Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Point made

In a previous post I mentioned that I don't believe it is possible for a nation to be "multicultural" simply because you can not have two cultures competing for a societal space. To demonstrate my point we have this.

[H]ead teacher, Julia Robinson, has resigned after being accused by some parents of racism. Her offence? She wanted to scrap separate assemblies for Muslim children at the school.

Two competing cultures will require different cultural concessions which will require different laws, norms and practices. Such a thing can not exist in one nation - either one culture will dominate the other or the nation will split into two to accommodate both cultures.

It's obvious - yet still we pursue this ridiculous belief that we can make multiculturalism work - we can't. No one can.

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