Saturday, January 19, 2008

Multiculturalism: The Slow Road to a Dysfunctional Society

I recently commented on Janet Albrechtsen's recent editorial in the Vancouver Sun in regard to the persecution of Ezra Levant. But there was a second, intertwined theme as well. Here's a snippet from what she wrote:

"It was one of those rare, particularly sunny days in Vancouver in September when, addressing an audience at the University of British Columbia, I suggested that multiculturalism and its partner in crime, moral relativism, were leading to the demise of western values.

“ But you must understand,” implored a well- intentioned woman in the audience, “ multiculturalism is Canada’s gift to the world.”

If Australia is set to follow Canada, then thanks, but no thanks. Call me ungrateful, but we should have returned the gift to Canada long ago."

This past evening I listened to a fascinating talk show on BBC London, hosted by Ray Khan. The main topic of the evening was why so many Londoners feel absolutely frightened to venture out on the streets at night. This was exemplified when British Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, recently admitted that she is scared to walk in London at night.

A visiting Canadian from Toronto, currently staying in London, called in. He made an interesting observation about a significant difference between America & Canada on the one hand and Britain on the other. In America one thinks of themselves as an American first. This is pretty much the same in Canada, albeit to a slightly lesser degree. But in Britain, multiculturalism has so deeply taken hold that "hyphenation" is the order of the day. The result is far too little unity between the various groups within society, especially amongst young teenagers and men in their early 20's.

There are dangerous, divisive forces at work in Canada, striving to hyphenate everyone here. So rather than just being a Canadian, one is instead a Chinese-Canadian or an Indo-Canadian or a Native-Canadian, etc. Little do these same people understand how they're being manipulated by politicians, most of whom are white liberals by the way.

Britain is the proverbial canary in the mine shaft. If Canadians wish to continue down the same path to the mess that is British society today (their words, not mine!) then keep on promoting the "Us & Them" policies of multiculturalism.

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