Monday, March 10, 2008

Multiculturalism's Early Obituary

Canadian Muslim columnist Salim Mansur writes the obituary for multiculturalism, though I think he is being far too optimistic on that point. Nonetheless, he does give an exceptional critique of this socialist paradigm.


This from Salim Mansur in the Toronto Sun:

Future historians of the phenomenon known as "multiculturalism" that the West bone-headedly adopted towards the end of the second millennium will note the precise time when it was dealt a mortal wound.

It was at 8:46 on Tuesday morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when the first of the four commercial airliners hijacked by Islamist terrorists -- all of Arab origin -- struck the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Since that time other western cities -- Madrid, London, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Washington --have been targets of successful or failed attempts by Islamist terrorists determined to spread random death and destruction.

Those involved in the planning and execution of such terror are immigrants or born of immigrant parents belonging to the rapidly growing Muslim population in the West over the past 40 years. I happen to be a part of this wave of immigration to the West.

This western Muslim population, with its ethnic diversity reflecting the vastness of the Arab-Muslim world -- stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from central Asia to sub-Saharan Africa -- could have given some timely ballast to multiculturalism by unambiguously and unapologetically defending the West against barbarity.

This was the minimum Muslims in the West owed to the civilization where they sought refuge, and where they found security, prosperity, freedom and self-fulfillment of the like denied them in their native lands.

Instead Muslim-based organizations, at first having offered denial, followed with an unending volume of polemics condemning the West for past sins. By exploiting the West's post-colonial guilt they held it responsible for the conditions in the Arab-Muslim world that breeds the politics of terrorism.

These bald-faced polemics are sheer nonsense, and yet they resonated in much of the West that went limp with the anodyne of wishful multicultural thinking.

The idea that all cultures are equal in merit and deserving respect, an idea devoid of any historical perspective, could be seriously proposed and adopted only in western liberal democracies. And logically such an idea meant only one thing, the diminution of the West and its achievements in comparison to other cultures. . . .

Read the entire article.

Unfortunately, I think that multiculturalism is inextricably intertwined with socialism and a world view that holds in contempt traditional western values. It forms the paradigm for far too many of our elite and academics to be jettisoned at this point, despite the clarity of the evidence of multiculturalism's suicidal fatuity. Multiculturalism will not die until socialism itself begins to wane in the world.


MK said...

"Multiculturalism will not die until socialism itself begins to wane in the world."

I think you're right Scott, unfortunately i don't think socialism will wane, it thrives on ignorance, laziness and stupidity. All are characteristics that require no effort whatsoever.

Just Another Richard said...

MK. We will learn through pain and suffering, and the lacklustre response of our socialist masters to that suffering. They simply do not have the intestinal fortitude for the coming conflict; they also do not have the intellect for it, though they do indeed thrive upon the false premise that they are the only intellects of any consequence. As their incompetence becomes undeniable with an ever growing death toll of our fellow citizens, they will be revealed for what they are, and quickly be discredited, then their philosophies will die with them, but sadly, not before.
Once again, we must learn the hard way.

Joanne said...

Just looking at the picture - why are these men allowed to cover their faces in public? What good are surveillance cameras if you can't even identify the person. It is bad enough the women manage to be allowed to cover their faces, but the men - rubbage to that - make them take their coverings off their faces. If I was that police officer I would demand they take off their coverings - the tolerance is sickening in Britain.