Thursday, March 20, 2008

Strangers into Citizens

Strangers into Citizens

A campaign to give an amnesty to illegal immigrants in the UK.

A most excellent idea, in my opinion.

5 comments:

Ryan S. said...

That's a crazy idea. I think they brainwash you poor British in your schools or something with that multiculturalism non-sense. Islam is inferior to British and Western culture. The United Kingdom will meet the same fate as the American Southwest and become an altogether different country. Ask the former republics of Yugoslavia how much of a strength diversity proved to be?

IMHO The British and English suffer from an irrational imperial guilt complex at the behest of its liberal intelligentsia, and it compels them to support policies leading to their cultural and ethnic suicide.

The racist soccer hooligans and race riots are but an unhappy side effect to runaway immigration. One need not be an uncouth 'racist' to support a sound immigration policy which severely limits immigration. Besides, more automation and higher wages would result with immigration restrictions. Third World immigrants (illegal and legal) account for an increasing amount of crimes committed in the UK and US.

Europeans in North America and Europe are becoming an endangered species. The Japanese and Chinese don't suffer from this imperial guilt complex that compels them to accept droves of foreigners onto their soil.

Ryan S. said...

BBC Reports Britons 'put fun before babies' and German births decline to new low. I guess having fun trumps national survival, huh?

This is symptomatic of why there is purported need for immigration for labor markets. Irreligion is Germany's problem and their predicament is far worse than that of the UK and US.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

"I think they brainwash you poor British in your schools or something with that multiculturalism non-sense."

I think a lot of British people would say this is a crazy idea.

Your comments do not so much seem to be directed against this proposal as such, but against immigration in general.

"Ask the former republics of Yugoslavia how much of a strength diversity proved to be?"

I think it is very illegitimate to make comparisons between long standing ethnic and religious tensions caused by territorial proximity and voluntary migration.

You mention Yugoslavia.

How about India, a country with incredible diversity, but a strong national identity?

Or Brazil. Or that wicked liberal dystopia, Cananda.

Sweden has its far right, but on the whole it has experienced very little ethnic tension despite extremely liberal immigration policy.

"The racist soccer hooligans and race riots are but an unhappy side effect to runaway immigration."

We actually had far more race riots in the 1980s. They had a lot to do with the activities of extremist racist groups who stoked up hatred. The Labour government seems to be a little more effective than the previous Conservative government at handling ethnic tension.

We do have problems and the recent migration of large numbers of East Europeans has caused some problems.

But every thing has side effects that have to be lived with. Your own country has benefited enormously through migration. There were tensions about immigration at one time and there still are. However, large numbers of Americans would not be on this earth if a previous generation had held your own attitude.

"The Japanese and Chinese don't suffer from this imperial guilt complex that compels them to accept droves of foreigners onto their soil."

And the Japanese population is in terrible decline. They desperately need to bring in foreign workers, but they are unwilling to take the risk.

The idea that Europeans are an endangered species is garbage. Birth rates vary. They may be low in some countries, but they are rising in other parts of Europe, such as Finland.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Ryan S. said...

Multicultural Brainwashing
By LAURA CLARK – Daily Mail (U.K.)

[British school] children will be taught race relations and multiculturalism with every subject they study—from Spanish to science—under controversial changes to the school curriculum announced by the Government. In music and art, they could have to learn Indian and Chinese songs and instruments, and West African drumming. In maths and science, key Muslim contributions such algebra and the number zero will be emphasized to counter Islamophobia.

And in English, pupils will study literature on the experiences of migration—such as Zadie Smith’s novel White Teeth, or Brick Lane, by Monica Ali. One critic accused Education Secretary Alan Johnson of ‘politicizing’ lessons with the new agenda. Tory MP Douglas Carswell, a member of the Commons education select committee, said “schools will be vehicles for multicultural propaganda and classrooms turned into ‘laboratories for politically-correct thought”.

Mr Johnson was also attacked over attempts to put Britishness on the curriculum as it emerged that suggested core values are so woolly they could apply to many countries. With concerns that standards in the three Rs are unacceptable, ministers will also face accusations that they are diverting attention away from vital subjects. Under the recommendations—put forward in a report by former headmaster Sir Keith Ajegbo—teachers will be expected to make ‘explicit references to cultural diversity’ in as many subjects as possible.

A new central theme covering ‘identity and diversity’ will be added to citizenship classes, which have been compulsory since 2002. Pupils should be encouraged to discuss topics such as immigration, the legacy of the British Empire, the Commonwealth and the EU. Teaching on immigration, including recent population movement from Eastern Europe, should touch on the benefits it brings to the economy and society, while also bringing ‘political discontent and criticism’. Pupils could even be tested on their attitudes to diversity in A-level and GCSEs, which will be redrafted to ensure they include ‘issues related to diversity’.

But Professor Alan Smithers, of the University of Buckingham, asked: ‘Do the Government have in mind a Britishness test for youngsters born in this country, as they do with people who arrive from other countries?’ Meanwhile, information technology lessons would involve joint Web projects or video-conferencing with youngsters around the world. Sir Keith [Ajegbo], whose report was commissioned following last July’s suicide bomb attacks in London, warned that pupils could become ‘disaffected’ and ‘alienated’ if they felt unable to discuss cultural issues in subject areas. ‘Education for diversity must be viewed as a whole-curriculum focus,’ he said.

However, Mr. Carswell said: ‘This report is prescribing precisely the wrong medicine to heal the wounds of a society that multiculturalism has divided. This is a stark example of the politically- correct lobby hijacking the citizenship agenda.

‘Recent arrivals to this country have all the more reason to be given a sense of what we are all about so they can become part of it and share it. But instead this will give the green light to every politically-correct Left-Wing educationist to further undermine our society.’ Teachers’ unions warned that the curriculum is too crowded already to cope with extra demands.

John Dunford, general secretary of the head teachers’ union ASCL, said: ‘Once again, the burden is falling on schools to fix a problem which has its roots in the wider society.’

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

The Daily Mail stinks. I hate tabloid newspapers that stir up xenophobia.

I went to an independent Christian school. I was never put through any 'cultural diversity' propoganda.

I have to my views on this subject through thinking for myself.

God Bless

Matthew