The Mendacity of Multiculturalism
by Jim Josephsen
In the article,
Multiculturalism Is a Failure,
Williams writes: “German
Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism
has “utterly failed.”” This quote was taken from a speech
1 above] gave
back in October 2010.
Continuing in his article, Williams writes, “Both
ex-prime minister John Howard [photo 2] and
ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar [photo
3] reached the same conclusions
about multiculturalism in their countries.
Minister David Cameron [photo 4] has warned that multiculturalism is
fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to homegrown
Party leader Nigel Farage [photo 5] said the United Kingdom’s push for
multiculturalism has not united Britons but pushed them further
apart. It has allowed for Islam to emerge despite Britain’s
Prime Minister Tony Blair [photo 6] said the roots of violent
Islamism are not
“superficial but deep” and can be found “in the extremist minority
that now, in every European city, preach hatred of the West and our
way of life.”
In 2011, then
French President Nicolas Sarkozy also called multiculturalism a
failure and British Prime Minster Cameron attacked his country’s
multicultural policies, stating they failed to promote common
identity, while encouraging Muslim segregation and radicalism.
Multiculturalism cultivates in Democratic nations – obviously!
Multiculturalism is reflected in
and can be divided into two types. Soft multiculturalism is
recognized as the various foods, dance, music, body art, symbols,
languages, philosophical ideologies of other cultures, along with
equal rights, gender and wage rights, fair treatment for the poor,
the mentally and physically challenged and the recognition of one’s
choice of sexual orientation. Hard multicultural elements relate to
the religious, political and ethnic identities, the absolute and
distinct identifiers, which foreigners bring to a host nation.
Nations such as Australia,
New Zealand and
Belgium rank highest on
multiculturalism scales – promoting laws and public policies along
with societal, community, educational, religious, corporate and
institutional practices that highly favor and promote multicultural
practices. Other nations such as the
United Kingdom, the
States along with the likes of
Kuwait share the stage
in high acceptance, affirmation and promotion of multicultural
Non-democratic nations will favor little or no multicultural
policies – obviously. Notice today in the
United Arab Emirates (UAE),
Arabic is the official language. Yet English, Malayalam, Hindi,
Urdu, Persian are among the many other languages spoken and
understood, particularly in
Abu Dhabi. The UAE hosts
immigrant workers from some 200 counties with the majority coming
from the Indian subcontinent. Despite being an Islamic state, the
UAE has widely accepted other religions, granting them permission to
practice their faith. Foreigners make up about 85% of the
population. However, the UAE does not have an open immigration
policy and the citizens of the UAE form a predominately-homogeneous
Arab society as all foreigners reside in the country as temporary
workers. In the UAE, multiculturalism has a rather limited scope and
non-citizens are kept in check.
Multiculturalism in theory and practice promotes the idea that
differing cultures can co-exist together, in harmony, constructively
without fragmentation or conflict. Multicultural nations provide
policy, legislating programs, which encourages and protects
individuals and groups to pursue and promote their cultural
distinctiveness in a pluralistic society. Rather than educating its
populace to practice and pursue assimilation and homogeneity,
countries that allow multiculturalism foster a separate but equal
mindset. We can all get along, in spite of our differences, and we
had better accept the differences – so goes the mantra.
Proponents, educators, politicians and the likes, who advance
multiculturalism, do so to promote and encourage greater respect and
acceptance of what other cultures have to offer. The aim of
multicultural efforts is to cultivate a generation of people who
accept the values, norms, beliefs and behaviors along with religions
and philosophies of others without judgment, criticism or
retribution. Multiculturalism aims to weaken if not outright efface
previously established time honored traditions.
Multicultural policies by principle establishes no core-central
values or cultures as definitive and singular. Rather all variety,
all cultures are accepted and valued – each by his own for his own.
As those who embrace multiculturalism postulate, all cultures are
valuable and all are morally equivalent.
Over the past 35 years and perhaps going back to the mid-1960s, as
the debate over multicultural acceptance accelerated, hundreds of
papers, theses and public symposiums have resulted, however with no
definite conclusions. In the final analysis, there is no consensus.
debate rages on.
Is there anything good about multiculturalism? Are there positive
aspects brought about to a society or nation? Are there negative
aspects? Is a nation or society better off having a mixture of
varied and differing cultures, religions and ethnic groups, all
allowed to practice and protect their differences? On the other
hand, is a country or society that practices multiculturalism
destined for collapse? If central core values and common goals,
appreciated by all citizens, shared and protected by all, are not
secured, can that nation or society endure?
Will multiculturalism, if left unchecked, result in a nation or
society ultimately losing its own distinctive cultural identity, as
some predict? Is multiculturalism actually encouraged by elitist new
world order advocates who are out to destroy capitalism and
democratic rule, as some sociologists posit?
Consider the United States of America as an example. As the nascent
nation developed, immigrants populated its shores and learned to
blend in, to assimilate. Differences remained in the home or local
community. When a culture or ethnic tradition was exposed or
exhibited, it was only to highlight what the group, be they Germans
or Italians, or Irish, or Chinese, etc. had to offer and were
excited to share with others, who thought it polite to observe and
appreciate. At the end of the day however, these varying, divergent
groups were all Americans who understood the core, central values,
traditions, philosophies and politics common to the nation.
Immigrants came to the United States to become better, to prosper
and assimilate into the ways of a prosperous and morally sound
nation. For the thousands of immigrants, it was better to be in
America than to struggle back home. Such was the case with most
democracies, as they allowed foreigners in. Common core singular
values and culture were to be accepted as the norm, into which all
Assimilation and shared values were (and
are) at the heart of any successful nation or
institution. Immigrants and foreigners are welcome to assimilate and
excel, bringing their talents and skills in order to contribute to
the host nation. But not so much anymore.
Today, multiculturalism has made it feasible that all peoples of all
colors, race, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age,
personality, education, cognitive ability, ethnic origin, economic
status and immigration status be accepted, respected and appreciated
for what they are and what they bring. Laws are created to promote
and protect the differences. No longer are traditional core values,
morals, ideologies and philosophies of host nations promoted.
Multiculturalism requires promotion of equality and acceptance of
all cultures, without criticism or retribution.
No doubt, differences of foods, dance, music, festivities, holidays
and traditions can be shared for educational value. However, for
many, that’s not good enough. Today’s multicultural demands have
obstructed once valued and cherished holidays and religious
celebrations observed by host nations. Multicultural efforts have
placed demands on educational systems, as they are now required to
emphasize other cultures and ethnic groups, indigenous peoples and
subjugated races, while stepping away from traditional historical (often
called WASP) texts. Once respected singular, core values
(and in many nations, core Judeo-Christian
morals, values, traditions and practices) are being
replaced by varied and opposing cultural beliefs, religions,
traditions, laws and practices.
Multiculturalism has undermined the
importance of a common language, while adding unnecessary expenses
to many corporations.
Most ominous, multiculturalism has anesthetized a gullible public,
allowing Islamic extremists to navigate the streets of host nations.
Now obvious in Europe, the failure of multiculturalism is evident in
the fact multiculturalism has opened the door for the Muslim world
to enter Christian Democratic societies. Today
Europe is exploding
with the consequences of that reality. Both Australia and the United
States have felt the burdens of this fact as well.
A noted Harvard professor of political science,
Putman, conducted a nearly
10-year study on multiculturalism’s
effects on trust. In surveying some 26,000 individuals in some 40
communities across the United States of America, his findings
revealed the more racially diverse a community, the greater the loss
of trust within that community. Putman concluded, in the presence of
ethnic diversity, people act like turtles. In diverse communities (extrapolate
that to a society or nation, comment mine), people don’t
trust those who don’t “look like us.”
In November 2014, while at the
Copernicus Center on the northwest
side of Chicago, Illinois, President Obama addressed the crowd
expounding on his then newly released Executive Order dealing with
immigration. In his speech President Obama stated, “If you go to
Japan, they don’t have a problem with certain folks being
discriminated against because mostly everybody is Japanese. But
here, part of what’s wonderful about America is also what makes our
democracy hard sometimes, because sometimes we get attached to our
particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion and
then start treating other folks differently. And that sometimes, has
been a bottleneck to how we think about immigration. If you look at
the history of immigration in this country, each success wave, there
have been periods where folks who were already here suddenly say;
‘well I don’t want those folks.’”
Multiculturalism will at best, flounder in any nation or society in
which it is practiced, simply because central, singular, common core
values, traditions and culture are thrown away. In the end,
multiculturalism will generate distrust, suspicion, and ethnocentric
survival. In reality, multiculturalism promotes separatism, not
integration. It promotes differences, not commonality or harmony. It
engenders dissension and not core, communal, central-values.
In the Christian Bible, is recorded a curious scripture. He created
from one stock (of one blood – genetics and
biology prove this fact) every nation of men to inhabit
the whole earth’s surface. He determined their eras in history and
the limits of their territory (the
boundaries of the places they should live) (Acts17:26).
Although it is getting harder for this world to believe, God set the
limits, the national territories and boundaries (the
borders) of all nations and has done so for a reason. As
a nation, any nation, develops, ages and expands over time, a
natural progression takes place. National heritage develops over
time revealing a religion, philosophy, a social structure, a
political ideology, education, values, and morals, the traditions
and festivities that are specific and unique to that nation. All
these characteristics put together and specific to that particular
nation define its culture.
A society, a nation, a race, a social-system, a religion all develop
to form its unique common cultural identity. Today there are many
and varied cultures across the globe.
God set the limits and national boundaries for the good of His
creation, for the good and protection of the many and varied
distinctive cultures. However, collectively, mankind in its
ever-defiant, self-promoting posture against God has broken beyond
those boundaries. Today, we see the reality of nations living beyond
their cultural limits and the effects of that action. Moreover,
today we see the tragic consequences of nations who have not
considered the wisdom God provided when it comes to immigration
policy and practice.
Multiculturalism is a concept created by mankind, in its humanistic
attempts to solve its problems. However, there is a deceptiveness
inherent in multiculturalism. Multiculturalism can never coalesce,
unify or strengthen a nation or society. By its very nature,
multiculturalism can only maintain separation, emphasizing and
promoting the distinctiveness of differences as established in other
cultures, religions, beliefs, traditions and practices.
Multiculturalism will never allow for homogeneity or unity, singular
core values and unanimity of existence. It cannot. Any nation
practicing multiculturalism is a nation set on a course of ruin. Any
such nation is a nation in opposition to prosperity, peace, success
and national fulfillment, which God has to offer.
If a nation appreciated and accepted the laws of God to guide it
legislative and governmental actions, that nation would not allow
multicultural policies and practices to exist within its borders.
And guess what? That nation would be better off for it. That nation
would have peace, prosperity and inherent security. God has very
simple and logical laws, which will always and only benefit those
who abide by them. God’s laws are practical, valuable and
advantageous for the individual and for a nation or society.
For any nation or society to exist in unity, cohesively and
efficiently, this very simple and logical law, or in modern terms,
legislative action needs to be enacted and maintained. For any
nation or society to preserve its existence and not crumble from
within, notice what the Creator of humanity declares has to be. The
community is to have the same rules for you and for the alien living
among you; this is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.
You and the alien shall be the same before the Eternal. The same
laws and regulations will apply both to you and the alien living
among you (Numbers 15:16-16 NIV).
This principle, this law of God, as given to the children of Israel,
is logical, relevant, enduring and transcends all time.
Additionally, all the Laws of God, which are in effect and in force
still today, which deal with the policies and practices of governing
a nation, if acknowledged and obeyed, would only produce prosperity,
security, safety and all the elements that make up a salubrious
life. National resources would not have be directed, wasted on
military and homeland security as just one example.
Another very simple law, known as the first commandment simply
states; you shall have no other gods before (or
in place of) the Eternal. If a nation were to remain
exclusively faithful and loyal, having strict allegiance to the only
one true God, the God of Israel, not allowing any other religions to
be practiced within its borders, that nation would prosper and be
extremely blessed by God.
Interestingly, those nations which are labeled in the Bible as the
end time House or children of Israel, today identified as the United
Kingdom, the United States of America, with Australia, Canada and
the northern European Scandinavian nations (interestingly
enough, those nations deeply caught up in multicultural practices
today), are following in the footsteps of their
forefathers and progenitors. Sadly, the consequences that occurred
to their ancestors will be the same to happen to these nations.
Among the many sins that brought Ancient Israel to its demise was
its acceptance and acquiescence to the foreign practices and
religions of the nations surrounding them, as they allowed
foreigners to dictate national behavior. Ancient Israel, in defiance
of God, practiced a syncretistic form of religion and allowed those
who were the aliens among them to bring in with them their culture,
traditions, religions and beliefs; transforming the behaviors of the
foreign, alien cultures into common every day routines, religious
practices and customs, which were accepted and practiced throughout
Israel. Ancient Israel practiced multiculturalism, some 3,000 years
ago and the Bible is living testimony as to the consequences of
allowing multi-cultures to flourish within a nation.
The very nature, philosophy and policies of multiculturalism will
have to be eradicated before a nation, society or for that matter
this world, can ever expect to live in harmony, peace and trust with
true respect for the uniqueness of every other nation. Most
important, when multiculturalism is a thing of the past, at that
time there will be just one and only one religion lived by all
nations across the whole earth. As we can read, the Eternal shall be
King over all the earth and in that day there shall be one Lord (God)
and His name the only name (Zechariah 14:9).
Moreover, in those days ten men from all languages and nations will
take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, ‘let us go
with you because we have heard that God is with you’ (Zechariah
8:23). In that day, as the prophets tell, the God of Israel, of the
Jews, the God who is Jesus Christ, will reside in Jerusalem and all
peoples and nations will worship Him and learn of the ways and the
laws of God (cf. Isaiah 2:2-4).
When Jesus Christ returns to this earth, as its only King, ruling a
“one only” global government – then multiculturalism will be
eradicated and finally, no society or nation will be held captive to
the mendacity of multiculturalism.
untruthfulness; tendency to lie, falsehood