I like to seek out a wide range of opinions on issues that interest me to help me see things more clearly and introduce me to angles that are not obvious to me from the start. This entails entertaining the thoughts of those on both the left and the right of the political spectrum. Letting one's political leanings decide how one should approach and argue a topic is myopic. Life is not that simple and sometimes, I will admit, I find myself agreeing with the left on some issues while also thinking they're bat shit insane on others.
So in that vein I was scouring YouTube for political commentary on the current economic climate of the west and came across this video of respected leftist guru, Noam Chomsky.
I believe in the video he is engaged in a Q&A with the audience of a speaking engagement he had. The topic of discussion is about the austerity measures many western governments are engaged in along with health care and education. For the purposes of this post none of that is important. What is important is what he says at the beginning.
He mentions an unidentified "well known economist" who thinks European leaders could "be charged with violating an ethical and in fact a legal principal namely experimentation with human beings, cannot be taken without their consent." He goes on to imply that the austerity measures, which have "failed in the past", are illegal since they are being imposed by the ruling classes upon a populace that has not agreed to them nor has any influence on how the austerity measures should be implemented. To him, the austerity measures are an illegal experimentation since non-consenting human beings are the test subjects.
If that is so then one could follow that line of thinking and argue that multiculturalism and the immigration system that sustains it are, in fact, an illegal experimentation being imposed upon the non-consenting Canadian populace by a powerful ruling class.
Let's be clear here. Canadians never fully consented to having their country turned into a "social experiment" in which they were to be the test subjects. This came to be because of decisions made in the halls on Parliament Hill by a handful of people with little to no input from the Canadian population. No referendum was held on it and none of the major political parties then and now has campaigned against the multicultural agenda denying Canadians the option to vote against it. We had no choice or say in the matter. It was imposed upon us by a political and cultural elite who maintain it to this day.
That being the case then the "social experiment" that Canada has been turned into is illegitimate and multiculturalism as social policy (and by extension the immigration system) is illegal because we never agreed to it and its outcome nor did we willingly assume the risk if the "social experiment" were to fail.
Therefore we shouldn't give it any acknowledgement. Doing so legitimises it and thus you consent to being experimented on. It is better to say that Canada is not a multicultural society. Canada is a Euro-American state playing host to a myriad of world cultures and the colonies of foreign nations.
And if you stop to think about it that's what Canada is. At least it is for now.