Multiculturalism: Gotta Love it

Willaim Thurber - MKTG PhD Student thurber at FMGMT.MGMT.UTORONTO.CA
Sun Jul 7 17:55:29 MDT 1996


On Mon, 1 Jul 1996, William B. White wrote:


***Stuff snipped***


>         However, the multicultural movement is not really about this sort of
> cultural event activity that liberals and conservatives, alike, can enjoy.  The
> Multicultural movement is a kind of front for a wholly different agenda that is
> anything but benign to those who cherish economic freedom and individual choice
> and responsibility.  It's about setting a political agenda that shifts the
> powerbase in USA and Canadian society to highly paid bureaucratic managers
> whose fiefdoms consist of a vast array of social programs, including wealth
> redistribution and various doles associated with the welfare state and
> socialism.  One has only to look at Soviet Russia and the National Socialism of
> Germany to see how well ethnic and tribal groups fare under the oppressive
> totalitarianism of socialist states.  This is an ancient and historical
> conflict.  Again I emphasize that the battlegrounds are the family unit,
> private property, and religious freedom.  Social states are inimical to these
> values - are now, always have been.
>
>         Don't be taken in by the fun and frolic.  Multiculturalism, in today's
> terms, is about much more than the food and the "Disnified" version of culture.
>


Bill--

I hope you are having fun spending your summer vacation out in Montana.:)

Seriously, Bill multiculturalism in Canada is a celebration of the
Canadian Mosiac.  We never had a "melting pot".  Our history is full of
acceptance of people of different backgrounds and a celebration of those
differences.  Come to Toronto, go visit the neighbourhoods, participate in
Carabana, it is an experience that has nothing to do with income
distibution, welfare states, or even post modern thought.

If you still think it does I will introduce you to the President of the
local Italian Club, he *might* make you look liberal.  Tell him he is a
front for the welfare state, but first give me an address where I can send
your remains.  :)

--Will



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