The major members of the EU and Europe, Germany, France and Canada, are now outwardly admitting that multiculturalism is a failure, doesn’t work and threatens the existence of their countries and their way of life. Rep and Ret Col Allen West agrees 100% while Australian Prime Minister had issued an ultimatum to immigrants. The question is when will the United States wake up and realize that they have been had by the Progressive globalists, which include radical Islam, using the tools of multiculturalism, political correctness and dumbing down the youth and average populations of all these countries to move us toward a new global order ( or NWO)?
By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. on 2.17.11 @ 6:09AM
WASHINGTON — Now the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has joined the chorus. The other day he said, “My answer is clearly yes, it is a failure.” The “it” was multiculturalism, and he was on French national television. In pronouncing multiculturalism defunct, the French president joins German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Australia’s ex-prime minister John Howard, Spain’s ex-premier Jose Maria Aznar, and, most recently, British Prime Minister David Cameron in heaving a failed policy into history’s dustbin. The question is, what will replace it? Or actually another question: how did multiculturalism ever become a policy of these European countries anyway?
“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,” explained Sarkozy. “Of course,” he explained, “we must all respect differences, but we do not want…a society where communities coexist side by side.” Actually they have not existed side by side in recent years. Certain cultures were deferred to by the Europeans, namely Islam. Others were not. If your culture entertained cannibalism, you could not sit down to a nice leg of neighbor. Yet if your culture was Muslim, and you wanted to arrange a marriage for your daughter, authorities looked the other way. If you were the village atheist, you could not say God is a monstrosity and Allah is an impossibility. That would be a “hate crime,” and you would be in hot water. On the other hand, you could say “Allah akbar,” and no one was offended other than the village atheist.
Now the European leaders are giving this sort of tolerance of intolerance a second look. Prime Minister Cameron has called for a “more active, more muscular liberalism,” one that requires the active promotion of democratic values, the rule of law, freedom of speech, and equal rights. In a recent speech in Munich he argued that, “under the doctrine of state multiculturalism, we have encouraged different cultures to live separate lives, apart from each other and the mainstream.” The result is alienation and occasionally jihadism.
So how did the Europeans end up with multiculturalism, a multiculturalism that seems to favor Islam over other cultures? The Germans have outlawed Nazi culture. The Italians are not particularly hospitable to fascism, and as I have already pointed out the French are appalled at cannibalism and do not even have a good word for McDonald’s or Kentucky Fried Chicken. I think it started with the way they teach their history. Militarism, colonialism, and racism are all prominent ingredients of European history books, particularly British history. For that matter, American history stresses these ingredients also. I have been reading American college history texts and they present an alarmingly ugly view of the Western past.
By presenting the West as repugnant and the other civilizations as our prey, particularly during colonial days but also in modern times, we encourage such social pathologies as jihadism. President Sarkozy says he is not going to tolerate the kind of fundamentalism in France that leads ultimately to jihadism. How is he going to achieve this without calling for a fundamental reform in how French history is taught?
Then there is another matter. All the aforementioned statesmen and women are democrats and espouse democratic values, but there are fashions of thought in the West that do not like democratic values. For want of a better term, they are fashions of thought that follow political correctness. The politically correct do not like free speech. For that matter, the adherents to political correctness do not like many of the values of the West. What are Mr. Sarkozy and Mr. Cameron going to do about them? They are going to be even trickier to deal with than the practitioners of jihad.
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator. His new book, After the Hangover: The Conservatives’ Road to Recovery, was published on April 20 by Thomas Nelson. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Boy Clinton: The Political Biography; The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton; The Liberal Crack-Up; The Conservative Crack-Up; Public Nuisances; The Future that Doesn’t Work: Social Democracy’s Failure in Britain; Madame Hillary: The Dark Road to the White House; and The Clinton Crack-Up.
Fla. Congressman West: Multiculturalism Leads to Political Correctness | On the Record
This is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” February 14, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
REP. ALLEN WEST, R-FLA.: I believe that we should celebrate the diversity of the melting pot called America, but never allow multiculturalism to grow on steroids and define itself as making American culture subservient! Because yes, there is a definitive American culture!
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Florida freshman congressman brings down the house at CPAC with his rousing speech. He probably gave many people in the crowd aching feet because they were standing, they were shouting and cheering for him while he closed out the three-day event. Florida congressman Allen West joins us. Good evening, sir.
WEST: Good evening.
VAN SUSTEREN: Boy, you…
WEST: Good to be here.
VAN SUSTEREN: You brought down the house at CPAC.
WEST: Well, we did a little something. I think that was that buzzer that I had in the seats that I kept popping and…
VAN SUSTEREN: The electric one.
WEST: Yes, the electric one, yes.
VAN SUSTEREN: OK, in the speech (INAUDIBLE) sound we just (INAUDIBLE) you talked about defending definitive American culture against “multiculturalism on steroids.” And it’s about the same time that Prime Minister Cameron in London was saying essentially the same thing in Germany. What do you mean?
WEST: Well, I think it’s important that we recognize that there’s an American culture. I mean, there’s an opening to everyone to come here to this great land. But we want them to be a part of who we are, not trying to make American culture play second fiddle to them, which I think is what you’re seeing in London, in Germany, and France and several other places. So that’s critical to the sustainment of this American society.
VAN SUSTEREN: Well, you also got a standing ovation when you said political correctness has no place in our national security strategy. Are you suggesting that multiculturalism is political correctness? And correct me if I’m wrong. And if that is…
WEST: It leads to it. It does lead to it because I think that we are so afraid of, quote, unquote, “offending” people. So you look at the national strategy. It says nothing about Islamic terrorism, nothing about jihadism, Muslim extremism. All of a sudden, we’re calling combat operations “overseas contingency operations.” Terrorist attacks are now “man-caused disasters.” So I think that when you have leadership that is very afraid of saying that you do have a definitive enemy, that you don’t want to offend people, then you kind of lead yourself down a rosy path.
VAN SUSTEREN: How do we — I mean, where do we draw the line or how do you make the determination because one of the things that’s also very enriching is learning different cultures and having friends from different backgrounds or anything. Where do you draw the line between sort of the enrichment of different cultures and the multiculturalism?
WEST: Well, I tell you, for instance, you have a multicultural family. My wife was born and raised in Jamaica, and you know, we celebrate her Jamaican culture, but it’s very important that our daughters understand that they are part of a greater United States of America and understanding our history but still being respected to their culture.
And so I think that when you look at all of the different people that come here to this great nation, they come to be part of America. But we have to make sure that we are presenting it as such and that we’re proud of them coming here and of them participating in what is called the American dream. But you can’t sit back and say there is no language that we want to stand for, there is no definitive belief system that we want to stand up and defend. So I think it’s not about losing the respect of others, it is about making sure that we don’t lose a sense of who we are.
VAN SUSTEREN: All right. You’re a freshman congressmen. And a lot of the freshman congressmen are rattling the GOP a little bit over this whole business about budget cuts and how much to slash. What’s your view in terms of what to do about the budget?
WEST: Well, it’s very simple. When you look at the pledge that they made, it said $100 billion. And it’s so important that your credibility is not lost, especially early on. So when they came back to us and they said they want to have a less amount of budget cuts, we said, You can’t do that. You made this pledge. You said this is what we’re going to go after. And the American people, just the same as Senator John Thune said, it’s a spending problem here in Washington, D.C. And you just said, you know, everyone comes up here and says they’re going to do this and they’re going to do that, and they never do. Well, I think now is the time that we do make that change because you can’t tell me what can’t be done because I’m not part of a Washington, D.C., establishment. I believe that it can be done.
VAN SUSTEREN: Are your fellow freshmen as sort of passionate about that? Are they going to stand tough with you against sort of the — the GOP — like, those who’ve been here a little bit longer in the House?
WEST: Well, I think it’s very important that they do, or else in two years, they’ll be going home because they made commitments to the people back in their constituencies, and there’s a level of expectation. No one thinks we’re going come up here and turn the ship around in the first six months or even a year. But at least we need to start showing the positive indicators that we’re not going to fall prey to what you just talked about earlier.
VAN SUSTEREN: So at the end of two years, your first two years — I assume you’ll run — what do you want to accomplish?
WEST: I want to make sure that we get this fiscal situation under control. I ran on two very basic things, fiscal security and national security. And I think that if we can set the conditions for long-term, sustainable economic growth in this country, we got to make the hard decisions. You’re right. We’ve got to look at the big three entitlement programs.
VAN SUSTEREN: That’s not going to be popular.
WEST: Well, you know something? When I was a commander in the Army, there were sometimes you made decisions that weren’t popular, but they were based upon the fact you wanted to keep your men alive in combat. So I want to do the things to make sure that the future generations of Americans have the exact same life that I was able to have, that my parents and grandparents left for me.
VAN SUSTEREN: Congressman, thank you. And welcome to Washington.
WEST: Thanks for having me.
VAN SUSTEREN: Nice to see you.
Source: On the Record
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks…
Separately, Gillard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying she supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques. Quote:
‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT.. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians. ‘
‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom’
‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society. Learn the language!’
‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’
‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’
‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’
‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.’