Friday, November 11, 2005

Multiculturalism and the Self-Liquidation of Europe

Multiculturalism and the Self-Liquidation of Europe

Europe has long ago lost any real interest in assimilating its immigrants. Indeed, it has rejected the very idea of assimilation. To induct others into European culture — why, that kind of cultural self-assertion would be just like the Nazis. Instead, Europe has gone out of its way to "accommodate" other cultures — by encouraging immigrants to live for decades sealed off in their own enclaves. What touched off the recent riots, for example, was not a heavy-handed presence of the police and French authorities in Muslim neighborhoods. It was the fact that the police had, until recently, treated these areas as "no-go zones," left to be run by the Muslims themselves. It was the re-assertion of some degree of French control after years of Multiculturalist tolerance that set off the riots. It is not just that French Muslims need to assimilate into French culture. It is that there has to be a self-confident culture for them to assimilate to. One cannot assimilate with self-annihilation.

In a nation like America, the acceptance of Multiculturalism leads to a kind of slow rot, as the distinctive ideas at the root our culture — the Enlightenment ideals of our Founding Fathers — slowly die from neglect. But such a nation can ride on its previous cultural momentum for generations, taking many years to collapses from within — and that gives us a long time to fight Multiculturalism before it is too late. A nation like France, which finds itself host to a large minority of religiously strident Muslim immigrants thoroughly untouched by Enlightenment intellectual and political traditions, will not be allowed the luxury of a death by slow rot. It must act much more quickly to save itself. It is in the streets of the Parisian suburbs that one can now see the ultimate effects of Multiculturalism — and sense a premonition of the dark and murderous future that lays ahead for Europe.

Florida: Students may be required to take Spanish


At November 11, 2005 2:19 AM, Blogger PD111 said...

A nation defines itself by its history, and the culture it holds as common to itself. Multiculturalism is therefore a denial of the nation state and is a means to put an end to it. It is yet another desire for utopia - an allure that has led to so much grief for mankind throughout history.


At November 11, 2005 2:58 AM, Blogger justmom said...

Will every Spanish speaking country demand it's citizens learn English?

At November 11, 2005 3:18 AM, Blogger sissyblue said...

I think there is a fairly major difference between the US and EU.

My grandparents all were born in Norway and I grew up in Canada, although I was born in the US.

While I find Norway and Canada both geographical beauties and cultural curiousities, I don't feel like I would die defending either. I love what America stands for (liberty). I don't know what Norway or Canada STAND for.

Why is liberty so important? I think being a slave to others "thought control" is repulsive. I think "freedom of thought" is rare and I think it's worth defending.

Furthermore, I think people have a tendency to enslave one another. For whatever reason, the USA has figured out a way to make that almost impossible (minus the initial struggle with slavery which is another long discussion).

PS... The operative word is "thought control". I'm in no way advocating the freedom to DO whatever one wishes (which might be America's downfall).

At November 11, 2005 3:37 AM, Blogger reliapundit said...

i agree that multiculturalism is a main culprit, as it is multiculturalism which let immigrants off the hook for not assimilating.

now, if you demand assimilation, too many people think your a neanderthal.

here's the sad thing - and Seinfeld said it best about the French:

"They fought harder to keep euroDisney out than they did to keep the NAZIS out!"

The French fight harder to protect their French culture from American pop culture than they have the insidious attack from within, from the Muslims.

If it is true that 50% of the french in cities undeer the age 25 are Muslim, then perhaps it is too late already.

Buit I sure wish that Chirac and /or Villepin would resign so Sarkozy could at least give the French a fighting chance!

Love the blog!

At November 11, 2005 5:16 PM, Blogger erp said...

I wouldn't take any bets on this program ever being implemented.

At November 11, 2005 7:02 PM, Blogger Don Miguel said...

The implementation of Spanish classes in K-2 is not necessarily indicative of multiculturalism, but could be for just an obvious educational advantage. Of course, given the political makeup of many of the members of the education system, I wouldn't bet against multiculturalism as the reason.

When I was a kid in the 50s in Louisiana, French was taught in K-2 for the obvious historical and cultural reasons. Just as many schools in southern U.S. border states have had Spanish requirements in elementary schools for decades.

But again, I do not automatically trust the reasoning behind the implementation of Spanish classes in Florida. The multicultural mindset of the teachers union and the current university education graduates is enormous.

BTW, in Latin American countries, many, many schools do have an English requirement.

At November 11, 2005 7:35 PM, Blogger PD111 said...

I mentioned Rev Patrick Sookhdeo. Timely.

Will London burn too - Patrick Sookhdeo.

Unless the multiculturalist policy — which has been indirectly facilitating the separatist agenda of radical Islamists — is reversed immediately, we shall wake up and find we have sleepwalked into a situation of apartheid and segregation. If we sleep long enough, we may even wake up to find that, like Paris, London is burning. Or that we are living in an Islamic state.§ion=&issue=2005-11-12&id=6900

Via Dhimmi Watch.

Patrick Sookhdeo runs the Barnabus Fund. The Barnabus Fund helps the most marginalised, victimised and persecuted people on Earth - Christians in Muslim nations. Even a small donation to Barnabus Fund, like the proverbial widow's mite, has great impact.

At November 11, 2005 9:17 PM, Blogger John B said...

As Don Miguel said, they may want to teach Spanish for the wrong reasons. I do think a second major language should be a compulsory subject though in which case Spanish would be the obvious choice in this region.

At November 13, 2005 6:12 AM, Blogger nouille said...

Learning ANY language is ALWAYS an asset.


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