It's not a good time for the mavens of the melting pot. The truth is finally starting to come out. Wishing and hoping have failed. People may even be starting to wake up.
Harvard social scientist Robert Putnam did a five year study on ethnic diversity. He looked at 41 different communities from diverse mega melting pots such as Los Angeles and Chicago to tiny homogeneous communities in West Virginia and South Dakota. Given the time in which we live, his research has strong implications for the mass immigration of diverse peoples that we're seeing in the U.S.
Contrary to the false notions of those who believe, based on nothing but belief itself, that if diverse peoples are thrown together they'll be pals, Putnam discovered that while in the least diverse communities, up to 80 percent of the people say they trust their neighbors a lot, in the most diverse communities, this drops to about 30 percent. Thus, more diversity equals less trust.
Putnam told the Financial Times that people tended to "hunker down," in diverse communities. That is, they stay to themselves, watch a lot of TV, and don't get involved much in the community. They're alienated. What's more, Putnam discovered that not only do we not trust people unlike ourselves when we live in diverse communities, we don't even trust people like ourselves when we live in such communities.
Putnam told the Financial Times that he delayed publishing the results of his research until he could come up with suggestions that he thought might improve matters.
Now, you or I might look at this data and wonder what might be done to help individuals boost their personal happiness and rid themselves of their alienation. We might then suggest that they move away from diverse communities to ones full of people like themselves--separate, as it were. We might also suggest for a larger scale move away from alienation that the U.S. might stop all immigration for a time so that our people can have time to reconnect.
But, of course, that's not what Putnam suggests. Hey, I told you he was from Harvard. Putnam apparently believes that in the long run increased immigration and increased diversity will be good. Why and how? Apparently it has something to do with Putnam's belief that immigrant societies that succeed do so by having the various peoples in those societies construct "new identities."
Sort of like, "we're all just Americans"?
Forget it. That era ended, even though not everyone knows it yet, when the immigration to the U.S. switched away from Europe and to various non-European nations.
Today, the U.S. is full of millions of people who don't want to be white European-Americans--the "just Americans." They want to be who and what they are. Assimilation is dead because it was never really assimilation at all--it was just a bunch of closely related Europeans losing their national--not their genetic--identities. That's different with the present immigration. Very different.
Increased non-European immigration will not help the U.S. or European-Americans. It is an attempt to blend away distinct peoples. It's the One race, One Religion, One Nation dream of those who want to homogenize all of mankind. It will not lead to personal or group happiness, but to tension and even more alienation. Eventually, it may lead to the genocide--the extinction--of many distinct peoples. Some extinct Indian tribes speak out from the grave about this.
Long ago, Rudyard Kipling understood the negative truths of diversity:
The Stranger within my gate,
He may be true or kind,
But he does not talk my talk--
I cannot feel his mind.
I see the face and the eyes and the mouth,
But not the soul behind.
The men of my own stock
They may do ill or well,
But they tell the lies I am wonted to,
They are used to the lies I tell.
And we do not need interpreters
When we go to buy and sell.
The Stranger within my gates,
He may be evil or good,
But I cannot tell what powers control--
What reasons sway his mood;
Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
Shall possess his blood.
The men of my own stock,
Bitter bad they may be,
But at least, they hear the things I hear,
And see the things I see;
And whatever I think of them and their likes
They think of the likes of me.
This was my father's belief
And this is also mine:
Let the corn be all one sheaf--
And the grapes be all one vine,
Ere our children's teeth are set on edge
By bitter bread and wine.
We live now in the age of bitter bread and wine. However, it may be that more and more people are starting to wake up to the truth of the genocide that looms through phony "diversity" and false "multiculturalism." And, that's a necessary first step to changing things.
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