The Perils of Multiculturalism

British Prime Minister David Cameron

One of the most important speeches of the year—and it’s only February now—was delivered by British Prime Minister David Cameron a few days ago at the Munich Security Conference. In his speech he focused, in laser-beam fashion that is unusual for a politician, on the perils of multiculturalism. I urge you to read or view his speech.

Cameron links “Islamist extremism” to the “British experience” of multiculturalism, and argues that, if only for security purposes, multiculturalism must be reversed in his country.

Here are a few questions we all should be considering:

  1. What is “multiculturalism”?
  2. What’s the difference between multiculturalism and a policy of multiculturalism?
  3. Does Great Britain have a policy of multiculturalism? Does the United States?
  4. What are the virtues of multiculturalism?
  5. What are the perils of multiculturalism?
  6. Should the British government halt multiculturalism?
  7. Can the British government halt multiculturalism?

I’m especially interested in two other questions:

  1. How are you affected by multiculturalism?
  2. Do you agree with David Cameron’s general position on the issue?

Update:

This post was referenced in the “Roundup for Week 7” at the The Naked Listener’s Weblog. Thanks, Robert Lee, for the notice!

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About Doug Geivett
University Professor; PhD in philosophy; author; conference speaker. Hobbies include motorcycling, travel, kayaking, sailing.

2 Responses to The Perils of Multiculturalism

  1. The real ‘focus’ Cameron should have is where to seek therapy.

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/a-thick-brain-means-youre-right-wing/story-fn5fsgyc-1225977753184

    Everybody knows by now that the real ‘focus’ of this fear-mongering is a continuous swipe at multiculturalism for the sake of greater defence funding and broadening of power for agencies that promulgate such generalized non-sense in the first place. In other words, deep-state militarist fascism overlooking white rejectionism towards most cultures – not only the Islamic ones. It seems that the terrorist scum’s greatest recruitment tools are those who so willfully marginalize non-Anglo minorities. David Cameron’s “general position on the issue” included.

    The greatest weapon against terrorism is Multiculturalism. Cherish it.

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