They bring their ultra-conservative worldview with them and it's a direct clash with the liberal societies they are entering. They're fish out of water.
uziq wrote:do refugees bring a toxic culture with them? what do you think refugees are fleeing, exactly? islam? they are fleeing war zones and sectarian violence. do you really think it's the fault and responsibility of every refugee to solve sunni–shia factionalism, or the actions of their dictators and militaries? i wonder if you'd burden a christian refugee, say someone from a war-scarred central african state, with the same expectations.
Dilbert_X wrote:However the average person you so despise did indeed vote for Brexit, various European countries are heading the same way.
And we know that refugees and immigrants play by entirely different rules, so don't pull that one.
Someone I know asked the question - if multiculturalism is so wonderful why do the regions which experience it invariably become more racist, xenophobic and nationalist?
And I ask the question every time - if refugees want to escape a toxic culture why do they bring it with them?
multiculturalism didn't create more racism and nationalism. the economic downturn did. fascism and nationalism always come off the back of financial crashes, not liberal multiculturalist experiments. look at the peak of the austro-hungarian empire, or weimar germany. the historical precedents are there. they were tolerant, open and highly successful societies until their economies got wiped out. then the right moves in to capitalise on workers' (perceived) griefs. it's a depressing pattern.
and nice try, but 'multiculturalism' did not cause brexit. most little englanders are anti-EU in the sense that they are anti-brussels. or anti-polish cheap labour. that's white, christian europe (or more properly the totally areligious globalism's fault). lol. keep projecting your personal bugbears onto every global issue, though. it's quaint. what a shame that the bulk of 'multicultural' britain came from the colonies, from india and pakistan, from the west indies and the caribbean, and don't fit into your neat little narrative about 'the average man voicing his ire at multiculturalism via brexit'.
And he's correct, multiculturalism does breed more racism and resentment. You can't have separate societies functioning side by side without there being friction. This becomes exacerbated when some are given special treatment while others are not. Assimilation to the dominant culture is the only way to integrate immigrants without a lot of long term problems.
I'm not saying people have to give up their religion, but they should give up their language, clothing, ideas about laws, etc. If you want to move to the US, become Americanized. If you want to move to the UK, become Anglicized. Most people do this on their own when they move somewhere new. My dad's parents came directly from Germany but his father refused to let my grandmother speak German in the home so that his own kids would be raised purely American. It's pretty much how every immigrant wave behaved when they came here up until multiculturalism started being preached.