posted on Mar, 16 2007 @ 01:54 PM
OK Magicmushroom, I see exactly what you mean and I ALMOST agree with you!
It coulda been the first except I disagree on one little bit of it..
I believe that cultural mixing of reletively same cultures is a wonderful thing to do. Such as the Polish migrating to Britain or Ireland, they bring
all kinds of good to the countries.
However, I think there is a line that has been crossed.. two points here.
1. Mass migration is not good for ANYBODY regardless of your cultural background. Thats the problem we have in the US. If Mexicans came over
100k's at a time, we would not care, but 3 million a year is not immigrating its saturating. The end result is, like the Poles in some places of
Europe, especially Ireland and the Mexicans in the US, is that so many native nationals migrate to the new host country, but because there are so many
they do not need to blend into the host countries culture, they can form communities and seclude them selves.
2. Coming off of point one, is that cultures that are so different from one another, such as Muslims in Britain, they don't want to blend in.
Muslims who migrate from Saudi Arabia or somewhere like it bring their customs and don't change, and they continue to see those around them as
infidels of sorts. Hence Britain having the highest threat of home grown terrorist. Some people don't want to become British, some people just want
your services and your health care and education, but want to stay Saudi or Iraqi or where ever they come from.
Of course, if they came in small numbers and GRADUALLY where absorbed into the culture this most likely wouldn't even be a problem, but because
European immigration laws make it so easy to immigrate there they come in large numbers. France is feeling the squeeze of this the most it seems,
their large Muslim population which never did get absorbed into French culture has been causing major head aches there.
In America it is easier for the large groups to form little communities and live as they would, never learning English or anything because we are
simply a massive country by size with over 300,000,000 people! For a small country, like France or Britain it is far more noticeable.