The mosaic loses to segregation
Ethnic minorities have little motivation to join mainstream Canada, preferring the balkanization they find
Scott Young, Special to the Sun
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2008
My grandmother speaks atrocious English, eats only Chinese food, has only Chinese friends and has been a Canadian citizen for nearly 50 years.
She's citizen of a country where she can't read the local newspaper, can't order pizza, and has no desire to do so.
Can she truly be considered a Canadian citizen? According to our de facto mosaic, she is as much a citizen as her English-speaking, sushi-swilling Vancouver Canucks-supporting, Toronto-despising grandson. But is the "mosaic" truly the best possible formula for our multicultural society?
The mosaic says that minorities can retain their heritage while immersing themselves in Canadian culture. But notwithstanding ethnic-restaurant tokenism, ethnic minorities have little motivation to challenge the status quo, preferring the balkanization of Canada.
Read the whole article. I happen to agree with it. State sanctioned multiculturalism fueled by mass third world immigration is denying Canadians a country. This is most explicit in the Toronto area.
The political consequences are also apparent to anybody who takes fives minutes out of their day to think about it.
As it stands, ethnic communities wield significant political power. Residents of Fleetwood-Port Kells will remember the 2004 federal election, when busloads of immigrant South Asian Tory members descended on the party nomination to vote for Nina Grewal.
None of the federal political parties requires Canadian citizenship for party membership, letting nominations be easily exploited by non-citizens. In all fairness, I respect Grewal's desire to serve her community, regardless of the fact that immigrants in that riding made a sham of our electoral system.
This is how Punjabi immigrant Ujjal Dosanjh got elected as the "first" South Asian premier of a Canadian province (British Columbia). There was heavy requiting for new NDP members within the South Asian community in British Columbia by Dosanjh's wife and others when leadership of the provincial NDP party, which was the government at the time, was up for grabs. He won of course but not without a little help from racist South Asian votes, some by new immigrants who couldn't even read or speak English, who voted based on skin colour. Dosanjh lost his seat in the following general election but not without making a sham of Canada's electoral system with the very willing assistance of the South Asian community. This is how most, if not all, South Asian MPs get elected, like Ruby Dhalla Brampton-Springdale) for instance, and this is why non South Asians cannot get elected in ridings dominated by South Asian immigrants. This is how many ethnic MPs get elected and it's racist especially when white Canadians are expected to be colour blind.
The balkanization of Canadian society and politics is what is happening right now. It is not some hypothetical outcome for which a "wait and see" approach is needed. It has to stop and be reversed lest Canadians wish to see their country torn asunder by identity politics and ethnic lobbying groups jockeying for political and economic power. It is bad social policy. The solution to this is to abandon official multiculturalism and reform the immigration system. I expect to be called a racist for saying the things I do but I rather be called a racist then be given to opportunity to say "I told you so!"
Do you consider these people Canadians because I sure don't