German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently announced that multiculturalism has “failed miserably.” This statement has caused much ado around the world, and people are responding with everything from “d’oh!” (that would be me) to “oh my God! how could she?” to everything in between. And all I can say is that multiculturalism was always doomed to failure because it was nothing more than lipstick on a pig. The pig being the usual leftist superiority complex coupled with the usual leftist denial about their superiority complex.
Multiculturalism is and has always been a complete joke. The joke being, of course, on the immigrants who are urged not to assimilate into the culture of the country they’ve voluntarily opted to live in. How else can we ensure that all the crap jobs get done? Have to have an underclass to foist them off on, after all. Don’t want to learn English? Good. That means you cannot succeed in an English-speaking country. We like that, chirp the lefties, because we so need someone to do the jobs that real Americans won’t. Now that slavery has been abolished, we need that steady stream of psuedo-slaves to pick our crops, raise our children, keep our houses, and shovel our . . . poop.
We don’t call it slavery, of course, that’s not exactly what it is. But it is certainly a means of ensuring that large groups of people do not acquire the social, linguistic, and cultural skills they need to advance in their adopted land. They stay low-wage earners, destined to raise their children to be low-wage earners because they’re shut off from mainstream society . . . encouraged and cheered on by “well-meaning” leftist loons. Uh huh.
Of course, there’s more to it than simply cheap labor and maintaining an underclass to do the work that “real [fill in the blank with your favorite western nationals]” are too good to do. Germany, like much of Europe, has awoken to find that they’re almost outnumbered in their own land, that in France there are sections that are “off limits” to the French police and to French law, and perhaps most importantly that the real result of multiculturalism is a bunch of people who’ve been lied to, held back, and undermined. And they respond by getting a teensy bit upset. Chop your head off with a dull knife upset. Kill the crakka babies upset. Blow up an airplane upset.
So France bans the burkha. Germany says that it’s proud of its Judeo-Christian . . . oh, yeah, and Islamic (you know, not at all) heritage, and then says, wait a second here, what’s happened?
What’s happened is that Europe and on a thus far lesser scale America has bought into “multiculturalism,” completely failing to recognize it for what it is: the justly failed pre-Civil Rights Amendment American policy of “separate but equal.” A rose by any other name still smacks of prejudice and injustice. Sure, there are no Jim Crow laws pointedly addressing immigrants, but then, the Jim Crow laws didn’t do that either. Not pointedly, it was all under the umbrella of “equality,” separate but equal “equality.” Yeah, uh-huh.
American multiculturalism is slightly different than that in Europe, but it’s no less demeaning to immigrants. It just adds in white Christians (especially males) as a group to be loathed . . . as long as they’re conservative, anyway. Our lunatic fringe lefties have seen an opportunity to banish Christianity and to minimize conservatism all while championing “multiculturalism.” Indeed, that’s the very basis for it. You want people to actually learn English? You bigot. You must be a Bible-thumping troglodyte. I, however, am much more advanced, and I see that we need to maintain the “otherness” of these others. How else will we get them under our control, get them voting for us and the entitlement scraps we’ll toss under the table? The problem we’ll run into is not that they’ll win, ha! of course they won’t, but that they’ve created a culture and society that is more divided than ever before. That the assimilation that worked so well earlier in American history is now seen as racist, anti-whatever, and intolerant. But really, what is more racist, more anti-immigrant, more anti-religious diversity, more anti-everything, and more intolerant than insisting that separate but equal is a valid or humane way to treat other human beings, especially those who’ve come to our shores seeking the American Dream?
The American Dream is not being shoved off-society, into the shadows, locked in a separate culture that affords no bridge to freedom, opportunity, or success. But, hey, don’t learn English, don’t get a job (er, not one that pays minimum wage that “real” Americans make), don’t do a thing. You just be you . . . over there, please, out of my sight. Thanks.