Multiculturalism, Radicalism, Terrorism

9-11I have personal experience of multicultural societies, both in Europe and the United States.  I don’t love multiculturalism, and I don’t like being a second-class citizen in my own country.  In England today, if you are white, christian, male, educated, straight, and financially secure, it seems that you are automatically guilty of anything and everything.  Especially you are guilty of racism.

Neither do I love open borders, uncontrolled immigration, inadequate passport checks, inadequate security checks at airports, and throwing resources at corrupt foreign regimes rather than protecting our own citizens.

The language of England is English, but sometimes you wouldn’t think so.  The language of the United States of America is also English, but sometimes you wouldn’t think so.  Across much of the civilised western world there are immigrant ethnic groups who choose to maintain their distinctive culture, making no effort to assimilate and integrate into the native culture of their host country.  This is a recipe for youth disaffection, alienation, doctrinalism, and nihilism.

Left-liberal politicians and opinion-makers have spent years tiptoeing around the disparate cultures of those who have chosen to come and live in our countries.  We produce official documents in dozens of languages to help protect ‘foreign’ cultures in the name of multiculturalism.  There has been little effort to protect the natural cultures of the English, Americans, Belgians, Swedes, and the French…

Is the civilised world going to sit back and wait for another massacre?  Or, are we going to remember what we value, what our forefathers have fought and died for, and do something to save our sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, wives….?

France is bleeding, hurting, grieving.  Who will be next?



3 responses

  1. I hope we can agree to disagree on borders. I’m more Classical liberal, along the lines of Locke and Smith, than anything, and I firmly believe in the power of open borders and unrestricted trade.

    I’ll not presume to comment on France as my knowledge of their system is confined to what I read and what I’m fed on TV. But as for the ‘natural culture’ of Americans being threatened, I’d say that US culture has a proven track record of assimilating the culture of whatever cheap labor force has arrived and then making a buck off it. Proof? Those who coordinate quinincera’s are making as much as they are on sweet sixteen parties and Bat Mitzvahs these days.

    Multiculturalism in America is, paradoxically, as much of a joke as it is quintessentially American. Two, three generations in, you’ll find many grandchildren of new arrivals unable to speak their native tongue. Why should they?

    That said, it’s up to the secular Muslims to get out in front of this kind of behavior. And yes, I know some, but they are ashamed and fearful of their position. Tough luck. Because we Yanks also have a proven track record of committing our own atrocities as a means of erring on the side of caution. Each time something like this happens, that margin of error grows slimmer.

    That said, while I agree with you on many points in posts prior to this, I think your logic is flawed here. History and the present moment continue to prove that embracing diversity makes my country stronger. The story of America is the story of cheap labor. Young backs and minds who actually want kids! That’s been an ongoing dirty little secret to our success. Want a counter argument? Ask the Japanese who toil to build butt-wiping and bed-changing robots how that fervent xenophobia’s working out for them.

    As for England somehow regaining homogeneity or maintaining pockets it, again, I’ll not presume to comment on somewhere I haven’t lived.

    Like you, I am saddened and angered by the events in France…good luck to us all.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. It saddens and worries me that there are so many people, (particularly women), who have lived in England and America for 10, 20, 30 years who still cannot speak English. It worries me that it was so easy to smuggle a bomb aboard an airliner at an Egyptian airport. It worries me that two of the terrorists in Paris were posing as refugees to get into Europe…

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      1. Thank you for allowing me to make it and responding with earnest thought and civility. It’s a complex issue, and I’ll not pretend to have answers or use sound bytes to send them up as my own. The situation is quite dynamic, as it always is…events occurring as a panoply of powers and their proxies kick things off. I worry as well. My thoughts are with Europe, and my thanks to folks like you speaking their minds. Churchill’s said many brilliant things but a favorite of mine is- ‘It’s always better to jaw jaw than war war.’ Of course, sooner or later the talking ceases and then all bets are off…

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