Saturday, 5 February 2011

Accommodation Is Not Integration: David Cameron Says Multiculturalism Has Failed.

Speaking in Munich current U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron made the pronouncement that multiculturalism as domestic policy has failed. This is significant because he is the second head of a European state to publicly denounce multiculturalism while still holding office. The other was German Chancellor Angela Merkel. This is tantamount to Stephen Harper saying multiculturalism is a failure.

It is clear his conclusion was influenced by the U.K.'s experience with its unassimilated Muslim community but you can't promote a policy where it is multiculturalism for some, assimilation for others. You can't expect Muslims to fully assimilate while other imported cultures are given no bounds. Multiculturalism is an all or nothing proposition; it's either that or a "melting pot" approach and those societies that have dabbled in multiculturalism find themselves drifting to favour its opposite, including Canadians.

Multiculturalism is chaotic and it destroys any sense of a national character. It is fraudulent and vacuous as a national identity because it is incoherent. Every society that embraces it succumbs to an existential crisis because multiculturalism continuously challenges any coherent social identity by incessantly questioning it. In effect the citizens are confused about who they are as a people.

What this means for Canadians is that the Canadian does not exist for he cannot exist. Were the Canadian to exist then that means that there is something to assimilate into, a culture to preserve and promote, a line between "us" and "the other". But Canadian style multiculturalism cannot survive if that is to be so the Canadian cannot exist. Such is the paradox: to be a Canadian is not to be Canadian. That being the case Canada should scrap multiculturalism. In practical terms it is meaningless to the majority of the population anyways so most wouldn't know if it was abandoned.

10 comments:

trencherbone said...

Muslims can't contribute anything positive, they can only destroy civilised life. This is the disaster that multiculturalism has inflicted on Britain!

Dominion of Canada said...

I remember when Nick Griffin of the BNP was allowed on that BBC debate, and a black member of the audience was asking him why he (Nick) didn't consider him to be British.

The fact is that people who look different cannot fully assimilate (and looks are just scratching the surfact-there are questions of average IQ and a host of psychological traits amongst different populations). The black guy in question was not an Anglo-Saxon. He was an African who just happened to have an English accent, and you can't build a country around that. Similarly, you cannot build a Canadian identity around "tolerance" and superficial things like hockey.

Ignoring Quebec for the time being, Canada was founded by British people. Subsequent waves of European immigrants were assimilated because they looked similar and came from a similar cultural background (European Christian). There is no material difference now between, say, a Saskatchewanian of Ukrainian or Scottish descent, because they look the same, and their distinct cultures have faded over time and have been subsumed by the local culture.

People attach a negative value judgment to that train of thought, but that is not the case. It is not meant to be "mean". If I got married to a white lady and moved to China and we had a white baby, and it grew up speaking Chinese and eating Chinese food, would that make him an ethnic Chinese? Of course not. Why then, is the reverse considered to make a Chinese baby an ethnic Canadian?

In my latest blog post, I discuss how ramping up immigration will have negative ramifications for Canada, and how our superficial culture that includes everybody isn't strong enough to keep us from breaking apart. Let me know if you would be interested in doing a link exchange.

http://dominionofcanada.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/balkanization/

Viejo Verde en Sodoma said...

"...Ukrainian or Scottish descent, because they look the same" A white Country for white people.Heil Hitler!

http://canadianimmigrant.ca/learn/newsitems/article/8076

Immigration museum opens
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 focuses on educating others about the role immigrants play in building the country and contributing to Canada’s culture, economy and lifestyle.

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax officially opened Monday, Feb. 7.
During the late 1920’s to 1970’s the site was a national historic site where many immigrants, refugees and war brides entered the country.

The area was reopened as a museum in 1999.

In 2009, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the museum would be redesignated with a national mandate.

It focuses on educating others about the role immigrants play in building the country and contributing to Canada’s culture, economy and lifestyle.

“This national institution pays tribute to the women, men, and children from all over the world who chose Canada as their home,” said Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay in a press release.

“I know I speak for all Nova Scotians in saying that we are proud to be part of ensuring this important chapter of Canadian history is preserved, promoted, and shared with all Canadians—now, and for generations to come."

James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage, said this museum is for everyone since one in five Canadians have a relationship back to this site.

“We know that Pier 21 has played a key role in creating the Canada we cherish today,” Moore said.

“By creating this National museum, we've ensured that the stories of those who travelled far, toiled long, and sacrificed much for a better life in this great country, will be forever preserved in the national fabric of Canada's broad and colourful history.”

PaxCanadiana said...

A white Country for white people.Heil Hitler!

I invoke Godwin's Law.

Tell me something, and be honest, would you be in Canada if this was white majority but poor and not the wealthy nation that can satisfy your materialistic fantasies?

Something tells me that you wouldn't. So I can reasonably surmise you are here in Canada for monetary gain. So your objections to calls to keeping Canada white majority are based on the fact that in Canada there is money and you want it. If there was no money to be had in Canada then you wouldn't be here and calls to keep it white majority would be met by you with indifference.

Also, is there a flood of non-Hispanics entering Mexico that would give cause for concern? No, there is isn't.

So you're objection to keeping Canada white majority is based on 1) doing so may keep you away from obtaining Canadian wealth and 2) you are comforted knowing that what you and many others like you are doing to Canada is not happening in your native country where you are the ethnic/racial majority and your culture is secure. It's self serving and hypocritical.

As for the Museum, which I can guarantee will be so poorly visited it will need to be heavily subsidized with tax dollars, I ask what's your point? It's just a museum. Does that mean we should increase immigration to over 10 million a year half of whom come from Asia? Is that what your saying?

Viejo Verde en Sodoma said...

"So you're objection to keeping Canada white majority is based on"
My objection is to link integration and skin color.
Is Michaƫlle Jean integrated? Is she a "real Canadian"?

PaxCanadiana said...

Is Michaƫlle Jean integrated? Is she a "real Canadian"?

What do you mean by integrated? Having a job and paying taxes? Is that is all the is required to be integrated?

Michaelle Jean is more Haitian than Canadian, I think it's obvious. She spent so much time traveling to Haiti and used her token position as Canada's Governor General to bring Haiti's plight to the national stage it made me wonder if she was Canada's Governor General or Haiti's ambassador to Canada.

So in my eyes the answer is no, she is not "really Canadian" because she has not fully surrendered her Haitian identity and fully embraced a Canadian one. I'll give you an example to ponder: Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Is she Somali or is she western? She was born in Somalia then immigrated to Denmark and got involved in national politics. She now lives and works in the United States. I'd say she is more Danish or American that Michaelle Jean was ever Canadian.

In any case, what's so wrong with keeping Canada white majority? I ask this out of curiosity because I don't think a reasonable answer exists. I agree, one doesn't have to be white to integrate but as much as we like to pretend race isn't an issue, race does matter. I argue that the more racially diverse a country becomes the more racist and divided it will be. I say keep Canada white majority for the sake of social stability and to combat racism.

Besides, if you feel uncomfortable with being a racial minority in Canada you can always go back to Mexico. When whites are the minority in every current white majority nation, which is a very real possibility in the future, where are they to go? Whites are already a minority globally. What's to be accomplished by making them minorities in all the countries the world over. I doubt anyone in Mexico would put up with it so why should we?

Anonymous said...

"My objection is to link integration and skin color."

La Raza was founded in 1968 by Raul Yzaguirre and takes its name from “La Raza Cosmica,” a phrase coined by Mexican scholar Jose Vasconcelos. La raza is “the race.”

Now, contrary to La Raza’s contention that the phrase means “the people,” or “the community,” the Spanish for those phrases are “la gente,” and “la comunidad.”

La Raza teaches that the entire United States southwest area belongs to Mexico which they named "Aztlan".

With full intentions of a “Reconquista”, La Raza have plans that include the ethnic-racial cleansing of Euro-Americans, Blacks and Asian out of "Aztlan". Yes, all non-Chicanos and opposition groups would have to be expelled.

...and you, a Mexican national living in my country, actually have the audacity of chastising Canadians with a "Heil Hitler"!?

Some photos to ponder.

As a Mexican citizen, would you care to respond to La Raza's racial-cleansing intentions in Estados Unidos?

Anonymous said...

"When whites are the minority in every current white majority nation, which is a very real possibility in the future, where are they to go? Whites are already a minority globally."

...and here's the percentage of a world minority!

Viejo Verde en Sodoma said...

Im not Raul Yzaguirre,and Im not Jose Vasconcelos.
I dont believe in " La Raza".
I just gave my own opinion, not the Mexican opinion.
I'll live in Canada forever and I'll become a Canadian in a few years, sorry buddy!
Like a Mexican I say you " La raza" is too stupid to have "intentions".

Anonymous said...

"So you're objection to keeping Canada white majority is based on 1) doing so may keep you away from obtaining Canadian wealth and 2) you are comforted knowing that what you and many others like you are doing to Canada is not happening in your native country where you are the ethnic/racial majority and your culture is secure. It's self serving and hypocritical."

I'm not objecting to the notion of keeping Canada "white majority" but rather the way ethnic minorities within Canada are being portrayed on the site.

I don't have a "home country." I was born here. I can't be comforted by what is happening in another country because Canada is the only country I know, it is home. I once read a comment from a white nationalist girl about my age saying that ethnic minorities are "jealous" of anything all white and why can't the media be 100% white in a "white" country when other ethnic groups have media that is 100% their race in other countries and whites don't complain and what infuriated me is that she just didn't get it - for those of us who are BORN HERE, THOSE ARE NOT OUR COUNTRIES, THOSE ARE NOT OUR MEDIA. If I was, for example, of Chinese descent, what difference would it make to me if Chinese media is 100% Asian? I can't understand the language! The country that I live in is NOT 100% white so why should the movies be?... and therein lies my point.

Nowhere are we saying that whites shouldn't be the majority, we are saying we deserve to be treated fairly. You have Dominion of Canada here saying, "He was an African who just happened to have an English accent..." HOW IS THAT FAIR? God only knows how he would behave if he were a hiring manager if that's how he thinks! He is effectively making our point FOR us. Put that "African" man in Zimbabwe, do you think he would fit in better there?? But anyways, thanks for demonstrating why hiring quotas exist. Much appreciated, guys.