British Prime Minister David Cameron is a recent convert to white extremism.
Joining a fast growing flock that includes German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicholas Sarkozy and has beens Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard and Former Spanish Premier Jose Maria Anzar, they have declared with no ambiguity that multiculturalism has failed.
Will this retrenchment to a pre-chicken tikka masala fairyland hold steam? Will New Zealand Prime Minister Key catch the bug?
Cameron, not unlike a metro-sexual skinhead, has put forth detailed criteria for immigrants. ‘Do they believe in universal human rights, including women and people of other faiths? Do they believe in equality of all before the law? Do they believe in democracy and the right of people to elect their own Government? Do they encourage integration or separatism?’
Britain, pompously proud of the freedom she enjoys north of the White Cliffs of Dover made a legendary success at suffocating no less than a third of the world.
She reined an Empire of subjects, not citizens. You have to believe your subjects are human before granting them a right.
The British have emotionally never let go of that ‘greatness’ and have never managed to find the courage to look themselves in the mirror to see an impotent, pasty old man.
This delusional belief in themselves prompted their participation in the unholy wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. The fascist practices of these conflicts included torture of citizens kidnapped and imprisoned wholly illegally and the murder of thousands of families in air raids. Not an immediately obvious way to express a belief in universal human rights and a deep respect of other faiths.
Cameron insists that to qualify for British residency you must believe in democracy and the right of people to elect their own Government. With the revolutions in North Africa, this has triggered a collective giggle. The West’s almost unquestionable support of the just deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is no pin-up of democracy, has received a widely televised, brutal assessment by the media.
Cameron’s Foreign Minister William Hague has said that the Egyptian people should be encouraged to elect whomever they want in Government as long as it is not the ‘Muslim Brotherhood.’
This is a school of democracy that deserves further study, as it seems to be a new branch of the institution.
His demand that they should encourage integration and not separatism is welcome as Cameron is plainly a separatist.
The sheer insurmountable impracticality of judging these criteria is proof enough this new, gated community will convincingly fail.
No multiple choice
Would prospective immigrants be given a multi choice exam? Was Hitler (a) genocidal maniac b) famous composer c) grossly misunderstood
Oscar Wilde said, ‘Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Racism is the lowest form of Politics. It is the refuge of the mediocre.
Cameron has good company with Merkel and Sarkozy. They are all leaders that have failed to project a uniting vision. Like Hitler, they have contracted with the politics of race when the coffers are empty.
Hate is free and unifies the bewildered.
I will begrudgingly say that Key is not a man of hate. He will have enough smarts not to commit political suicide in our unique rainbow country.
He will continue to define us. It is who we are.
Besides, going back to boiled cabbage and cold mince is a fate worse than death.
Roy Lange is a New Zealand citizen with a passion for India. He now lives and works across the Tasman.
Critics of Multiculturalism (from left) David Cameron, Dr Angela Markel and Nicholas Sarkozy; will John Key join them?