British Prime Minister David Cameron recently gave a speech where he very solidly laid out the failure of multiculturalism in the UK. Of course, the failure of multiculturalism extends to any place it is tried. The gist of Cameron’s speech is summed up in this single statement:
“We have failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong. We have even tolerated these segregated communities behaving in ways that run counter to our values.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12371994
The muslim response to Cameron’s comments was predictable. So, is Cameron a “lone wolf?” Not exactly. A few months ago German Chancellor Angela Merkel came to the same conclusion.
Merkel said allowing people of different cultural backgrounds to live side by side without integrating had not worked in a country that is home to some four million Muslims.
“This (multicultural) approach has failed, utterly failed,” Merkel told the meeting in Potsdam, south of Berlin. http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/10/16/us-germany-merkel-immigration-idUSTRE69F1K320101016
Once again, the muslim response was predictable.
Every nation has an identity, some more worth celebrating than others. To strengthen and preserve our identity, immigration that benefits the nation must be encouraged, but with the understanding that when you come here you must assimilate and become a homogeneous part of our society. That means learning to speak our language, obeying our laws instead of trying to set up a separate legal system (i.e. sharia), and blending in. That doesn’t mean immigrants can’t celebrate their heritage, but if their intent or desire is to come to America and establish a new colony for whatever country or society they came from, then they need to be told to leave and escorted to the airport, dock, or whatever exit leads them back to their country.
Bottom line: the politically correct multiculturalism that we and western Europe have been practicing is a failure, and is self destructive behavior.
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