachers estimate only half the student body of 1,400 regularly attend classes. That school system suffers hundreds of illegal alien kids who can’t speak English and arrive from functionally illiterate parents. They can’t perform academically because their parents have no interest or background in viable educational processes. Those kids think a remote control takes the place of homework. A similar crisis happens from California to Georgia and from Chicago to Miami. However, democracy requires four disciplines to flourish while remaining viable. It requires an educated population that possesses a similar moral and ethical foundation while speaking the same language. The United States, via massive immigration, is losing all four aspects. It cannot and will not remain viable much longer with the disruption of its educational systems. Conflicting languages bring a whole new can of worms to the crisis."
  • "Get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of ‘Victimology’. I would get all minorities to think their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population. While a few elites in high places make billions of dollars, they corrupt America’s rule of law and undermine the Middle Class. If you’ll notice—Third World countries DO NOT sustain a Middle Class. They suffer a high class and a low class. America moves in that direction every day of this immigrant invasion."
  • "Have dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other—that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks: “The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshiped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy Persia threatened their liberty. Yet, all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors…local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the ‘pluribus’ instead of the ‘unum, we can balkanize America as surely as Kosovo.” “Before we got here, Miami was nothing,” yelled a militant Cuban. Today in Miami, you will be insulted if you are an American. Point blank reality: Miami is no longer an American city. Neither is Los Angeles. Every city in America is under assault. Corruption reigns supreme along with growing Third World Momentum. Mexico’s Vicente Fox dictates his wishes in our country by spreading the fraudulent Matricular Consular ID card while promoting 46 Mexican consulates in major cities."
  • "Place all subjects off limits—make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of ‘diversity’. I would find a word similar to ‘heretic’ in the 16th century—that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobe’ halt discussion and debate. At every juncture today, anti-American groups like La Raza, MALDEF, LULAC, and MECHA, which are pro illegal alien Mexican groups on U.S. soil--scream ‘racism’ if anyone protests illegal migration. You have to wonder what will happen when they gain majority populations? Will they allow us to use the word ‘racism’ as they promote their agenda of ‘Reconquista of Aztlan’ while they break our country into pieces? At 9.2 million Mexicans now transplanted onto U.S. soil, they are well on their way. Having made America a bilingual--bicultural country, having established multiculturalism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of ‘Victimology;’ I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: “That because immigration has been good for America, it must ALWAYS be good. I would make every individual immigrant sympatric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them."
  • "Censor Victor Davis Hansen’s book “MEXIFORNIA.” His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don’t read that book.”
May Americans wake up before it is too late.  The Republican Party must win back the US House and Senate in the mid-term 2022 elections to prevent this nation from possibly committing suicide, as other great nations have done do in the past.