Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Multiculturalism Or Else!

So, a conviction was handed out to a man involved in a "nippertipping" incident that occurred in 2007. This altercation lead to a car chase that concluded with a car crash that left one man, ironically non-Asian, permanently mentally impaired. The CBC has the story here.

I don't know the exact details of the event but the actions of Trevor Middleton is indefensible.

From what I have read attacks on Asian anglers have been ongoing in the area for several years, so often in fact it developed the name "nippertipping". The attacks have more to do with humiliating the angler than to cause real bodily harm. The attack was typically characterized as being pushed into the water fishing-tackle and all. Trevor Middleton took it further by escalating it to a car chase.

It may be a turf war where local anglers who "don't take too kindly to outsiders" are trying to be as impolite as possible to keep people away. This may be why non-Asian anglers have also complained about being attacked and why the authorities didn't consider the attacks racially motivated.

However race is a factor. Or is it? I have read comments by some locals who were not necessarily defending "nippertipping" but were describing the actions of the Asian anglers that would invite the negative attention they were receiving. To the point, they were, well, jerks. They were over-fishing, fishing illegally, fishing commercially, fishing all night and leaving garbage and human waste lying about, as well as crowding out locals and crossing fishing lines at popular fishing spots and then responding by saying "don't speak English". If this is true then you were pretty much asking for a fight but even so you are still not justified in pushing people in the water no matter how badly they deserve it.

However what happened in Georgian Township just north of Toronto got me thinking. What is a town to do if it rejects multiculturalism? What if it does not want the demographically changing effects that mass immigration imposes? What if it likes its white bread traditional character and wants to keep it that way?

There is little it can do. In Canada we have freedom of movement. People can live anywhere they want (except on native reserves). It can do what the people of Hérouxville, Quebec did by adopting a code of conduct but beyond that there is little.

They do not have the natural defenses that Canada's ethnic colonies have. These "communities" have linguistic, racial, and cultural barriers that invite in people who look, talk, and act alike while repelling those who differ. And no one complains because, in reality, no wants to live with them anyways. If they do it is mostly not by choice but by circumstance.

As much as Canada is self congratulating at being an inclusive society in practice people of differing ethnic origins do not care to live with each other preferring instead to cluster in areas that either start with the word "little" in front of it or ends in the word "town" (and they all end up spelling colony in the end). Talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words and what Canada's immigrant communities are saying via settlement patterns is loud and clear. It is that they want to live among their own and they have the means to keep it that way.

Canadian towns and communities do not have that luxury. They have nothing at their disposal to preserve their character. The Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms compels them to accommodate those who willfully refuse to integrate. If they complain their names will be dragged through the muck with accusations of bigotry and racism. At worst, individuals will be hauled before a Human Rights Commission and financially ruined. It is multiculturalism or else.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please, please don't legitimize the slur "whitebread" by using it.

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to the oft-quoted "Diversity is Strength" scenario where all races are supposed to blend seamlessly into one utopian, smiley-face grandstand, that the Toronto Star or Canadian Broadcasting Corporation would have us believe?

Kudos to the Frankfurt School of Political Correctness for achieving their goal of brainwashing the masses.

Anonymous said...

Further to the above, here's a very revealing discussion (segment) by an ex-Soviet KGB propagandist from way back in 1984, no less!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=IHgYPDvQFU8&NR=1

There's something wrong-headed in Canada, U.S. and other western nations, and this video may offer a clue.

Anonymous said...

We may wonder how our British cousins are handling their own version of "multiculturalism or else".

"The fact is, this nation (U.K.) is being changed. It is becoming more Asian, West Indian, African etc.

If the self-declared 'libertarians' and democracy lovers really think this country will be a pleasant place to live under these circumstances they are seriously deluded. All the evidence is there: inter-ethnic violence, voting fraud and commitment to political parties that look after their ethnic interests.
"

....MORE

Anonymous said...

I complete agree with your point of view. I believe that there is almost a double standard - you come for the multiculturalism, but you live with the same people you were with before. I don't agree with "nippertipping" as a way to communicate with people, I personally see that as the person only humaliating themselves. I am form Ottawa, where multiculturalism is everywhere. But I never thought to see places like little Italy and China Town as a community where Italians and Chinese go to be more together. Thank you for opening my eyes to Canadian's (not Canada's) definition of multiculturalism