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The Insanity of Multiculturalism

Updated on April 1, 2017

The difference between an ignorant fool shoveling manure in a bullpen, and a fool with a PhD in political sciences or economics, is that the fool with the PhD can shovel more of it, faster.

I have just watched an internationally known, left wing, European economist/politician/university professor on You Tube, demonstrating his brilliance to his worshiping fans in a packed theater somewhere in the UK. In order not to personalize the issue, let us pick a random name for him and call him Yanis Varoufakis. To make his point on how our humanity should combine with our need to improve ourselves by allowing migrants free access to our shores, Yanis told the story of a Bangladeshi man, currently awaiting extradition from Europe to his country of origin. And the story goes as follows:

In Bangladesh, a group of fanatical Muslims firebombed the house of a Christian family. The Bangladeshi man awaiting extradition, a Muslim himself, lived next door to the Christians and went to help them escape the conflagration. This did not go down well with the pyromaniacs, who then proceeded to burn down the Good Samaritan’s car rental business and to threaten his life. In fear for his safety, the good man took his elderly father and walked to Europe through the many different countries in between, each with a different culture, though with the same religion. They were robbed along the way in each country they walked through, and the father finally died of exhaustion in Turkey. The good man eventually managed to make it to Europe and instead of being welcomed with open arms and spasms of gratitude for saving Christians, he now awaits to be send back to his own country of horrors.

You are probably wondering how it is possible for Yanis, a university professor, to miss the point of his own story by such a wide margin. But you forget that Yanis is the proud holder of a PhD and he can do anything.

He completely ignores the fact that in Bangladeshi culture it appears to be necessary to emigrate if your life is threatened by people who are selective about which acts of kindness you may indulge in. The perpetrators’ religion is not the point. Christians, Jews and Hindus do not come with clean hands in any conversation of this type. The point is, the culture of civilized people unequivocally condemns such acts of barbarism. To claim that the mixing of the two cultures will somehow improve our own, is simply wishful thinking.

The irony of multiculturalism’s obvious eventual result of mixing cultures until we are all the same – thereby doing away with multiculturalism – appears to escape the proponents of such a course.

Part of the beauty of our humanity lies in the fact that we are comprised of different tribes, each with different cultures. Some of these cultures are more benign than others, meaning that the European tribe is not necessarily the best, but a lot of blood and tears have been shed in our efforts to reach our current state, imperfect as it may be. To suggest that by mixing cultures on the scale we are now facing will not be a step backwards for Europe, is simply false.

By all means let us help our fellow man in any way we can. And I use the politically incorrect term of ‘fellow man’, which should resonate with those who prefer a more gender neutral term. But let us help them in improving their lives in their own countries, first and foremost by not trying to steal their wealth and by not bombing the hell out of them.

Religion is not the issue. Culture is. I live on the island of Cyprus, which has a 20% Muslim population and I would not change our common culture, as flawed as it is, with anything in the world. You cannot tell a Cypriot’s religion unless they told you of it, because we are all exactly the same. We have made each other what we are, but it took us centuries to do it. To suggest that millions of migrants to Europe, who refuse to adopt the European culture will not result in tragedy at some stage, is simply delusional.


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    • De Greek profile image

      De Greek 10 months ago from UK

      John Harper,

      Political correctness has become the scourge of the 21st century and unfortunately it all started from the UK, with that country’s excessive fascination with ‘gay’ rights. We now have entered a century which shall forever remain a stain on human achievement. It shall be remembered by future generations as the Dark Age of illiterate millennials soaking in oceans of bigotry and intolerance against anyone who refuses to walk on the eggshells of political correctness, incapable of seeing any logic in others’ point of view.

      And, by the way, apropos your historical reference, I was astonished to discover through simple research that the Norman occupation of England appears to continue to this day, 950 years since the event. The incredible success of the mass brain washing of the English people by their conquerors deserves special research.

      If you are ever in Cyprus, pass by for a beer. :-)

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      John Harper 10 months ago from Malaga, Spain

      Totally agree, I love diversity and accept that different tribes at different places in time have other considerations, not essentially compatible with the western worlds viewpoints and cultures.

      Equally I know many people from 'other' cultures and religions who are 100% concurrent with 'our' ways, the internet has done that for the most part, or their ability to have lived outside their own culture, and absorbed willingly the cultures they encountered.

      In the end it's down to individuals and the experiences they have, their capacity to adapt to change, and their willingness to do so.

      Britain, my birthplace, has absorbed many different people groups in it's history, and received much input from the countries it once encapsulated. however those people came wanting to escape what they left behind, and find what they now sought in Britain.

      Within three generations there is normally no difference between native British people and assimilated children of emigres, but what we see currently is not just an humanitarian crisis being handled, it resembles a Trojan Horse invasion. by military aged males, who do not seek what we offer, but instead seek to change what they find abhorrent in their eyes.

      Britain has been invaded and conquered three times in it's history, by the Romans, the Scandinavians and the Normans, my genealogy was from the Scandi's, 'we' ruled for 600 years, but now nobody could tell the difference between any genealogical Scandinavian background from any other.

      That's assimilation, and we must always welcome 'fresh blood', but never bow to it's demands.

      Also (to keep it factual) I have lived outside Britain for 32 years, now consider myself as belonging to Spain, but have also lived in Asia.

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      De Greek 10 months ago from UK

      This is my current point of view, Martie. I thought differently last year, because I believed what I read in the main stream media. Then I realized how corrupt and manipulated the MSM is.

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      Martie Coetser 10 months ago from South Africa

      Agree. Tragedies already happened, and it will happen again and again. Throughout the history of mankind, civilized nations were destroyed by less civilized nations. Europeans (also in my country) should be afraid. Very afraid.