Multiculturalism Doesn’t Work

It used to just be tobacco smoke. Now it’s everything. Spectator:

The contagious madness of the new PC

It’s becoming pretty clear, as the year rolls on, that some of our brightest youngsters have gone round the bend. It’s as if they’ve caught a virus, a mental one, a set of thoughts and ideas that might loosely be called political correctness, but seem to me weirder and more damaging than that.

Back in the 1990s, PC students would stamp about with placards demanding equal rights for minorities and talking about Foucault. This new PC doesn’t seem to be about protecting minorities so much as everyone, everywhere from ever having their feelings hurt. It came from America, this virus, incubated in the closed minds of the Land of the Free, but it’s here now, and contagious.

We have a right not to be offended, think these kids, but this has horrible implications, as Brendan O’Neill pointed out in his Spectator cover story ‘The Stepford students’ last year. Brendan arrived to speak in defence of abortion at Christchurch, Oxford, only to find his debate had been cancelled. Why? Because it was offensive and might damage the ‘mental safety’ of students to hear ‘a person without a uterus’ speak on abortion. What about free speech? Overrated, said the students. Just an excuse for bigots.

Students have also decided they need protecting from disturbing bits in books. There have been recent calls for content warnings — ‘trigger warnings’ — to be inserted into great books. The Great Gatsby (because it’s misogynist),Huckleberry Finn (racist) and The Merchant of Venice (anti-Semitic). This spring at Columbia University, a student complained she had been ‘triggered’ by Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Proserpina’s treatment at the hands of Dis gave her flashbacks to a past assault, she said, and made her feel ‘unsafe’, though I’d have thought her assailant pretty pleased to be compared to a god. Columbia have just announced, sotto voce, that the Metamorphoses will be replaced by Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon…

Rod Liddle in the Spectator:

What can we as a society do about the relentless harassment of women by terrifying men? Menacing men, threatening men, priapic men. Something must be done — and quickly. I reached this conclusion after reading a deeply distressing article by the Guardian columnist Daisy Buchanan, who announced that she has imposed a curfew on herself after a series of deeply unpleasant incursions by bestial males. ‘I can’t believe women have to live like this in 2015,’ Ms Buchanan lamented, having revealed that she has also given up dancing in case the same sort of thing happens when she is on the way home from wherever it is she dances.

I am going to repeat the full details of the assaults made on this youngish woman — not for gratuitous reasons, but because I think people need to know; they need to be shocked out of their complacency, they need to face up to the enormity of the problem, no matter how traumatising that might be.

The latest incident happened when Daisy was on her way to her yoga class. A man outside the studio said to her, ‘Hello — I keep seeing you around! What’s your name?’ Yes, I know. It beggars belief that this sort of thing can still happen in this day and age. Luckily, on this occasion Daisy had her wits about her and mumbled an answer so that the man left not knowing for certain that she was called ‘Daisy’. But she was clearly numb with fright…

Presumably it’s this sort of thing that induced Jeremy Corbyn to suggest segregated train carriages. I’m beginning to wonder whether this is where I came in. I grew up in a world of separate boys’ schools and girls’ schools, and pubs that were off limits to children and unaccompanied women. Then they were desegregated, and everyone became equal – which I initially thought was a Good Thing.

I soon had my doubts as the pubs filled up with feral children, and it became not uncommon to see young mothers changing babies’ nappies on table tops. And in many ways the smoking bans that followed not long after grew out of the collision of the newly arrived home and school and playground values with the traditional, adult, and (largely) male values of pub life. How awful for little Johnny to see people smoking! And drinking! Traditional pub values were defeated in very short order by home and school playground values. The smokers were ejected. The drinkers will undoubtedly soon follow them.

I think the same would have happened if all churches had been told that they’d have to cater to all varieties of religious faith, and not just one. And you’d have a Catholic day, a Protestant day, a Jewish day, a Muslim day, a Buddhist day, and a Satanist day. They wouldn’t have been able to coexist with each other for a week, and religion would soon have won, most likely the most intolerant.

I think this is why multiculturalism doesn’t work: it brings all the different cultures into collision with each other, and into conflict. Religions can coexist while they have their own churches in which their own beliefs and traditions reign. Smokers and non-smokers can coexist when there are separate smoking and non-smoking rooms. Adults and children can coexist while the latter are largely confined to schools and homes, and the former have their adult-only pubs and clubs. Men and women can coexist when they have their own separate spaces. French and Germans and Italians and Spaniards can coexist while they each have their own countries in which their own cultural values prevail. One Size Fits All doesn’t work. The EU single currency doesn’t work. Free movement of people doesn’t work. Globalisation probably doesn’t work either.

It’s a bit like somebody taking all the separate bottles of chemicals in a chemistry lab and pouring them all into one single large vat. The resulting explosion would probably blow the roof off. They could coexist in the lab while they were largely restricted to their own bottles, and only brought into contact with each other in small quantities under tightly controlled conditions. But they could not coexist when these stuffy, old, outdated controls and restrictions were lifted.

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25 Responses to Multiculturalism Doesn’t Work

  1. Smoking Lamp says:

    I think we are seeing an outbreak of mass hysteria. The public has been manipulated into abhorring smokers and the resulting social division once established fuels itself. It will ultimately burn out once the oppression and segregation enforced by the lifestyle controllers spreads to other issues (alcohol, which has always been on the prohibitionists agenda, sugar, fats, hamburgers, etc.).

    Of course, the propaganda campaign that drives the antismoking movement would make Goebbels proud. It has redefined reality on its own terms much like Orwell’s ‘newspeak’.

    Now the climate movement is looking to the antismoking crusade for guidance. Take a look at ‘What the climate movement can learn from the war on smoking’ at Grist: http://goo.gl/XQk7zR

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      SL that one climatologist chick I forget her name but she about 4 years ago stated str8 out that climate researchers would use epidemiology to link their claims to man made climate change,,,,,,,,,,Epidemiology is the spin behind all of their agendas whatever they may be……..every last one of them that’s what they use and they make special research depts. at certain schools just for that purpose like bloombergs school of public health or about any of the other made to order junk science groups.

      • slugbop007 says:

        You can get a MPh (Master of Public Health) after one intensive year of study at the Bloomberg School for Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Maryland. There are no courses for air quality research in a MPh degree, yet one of their recent graduates (Ryan Kennedy) was in Montréal three years ago, pretending to be an air quality research expert. He claimed that the smoke from a cigarette was worse than a smoggy day in Los Angeles. I was born in L.A. and I know what smog looks like, tastes like and feels like. In his spare time he likes to have people who smoke evicted from their homes.

  2. scot says:

    Re: Sugary drinks – that little self-appointed messiah Jamie Oliver has jumped on the bandwagon (yet again), demanding (yes DEMANDING) HMGov slap a 20% tax on them. Not bad when he himself has already creamed the 10% on all his diktated prices on sugary drinks in all his shit franchised eateries. GO Jamie!

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      Mom and pop are running for the hills.

      Since July, American households — which account for almost all mutual fund investors — have pulled money both from mutual funds that invest in stocks and those that invest in bonds. It’s the first time since 2008 that both asset classes have recorded back-to-back monthly withdrawals, according to a report by Credit Suisse.

      Credit Suisse estimates $6.5 billion left equity funds in July as $8.4 billion was pulled from bond funds, citing weekly data from the Investment Company Institute as of Aug. 19. Those outflows were followed up in the first three weeks of August, when investors withdrew $1.6 billion from stocks and $8.1 billion from bonds, said economist Dana Saporta.

      “Anytime you see something that hasn’t happened since the last quarter of 2008, it’s worth noting,” Saporta said in a phone interview. “It may be that this is an interesting oddity but if we continue to see this it could reflect a more broad-based nervousness on the part of household investors.”

      Withdrawals from equity funds are usually accompanied by an influx of money to bonds, and an exit from both at the same time suggests investors aren’t willing to take on risk in any form. While retail investor sentiment isn’t the best predictor of market moves, their reluctance could have significance, Saporta said.

      “It might suggest households are getting nervous about holding investments, and that could lead to some real economic implications including cutting back on spending,” she said. “Should the market turn lower again, it will be interesting to see if we have the traditional move back into bonds or if households move to cash.”

      After an 11 percent plunge in the Standard & Poor’s 500 in the past week, investors are searching for signs of strength in the U.S. economy in the face of slowing growth abroad. The S&P 500 gained 2.4 percent Thursday as data showed gross domestic product rose at a 3.7 percent annualized rate, exceeding all estimates of economists surveyed by Bloomberg.

      While the flows out of mutual funds suggest retail investors — who held 89 percent of U.S. mutual fund assets last year, according to ICI — may not have faith in financial markets, recent economic data show the average American is spending more. Sales at U.S. retailers rose 0.6 percent in July and the prior two months were revised up, according to Commerce Department data on Aug. 13.

  3. harleyrider1978 says:

    Of course, the propaganda campaign that drives the antismoking movement would make Goebbels proud! OF COURSE IT WOULD as todays Nazis carbon copied Hitlers own war on smokers down to the last tee and even invented some new junk like 3rd hand smoke:

    Well a little history lesson is now needed I can see:

    Look who first invented the Passive smoking Fraud

    Hitler’s Anti-Tobacco Campaign

    One particularly vile individual, Karl Astel — upstanding president of Jena University, poisonous anti-Semite, euthanasia fanatic, SS officer, war criminal and tobacco-free Germany enthusiast — liked to walk up to smokers and tear cigarettes from their unsuspecting mouths. (He committed suicide when the war ended, more through disappointment than fear of hanging.) It comes as little surprise to discover that the phrase “passive smoking” (Passivrauchen) was coined not by contemporary American admen, but by Fritz Lickint, the author of the magisterial 1100-page Tabak und Organismus (“Tobacco and the Organism”), which was produced in collaboration with the German AntiTobacco League.

    That’s fine company are so called public health depts. keep with ehh!

    History can shed so much lite on todays own movement it just amazes the mind………..

    Hitler Youth had anti-smoking patrols all over Germany, outside movie houses and in entertainment areas, sports fields etc., and smoking was strictly forbidden to these millions of German youth growing up under Hitler.”

  4. slugbop007 says:

    Uber Nazis.

  5. junican says:

    But is it not true that things must get worse before they get better? Has that not always been true? I’m not talking about the small matter of a few thousand immigrants this year somehow entering this country. I’m talking about the take-over of this country by the EU, WHO and the UN. However, I am not the least bit sure that Cameron et al are fit to reverse the take-over.
    There is something weird about Cameron and his mates like Osborne. They say words but actually say nothing. For example, there is the much quoted phrase, “We will make a difference!!!!!”, much used to delight of tobacco control parasites at their taxpayer financed jollies. The difference that they speak of is the difference in their own fortunes. Cameron et al, like the rest of us, have no idea what is going on.
    Tobacco Control is only the trial run. ‘Sustainability’, as proclaimed in the Millennium Goals, equals eugenics. Those humans who are not fit must fade away. That does not mean gas ovens. Like tobacco control, a tiny turn of the macro propaganda screw has the effect.
    What needs to be done is to demand where the purveyors of propaganda get their money from. Are student fees paying for tobacco control ‘professors and doctors’? If not, who is?

    • Frank Davis says:

      I am not the least bit sure that Cameron et al are fit to reverse the take-over.

      I think he’s fully signed up for the takeover, as are most of the political class.

      And yes, it’s an eugenic programme.

      And no, they don’t need gas chambers (yet).

      The purveyors of the propaganda get their money from the taxpayer, and the pharma companies, and the likes of Michael Bloomberg.

  6. Ed says:

    “….Like tobacco control, a tiny turn of the macro propaganda screw has the effect.”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3213051/Almost-2-400-people-declared-fit-work-taken-benefits-controversial-government-crackdown-dead-TWO-WEEKS.html

    And there’s barely a sound heard

    • roobeedoo2 says:

      ‘A spokesman for the Department of Works and Pensions asks us to make clear that some of the claimants who died would have been going through the appeals process and would have still been receiving benefits. It is therefore impossible to make any link in these statistics between someone dying and their being found fit for work.’

      Cos’ there’s no stress involved in being made to go through an appeals procedure now, is there?

  7. chris says:

    Multiculturalism DOES work: the US has always been fairly multicultural and people have, not without some major problems, generally been able to coexist, if not exactly love each other. Virtually all classic literature is read in school under the guidance of an instructor and it’s certainly within the purview of said instructor’s job description to warn students they may encounter language and attitudes at odds with modern sensibilities. In many cases, though, these issues are allowed to take over the entire discussion.

    • harleyrider1978 says:

      Chris in America since it began all the differing cultures and races always set up there own neighborhoods or towns to live in………its no different today.

      • harleyrider1978 says:

        Even the gays prefer to live where other gays live and its the same in the workplace too.

        Business went to head hunters over 2 decades ago just to defeat multicultural forced hiring practices and its still going on. They don’t even issue a want ad for a job,they simply call a private head hunter who finds what the employer wants and if its only white then its only white or whatever…………that’s how they beat the libtards at their own game.

  8. harleyrider1978 says:

    ‘David Cameron has ordered ministers to ditch the ‘green crap’ blamed for driving up energy bills and making business uncompetitive, it is claimed.

    The Prime Minister, who once pledged to lead the ‘greenest government ever’, has publicly promised to ‘roll back’ green taxes, which add more than £110 a year to average fuel bills.’

    Share the facts at The Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Cut-green-c-p-Camerons-private…

    ‘But a senior Tory source said Mr Cameron’s message in private is far blunter.

    The source said: ‘He’s telling everyone, “We’ve got to get rid of all this green crap.” He’s absolutely focused on it.’

    Tory high command has also privately abandoned Mr Cameron’s pre-election mantra ‘vote blue, go green’. ‘It’s vote blue, get real, now – and woe betide anyone who doesn’t get the memo,’ the source said.’

    Must Americans repeat every Green mistake Europeans and Australians have made and are trying to correct?

  9. slugbop007 says:

    Speaking of Michael Bloomberg, I am sending you a link of all the core courses available at his Johns Hopkins Public Health School. It’s only a 11 month course but they are cranking out Masters of Public Health degrees in the hundreds, perhaps thousands every year. Many of the students get scholarships or bursaries from the RWJ Foundation. They really are a force to be reckoned with. Scary.
    http://www.jhsph.edu/academics/degree-programs/master-of-public-health/curriculum/core-courses.html

  10. slugbop007 says:

    Here is a link to the CBC news from two years ago claiming that SHS is more dangerous than LA smog. Note the reference to Ryan Kennedy as a ‘A researcher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland’ and his title, Professor Ryan Kennedy:
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/harmful-levels-of-second-hand-smoke-found-on-montreal-patios-1.1362606

    A link to the RWJ Foundation members list, now over 10 thousand strong: https://www.linkedin.com/grps?gid=4925884&goback=.npp_ryan*5david*5kennedy%2F44%2F155%2F718&trk=prof-groups-membership-name

    What Ryan has been doing for the past two years:
    Assistant Professor
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    June 2013 – Present (2 years 3 months)Baltimore, MD
    Institute for Global Tobacco Control
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society
    So, is he a researcher or an assistant professor?
    His visit to Montréal was two months after he became an Assistant Prof at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. So what prompted a lowly Assistant Professor in Public Health to come to Montréal and raise a ruckus? Who sent him, Propel in Waterloo, or Bloomberg in Maryland? Or, perhaps, who sent for him from Montréal? Tobacco Control or the government? Or both, since they live off each other, at the taxpayers expense. Looks like a setup to me. And the CBC gobbled it all up without as much as a burp.
    Note, as well, that Mr. Kennedy loves crossing the US/Canadian border. And, seemingly, at will.

  11. slugbop007 says:

    Not only do they have PhDs (although it is not specified in which field of study), they are also referred to as Scientists:
    https://uwaterloo.ca/propel/about/people/group/24

  12. slugbop007 says:

    Simon Chapman reads and comments in The Guardian:
    Simon Chapman
    28 Dec 2014 13:36
    2 3

    Link here to my (free) e-book on Australia’s experience with plain packs, including large chapter on how the industry tried to stop it. http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au//bitstream/2123/12257/7/9781743324295_Chapman_RemovingtheEmperorsClothes_FT.pdf

  13. slugbop007 says:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marisol_Touraine

    The French Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Marisol Touraine,

    In 2009, she belonged to the “Future of Health Club”(Club Avenir de la santé), [7] a lobby group funded by GlaxoSmithKline, the world’s No. 7 of pharmecetics products, producing amongst other things, nicotine patches.

  14. DICK R says:

    Multi culturalism has done everything it’s perpetrators knew it would ,destroy the racial and cultural identity of a whole continent by importing third world savages , who have placed a huge burden on every country such as Sweden ,England ,Germany ,France and Italy .
    Criminality is rife as is the rape of women and in England young children , all with the tacit approval of the cowardly Police and local government .
    You say it has not worked ,well it has ,sometimes probably beyond the wildest dreams of the left wing liberal traitors who ‘s idea it was .

  15. mickeycool34 says:

    multiculturalism doesnt work for the simple reason its a forced thing, people can chose to eat curry because it tastes nice but they dont chose to have 10,000 Indians living next door which changes the culture of the area the shops services everything. when the host culture disappears its called replacement so in a sense you have another culture dominating an area. Multiculturalism means many cultures in other words the dominant culture disappears its replaced. Only western countries are classed as multicultural its a one way process. In America different groups have to live in separate areas. But all have to follow U.S laws etc and speak English all based on British laws so in a sense they arent practicing their own laws they have to abide the dominant one. but now groups are demanding their own laws.

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