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Old 10-08-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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After the last couple of days, I believe that I have changed my mind. I have been trying to destroy the American Culture. For instance I have taken to stopping at the local wannabe family owned restaurant and pointed out that it isn't proper to drop the salad on the floor and put it back into the bowls. I have smacked the diners in the back of the head for picking their teeth in public. I spent 20 minutes teaching the 40 year old woman at the cash register how to count back change. I slipped into my neighbors house and removed all of her recorded Jerry Springer shows and replaced them with international films with subtitles. I have gone to the grocery store and demanded that they begin to sell all of necessary ingredients for me to cook authentic Indian food. I have removed all of the children's books written in English at the bookstore and hid them. I moved all of the books written in Arabic to those shelves. I removed the Bible from the spirituality section and put it with the comic books. Then I went to the library and personally escorted people to the non-fiction section and pointed out books like......the history of California. I do what I can.
You done good. I'll buy you a beer.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:15 PM
 
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I se many immagrants including illeagls that I would trade for many citizens I see except for the fact that they are illegal. The law does count and its unfair to aloow some to break the law and others wait in line. I do think that no matter what we do some of the biggest gripers about multicultural advocates are the strongest that stick to their particular standard of culture.When cultures disagree there is conflict.
Noted the bolded. I think you've got an idea. Hmmm. It could also solve the problem of hunger in Mexico. Soylento vera
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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I am worried about where muticulturism is going to settle out in say,50 yrs or so. Certain cultures( one in particular) are dragging us down morally. I hope when it all settles out that the moral degradation is dust in the wind.
Can anyone think of a time in history when there wasn't a culture considered "lower"? I think it's in our biological makeup to divide ourselves into hierarchies dependent on physical characters, location, customs and then one (or more) takes control over the others.

I don't know why that would be, though. An ancient survival technique, now innate, is the best explanation I can come up with.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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Can anyone think of a time in history when there wasn't a culture considered "lower"? I think it's in our biological makeup to divide ourselves into hierarchies dependent on physical characters, location, customs and then one (or more) takes control over the others.

I don't know why that would be, though. An ancient survival technique, now innate, is the best explanation I can come up with.
It has to do with always having an in-group you have an identity with. It has been argued the whole idea of a nation is an extension of what was once in-groups of small bands or tribes. National stories are weaved and perceived similarities get you to identify what people make up your country. When change happens, you become angry or fearful of people you perceive to be from "outside".
This is how I see it anyway.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:24 AM
 
Location: New Kensington (Parnassus) ,Pa
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"one in particular"
Which culture do you hate?
Is it the Jews? The Blacks? The Arabs? The Mexicans?

Personally, I think the people who have dragged our morals into the dirt are people in the ADVERTISING INDUSTRY. Without them, we'd have far more morals!
I guess I'll have to pick one.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:06 AM
 
Location: suffolk, england
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Thing that i dont get about multiculturalism (and im neither for or against it, just believe in free will) is that ultimately it surely defeats itself. In peoples desire to have diversity, we'll instead all end up a homogeneous coffee coloured race with no defineable culture. I guess thats a good or a bad thing depending on your viewpoint.

I dont think its fair to suggest that multiculturalism has 'destroyed' anything, people have just chosen multiculturalism over whatever else. Its a free choice, and is completely possible to opt out - just look at how the Amish have rejected external influence's and maintained their identity over the years.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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America's Anglo-Saxon roots and culture have been ursurped. I agree with you. After the 1924 Immigration Cutoff, all the newer European immigrants were being assimilated very well. 1965 Immigration Act changed all of that.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: California
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Americans didn't destroy anything but things change. The world is getting smaller and technology is taking us to places we never imagined. It's not necessarity a bad thing, it's all in the management of the change. I think we can do a better job there but it's impossible to stop it.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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Americans didn't destroy anything but things change. The world is getting smaller and technology is taking us to places we never imagined. It's not necessarity a bad thing, it's all in the management of the change. I think we can do a better job there but it's impossible to stop it.

I agree with this...todays media access makes it much more difficult to remain sheltered in one's cultural enclave...this amount of communication and media exposure to different cultures will expose every culture to things they wouldnt have otherwise had access to...if anything our technological advances in media are destroying our nation.

However if any specific group or culture were to be blamed for the demise of the traditional "American" culture, I would say that the baby boomer generation and hippy culture did more to aid traditional cultural degradation in America, than did any foreign/immigrant culture.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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I'm asking this question because American life is changing rapidly.

What are your thoughts?
I am concerned most about ignorance, logic, an understanding of context, institutional corruption, decorum and the lack of civilized public discourse. If we can overcome these six aspects of the modern life, multiculturalism will no longer challenge our sensibilities.

BTW, America has been changing rapidly since 1607 and the establishment of the colony at Jamestown. It is just that we are arrogant enough to think that as the end of the blood line, we are somehow and automatically superior. We are not.

Multiculturalism? A red herring for what truly ails our souls.

S.
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