Multi-culturalism: How it began and what it will result in
The internal state of America and the state of its society arent usually of much interest to me. Its only its global hegemony, and the military adventures of the USA that I pay attention to. Having said that, quite a lot of whats going wrong in America is going wrong in Europe too, since its also sleepwalking into future racial, cultural and religious problems. Before the age of the internet there wasnt much of an outlet for 'dissident' journalists to voice their true opinions, and they seemed willing to tow the politically correct line. As problems have gotten worse, and the opportunity for dissent (through the internet more than anything else) have presented themselves, Ive noticed increasing numbers of journalists voicing their heretical opinions. And because more and more people have had access to the internet, its becoming obvious that larges swathes of people secretly agree with them. For example, trawling through the usual forums I frequent, I came accross a link to the Brussels Journal, which has some very interesting articles. This one about the background of multi-culturalism, caught my eye. The following are 4 most interesting extracts which shows that journalists are beginning to ask the questions they didnt dare consider not so long ago. All it takes is for them to be honest seekers of the truth and to have a backbone. Both seemed absent for so long, but times are changing.
'There is mounting evidence that Multiculturalism was deliberately encouraged by various groups. If anything, it is an indirect result of globalization through multinational corporations and the creation of an international political elite whose mutual loyalty increasingly supersedes national interests.'
'Perhaps Multiculturalism partly is an anti-European ideology, with the United States – and later Canada, Australia and New Zealand – distancing themselves from their European heritage, whereas Europe has distanced itself from itself. I noticed on one conservative American blog that it was perfectly permissible to trash European culture in any way possible, but when I carefully asked some questions about whether the cultural impact of massive Latin American immigration would be exclusively beneficial, I was accused of being “racist.”
''Multiculturalism originated in the United States during the Civil Rights movement in the 60s, which triggered a complete re-thinking of American cultural identity in favor of repudiating the European aspects of its heritage to transform into a “universal” nation. Multiculturalism was exported to the rest of the Western world through American cultural influence, and was picked up by a Western Europe, still with deep emotional scars following its near self-destruction during two world wars, which was then in the process of leaving its colonies and suffered from a post-colonial guilt complex and the identity crisis associated with this. '
'Multiculturalism thus originally had its roots in a cultural identity crisis in the West, but it was quickly expropriated by groups with their own agendas. This period, the 1960s and 70s, was also the birth of the Western Cultural Revolution, a hippie youth rebellion against the established Western culture and institutions that was deeply influenced by Marxist-inspired ideologies. The anti-Western component in Multiculturalism suited them just fine. Following the end of the Cold War in the late 1980s and early 90s, when economic Marxism suffered a blow in credibility although it didn’t die, larger segments of the Western political Left switched to Multiculturalism and mass immigration as their political life insurance, and wielded the censorship of Political Correctness and “anti-racism” as an ideological club to beat their opponents and continue undermining Western institutions.'
Its surprising and refreshing to discover sites such as this one, with articles by a former journalist examining issues which he would never have been free to discuss when he was employed by a mainstream media outlet. I dont agree with everything he says, but I respect the fact that hes willing to say it how he sees it, not how he thinks will get him a promotion the quickest. When it comes to multiculturalism he notes:
'nobody wants racial togetherness. Shoving races together just makes them mad at each other. If they had any desire to be together, you wouldn’t have to shove them, would you?'
In this article he takes on immigration:
A powerful current in today’s compulsorily appropriate thought is that hostility between groups is anomalous and remediable, an exception to natural law – that it results from poor socialization, defective character, or conservative politics. If only we understood each other we would then love one another. Such is the theory. -The spirit of Marxism is much in evidence here – the view that people are amorphous, anonymous, barely sentient putty to be shaped by soulless theoreticians.
And in yet another article on multiculturalism he states:
'Today, “racist” means “one who says what everybody else knows.” It is a badge of intellectual honor.'
I couldnt agree more. Seeing as Im on the topic of America and immigration I think this would be a good place to throw in an excellent video on immigration to the US. It would seem to be from a lecture in 1990, or there abouts, judging from the graph the lecturer is presenting, and also the fact he says that the US population was heading for 300m by 2030, even though it actually hit that number a month or so ago. So it would seem that the situation is even worse than they could predict back then. One of the most effective points he makes is when he points out the impossibility of raising living standards in the third world by opening borders. The liberals are always trying to induce some guilt trip and make out that its a moral requirement to let people pour in. Well this lecture totally blows that argument away. If the third world is going to be helped to any appreciable degree it has to be on their own soil. I highly recommend this video: