Originally posted by CJCrawley
I'm obviously bigoted, am I?
The only bigoted poster on the thread, indeed.
I'm not certain of this. But I'm certain you're a bigot, yes.
Do feel free to provide evidence for this.
I already have.
You seem hell bent on personal attacks and obfuscation - typical smokescreen tactics by pro-immigrationists when dealing with people who
disagree with the great injustice of mass immigration.
Where have I said I'm in favour of mass immigration? Where have I obfuscated? I've been specific about you and clear at every point in this
You on the other hand are busy erecting a straw man, and prattling on about what people in India might think in some theoretical universe of your own
devising. And you have the nerve to accuse me of obfuscation.
Oh you do! Oh excellent.
So Britain is a "white country" then?
Or am I still a "bigot"?
That doesn't make Britain a "white" country. And yes, you are a bigot if you think it does.
CJCrawley "If mass immigration of mostly white people from around the world were to take place in New Delhi and Islamabad (the respective capital
cities of India and Pakistan), do you think it would work?"
Why wouldn't it?
Must try harder.
Good answer. Well done.
Note that if you have to write things like that it's usually a sign that you can't engage with the discussion. Which is usually a sign that you're
I'll ask again: why wouldn't it?
Oh but they wouldn't be Indian people going back home, would they?
No. Because then they wouldn't require a visa, would they?
Are you involved in an argument about migration without even the most basic knowledge of how it works?
Difficult to know who's who any more.
Besides, it's small potatoes compared to the half million or so cramming into my tiny overcrowded country every year.
Is it? There are only about half a million people of Indian origin in London and significant numbers were born here. So in fact it's not small
potatoes at all.
Well, the distinct lack of a multicultural element in their society might cause one to question their enthusiasm, let's say.
Why aren't they multicultural?
And, more importantly, why do you think it's ok for them not to be?
They are probably more multicultural than you realise. Have you actually been to either of them? I suspect when you say "multicultural" you actually
mean "why aren't there more white people there".
For economic reasons they have not until recently experienced large-scale immigration from Europe and the US. It has nothing to do with their attitude
- an attitude you are pretending to know but which you seem strangely unable to give me any evidence for.
But India is a thriving economy!
One of the BRIC countries, has its own space programme, a middle income country with more billionaires than the UK.
No. Must be something else?
India is a growing economy, yes. And it is attracting more western immigrants.
Are you unaware of its recent economic history? Because if you are trying to argue that Delhi has been as rich as London for the last century then you
are on very tough ground. Are you seriously trying to argue that immigrants don't come to Britain for economic reasons?
Your argument amounts to this. "Delhi and Islamabad don't have many white people per capita because the locals don't like white people. I know this
because there aren't many white people there. India is as rich, if not richer than the UK, so their absence can't be for economic reasons".
This is utterly wrong. There is no other way to put it.
Oh, wouldn't you love that?
That would help your argument so much.
But sadly, unsupported by any evidence.
According to the wiki page on Delhi, the ethnicity is
.....Punjabi and Hindi.
So you can't be an immigrant if you share the same ethnicity or religion? Wow.
I imagine you don't mind most Eastern Europeans coming to Britain then? And since they make up the vast majority of the "half million" you mentioned
earlier I'm not sure why you're employing that figure.
Answer me this: is a Bangaldeshi in India an immigrant? Because I have a feeling that your prejudice and lack of knowledge about other cultures is
suggesting to you that in some way they are not. Whereas a Bangladeshi in London is, even if born there.
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