Does anyone but me remember the “melting pot” theory? Basically, it stated that as immigrants came to America they assimilated into our culture. This was taught in public schools (at least in Monroe and Haynesville) into the early 80’s. Then it disappeared.
We all know that the United States of American was founded primarily by white Europeans combined with an influx of many nationalities. Most conservatives that I know certainly have no problem with immigrants from any country – as long as they come to America legally to join our value system.
Multiculturalists argue that the customs and cultures of varied ethnic groups should be preserved. There is a problem with that.
As Geert Wilders argues, we should learn from the history and fall of Rome. Multiculturalism will slowly and insidiously decimate a society.
In other words: multiculturalism holds that the state should not promote a leitkultur, which immigrants have to accept if they want to live in our midst. — Geert Wilders: The Winston Churchill of Our Time
Here is the reality. Personally, I have no problems with anyone coming to America as an immigrant as long as they go through the legal route. I also have no problem if immigrants want to maintain cultural ties to their original homeland. After all, I preach regularly about the “values and customs of the south.” I do have a problem when the cultural ties become the public-facing philosophy of an indivual.
Don’t like our typical American values? Fine. Leave.
You came here looking for something better and for a chance at success for you and your family with our typical values of hard work and equality? You are welcome with open arms.
Wilders goes on to discuss the issues with multiculturalism and Islam. What he says should be heeded.
Indeed, the premise of the multiculturalist ideology is wrong. Cultures are not equal. They are different, because their roots are different. That is why the multiculturalists try to destroy our roots. — Geert Wilders
The influx of Islamic culture to America is not primarily because they believe Western society is superior. The words of leaders can speak for themselves. The influx is to slowly destroy Western culture and replace it – just like Rome.
One day, millions of men will leave the Southern Hemisphere to go to the Northern Hemisphere. And they will not go there as friends. Because they will go there to conquer it. And they will conquer it with their sons. The wombs of our women will give us victory. — (former) Algerian President Houari Boumédienne
There are tens of millions of Muslims in the European continent today and their number is on the increase. This is the clear indication that the European continent will be converted into Islam. Europe will one day soon be a Muslim continent. — Colonel Gaddafi
Negotiation is secondary, the main issue is that there is no way but for (the United States) to change. — Gholam Hossein Elham – Minister of Justice of Iran
Do we want a society where the values of immigrants are accepted as equal to our own? There is reason that the American Exceptionalism theory has started to come back into vogue.
Where do we go from here? Good question.