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Originally posted by Southern Guardian
So I've noticed a rise in anti-multicultural threads and advocates over the years, evidently because of the increase in globalization and immigration. Many of the advocates against multiculturalism have made good points such as the need to strengthen the borders and the issue with forcing individuals and private businesses to accept multiculturalism. While these are good points, there is this incorrect argument connecting them directly with multiculturalism when they are not mutually exclusive.
The argument that has hit a nerve with me is this notion that "multiculturalism has failed". What is it meant by the failiure of multiculturalism? Since when was multiculturalism a test? Since when was anybody forced to accept it? When people argue that multiculturalism has failed, I really question their agenda behind this statement:
David Cameron has criticised "state multiculturalism" in his first speech as prime minister on radicalisation and the causes of terrorism.
Since when was multiculturalism mutually exclusive with terrorism or radicalization? Since when was it mutually exclusive with fascism? People are very quick to forget that the United States, Canada, Australia and many countries were built upon multiculturalism. Multiculuralism doesn't have to be universally "accepted" to exist and suceed, it does not even require people to fully integrate. All multiculturalism requires the liberty and freedom, the freedom to be whoever you want. The failiure of people to accept the right of muslims to build a mosque has nothing to do with multiculturalism failing in anyway, what it requires is the right of those muslims to establish their own private place of worship, and that is exactly what happened. Multiculturalism does not require your acceptance.
If you have an issue with a mosque being built in your city, or foreign speaking people on your streets, or that immigrant who now occupies the office across from you, that is your deal and your business. It should not have to be anybody elses issue and those people have the right to practice what they believe in as legal citizens. Now if people want to go on about illegal immigration and radical muslims, by all means go ahead, but to link it with multiculturalism overall is a generalization. Your personal problem with multiculturalism should not be justification to attack on the freedom of others. Multiculturalism has been around for more than a millenia, it ain't going anywhere and people will just have to live it if they are to live in a democratical and constitutional society.