Dumb Immigration Policies

By Theodore Dalyrymple

The Multiculturalist Liberal believes that all cultures are equal except for his own, which is uniquely “wicked and imperialist”.

Assimilation in their view, would be another despicable instance of cultural imperialism—but, of course, it would also throw doubt upon their own world outlook, which they’ve adopted precisely to establish their very own superior [racist?] “broad-mindedness” and “tolerance”.

After all, my Indian medical students who know Shakespeare and speak what used to be called the King’s English, might suggest to the liberal mind that the very people whose culture he claims to defend often see great value in the culture he is defending them from, therefore his presuppositions are profoundly mistaken.

Keeping foreigners in cultural ghettos is thus a necessity for them, if they’re to preserve their self-regard. And it is not difficult to find bureaucratic entrepreneurs in every group (that is to say, the N.G.O. “community leaders”) whose personal interests coincide with their goals. There are fortunes to be made… even in a ghetto.

If all cultures are “equal”, then migration is itself a mystery since it occurs (en masse) in ONE direction only.

To preserve the division of the world into victims and victimizers, it is intellectually imperative to keep migrants in a state of the most complete dependence possible.

And that is precisely what British [Canadian & U.S.] immigration policies seems designed to do. The last thing liberals need or want is sturdily, self-reliant people who do not require their help.


Duped By Multiculturalism


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