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originally posted by: Seamrog
originally posted by: ketsuko
The Feds were offering up funding for cities that would do this.
Can there be any doubt that the Imperial Federal Government HATES achievers?
originally posted by: Maverick1
Diversity and multiculturalism might work on paper, but the real life societal effects are doomed from the start. Multiculturalism and forced diversity aren't saving diversity---they are destroying it.
Ironically, the only thing that will keep diversity alive is division.
originally posted by: TKDRL
Bottom line is, our "leaders" never have to live with any of the bull# they pass. They live in gated communities, with armed guards at the gate. They always have armed security that double as their drivers, and some of them even carry guns themselves. When they talk about all this # like gun control, diversity or whatnot, it never involves them. Their neighborhoods are about as undiverse as it gets, you have to have millions just to afford the property taxes, let alone buy a place. There are even whole communities these days, behind the gates. Stores and everything.
The ones that don't live in gated communities, well, it's because they can afford their own "compounds". Peons have their compounds burned to the ground, them, they have no problem.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Seamrog
I do not need to tell myself that, because I worked that one out for myself long ago. Ghettoisation is wrong, and the only solution is to ensure that in as many situations as possible, there is an even mix of folk over a given square mile of town.
Everyone being neighbours to everyone else, allows for a number of positive effects to come about. First it promotes unity amongst all members of a community, not just unity amongst members of like ethnic groups. Second, it means that linguistic barriers will come down faster, since residents from abroad will always be able to hear the English language, no matter where they go, or what they do. Third, it will mean that things affecting the community will affect all of its members, and when they come together to act for their betterment as a whole, this also promotes integration, combats a lack of engagement, and promotes mutual respect as well.
Now, I know these concepts might be a little bit high minded and may also probe at some tender spots with some people, but with the greatest respect in the world, people need to live, and society needs them to live in peace. The best way for that to happen is by exposure, by constant immersion in a multicultural environment, rather than what happens in some places where ghettoisation means that miniature versions of other nations get built right on our doorstep.
I will garun-damn-tee that the results of a properly managed housing policy will be better than the results of totally unchecked ghettoisation of inner city areas.