Monday, September 19, 2016


It's not just for entry-level positions any more:

Leitch’s proposal has proved popular with actual people, who understand, as historian Daniel Boorstin once said, that, “Planning for the future without a sense of history is like planting cut flowers.” They want immigrants to share genuine Canadian roots. But the elite is busy hacking through those very roots because, to borrow a phrase from theologian N.T. Wright, they think “trees should be entirely visible and obviously fruitful, no part of them buried in dirty soil.

The fact is that culture matters. While no country or culture is perfect, there are cultures and countries that work better than others. Cultures and countries that value human life, industriousness and cohesion tend to work better than cultures and countries that don't.

Political multiculturalism might sound good on a piece of paper but ask the cultural dilettantes how many languages they are willing to learn and how many lambs they want slaughtered on their streets before they cry: "Not in my backyard!"

After all, many other cultures and countries have already decided the latter. There is no infinite diversity in infinite combinations with them.

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