posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 06:25 PM
originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: Gryphon66
It has got to the point that certain cultural groups need to be separated for the good of humanity.
I didn't make any point specifically about Mississippi, the original comment I made was more about how certain cultures are never going to integrate
to the common value system of an established nation.
People from tribal cultures have great difficulty integrating into non-tribal cultures and vice versa. In fact, people in tribal cultures have great
difficulty working with other tribes in the same country. We can see this in Iraq. Their very identity is based on their particular tribe and they
resist cooperative work with another tribe even when it benefits both tribes. This may explain why democracy (or what passes for democracy in the
US/UK) is unworkable in those countries. If tribal people emigrate to a melting-pot country, they have problems integrating because it means going
outside their tribe. The same is true of rigid religious groups which sometimes are tribal.
People from authoritarian cultures (China, as an example) can more easily integrate into a less authoritarian culture (U.S./UK for example) because,
even if they primarily associate with their own, they simply follow the laws without question and don't disrupt the new culture.
When possible, new immigrants tend to stick tightly to their own group of origin for the first generation. This is not so true of the second
generation due to speaking the new dominant language and, importantly, if they look like people of dominant culture. If people can tell from across
the street that you don't look like the people of the dominant culture, it's much more difficult to assimilate.
This may help to explain why a melting-pot country works well for some groups of immigrants but not as well for others. Of course, there are
individual exceptions but those are exceptions.