Thursday, June 29, 2006

Multi-Culturalism Works!
No... really... it does!

Honestly, multi-culturalism really does work. I wouldn't lie to you!

Just ask the folks in Rwanda, The Sudan, France, the former Yugoslavia, the former Ottoman Empire, the former Czechoslovakia, the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, the former pre-partition India, the former Soviet Union, and of course, the soon to be former Dominion of Canada.


Blogger Geoffrey Gilbert said...

I think we're too far gone to reverse the damage done to the American body politic in terms of the long-term cultural effects of mass illegal immigration. We have a very large number of aliens who are completely uninterested in adopting Anglo-American culture, esp. the English language, except insofar as it it necessary to just get by.

We, as a people, appear to be completely incapable of defending ourselves and insisting that others adopt our culture or get out of our territory. My observation is that, anyone who attempts to defend traditional American culture is immediately "accused" of racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism, etc. and spends the rest of the argument "explaining" how American culture is not racist, bigotted, or anti-Semitic.

As VSC has pointed out, indirectly, multiculturalism does not work. It results in the loss of one culture to another through a process of "mongrelisation" (for lack of a better term) or outright genocide. Either way, the result is the same.

Americans in general -- and Catholic Americans, specifically -- need to find the moral strength within themselves to say "Enough is enough!", draw the line in the sand, and no longer compromise themselves or their values in this self-destructive trend towards self-hatred and understanding of others who are hostile to us. It's either that, or we go the way of the Dodo.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

Oh, I wish I had stumbled across this post earlier. While I agree with the sentiments that I think you're trying to express, I don't agree- at all- with the historical examples you've chosen. There's a difference between liberal-hippy multi-culturalism and a pan-cultural government, cf the Austro-Hungarian Empire, British India and the Ottoman Empire. Really, most of those examples don't seem to be good examples of what happens when multi-culturalism goes awry, since their respective downfalls can (generally) be attributed to other things.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Kevin Whiteman said...

The three examples you gave most certainly fell apart for a host of reasons other than multi-culturalism... but the point I was getting at is, MC cetainly sped up said disintergration

5:49 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

I'd have to disagree; at the very least, the Austro-Hungarian Habsburg Empire wasn't in danger of disintegrating because of its multi-cultural Empire- it was forcibly dismembered after WWI. I don't see the connection between past empires and the overrunning of America with non-Anglo culture, which seems to be what you were getting at. Certainly the preservation of American culture (whatever that may be) in the face of, as in the case of the picture, a submerging beneath an overwash of Spanish, could be seen as preferable, but I don't see that as a similar scenario to the other empires you cited.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Kevin Whiteman said...

Excellent posts.

Anyhow, I must diagree with your assertaion that MC wasn't dangerous to the disintergration of the A-H Empire.

You're right that it was the Treaty of Versaille that tore it apart, but I'm of the opinion that MC wekened the A-H Empire, nonetheless.

Case in point; the Official Languages of the Empire were:
1. German
2. Hungarian (Magyar)
3. Italian
4. Czech
5. Croat
6. Polish
7. Ukrainian
8. Slovenian

Just from a military perspective... that doesn't bode well for an effective military.

Emperor Franz Josef himself was very well aware that he reigned a multi-cultural country and spoke fluently German, Hungarian, Czech and to some degree also Polish and Italian.

The Allies may have smashed the sword that was once known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire... but the metal was weak to begin with.

10:46 AM  

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