Monday, November 8, 2010

Canadians favour melticulturalism

Canadians overwhelmingly favour melticulturalism

Mr Parland misses the point completely when he says this:

So, the majority of Canadians are in favour of a system that seeks to respect and preserve cultural differences, just as long as people from other cultures don’t actually preserve those differences but assimilate into Canadian society. Call it melticulturalism: You can be as different as you want, just as long as you act like everyone else.

The point isn't that people must assimilate - the point is that when you come to Canada, most would assume that you continue to honor your own traditions within your own house, occasionally letting others get a glimpse into your culture, but that whenever your traditions clash with Canadian traditions, the Canadian traditions should win. Simple as that. Honor killings, ethnic prejudice, sharia law to name a few are things which clash with Canadian Culture. These are the things that make many Canadians throw up their hands and say "If you don't like it here, go back to where you came from!", not because we don't want them here, but we don't what these aspects of their culture here. These are the things oftentimes they moved to get away from... why then should we allow it to be implemented here so that they can be subject to it again?

To steal a phrase, to what appears to be a large number of people, we assume that "multiculturalism means more pavilions at Folk Fest"

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