Can Multiculturalism work in the USA?

British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Australia’s ex-prime minister John Howard and Spanish ex-premier Jose Maria Aznar have also recently said multicultural policies have not successfully integrated immigrants. However is to say that integrating is a one-way street? Any and all acculturation or assimilation or integrating from one culture to another culture does have their own specific parameters, policies, and rules. Therefore, with ample evidence the burden is going to be placed within the heart and mind of the unknown or otherwise different culture coming into the new host nation.

We believe that just as German Chancellor Angela Merkel espoused earlier this year much of whether having multiple cultures works or not is largely incumbent on the guest culture coming in to an established host culture. Assuredly this is merely saying that if you’ve left your primary culture to partake of and be a member of a new culture, it would behoove everyone involved to keep your fond or profane memories of the former culture and outwardly begin accepting the new one.

In other words, it’s okay to make all your original culture observances providing that they are within the law of the United States. No one is saying that you need to run out and get “Americanized;” however, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” goes an awfully long way and more than everything else, states a lot about your own character.

So what is it about my character, one may ask. Just as in every aspect of life one is faced with a constant flow of circumstances that demand decision-making on the spot. If an individual – just as with any team sport or competition – does their level best to follow the time-honored and accepted social norm, this in turn is saying volumes about one’s character. In every aspect of life in the new culture will be befitting insofar as the attempt is being made.

On the other hand, if one comes to America expecting Sharia law to be something that is openly condoned one better think again. And the entire notion of “mercy killing” in America is absolutely preposterous. These are clearly norms from another culture that are not acceptable in America. And it doesn’t seem that America is the only place where these behaviors are going on either:

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen late last year came under fire for comparing Muslims praying in the streets outside overcrowded mosques in France to the Nazi occupation. Marine Le Pen said there were “ten to fifteen” places in France where Muslims worshipped in the streets outside mosques when these were full.

Now then…members of our staff here remember the late 1960s-1970s when Christianity was going through a “Charismatic Renewal” in the U.S. and people were on roof tops and parking lots. And yes people complained then; however, the matter was then treated like a “Worship in the Park” with appropriate permits until equilibrium could be found among neighbors.

And in other news…The State Department is planning to welcome thousands of immigrants from terror-watch list countries into the United States this year through a “diversity visa” lottery – a giant legal loophole some lawmakers say is a “serious national security threat” that has gone unchecked for years.

And this ladies and gentlemen is how multiculturalism does not work…Diversity Visas?

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