Canadian Euro-centric culture on the skids
Maclean's trial taps taboo subject of growing immigrant influence
Mark Hasiuk, Vancouver Courier
Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
A decision in the Maclean's case is pending. Despite the tribunal nonsense, Steyn's article tapped a taboo subject that, while garnering little attention in Canada, weighs heavy on the minds of millions of Europeans.
Mass immigration, mainly from the Third World, threatens to irrevocably alter the culture of western nations. In his article, Steyn compares shrinking western populations with exploding birthrates in Muslim countries. "Islam has youth and will," he writes, "Europe has age and welfare."
Former Nixon advisor and three-time presidential candidate Pat Buchanan blames western countries for their own inevitable demise. In his politically incorrect book The Death of the West, Buchanan points to a decline in marriage, advances in birth control and rampant abortion as major contributing factors in declining white populations worldwide. "First World nations are dying," writes Buchanan. "They face a mortal crisis. Not because of something happening in the Third World, but because of what is not happening at home and in the homes of the First World."
The death of the family unit, warns Buchanan, is a prelude to the death of nations--from ancient Rome to modern-day Europe and America.
But what about Canada?
According to a 2006 Statistics Canada report, immigrants fuel two-thirds of our population growth. Between 2001 and 2006, Canada's native-born population increased by a mere 400,000. However, during that same five-year period, 1.2 million immigrants--mainly from Asia, Africa, Central and South America and the Middle East--arrived on Canadian soil.
Laurent Martel, a Statistics Canada analyst, said by 2030 our refusal to reproduce will seal our nation's fate. "You're going to see an increase in the number of deaths [of baby-boomers] in Canada and the number of deaths will exceed the number of births--so natural increase will become negative," she said. "The only factor of growth will then be immigration."
So, if changing demographics sweep Canada's dominant Euro-centric culture into history's dustpan, why should we care?
Here's why. European culture spawned the now-universal tenets of democratic rule, personal freedom and Christian-based virtue--not to mention many of civilization's greatest scientific and technological achievements. Immigrants flock to Canada not because it resembles the land from which they flee, but because of our liberating Euro-centric society.
Support for mass immigration and multiculturalism is another way of saying that historic traditional Canada is not worth preserving. That there's something wrong with it. Nonsense!
What is happening in Canada right now is the erasure of anything uniquely Canadian and the prevention of developing anything uniquely Canadian. The world is multicultural and Canada adds to it but making Canada multicultural ironically makes the world a less multicultural place.
A realistic solution to Canada's woes is to limit Canada's immigration intake while initiating policies that encourages the growth of the nation's birth rate. The natural birth rate is the most effective means of population growth, not mass immigration. To have to solely rely on immigration is an embarrassment and a symptom of a dying society that sees no worth in it's self preservation. This is cultural suicide. Do we Canadians and our government see no worth in ourselves that population replacement via mass immigration is more preferable to self preservation? If so then maybe Canada is not worth saving after all.
It is not too late. Canada's population will still grow until the year 2020 even without mass immigration. But if the time comes that mass immigration is the only means by which population growth can be realized then it is the end of Canada as we know it. I can already think of two countries, India and China, whose people are quite eager to replace Canada's host population and co-opt their achievements. This is colonialism masked in the language of immigration and nation building. Some neo-colonialists, like the Star's Haroon Siddiqui, have no problem with this but I do. Canada is the only country I have. It is not some land ripe for Islamic, Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Mexican, Philippine, etc. national and cultural expansionism.
To say that Canada is multicultural is to deny that the Canadian exists. And to deny the existence of the Canadian is to deny that they have a history, a language, a culture. And to deny this is to deny the Canadian the right to a land to preserve the self. And the denial of the right to self preservation is inevitable extinction. This is where mass immigration and multiculturalism is leading the Canadian people. If this mindset, which is only a recent introduction into the Canadian psyche, is nurtured and allowed to grow then Canada is doomed, our culture is lost, and our history forgotten. No one, not even immigrant communities, would permit or even suggest such a course of action for their people. So why should Canadians?
Also, Immigration Watch Canada released this weekly bulletin. It is an excellent read and related to the content of this post.