Skip to comments.A Dose of Reality
Posted on 04/01/2011 6:56:49 AM PDT by upbeat5
If the world at large right now seems like a wacky place, and if you've lost the ability to tell the difference between the good guys and the bad around the globe, and if it seems that the president and his team in Washington have utterly lost track of their own foreign policy goalswell, then, may I suggest just one issue here we all need to get straight? We need to quit worshipping at the altar of pluralism and multiculturalism.
(Excerpt) Read more at worldmag.com ...
That was refreshing to read.
. . .But the prime minister has concluded that "a genuinely liberal country does much more; it believes in certain values and actively promotes them. . . . It says to its citizens, this is what defines us as a society: To belong here is to believe in these things." Neither his fellow Britsnor most Americanshave heard language like that for a long time.
Nor had the people of France, until their President Nicolas Sarkozy pronounced a few weeks ago that multiculturalism had failed. "Of course, we must all respect differences," he said, "but we do not want a society where communities [merely] coexist side by side. If you come to France, you accept to melt into a single community, which is the national community, and if you do not want to accept that, you cannot be welcome in France."
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel said quite simply: "Multiculturalism has failedtotally."