The “cultural enrichment” meme has stirred a lot of interesting discussion here in the last few weeks. Today I read a couple of comments that should be yoked together, even though they’re on different threads.
So here they are, edited slightly for spelling, punctuation, and clarity. The first one is by TB, from last night’s post about the horrendous honor killing in Germany:
“If you follow the link to the German original and look at the links to related stories, you’ll find that it’s just one of many similar cultural enrichment articles”
And that is exactly what is so important for people to realize. The extent of these crimes. That it is happening all over Europe. In a massive scale. Especially in countries like Germany and Sweden.
We don’t see many Cultural Enrichment stories from Sweden. Germany — New Turkey — is probably bad. But if Sweden had a free press, I’ll bet that she would turn out to be the worst place of all…
It is important to focus on these apparently insignificant, isolated, small, local stories because they constitute a large part of the price for the immigration policy our politicians have followed for the last 30-40 years. A price being paid by the ordinary citizen who has no power whatsoever. He is the one who is going to take the beatings. The insecurity. The humiliations. Or just has to put up with the insane behavior that he is presented with on an everyday basis. Like these “honor” killings (what an absurd label for a murder).
And he is also the one who is going to be labeled a racist when he finally has enough and begins using his firearm for what it was invented.
And Laine weighs in on one of today’s threads about the blind ideology of “diversity”:
What is this mania for “diversity” as an end in itself?
There’s no empirical proof that building a Tower of Babel strengthens a nation (as in demonstrating that immigration continually improves a host nation’s productivity instead of being a net drain in costs). This is just another unproven leftist assumption. Since they’ve been wrong about everything else, what are the odds they get this one right?
Remember, the crowd that worships diversity of appearance is the exact same crowd working hard at curtailing diversity of thought, so how trustworthy are they? Leftist parties in all western countries push for immigration because immigrants tend to vote eternally for the ones who “brung ’em to the party”.
Since it is empirically proven that leftist policies impoverish nations both monetarily and spiritually (East Germany vs. West Germany, North Korea vs. South Korea, Soviet Union vs. USA etc.) how is this a good idea?
How good are screening procedures to separate desirable citizens from backwater countries from rats deserting a sinking ship who set about recreating the same conditions that did their home country in?
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And how ethical is it to poach the best and brightest if that’s what we’re doing from countries who are worse off?
Why not try something else for a couple of decades and compare overall global benefits? Why doesn’t everyone except refugees in actual danger stay put and improve their home countries with the option of inviting emissaries from nations who are doing better to help them turn things around? Swamping successful countries with the unsuccessful is not going to work out well for anyone except the handful — by world standards — of lucky immigrants. They can be a net burden on the host countries and the majorities left in hellholes who depend on subsidies from successful countries for life itself in many cases end up suffering more.
Countries dragged down to mediocrity by socialism don’t have the wherewithal or even motivation to help Africa for example.
The Leftist version of equality (not just equality before the law and equality of opportunity but enforced sharing) always ends up with an equal sharing of a lowered standard of living. Their loser formula will work no differently on a city, state, national and world scale. Socialism has the illusion of “working” only when a) there’s a homogeneous society like Sweden used to be, with shared high work ethic, or b) there’s someone to subsidize the socialists. For example, Quebec, true to its French nature, is the most socialist province in Canada but does not live within its means. Instead, billions are siphoned from the more productive provinces and handed to Quebec in a completely unethical federal “equalization” program.
California is on the verge of bankruptcy because it chose to let all its government workers live high on the hog. Who thinks only Californians are going to pay for their unsustainable policies? Was it the unions and feckless management who paid for their greed that bankrupted GM?
Leftist policies do not make money. They merely redistribute money. Without access to and power over moneymakers, they crash economies, reducing the vast majority to a much lower standard of living. This still works for leftist leaders who always erect palaces for themselves or at least dachas while steadily repressing the newly created serfs. There’s always enough money for the elite few as long as the uppity middle classes are reduced to being peasants again.
The full scope of the multicultural disaster can be documented, but only by careful aggregation of the data.
Since Cultural Enrichment news stories are violent and bloody — generally involving knives, firearms, rape, murder, and child abuse — the mainstream media report them. If it bleeds, it leads, so the news isn’t completely hidden.
But in order to enhance “community cohesion” and avoid “inciting racial hatred”, such articles are often relegated to local news organs or the back pages of the major papers. Dwelling too much on these unfortunate aberrations does not serve the cause of Multiculturalism, you see.
Even so, the information is out there. Thanks to our tipsters and translators, we’re gradually accumulating an archive that reveals the true extent of the ravages that have been brought down upon ordinary people by the heedless and evil policies of the elites in power.
Up until now, politicians and policy makers have been able to avoid the worst consequences of their cynical decisions. They themselves live in unenriched neighborhoods, and are wealthy enough to be able to send their children to monocultural schools. Because their well-shod feet rarely have to tread the “mean streets”, they are unlikely to be mugged or raped by an Enricher. But working-class teenagers and old-age pensioners do not enjoy the same luxury.
However, the situation is moving rapidly past the point where it can be contained. That’s why the overt symptoms of a police state are emerging in the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK.
Short of outright fascism, there is nothing that will prevent the collapse of the New Tower of Babel.