“Savagery knows no cultural boundaries” states The Guardian’s Ian Black. This can hardly be denied but don’t forget or dismiss racism in an effort to disguise racial tensions and/or cultural incompatibility. If savagery is only to be perceived as a universal human trait without specific catalysts, then we dismiss the reasons as to why some groups feel superior to others – even justifying and engaging in murder/genocide as well as supporting and/or excusing “random” and/or institutionalised racism. We cannot abandon the fact that ethnicities/cultures are different from one another to such an extent that nations with their borders can be perceived as “self-segregation on a global scale.” Remove your fences and walls and all you get is “self-segregation on a national scale.” If you remember “the times” before enforced multiculturalism in Europe, then you might recall internal, national, diversity, where people from the north were seen as culturally different to those from the south, etc; all within the same nation and the same ethnicity…..Same language, different dialects, some of them impossible to understand when coming from a different part of the very same country…In the 1840s a philologist even travelled far and wide on a mission to compress all of Norway’s dialects into a new language called “Ny-Norsk.”
Sure violence happens within ” the group” as well, it would be lunacy to deny this, but isn’t it so that some cultures are more barbarous than others? Especially if you compare how the west treats its women, how we were ahead in condemning slavery, how we treat those who are different/disadvantaged, how we treat animals, not to mention our global altruism, our “openness” and how we treat our criminals, etc; ? Isn’t so that all burden of evidence rest upon the accuser? And that no one is to be seen as guilty until proven so?
Some countries even fare better under foreign administration, for some weird reason, proving that the “nobel savage” myth may just be that, a myth. We all like to believe in civic nationalism, but how realistic and successful is this, if the result of multiculturalism is sectarianism, “white flight,” and unsuccessful integration in a lot of cases? Not to mention the taboo of “performance levels” proven and mentioned by real and well-respected scientists (more on that later) who normally are hushed down or put in the dog house as a result of their findings….. Among the rest of the populace the topic is only really highlighted by actual neo-nazis and uncompromising hateful (quite frankly scary) racist individuals. Which means that the general population is fairly ignorant, but still very outspoken when it comes to this issue, funny enough. Obviously I don’t believe in discrimination but I do believe in honesty, if we are not, then how can we possibly help those who need extra assistance within our nations?
I’m convinced that diversity would be our undeniable strength if, and only if, no group or only one group was allowed to be the major player. An issue arise when new arrivals don’t have to integrate in order to “survive” but are given the option of clustering together with their own within their new country.
If you were to have a street for example where every single household represented a different ethnicity and a different mother tongue, where survival depended on inter-marriages and a common “broken english” then diversity would be the equivalence of strength as nobody would be able to function without their neighbours.
If there was a foreign and/or alien threat to all, where every single man and woman was needed somehow, then unity, regardless of differences would be paramount but not “universal” as there will always be those who aid the enemy. Native Americans in The USA.
If you were to headhunt the very best scientists from all over the world to partake in an ambitious project collecting them all within the walls of one room, then once again diversity would be the equivalence of strength. The project would fall apart if the participants refused to work together, not to mention, that the “identity” that would unite the participants would be their gifted nature….as they would represent the “very best” of their countries/ethnicities.
Yet in all other settings I’m convinced that multiculturalism is a recipe for disaster based on my readings and more importantly, my observations/ experiences.
According to BBC’s Mark Easton white flight in London is “a story of aspiration. It is a story of success.” He claims that this is the case since affordable housing provided working class whites with a ladder out of their “misery,” which eventually gave them the opportunity to buy “that little cottage in the countryside or by the sea.”
There is therefore no reason to be alarmed or to worry about “demographic replacement” according to Easton….as white people are becoming a minority in London not because of white flight but because of upward, financial, mobility….which means that no body really wants to live in the capital if one if to follow this type of logic…
I guess that “white flight” in other countries and other cities is a result of….upward mobility too…………
Regardless of what Ian Black is trying to promote, I’ve come across an article where acid attacks by London boroughs are listed…..London Acid Attacks…
As you can see Newham tops the list. A quick google will yield this result: “Demography. Newham has the youngest overall population and one of the lowest White British populations in the country according to the 2011 Census. The borough has the second highest percentage of Muslims in Britain, after the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, at 32%”
The second borough on the list is Barking & Dagenham: “Summary of the 2011 Census results for Barking and Dagenham: The borough’s population has increased by 22,000 since 2001. There has been an almost 50% growth in 0 to 4 year olds. The White British population has decreased from 80.86% in 2001 to 49.46% in 2011.”
Mark Easton mentions the borough in this article: London’s White Flight. Here is an excerpt: “The years between the last two censuses have witnessed significant cultural change in London, particularly in the outer boroughs. Some white British may have moved because their neighbourhood has been culturally transformed, the tea rooms and restaurants replaced by takeaway chicken shops and halal supermarkets serving the new arrivals.
But there is also a story here of white working class families that escaped from the slums and bombed-out East End in the middle of the last century, found new opportunities in London’s outer boroughs and then, in the past decade – often having prospered from the housing boom and the capital’s economic growth – cashed in their assets and bought themselves that little cottage in the countryside or by the sea.
It is a story of aspiration. It is a story of success.” Note how any article about a grim topic, always ends on a positive note, so as to leave the reader with the impression that things aren’t really that bad….
In this article (acid attacks in the uk,) which was the first one I came across, it is revealed that the majority of those who are attacked are white males. Nowhere does anyone ask if this is the result of increased racial attacks towards whites…Notice how a global comparison is instantly brought up as if to muffle the severity of this national issue: “Six in 10 of all victims were male, while 71% described their ethnic origin as white British, the figures show (white British, according to the 2011 census, accounts for 80% of the British population in England and Wales). Globally, an estimated 80% of victims are women.”
Notice how the article reveals that the attacks are usually unprovoked and initiated by strangers, but then quote this: “Young men need to be educated on how to sort out disputes with other young men without resorting to violence. We need to work out why these young people are so unhappy.”
Also bear in mind that the narrative we are presented with from the media/political establishment is this: if one white person is guilty of terrorism/racist violence, then all other whites should be ashamed and engage in an “honest conversation,” but if a member of a (so-called) minority group is guilty of the same then it is constantly branded as a “lone wolf” attack. According to influential media-outlets….we’ll never know why a muslim extremist committed a terrorist attack outside Parliament as his motives will forever remain unknown………. We should also feel sorry for other migrants since they are the true victims. It’s more important to feel sorry for them than the actual victims and their families. We should also fear a large-scale right-wing-supremascist backlash…..since white people are so inherently racist….All focus is therefore shifted towards how the terrorist attack probably was “well deserved” or how fearing another attack by the same group of people makes you “an evil, xenophobic, bigoted, whatever.” What do you think the reaction would have been if people felt more sorry for “moderate nazis” (#notall) rather than the countless different groups of people who were targeted by the nazis and those “who only followed orders?” Typical…
Here is a list of articles concerning acid attacks in the UK: