A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Friday, July 22, 2005

On being similar

"As long as young people feel they have got no hope but to blow themselves up you are never going to make progress" Cherie Blair, 2002

She is right to have been thinking along these lines but if this is all she said it appears to support the bombers. Now I think we all know she didn't mean that!

However, we do have some problems it seems to me. One is that her husband seems to take a completely opposite view and thinks all is well in the multicultural garden of fantasy. Another is that people who do care about the wellbeing of the community but take a non-PC, non multi-culti view are pilloried as being swivel-eyed racists.

We have in our country MPs, doctors, comedians, of ethnic background, and all manner of professions and trades that have been chosen by people from immigrant communities. I was yesterday in a DIY store and there were several Asian lads working there, joshing and joking with each other in a very English way. They may have had a different religion, I don't know, but they were just like I could have been at their age.

Community mixing is not about being the SAME but being SIMILAR. There is a difference! It seems the PC brigade has a fetish about trying to be the same but overlooking desires to remain ethically separate. The fact is that those who do not want to assimilate cause their children to grow up disorientated and disaffected. That's a recipe for community disaster.

Perhaps that is what Cherie Blair is alluding to?


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