Saturday, June 25, 2011

Holland abandoning multiculturalism

In a landmark turnabout, one of the cornerstones of contemporary liberalism is being rejected by one of the fountainheads of liberalism.  The politically correct doctrine of multiculturalism is heading for decline, as Holland, one of the most socially liberal societies on earth, is reversing its former policy of multiculturalism.  Soeren Kern, writing for Hudson New York, covers an important story that has gotten almost no notice from the American media, which wishes to pretend that multiculturalism works just fine:
A new integration bill (covering letter and 15-page action plan), which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: "The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people. In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society."
The letter continues: "A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens. It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands. The integration will not be tailored to different groups."
The new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants. For example, immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language, and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants to ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.
The government will also stop offering special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because, according to Donner, "it is not the government's job to integrate immigrants." The government will introduce new legislation that outlaws forced marriages and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way they dress. More specifically, the government will impose a ban on face-covering Islamic burqas as of January 1, 2013.

Saying that Holland is socially liberal sort of misses the point. 

The Dutch are something of a free-wheeling lot, but it was always with the understanding that they knew they could handle it, and handle it they did until the intrusion of the islamic curse.

To them, being socially liberal meant the government kept its nose out of peoples business. That worked just fine, too. I'm biased because the Dutch love Americans and I was always treated marvelously by my Dutch hosts, and that...back when I was far younger and slightly wilder...meant I returned the favor by not embarrassing anyone with any silly ass Angry-American bullswaddle.

It wasn't easy. The rest of the world is forever asking about Americans inventing this, or the first ones to do that, because regardless of what liberals would have you believe, Europe was and has pretty much remained thankful that we defeated Hitler and Tojo for them.

This could easily lead to a swelled head, but the Dutch themselves were good teachers and I thoroughly enjoyed their way of life. And seriously now, they didn't care a lick if an American didn't speak Dutch, quite the contrary, as they liked to hear Americanese.

But leave it to the moslems to screw things up. Moslems CANNOT be assimilated into ANY society that does not follow strict islamic law. Case closed, Katie bar the door. And I am happy to see the Dutch fighting back to regain their culture.

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