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Finally recognizing a “sham”

No, I’m not talking about climate change this time. In fact, it has to do with a “sham” of the same sort of proportion. And, surprisingly, TIME’s person of the year said it:

The speech that followed, however, may have surprised supporters of her policies: “Multiculturalism leads to parallel societies and therefore remains a ‘life lie,’ ” or a sham, she said, before adding that Germany may be reaching its limits in terms of accepting more refugees. “The challenge is immense,” she said. “We want and we will reduce the number of refugees noticeably.”

Although those remarks may seem uncharacteristic of Merkel, she probably would insist that she was not contradicting herself. In fact, she was only repeating a sentiment she first voiced several years ago when she said multiculturalism in Germany had “utterly failed.”

Well, Germany isn’t the only place where multiculturalism has failed. In fact, I’d love to see someone point to a success. When, as she notes, the “ism” sets up parallel societies, it is bound to fail. A “foreign” or non-native culture that is allowed to coexist with the native culture has little reason or impetus to become a part of the society the native culture has created. Or, as we’ve talked about, “assimilate”. Instead the foreign is allowed to establish itself and its cultural principles in that parallel society. If allowed, it could obviously, at some point, supplant the native culture, especially if the native culture is shamed into being “tolerant” and allowing such a culture a foothold – especially if that culture is diametrically opposed to the native culture.

France and Germany have allowed that condition to develop and exist for years. And, as Ms. Merkel points out, it’s been an utter failure.

The US, on the other hand, hasn’t. It has always considered itself a “melting pot”, not a “salad bowl”. In one the ingredients melt and all become one. In the other, the ingredients all stay separate but “combine” to create a pleasing dish. Unfortunately, the “salad bowls” of France and Germany have instead created a balkanized state with a parasitic culture that has not only not assimilated, but refuses to assimilate. The results have been the parallel societies, each with different beliefs (of which only one shares the beliefs and principles of the native country) which are at violent odds with each other.

Or said another way, the results are not at all the result the “multiculturalists” claimed they would be.

But then what’s new?

In the meantime, after “utterly failing” in Europe (which now reaps the consequences of multiculturalism) with the “life lie”, they’re busy here trying to shame Americans into believing that such balkanization as that which is failed in German and France is, in fact, a good thing and that “coexistence” with separate, non-assimilated cultures, some of which are obviously more violent and reject our cultural principles, is a “good thing.”

And the ideological wars continue. In fact, did you know that using the term “melting pot” as I’ve done above is considered to be a “racial microaggression” now?

More of the word salad the left enjoys using to obfuscate the truth. The truth is that some cultures are inferior to others and citizens of nations have every right to expect those who wish to call their country home also embraces the native culture that has made the nation and people what they are today.

It’s not really that much to expect, is it? Especially when the alternative is a “sham”.


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13 Responses to Finally recognizing a “sham”

  • And to complete the non-PC – she got a 7 minute (by some accounts 9 minute) standing ovation for the speech.

    Damn right wing gun toting Bible clutchin Trump voting racist krauts.

    • Well.

      Better late than never. But just barely…

      • I figure they won’t actually stop it as long as there’s effectively instant communication and travel between the multicultural outposts inside host countries and the homeland of the multicultural outposts.
        There’s no longer impetus for assimilation in the modern world because the links to the ‘home’ are no longer broken.

        As for toleration of other cultural mores, and the idea that cultures and their practices aren’t better or worse than one-another I am always re-minded of the happy cultural practice of ‘widow burning’.
        “Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.”
        General Sir Charles James Napier GCB

        Or more recently the happy practice of ordering our troops to look the other way during sexual assaults by the locals in Afghanistan.
        We must, after all, respect all cultures as equal, no?

  • It’s clear that multiculturalism will end badly, but sometimes you just have to yield to the logic of Tupac Shakur’s last words.

  • Angela Merkel is perhaps the most important world leader, and will be remembered on a short list of Europe’s great leaders. What she said about multi-culturalism is accurate – if you don’t have shared values and efforts to integrate, if you keep communities separate and divided, it only creates resentment and fear.

    • Not all aspects of any culture, including our own, are desirable. Bring the good, leave the bad.
      We don’t need endarkenment.

    • …perhaps the most important world leader, and will be remembered on a short list of Europe’s great leaders.

      Important to whom and why?

      Why should anyone believe a cheap propagandist like you?

      • You’re still a bitter man, Elliot. May the force be with you. Now I have to get back to shaping the minds of the future 😉

        • No bitterness. I recognize you for what you are and have no interest in false pleasantries.

          What do you get out of posting trite boasts here? Does it give you an emotional charge picturing how your words affect others? Do you fantasize that you make others angry or bitter?

          Just imagine when all your “enemies” read the Ott Scerb parodies and laugh and laugh and laugh, at you.

          • No, I get an emotional charge from my real life accomplishments. What happens here I don’t take seriously. It’s meaningless. That’s why I’m amused that you take it so seriously and think it matters. I certainly don’t want people to be angry and bitter – those emotions do not spread good in the world. Your fantasies about me say more about you than me. Enjoy a good laugh, life is good!

  • Multiculturalism. Sounds so much better than Balkanization, doesn’t it?

    When in Rome, eat spaghetti.

  • “Multiculturalism” is a convenient euphemism invented to obscure the fact that all cultures are not equal. European conquest of the new world is regarded as wholly bad by the left, to which I say : what about the diversity? The cultural equivalence lie sounds like something cooked up by Soviet propagandists to make the masses believe that they enjoyed the same prosperity as the west.

  • Finally recognizing that adding a tablespoon full of rat droppings to the salad will not actually improve the mix.