Joe Dees wrote:
> >Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 09:59:52 -0400
> > Mike Lorrey <email@example.com> :
> >Party of Citizens wrote:
> >> And what is the "point" of this? I am just saying that
> >> "multiculturalism" is more than a cheap slogan. Different races and
> >> peoples have developed different cultures. Why not leave them in peace to
> >> enjoy those cultures as they wish?
> >Because 'multiculturalism' is not about enjoying your native culture. I
> >enjoy my scottish and italian cultural origins very much, thanks, but I
> >am not a citizen of Scotland OR Italy, and I will not put the interests
> >of either country, or its citizens, or its culture, ahead of America.
> >America is my native and primary culture. 'Hyphenated Americans', who
> >place their ethnic orgins first, ahead of their status as Americans,
> >damage our republic. They encourage sectarianism, tribalism, and
> >inter-ethnic strife, of the sort we see in the Balkan states so much
> >these days. I would think that anyone with intelligence would see that
> >Yugoslavia is an excellent example of what NOT to do with a country, yet
> >allegedly intelligent liberals want to do the exact same thing to
> Just like one can be conservative without being a Turner Diaries ethnic cleanser, one can be liberal without being a card-carrying Balkanizer.
Yes, but that doesn't answer my point. The road to hell is paved with
good intentions, Joe, and what occured in Germany in the 1930's is a
direct result of those 'democratizing', liberal, policies enacted from
good intentions in the 1920's.
We have some rather significant checks in our system to protect against
this occuring here for good reason. While one could argue that
eliminating them may not cause any harm so long as everybody acts in
good faith, the system is designed to function even when a large number
of people are acting in bad faith, as so many actors in the current day
political process are doing.
The system is designed to function even with some incompetent leaders,
and with some degree of citizens who do not take the responsibilities of
citizenship seriously. Multiculturalism is, simply put, a movement to
strip away these protections, to eliminate the last vestiges of the
system of cultural assimilation that is necessary to maintain some
relatively high level of trust that is needed to keep a free republic
Those who advocate doing so may be acting from good intentions, but this
is irrelevant. It is the unintended consequences that always cause
civilizations to fall.
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