posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 08:13 AM
Originally posted by OzTiger
Originally posted by doobydoll
reply to post by LUXUS
I am all for people striving to make a better life for themselves, and I welcome the law-abiding, hard-working immigrants who really do make an
effort. But I really do resent that many come here to no job, and nowhere to live, no plans whatsoever as to how they'll live until they find work.
Straight on benefits.
They would also fare far better in our country if they learn a few sentences of English before they come here.
We shouldn't be letting anyone in if they have a criminal record, we don't want them (are EU citizens checked for this? my bad if so).
If they break our laws here, we should send them straight back to their home country for good, we don't want them here, we have more than enough of
our own criminals thank you very much.
We should insist they plan for what they're going to need before their move here, instead of landing with nothing but what they are stood up in and
expect the rest of us to cough up.
Australia know how to do it and it works fine there - we should follow suit.
Errrm.., sorry, but multiculturalism most certainly isn't working here in Australia.
Here's the problem.
I came here from England in 1967 as one of the "Ten quid Poms". The way of life here was totally different and we quickly had to adapt as if anyone
complained they were quickly told "If you don't like it, well bugger off back to where you came from"! We lived in a nissen hut on a hostel with
communal toilets, showers and eating for two years. There were people of all nationalities on the hostel and we came to know each other and became
friends before purchasing houses of our own in various locations throughout Melbourne's suburbs. Even then there were 'communities' where Italians
congregated, the English congregated etc, etc but many of us remained friends and would meet up occasionally.
Today it is totally different. there are no communal hostels. People are not integrating nor assimilating. Instead of adapting to the new way of life
they are demanding that Australia changes to conform to the way of life they knew before coming here. Some even wish to live within their own laws and
ignore Australian law completely, yet have no qualms taking all the welfare assistance that they can.
That is why multiculturalism is not working here in Australia.
I find it quite unbelievable that people who are not happy in their own Countries who apply for asylum or immigrate to another Country, settle in
under the welfare system quite quickly but then try to change their adopted Country into the one they left where they were unhappy.
I said Australian immigration criteria works - if I want to emigrate there, I have to have a sponsor, a job, a home, and a certain amount of money in
the bank, all sorted and in place before I leave my own country. I will not be given anything from the Aussie taxpayer, nor would I expect it. UK
should follow suit with this.
But I do agree that multiculturism is not working. Many 'strict' cultures will never mix with our western ways, they don't want to, and they won't
make any effort to either. People with different culture to ours tend to form their own communities in our society, where no English is spoken, where
no western ways are adopted, and they have no intention of integrating with us. Many places are 'no-go' areas of crime and lawlessness - gangs of
foreign youths who assault innocent members of the British public who have a right to walk in any of our streets, for daring to wander in 'their'
area. Why would ANY nation want them when they behave this way?
Why do they want to come here when they hate us so much? Why don't they piss off back home where their heathen ways are the norm? They obviously miss
that way of life, but they bring it here where it isn't welcome.
This is UK 2013 AD, we live by British law and British culture, a civilized first world society and nation, and as such, we take excellent care of
immigrants when they get here and treat them with priority over our own citizens to help them make a good life they are supposedly seeking. Why is it
too much to expect some sort of effort from them to integrate, in return?
Our culture offends them - but our social benefits don't.