Saturday, May 30, 2009

Racism

Have just read the comments on FFM's post below and the comments in Kiwiblog as someone called Kingi attempts to justify why Maori are special.

It takes no time for the concept of "racism" to appear.
And always from the left side of the debate.

This always gives me a good laugh, because the Left have always been the ones to ram multiculturalism down everyone's throats. But when things don't go their way, they pull out the "you're a racist" shot gun and let off a couple of cheap rounds.

The left may have achieved their multicultural utopia, but I suspect that they don't enjoy it quite as much as they eagerly anticipated. Mostly because it arrived with a suitcase full of competition as well.

Their special place in history, regardless of race, is being shoved to the side of the road and bypassed.

Personally, I have no problem with multiculturalism because it just brings us new challenges, but more importantly, new opportunities. I judge the people I deal with daily on their actions rather than the colour of their skin.

"Racism" is yesterday's word. It has had it's time and place.

People that cling to it like a lifebuoy, to keep their own racist aspirations afloat, should realise that the tide of time is just carrying them further out to sea.

4 comments:

WAKE UP said...

"Personally, I have no problem with multiculturalism because it just brings us new challenges"

Well, I do, because that "multiculturalism" only ever takes place within the hard-earned stable, inclusive society provided by Western culture, and far too little recognition is given to that basic premise.

Instead, what happens is that the multi-cultures fight among themselves WITHIN the umbrella provided by democracy, importing to it the very stupidities they are supposed to leave behind - and worse, at the same time denigrating the very host culture that supports them in the first place.

You're too kind, Lou :)

WAKE UP said...
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Lou Taylor said...

You are probably right Wakeup,
Change in the world is driven by factors that really can't be controlled anymore. The mobility of people is too great to halt and demographics will do the rest. I guess its just our turn to be on the recieving end.

The fundamental problem in the long run will not be different races but different religions.

WAKE UP said...

"The fundamental problem in the long run will not be different races but different religions."

Damn right Lou, it's not race, it's culture (especially religion)and always has been (though race is often the readily connectable identifier with some religions, of course).