There has never been a society that has survived and prospered by promoting division among its members. A society must emphasize what brings a people together, not what drives them apart. Reward unity, not division.
No need to immediately go to the extremes of Rwanda and Nazi Europe, no ... those are just examples of possible ends on the edges of the curve. No, let's look at degeneration.
Look at the the record of societies that never properly rallied its people around a common, national ethos - and instead allowed an emphasis on race, language, and religion to be the strong, central point of focus for the individual. Most recent examples include Yugoslavia, The Soviet Union, The Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Czechoslovakia - there are others. How did that work out for them?
If Scotland goes its own way next month, you can add the late great United Kingdom to the list.
There is one rare success, and that is the small nation of Switzerland - but again, you are talking about a common Western European ethos, religion, common terrain, and relative independence of its Cantons. What unifies the German, French, Italian and Romansh of Switzerland is the unique position of the Canton vs. the State - and the civil agreement on being Swiss. Not unlike the ideal design of the large nation of the United States (separate post one day about the dangers of centralization to the foundational agreement that keep the "U" in USA).
Let's not jump down that rabbit hole today - perhaps later.
Let's look at what a half century of multi-cultural primacy has wrought. Being that we brought up the UK earlier, let' stick with that for a bit.
Recall that much derided individual, Enoch Powell? You should. If not, google the man and come back.
From 1968 ... perhaps you have heard people hiss his name, but have you ever heard his "River of Blood speech?" Not quite outside the lines in 2014 - when allowances are made for anachronisms that don't translate to this century. Well, here it is;
Where has multi-cultural Britain found itself?
Can you quote its greatest modern leader? No.
Paul Weston, co-founder and leader of the GB Liberty party and a candidate for Member of the European Parliament, was arrested Saturday, hauled off in a police van, and could face two years in prison. All for reading a passage from Winston Churchill’s book, The River War, regarding Islam:Perhaps the 2nd and 3rd generation of Her Britannic Majesty's subjects would assimilate in to the Western culture and support its values? No.
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.”He spent several hours in a cell at Winchester Police Station, after which the original charge of breaching a Section 27 Dispersal Notice was dropped and Mr Weston was "re-arrested" for a Racially Aggravated Crime, under Section 4 of the Public Order Act, which carries a potential prison sentence of 2 years.
He was then fingerprinted and obliged to submit to DNA sampling, following which he was bailed with a return date to Winchester Police on May 24th.
At least one in four of the estimated 2,000 foreigners fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq is British - and half of those are already back in the UK, it has emerged today.Well, if they are back in the UK, at least the police and people will have no qualms about speaking up if they suspect something - they won't be scared to speak up, will they? You can trust the police? No.
Serious questions have been raised as to whether enough is being done to stem the flow of fighters after the Government revealed it has only seized 23 passports this year to prevent them travelling to the war zone.
The Government says there are around 500 British among the fighters while a further 250 are thought to have already returned to the UK where the police and security services are attempting to watch them.
That means there are now almost three times as many British Muslims fighting for Islamic State than there are serving in the UK military, an MP has claimed.
But Khalid Mahmood, Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Barr, told Channel 4 News the lack of border controls meant the Government’s estimates of jihadi numbers were too low. ‘I think it’s about 2,000 people,’ he added.
The sexual abuse of about 1,400 children at the hands of Asian men went unreported for 16 years because staff feared they would be seen as racist, a report said today.Do I need to go on? Of course ...
Children as young as 11 were trafficked, beaten, and raped by large numbers of men between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the council commissioned review into child protection revealed.
And shockingly, more than a third of the cases were already know to agencies.
But according to the report's author: 'several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought racist'.
Professor Alexis Jay, who wrote the report, condemned the 'blatant' collective failures by the council's leadership, concluding: 'It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered.'
The landmark report which exposed widespread failures of the council, police and social services revealed:
Victims were doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, terrorised with guns, made to witness brutally-violent rapes and told they would be the next if they spoke out;
- They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten and intimidated;
- One victim described gang rape as 'a way of life';
- Police 'regarded many child victims with contempt';
- Some fathers tried to rescue their children from abuse but were arrested themselves;
The approximate figure of 1,400 abuse victims is likely to be a conservative estimate of the true scale of abuse.
The lack of reports was partly down to a fear of being racist, Prof Jay wrote, as the majority of the perpetrators were described as
'Asian men', and many were said to be of Pakistani origin.
One young person told the inquiry that 'gang rape' was a usual part of growing up in the area of Rotherham where she lived.
In two cases, fathers had tracked down their daughters and tried to remove them from houses where they were being abused - only to be arrested themselves when police were called to the scene.
Prof Jay said the first of these reports was 'effectively suppressed' because senior officers did not believe the data.
The other two were ignored, the professor said.
Fears had also been raised by schools over the 16 years but the alerts went uninvestigated.
Teachers reported seeing children as young as 11, 12 and 13 being picked up outside schools by cars and taxis, given presents and mobile phones and taken to meet large numbers of unknown men in Rotherham or other local towns and cities.
Who did this? Simple - the West's political left. The same self-loathing people who could not wait to surrender their society to the Communists during the Cold War. After the fall of the Soviet Union, it just took them awhile to find someplace else to find away to kill that which gave birth to them.
Does this sound familiar?
The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and "rub the Right's nose in diversity", according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.The right? Too weak, shortsighted, prone to self-important infighting, and timid towards what was wrong. They never passed up an opportunity to call fire on their own position any time one of their own wanted to ask that there at least be a discussion.
He said Labour's relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to "open up the UK to mass migration" but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its "core working class vote".
As a result, the public argument for immigration concentrated instead on the economic benefits and need for more migrants.
It's not just the UK. In my Netherlands;
... protests in support of Islamic terrorist group ISIS have gone undeterred by Dutch authorities in the Hague. Two public rallies, expressing support for ISIS have been held this month, with chants advocating the murder of “dirty Jews from the sewers” heard at both.Those were not Nazis. Nor were these marchers in the City of Lights;
On July 13 thousands of protesters marched from Paris' Barbès district to Bastille Square to express their support to the Palestinian people and to denounce the Israeli attacks on Gaza. Clashes with the police erupted towards the end of the day, after a group of pro-Palestinian demonstrators made its way to two neighboring synagogues ...When you protest outside the Israeli embassy - you are anti-Israel. When you march on synagogues ... then you are a Jew hater.
Such are the fruits of such mindless multi-culturalism ... wait ... it isn't mindless - it was intentional. Intentionally done primarily by the self-loathing left.
Immigration policy, if it wants to succeed, should follow some simple, proven paths to success. When those immigrants come from a very different culture, they should come in small numbers and steered towards assimilation - not large numbers who are enabled to not assimilate. All that does is set up future generations for strife and conflict. This has always been so. As a result, you have to ask, "Why promote policies the opposite?"
The answers are one of two: 1) People thought they were smarter than everyone else, and all was new - transformational! 2) They knew it would't work, but it met their goal of undermining Western culture - so they made it so.
We may have a few challenges with our recent waves of immigrants - but these are on the whole Latin Catholics. Those are digestible in to a Anglo-German Christian culture. Add a little flavor, but fundamental change? Not by much (though we need to slow it down and digest too - as we have done in the past.) Millions of Muslims from Africa and the Middle East? Whole different ball of wax, and like a ball of wax - it does not digest well.
While she is still there, let's revisit the mother country of Olivers and Iains;
The most popular boys' name in England and Wales last year was Muhammad, according to an ONS poll released earlier today.
The research officially lists Oliver as the most popular boys name, with 6,949 counts, but the way the names are organised means each different spelling of Muhammad is listed separately.
When all the variations are added together, including Muhammad, Mohammed and Mohammad, the name comes out top with 7,445 counts.
For girls, Amelia remained the favourite for the third year running – ahead of Olivia and Emily.
Multi-cultural London and the West Midlands contained the most babies named Muhammad, while Oliver came out top in the South East, South West and Wales.I think it is time that we just stop using the term "multi-cultural" and call it what it truly is; "sectarian."
What to do? The first step is to properly identify the problem. The second is to take action. The first action would be to stop and digest as mentioned before. You have taken in too many who resist assimilation too much - taking in more won't help. Then you need to adjust your laws that allow you to deport those who do not have legal status - or to make it so difficult to stay that they go back on their own. You then need to remove incentive for others to come without an invitation - that is your social welfare benefits.
To do the above, you need to grow some confidence. Those who brought you this problem will attack you for trying to solve it - but it needs to be solved. If you don't, then things will continue to go in the direction it has been going - and worst of all to many - you will by your inaction prove Enoch Powell right.
UPDATE: Looks like NRO's Andrew McCarthy is feeling the same vibe today;
Islamists are taking the measure of the West and finding it to be a shallow, self-loathing husk. When Muslims riot over mere cartoons, the intelligentsia’s first impulse is to condemn the publisher. After an Islamist terrorist’s brutal murder of Theo van Gogh, who directed Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s screenplay “Submission,” about the treatment of women in Islam, the first impulse of the Netherlands was to encourage Ms. Hirsi Ali to leave the country. In Birmingham, a conservative group called the “English Defense League” has demonstrated in opposition to what it is careful to call militant Islam, stressing that it has no quarrel with Islam or with Muslims who do not wish to change British law or life. Predictably, Muslim groups reacted violently, exhorted by imams at the Birmingham Central Mosque to show the umma’s “solidarity.” The first impulse of the British media? To side with the rampaging Muslims, whom they portrayed as heroic “anti-fascists”—fighting side-by-side with their socialist allies, to challenge the “anti-Islamic” activists of the right-wing.”