Thursday, February 10, 2011

David Cameron on Multiculturalism

British Prime Minister David Cameron offered an insightful and balanced critique of state sponsored multiculturalism, bereft of any racist or xenophobic impulses. When exploring the issue of native born Islamic terrorists that murdered their fellow British citizens, Mr. Cameron demonstrates that both hard right and left explanations fall short. Those who say that terrorism is intrinsic to Muslims fail to note that the vast majority are peaceful citizens. And the left is wrong to attribute terrorism to poverty, because the majority of the home grown terrorists were middle class professionals. He points out what should be obvious (to all but the indoctrinated): policies that discourage the democratic assimilation of individuals and groups towards a shared culture will erode community and social cohesion. If only our leadership were this intellectually honest...

Part I

Part II

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