HAVING HAD IT up to here with little Pakistans and Syrias in their cities, the Brits have chosen to wrest control of their borders from the knuckleheads in Brussels.
This leads me to address the basic paradox of multiculturalism, specifically promoting multiculturalism.
Since the dawn of history we have lived in a fascinating multicultural world where nations, societies, whatever, have existed fairly intact behind borders — borders defended with stones, knives, pistols, moats and boiling oil.
You often could visit these other cultures to experience multiculturalism, but you needed permission first. This age-old system guaranteed diversity of cultures.
Left-wingers, old Flower Children, their kids and grandkids, have taken it upon themselves to promote multiculturalism! As if it were something new.
The road to multiculturalism, they say, is to dismantle borders so everyone can mix it up. This will not lead to more multiculturalism but to less. It is foggy thinking.
Of course, we would, in time, have a uniculture as the separate cultures lost their bearings and fused into one.
But there is a second path, one often taken. When separate cultures inhabit the same space, they clash. This is happening in the United States and in the European Union.
This is human nature that no Kumbaya will ever cancel.
This is also why borders are a good thing if you want to promote multiculturalism — and avoid bloodshed.
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A notable exception to the uniculture trend are Mohammedans. They do not want to assimilate. They do not want to be like you. They want you to be like them — or die.
This is a powerful argument for well-armed borders.
An argument the Brits took to heart.
Again … ¡Qué bueno!