Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Geert Wilders Responds to Criticism of Koran, Islam Comments

Geert Wilders of the UK is taking heat for his remarks about creating stricter rules regarding protecting his country’s culture.

You be the judge, listen for yourself:

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I listened to the entire video and I didn't hear anything that I would consider radical or extreme. He is fighting to preserve what is left of his culture. A culture that is being attacked from within. If what he says sounds extreme now, just wait 10 or 20 years and see what kinds of issues his country, the other European countries, as well as the US look like. We are not protecting our culture, we have thrown down the fence
and said that anyone from anywhere can come here for any reason and do whatever they want. There are no expectations of assimilation as was the case for most of this country’s history. That ended about 20 years ago when the liberal establishment took over the message and turned assimilation into multi-culturalism.

Multi-culturalism is the exact opposite of assimilation. It is a liberal fabrication that has been invented to further their political agenda and ideology and has absolutely nothing to do with American history.

Americans had been taught for generations about assimilation, not multi-culturalism. Assimilation asks immigrants to embrace American culture and American values, to become American. This is no longer happening and the long term result will be disastrous. The concept of multi-culturalism is a failed model with no historical evidence to support that it can be accomplished successfully. Yet again, there go the liberals espousing it as fact and history. I have even heard liberals go so far as to say that multi-culturalism is what makes America great. Really? How? Please provide an actual explanation for that comment rather than rhetoric.

It in fact is quite the opposite if you study history. The most recent example being the former Yugoslovia. Of course anyone under the age of 30 probably doesn't know much if anything about the history of the former Yugoslavia. It was a multi-cultural country held together by the iron rule of communism until the collapse of the Soviet empire. Once the country was left to its own devices, to determine its own destiny free from oppression, it proceeded to tear itself apart. Why? Multi-culturalism. The end result is a country fractured into several smaller countries organized around......say it with me..., separate cultures! The natural response of humanity is to organize around likenesses, not embrace differences.

We don't naturally embrace competing views and ideologies. Yet, that is the propaganda we hear from the left, celebrate diversity, embrace multi-culturalism. NO! Celebrate commonality, embrace AMERICAN culture! We are strengthened by commonality. We are strengthened by building the bridges that connect us as a people, not erecting walls to divide us as differences do.

Would you rather be forced to tolerate something, as is the case now - it’s all about how “tolerant” we are as a nation, or would you rather be asked to embrace something? The mere verbiage indicates the inherent weakness of their argument. I am asked to tolerate everything that is different than me or my culture – American culture, rather than asking immigrants to embrace American culture. Hmm, I’ll go with the embrace option. I have to tolerate things like bad weather, crowded airports, rude drivers, etc.

I will embrace anyone from any country that comes to America (legally) and embraces American culture. American culture is dying under the weight of relentless attacks and the constant promotion of propaganda that cannot succeed in the long run. The left is not interested in protecting American culture, they have one goal in mind. The goal is to achieve a constant majority for continual power to implement their radical ideology onto America. The America that I know and love, that I was raised in and that made me who I am must die only to make room for some twisted version of Socialist inspired madness and oppression.

Update: here are a couple timely passages that I just ran across that relate perfectly to today's topic:

"In Letter III of his Letters From an America Farmer (1782), J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur famously asked: “What then is the American, this new man?” He answered: “He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. He has become an American by being received in the broad lap of our great Alma Mater. Here individuals of all races are melted into a new race of man, whose labors and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world. Americans are the western pilgrims.”  - De Crevecoeur’s Letter from an American Farmer

"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all… The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic… There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else." - Teddy Roosevelt

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