Mark Steyn’s “hey, thanks for coming out!” thoughts on the anti-multiculturalism fad all the kids are crazy about these days:
Asked on TV about David Cameron’s recent attack on “multiculturalism”, I said flippantly that it was heartening to hear the Prime Minister sounding like a six-year-old Steyn column. Of course, he didn’t go quite that far. But, because I and Melanie Phillips and Henryk Broder and Thilo Sarrazin and Geert Wilders and a relatively small number of “extremists” did go so far, it’s become possible for a lot of folks in the mushy middle to meet us halfway. Hence, the bizarre new phenomenon of European heads of governments stampeding to denounce multiculturalism: If it’s Tuesday, it must be Angela Merkel. That multiculturalism is a failure is the new conventional wisdom, the centrist position. (…)
Cameron’s answer to the failure of multiculturalism is that “we” need to work harder “to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong”. But what if that’s too much hard work? So much hard work that it is, in fact, never going to happen? Wouldn’t it just be easier to cut back on mass immigration at a time of ever higher levels of unemployment and welfare dependency? Or even cut back on mass immigration from, ahem, certain parts of the world?
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