Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Death of Multiculturalism

Daniel Foster:
Reacting to David Cameron’s Luton Munich speech, one prominent Canadian community leader said Cameron was “spot on” when he insisted British multiculturalism has failed, adding that Canada’s multi-culti experiment was no better off.

“The Canadian multicultural model has failed, as the British model has,” the leader said. “When first generation (Muslims) are more loyal to Canada than the second generation, then we have sufficient evidence to say that multiculturalism has failed.”
Foster is one of the smarter Cornerites - which elevates him to stupidity I suppose - so he saves the punchline until the end:

So who’s the leader? Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress.

More here.

The link goes to the Toronto Sun, a paper nobody needs to read ever, and the few other Canadian papers covering it seem to mostly be those interested in arguments against multiculturalism. Should you choose to follow the link, you'll find that the arguments against multiculturalism are that Mulsims aren't loyal to Canada, and also that 18 guys got arrested for concocting a plot to blow stuff up.

To the first of these two points I'd answer that if the measure of failure is loyalty to Canada then we gotta stop sucking Neil Young's cock. Really, one of the strengths of Canada, at least in the west where I grew up, is a notable lack of patriotism, notwithstanding these shitty commercials for shitty beer. I just do not care if your ambition is to move to Pakistan, though I hope it works out. I suppose the area on which Canadians can agree is that America sucks and Americans are stupid, although we all wanna go live in the warm parts of America forever and have sex with Americans and never come home ever. Unless we get cancer or something.

To the second, it's really bad that dumb people following a stupid religion wanna blow stuff up. But, you know, there's a war on that nearly everyone agrees is stupid. Some people are just not gonna be content to wave signs.


Coincidentally I've been listening to a BBC documentary about Muslim areas in Sweden.

MP3 link.


vacuumslayer said...

Why sex with Americans? Are we warmer?

"America sucks"

Oh, nevermind.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Why sex with Americans?

Canadians all look like members of the rock band Rush.

Substance McGravitas said...

I claim Neil Peart status.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

In defense of the Toronto Sun, it has,,, um,,, it's really good on,,, it appears as a line in a Moxy Früvous song.

Substance McGravitas said...


The Authentic Dragon-king Wangchuck said...

You can't banh mi. I've got moar proxies than an AGM scheduled for Saturday!

Speaking of Banh Mi, this one's got Green Eggs, Ham.

Substance McGravitas said...

You know, I had no idea that I liked Banh Mi until recently. I'd keep telling people to go get those Vietnamese sandwiches. That's like, uh, 15 years of not knowing that.

mikey said...

Oh, here's the thing. If you're going to stand up and pronounce "multiculturalism" dead, you have to say what you want to replace it with. It would go something like this: "Clearly, Canadian multiculturalism has failed. We must return to the days of segregation, bigotry and racial animosity. It's the only way forward for our great nation. Intolerance is our FUTURE!"

As to the whole blowing shit up as an indication of nefarious intent, well, that's reasonable on it's face, as nobody blows up things they love or even approve of. But the interesting thing is that the key factor isn't what is blown up, or even HOW it's blown up, but WHERE. If you blow shit up in Afghanistan, we give you more explosives, a medal and lifetime socialized medicine. Oh, and a college degree. If you blow shit up here, we call you a terrorist. This seems, well...odd to me...

Andrew said...

A British newspaper points out that multiculturalism has failed.

M. Bouffant said...

we all wanna go live in the warm parts of America forever and have sex with Americans and never come home ever

I knew two. The Thompson Twins. (Just sisters, really.)

But both moved back to B.C. I'd hook up our host (if they've lowered their only sleep w/ Americans standards) but it's been a couple decades.