With all the talk about multiculturalism in the wake of David Cameron’s recent remarks, I think it’s good to get some perspective on the damage multiculturalism has done, not just for Britain, but for the whole world. The Muslim Brotherhood, a group that could come to power in Egypt, has a lot of influence in the U.K. Adrian Morgan has an excellent (but long) piece up at Big Peace (I didn’t read the whole thing, because I have important business to attend to). Here’s my favorite part (after skimming it):
The Muslim Brotherhood has been influential in British universities for almost half a century, through the machinations of FOSIS [Federation of Student Islamic Societies], and this problem is entrenched in Britain. Any critic of Islamism is labelled as an Islamophobe and thus views that do not fit with the status quo are marginalized and silenced in the British mainstream media. Within this climate of political correctness, sane opposition to Islamism is not allowed to exist. Useful Idiots of Islamism control the media and politics, and the Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must be laughing at our ignorance and supine ineffectiveness. Britain once ruled the waves. Now it waves a white flag…..
Hopefully, for the sake of international security, David Cameron is serious about stopping the multicultural madness that has allowed this insanity to happen.
For some reason I bought into the conventional wisdom on TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program). TARP, aka the bank bailout, was touted as neccessary to save our economy from the brink of collapse. For whatever reason, I decided that I agreed with that conventional wisdom. Well not anymore.
Today I read a great editorial by economist Dean Baker which argues that TARP was completely unnecessary. What’s especially interesting is that Baker is a progressive, making him someone I would traditionally disagree with. But his arguments seem sound (although his anti-Wall Street rhetoric isn’t something I would use), which leads me to believe that TARP was, in fact , a gigantic con.
We bailed out the fat cats, and now they are back to making huge profits. I don’t begrudge any enterprise making butt loads of money, as long as they do so by competing in the free market. But when they make their billions thanks to Joe Taypayer, I get pretty pissed. Crony capitalism is just as bad as a command economy, because the fat cats and their friends in power are commanding us to keep them afloat, success in the free market be damned.
On his program ‘Red Eye,’ Greg Gutfeld and his panel of guests mock just about every aspect of society. It really is the best program on cable news. Anyway, last night Gutfeld, during his nightly “Gregalogue,” said what we all were thinking after that horrendous halftime show during the Super Bowl:
So the Super Bowl came and went like a fat, sweaty, overbearing relative – and it left a stench in the bathroom that can only be described as the Black Eyed Peas.
Yes – once again we are suffocated by the American assumption that what is lapped up by teenage girls is also lapped up by everyone else over fourteen.
This scares the Bieber out of me.
Because it’s true. We are what we eat. And last night we ate a pile of crap.
Don’t get me wrong. The Peas aren’t that awful. Beneath the autotune, the plastic surgery, the nursery rhyme lyrics and the costumes designed for incontinent robots, there exists a modicum of talent that seems almost Barbie-esque. Fergie’s voice is captivating, in a “maybe I should hire her for my bachelor party” sort of way.
But here’s my problem: over the last twenty years we’ve mistaken spectacle for entertainment – that by adding more people, lights, sound effects, explosions and fog machines – we think this camouflages banality, when it only accentuates it.
The decline of civilization is only THAT MUCH louder.
Yeah, I know I sound like a stupid old man with a swollen prostate and a tiny lawn.
Greg is the sharpest and funniest pundit in the universe. And if you disagree with me, you are worse than Hitler (inside joke for Red Eye fans).
Keith Olbermann has found a new gig. He will host and produce a nightly news and commentary program on Current TV, in addition to serving as the channel’s CNO (Chief News Officer). Personally I though CON was a more appropriate title, since Olby is a con man as far as I’m concerned. He left cable TV, and now he’s coming back. That, my friends, is a confidence trick.
Apparently since Current TV isn’t technically a cable news outlet (in my view it isn’t even a channel since more people watch local cable access programming), Olby doesn’t have to worry about the non-compete clause in his MSNBC contract (the clause keeps talent from jumping to competitors for a certain amount of time).
UPDATE: The show won’t be starting until the Spring, which means the non-compete clause won’t matter anymore because it will have expired.
You may have heard me say “diversity is perversity,” which is a saying that I borrowed from Dr. Michael Weiner. This is not an attack on ethnic and racial diversity, but rather an attack on multiculturalism and forced diversity, otherwise known as reverse racism. I think it’s great when people with diverse background get along, just not when they are forced to by government, academia, or corporate America.
British P.M David Cameron made headlines recently by demanding an end to multiculturalism. But first, what is multiculturalism?
At one level the term means the appreciation, acceptance or promotion of multiple cultures, applied to the demographic make-up of a specific place, usually at the organizational level, e.g. schools, businesses, neighborhoods, cities or nations. In this sense multiculturalism approximates to respect for diversity.The term may also describe people who have more than one culture in them (people who grew up with more than one cultural identity, also sometimes called bicultural).
In a political context the term has come to mean the advocacy of extending equitable status to distinct ethnic and religious groups without promoting any specific ethnic, religious, and/or cultural community values as central. Multiculturalism as “cultural mosaic” is often contrasted with the concepts assimilationism and social integration.
In contemporary society, different understandings of the term has resulted in two different and seemingly inconsistent strategies:
- The first focuses on interaction and communication between different cultures. Interactions of cultures provide opportunities for the cultural differences to communicate and interact to create multiculturalism.
- The second centers on diversity and cultural uniqueness. Cultural isolation can protect the uniqueness of the local culture of a nation or area and also contribute to global cultural diversity. The policy “Cultural exception” introduced by France in General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations in 1993 was a precise example of protecting one’s own cultural safety.
Cameron was refering to “state multiculuralism,” which basically means the government promotes multiple cultures. This is done because well-meaning but foolish liberals wanted to make Muslim (and other) immigrants feel welcome in the U.K. This strategy has eroded the British cultural by allowing immigrants to forgo assimilation and keep their native culture completely in tact. In the U.S., we thankfully have immigrants who come here because they want to be part of the American culture. Yes, people keep their cultural traditions, but they also follow U.S. customs and laws.
On last night’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Bill O’Reilly aired the rest of his interview with the President. Frances Martel of Mediaite described the previously un-aired exchange like this:
As promised, O’Reilly aired the half of the interview saved for Fox News tonight, and one thing’s for sure– from a media junkie’s perspective, he saved the best for last.
Check out the video at Mediaite.com