Skip to comments.Yet another feel-good concept is revealed to be a really goofy idea
Posted on 02/15/2011 7:04:51 AM PST by James H. Shott
Over the last several decades the nations of Europe were not good role models for self-reliance and good judgment, embracing crazy ideas that led some to financial catastrophe and caused serious problems for others. Today, however, we see that at least on one subject the Europeans finally have seen the light and the error of their ways.
Last Thursday French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared that multiculturalism had failed. And he is not alone; other European leaders like British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spanish ex-premier Jose Maria Aznar also say that multicultural policies have not successfully integrated immigrants into their countries. And in the land down under, Australia's ex-prime minister John Howard reached the same conclusion.
Many of us, perhaps most, knew multiculturalism was a foolish, politically correct effort doomed to failure. But like other politically correct ideas, it sounded good, and that was reason enough to give it a try. As predicted, it failed miserably in practice for all the reasons we expected.
What's history for if not to ignore?
Political correctness, like pacifism, works only with a moral society. You can shame a moral society even when they have committed no wrong. Not so of those who employ political correctness and often those who encourage pacifism.
I hope we have been abused enough by now that we stand on principle rather than on the false impressions created by our enemies. To Hell with political correctness, to Hell with special rights for women, homosexuals and races of any nature. We are all equal under the law, period! No more, no less!