Saturday, March 8, 2014

Ethnic diversity’s ‘inconvenient truths’

The Vancouver Sun scrutinizes the claims of the diversity cultists and concludes diversity does irreparable harm to society:

Are you engaged with your community? Or are you “hunkering down?”

Are you connecting with friends, volunteering or involved in politics? Or are you drawing into yourself, “like a turtle?”

Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam has completed an important study of more than 30,000 North Americans and concluded that – especially if you live in ethnically diverse cities such as Toronto, Vancouver or Los Angeles – it’s likely you are “hunkering down.”

That’s the colloquial phrase that Putnam, who has been an adviser to everyone from Bill Clinton and Tony Blair to the U.S. State Department and the World Bank, uses to describe the lack of trust he discovered among most North Americans in diverse urban settings.
As far as big business, big government, and Cultural Marxists are concerned, this isn't a defect of diversity, but a selling point. They want an atomized society where the individual has no bonds, no history, and no nurturing community. That makes the population easier to control and exploit.

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At March 8, 2014 at 8:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Putnam says multicultural diversity doesn’t necessarily lead to open “conflict” among people of different ethnic groups. “Race riots” and violence do not often break out." Oh really? Maybe Putnam just hasn't spent quality time in meccas of diversity like Detroit, Oakland, New York, etc. Maybe we can all pitch in to give this Harvard sociologist a one-way ticket to the real world.

I almost barfed when I came across this tidbit in the article: "Vancouver’s ‘Engaged City Task Force’ seems to have adopted Robert Putnam’s approach to overcoming the divisive effects of diversity by focusing on creating opportunities across ethnic lines. One thing it’s pressing for is more ‘communal’ tables in restaurants." This sounds too much like the SPLC's 'Mix It Up' day. No thanks comrade; I don't pay for gulag-style dining experiences.

Slim

 
At March 9, 2014 at 4:07 PM , Anonymous Weaver said...

Alex Cheek,

well said!

However, in any society I assume only a small percent lead the others. So, don't give on those you have ties to!

Also I think most will come to accept another after witnessing empathy and common ground.

 

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