Saturday, 26 March 2011

Diversity Is Our Strength: My Holocaust Is More Important Than Yours: A Lamentation (And Omen) For Multicultural Canada.

When I first heard about the Canadian Human Rights Museum and who was pushing for its development I concluded that upon completion it would be another Holocaust memorial that gives a polite nod to other genocides, under the auspices of diversity and inclusion, while deeming them of lesser value. This, all the while being heavily dependent on tax dollars for its survival.

It appears I was right about the first assumption and will be proven in time to be correct about the second (it's pretty much a given).

According to news reports plans for the museum specify a separate place for the Holocaust within it, singling it out for special attention, while all other genocides are to be lumped together in an all inclusive exhibit. The implication is that the Holocaust is exceptional compared to all other acts of genocide and thus more deserving of reflection and reverence. As for other genocides, well, they're all pretty much the same so we will just stick them all into that corner over there and out of the way. After all, we don't want people to trip over them and hurt themselves.

Ukrainian groups are not amused because they have their own Holocaust to brag about. Called the Holodomor, it was an event that witnessed a man made famine in the Ukrainian SSR during 1932-33. Death tolls range from anywhere between 1.2 million to 12 million in a campaign led out of Moscow to wipe out ethnic Ukrainians in an act of genocide. There are more Canadians who are of Ukrainian extraction than there are those who are Jewish so it is reasonable to argue that the Holodomor should occupy a space for itself as well.

How many Canadians died in the Holocaust? How many Canadians died in the Holodomor? Why are Canadians building a museum to memorialize these events? Why are Canadians bickering about which genocide is more important than another? If we're all Canadians than why has this become controversial?

On the plus side polls suggest the Holocaust should not be given a special place but should be apart of a display showcasing all acts of genocide. This just illustrates, yet again, that those in decision making positions are grossly out of touch with the values of the majority of people.

What is disconcerting about this is how even after generations within Canada some Canadians still identify with an ancestral homeland where, I doubt, many of have ever visited (or can locate on a map) and this is the core issue here. This is the fruit of multiculturalism and the immigration system that gives it its breath. How can we function as a coherent nation when the country is divided along ethnic lines all trying to advance their special interests? This is something that should be considered as the foreign born population swells in the coming decades. The Human Rights Museum is proving to be more of a symbol of division than understanding but isn't that what multiculturalism accomplishes anyway?

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Apparently, a book titled "Under The Sign Of The Scorpion" by history researcher Jyri Lina can be obtained from the author's agent in Scarborough, Ontario. How convenient, eh?

Full purchasing details are supplied by the first commentator in this article.

Here's a short 6 minute video to get you started.

Anonymous said...

"Canadian" was the fastest-growing identity selected on the last national census. The interracial marriage growth rate surged to unprecedented levels. More multicultural failure?

Anonymous said...

No doubt "Canadian" would be the fastest growing identifier even if there was no immigration, so what's the big deal? According to the 2006 census 96.1% of married couples in Canada are same race. The vast majority of interracial marriages are white/other. In other words, non-whites virtually don't intermarry and as immigration increases non-white intermarriage will decline because there are plenty of brides/grooms available in the homeland. Divorce rates, according to US stats are also higher among interracial marriage.

Anonymous said...

Ancestors in the Attic did a programme about Spirit Lake and the Ukrainian internment.

"Growing up as a Ukranian-Canadian, Jerry Bayrak always faced prejudice. But he also heard whispers that his family dealt with even worse when they first arrived in Canada. No one would ever tell him anything about those early days. All Jerry’s Mom would reveal was that she grew up in a small town called Spirit Lake, near Montreal. But it wasn’t until Jerry began digging that he discovered that Spirit Lake was actually a World War I internment camp. Now, with the help of Ancestors in the Attic, Jerry begins a dramatic search to discover the truth about Spirit Lake and about one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history."

Except, of course, for Jerry's family, who asked the Cdn government to place them in Spirit Lake because they could not make ends meet. And possibly, if Jerry's family remained in the Ukraine, instead of migrating to evil Anglo-Saxon Canada, quite possibly they might have been victims of the Holodomor. Or maybe no one really cares except the UCC who are $12 million richer.

Anonymous said...

"In other words, non-whites virtually don't intermarry and as immigration increases non-white intermarriage will decline because there are plenty of brides/grooms available in the homeland. Divorce rates, according to US stats are also higher among interracial marriage."

Actually, neither one of these things is true. According to the last US census, 1 in 7 new marriages was interracial and the divorce rate depended on the coupling. Black male/white female has a high rate of disruption, whereas white males who marry black females have a 44% lower chance of divorce over white males who marry white females. For white females, the lowest rate of disruption was found with Hispanic rather than white males. Rates of divorce for Asian female/white male were 4% higher than white-white marriages, which demographers considered statistically insignificant.

Anonymous said...

In reality, if current US trends are any indication, this is only the beginning of the intermarriage boom.

PaxCanadiana said...

Actually, neither one of these things is true. According to the last US census, 1 in 7 new marriages was interracial and the divorce rate depended on the coupling. Black male/white female has a high rate of disruption, whereas white males who marry black females have a 44% lower chance of divorce over white males who marry white females. For white females, the lowest rate of disruption was found with Hispanic rather than white males. Rates of divorce for Asian female/white male were 4% higher than white-white marriages, which demographers considered statistically insignificant.

See a pattern here?

In reality, if current US trends are any indication, this is only the beginning of the intermarriage boom.

Until all the whites are intermarried off. Then see a dramatic decline.

I don't find it reassuring when most, if not the vast majority, of the couples who are intermarrying involve one partner being white, do you?

Looked at another way whites are less racist than we presume. Or non-whites prefer to marry whites more than any other race. I guess interpreting the data is all in the eye of the beholder.

PaxCanadiana said...

"Canadian" was the fastest-growing identity selected on the last national census.

When one can live in Canada for decades in an "ethnic enclave" with little command of either French or English yet still be called a Canadian, I'll take what you are assuming with a grain of salt.

The interracial marriage growth rate surged to unprecedented levels.

Is one spouse invariably white?

More multicultural failure?

Yes it is actually, at least in the case of self identified Canadians. Doing so is a rejection of multiculturalism. It's a political statement, if you will. At least I hope so. Alas, one can be an immigrant, know nothing of the country or its languages and still be considered a Canadian.

As for interracial marriages what does that prove? That non-whites like to marry whites? That a surge is, instead of one interracial marriage the previous year there was two this year making it a whopping 100% increase.

Anonymous said...

"One-in-Seven New U.S. Marriages Is Interracial or Interethnic" is a big difference from interracial. Hispanics are not a race.

"Among all newlyweds in 2008, 9% of whites, 16% of blacks, 26% of Hispanics and 31% of Asians married someone whose race or ethnicity was different from their own."

The largest group for White intermarriage is Hispanic and again, because obviously you've been slective in the reporting of the data, Hispanics are not a race.

"Rates of intermarriages among newlyweds in the U.S. more than doubled between 1980 (6.7%) and 2008 (14.6%). However, different groups experienced different trends. Rates more than doubled among whites and nearly tripled among blacks. But for both Hispanics and Asians, rates were nearly identical in 2008 and 1980.

These seemingly contradictory trends were both driven by the heavy, ongoing Hispanic and Asian immigration wave of the past four decades."

In other words, non-whites virtually don't intermarry and as immigration increases non-white intermarriage will decline because there are plenty of brides/grooms available in the homeland.

White male/Black female marriage is virtually non-existent and pales in comparison to Black male/White female coupling. Again, Hispanics are not a race.

In other words divorce rates for interracial marriages are higher.

http://pewsocialtrends.org/files/2010/10/755-marrying-out.pdf

Anonymous said...

"I don't find it reassuring when most, if not the vast majority, of the couples who are intermarrying involve one partner being white, do you?"


I do for the simple fact that it proves that non-whites' intent is to marry into the dominant culture. I know that for some east Asian girls, it is considered the last bastion of assimilation - they've got a "white" boyfriend, so now they truly BELONG here.

Anonymous said...

"Until all the whites are intermarried off. Then see a dramatic decline."

LOL. Why so dramatic? Look, put it this way, if, after a decade or so of living in Japan and being inundated with Japanese faces on commercials, do you seriously NOT think that ethnic Japanese would start to look good to you?

PaxCanadiana said...

The largest group for White intermarriage is Hispanic and again, because obviously you've been slective in the reporting of the data, Hispanics are not a race.

Hispanic also includes what is called "non-white" Hispanic. This undoubtedly contributes significantly to that number.

VDARE addresses this very issue. The example they give is Cameron Diaz marrying her ex-boyfriend Matt Dillon. Though Cameron Diaz is of mixed heritage statistically her hypothetical marriage to Matt Dillon would be considered a mixed marriage where one partner, Ms. Diaz, is Hispanic.

In other words, non-whites virtually don't intermarry and as immigration increases non-white intermarriage will decline because there are plenty of brides/grooms available in the homeland.

This is equally true for Canada to some degree but is dependent on the racial group and the availability of spouses of the same race.

So the majority of Japanese Canadians are in mixed marriages. This makes sense considering their small presence in Canada. However the majority of Chinese and south Asians are not in mixed marriages and this carries over into their Canadian born children. This also makes sense since Canada is being flooded with immigrants for China and south Asian making spouses of share race plentiful in the country.

That being the case we can expect a decrease in the occurrence of interracial marriages as the non-white population in Canada explodes.

The poster is milking the interracial marriage angle for all its worth but the conclusions (s)he is drawing from available data is premature and I believe misguided.

PaxCanadiana said...

I do for the simple fact that it proves that non-whites' intent is to marry into the dominant culture.

Really? So that's what the data suggests, not that when it comes to interracial marriages non-whites prefer to marry whites? It's an assimilation thing?

I doubt that very much. Skin complexion is more of an issue in non-white countries than it is here. The lighter the skin tone equated status and beauty. And you can't get any lighter than a Caucasian. In this vein marrying a white person means light skinned children and I think this is very much at play here. And when the children are raised to honour their cultural heritage it kind of puts that whole assimilation thing to bed, don't you think? Internationally there is a cultural prefference for lighter skin tones which is why the vast majority of interracial marriage involves one spouse being white.

And when whites are not the racial majority then what? Does it still hold true that when non-whties marry whites it's because they want to assimilate into the dominant culture?

PaxCanadiana said...

LOL. Why so dramatic? Look, put it this way, if, after a decade or so of living in Japan and being inundated with Japanese faces on commercials, do you seriously NOT think that ethnic Japanese would start to look good to you?

I don't live in Japan and ethnic Japanese look good to me anyways. What's your point?

Toronto is overwhelmed by south Asians and, personalities aside, I don't find them attractive on a superficial sense. Same with Filipinos even though they are a pleasant people.

You'd figure that in a society with a dominant race the exotic would be more attractive but that is not the case. If anything immigration is proving true that humans are tribal in nature. The more racially diverse our society becomes the more segregated it is becoming and preference for the similar becomes the norm.

Anonymous said...

"White male/Black female marriage is virtually non-existent and pales in comparison to Black male/White female coupling. Again, Hispanics are not a race.

In other words divorce rates for interracial marriages are higher."


Actually, for the purposes of the study (and US census takers, I suppose you know more than them?) Hispanic IS a race. Also, black female/white male is the fourth most common type of intermarriage in the States. Statistics here: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_7532/is_200804/ai_n32270493/?tag=content;col1

Intermarriage rates are only higher, in general, when the female is white. The exception to this is the Hispanic male/white female pairing, who have a lower-than-average rate of disruption. Do you consider Mark Consuelos to be "white" as his wife, Kelly Ripa?

Anonymous said...

The intermarriage rate for minority-minority ALSO rose, albeit more incrementally than white/minority marriages.

Anonymous said...

"I doubt that very much. Skin complexion is more of an issue in non-white countries than it is here. The lighter the skin tone equated status and beauty."

Then the palest Koreans would be as popular as Swedish men. It's not really about skin colour where aesthetics are concerned, as I've already explained. There are plenty of extremely light Asians. It's more about features. Asian women sometimes find the features of Asian men effiminate when in comparison with Caucasian men.

Anonymous said...

It's not about sexual attraction. The Japanese deny the potential for a gradual extinction, by limiting the invasion of another species into their homeland. In the Darwinian world, where species battle over territory extinction will occur when one, inevitably, is ascendant, often times because of greater fertility/numbers. However, this is not a normal evolutionary process. This is government and other groups aiding and abetting the race replacement of the founding people. This is abnormal. There has never been a species that has evolved to aid the ascent of a competitor. Species may lose a competition but never have they aided and abetted the victory of their competitor.

PaxCanadiana said...

The intermarriage rate for minority-minority ALSO rose, albeit more incrementally than white/minority marriages.

If you say so.

PaxCanadiana said...

Then the palest Koreans would be as popular as Swedish men.

Popular to who? I don't really follow what you're saying here.

It's not really about skin colour where aesthetics are concerned, as I've already explained. There are plenty of extremely light Asians.

Asians, racially, have a light complexion, some more so than others. For instance Koreans have a lighter complexions than Filipinos. And if skin colour is not an issue than why are skin lightening creams available in all of Asia? Why do Asian women walk around with parasols in the summertime, something you even see here in Toronto?

Aesthetics is something other and again western features are more favoured to Asians than Asian ones. There are eye widening operations available in Asian nations for the cosmetic purpose of making one look more western.

Taking that operation in hand with the Asian obsession with lighter skin tones is a pronouncement that Asians identify with whites. This is why they are comfortable moving to white majority countries and moving into white majority neighbourhoods. You do not see very many Asians, if any, moving into black or south Asian dominated neighbourhoods or countries.

It's more about features.

Western features particularly wide, round eyes.

Canada's white majority has been the nation's key asset to integrating immigrants which is why Canada must retain it. Many of the immigrants coming to Canada identity with whites, such as Asians and south Asians, but not so much with each other. Canada's white majority has been a stabilizing factor. Lose it and you may court chaos.

Anonymous said...

The Pew study clearly states, for those who read English, that Hispanic is not a race. Wiki clearly states that Hispanic is not a race.

Ripa stated that she is 3/4 Italian and 1/4 Irish. Her father is full Italian American and her mother is Italian and Irish American. Consuelos, apparently, is half Mexican and 1/2 Italian. Jessica Alba's father is Mexican and her mother is French, Danish. However, when George Lopez tested her DNA swab it turned out see was 87% European. Thus it is quite conceivable that Consuelos is predominately European.

Anonymous said...

"
Ripa stated that she is 3/4 Italian and 1/4 Irish. Her father is full Italian American and her mother is Italian and Irish American. Consuelos, apparently, is half Mexican and 1/2 Italian. Jessica Alba's father is Mexican and her mother is French, Danish. However, when George Lopez tested her DNA swab it turned out see was 87% European. Thus it is quite conceivable that Consuelos is predominately European."

Oh, OK then, thanks for clarifying. I'll be sure to pass on this information the next time I'm confronted with a comments section in some news article that mentions American immigration and birth rate patterns that have no fear about the growing Hispanic population, as Mestizos are not a race and Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, etc. are actually just white people so the panic is unwarranted.

Anonymous said...

No problem. Obviously you have a reading comprehension issue. No one mentioned Mestizos. Hispanic is not a race. Mestizo is one European parent and one indigene. Criollo is indicative of two European parents. If Consuelo's Mexican father is full indigene, then yes he is Mestizo, but so far you have presented no evidence for that case. If you're suggesting Mestizos are not white, and thus are a threat to th US European founding people, vis-a-vis race-replacement, then knock yourself out.

Anonymous said...

In your view Monica Bellucci is not white, correct?

Anonymous said...

"If you're suggesting Mestizos are not white"

Then that person would obviously be correct. By the way, what's defined as a "Mestizo" in Latin America doesn't have to suggest a person with one Euro parent and one Native one. Usually, in fact it involves a person of multi-generational mixture who may have Native ancestry on both sides. In Mexico in particular, people are typically far more Native than European. There is even a belief that the term "Mestizo" is embraced by many as away to "play up" European bloodline in a person who is otherwise predominantly Native but ashamed of it. Happens a lot in Latin American culture.

Hispanic not being a race does NOT = Hispanics have no race other than WHITE.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, do I REALLY need to point out that Monica Bellucci is Italian, not Hispanic? I mean, please at least choose relevant examples if you want to make a point.

As well, you don't have to argue it with me. I have no problem with a Mexican invasion in the US. I'm saying, try arguing your perspective to white Americans, and see how THEY feel about the "Hispanic is not a race, most of them are white" rhetoric. S'all I'm saying.