Our Weakness

Our weakness is our multi-culturism, our diversity. Our ethnicity and religion means more to us than our citizenship. We have compartmentalized ourselves into cultural ghettoes. Nobody is interested in anybody's customs and beliefs. There is no attempt to understand, no dialogue; there is only suspicion and hate.

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Wil

Nov 12, 2017 at 10:19pm

Multiculturalism is our strength, not our weakness. It is also our right and our law.
If you don't like it, perhaps you should consider moving. I would suggest someplace where there are laws against being different, like North Korea!

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Who are you?

Nov 12, 2017 at 10:43pm

Trolly-Troll McTrollerson?

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ticklishbum

Nov 12, 2017 at 10:46pm

don't think our citizenship ought to mean much...isn't that just what a piece of paper some goober hands you says? our diversity is great as long as there is recognition of the common denominator. without that recognition i agree it can get in the way of understanding. if what you're encouraging is a stronger effort to find common ground, ya but where is your show of effort? not presuming just asking

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sad

Nov 12, 2017 at 10:58pm

but true

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Multi-culturism and diversity

Nov 13, 2017 at 12:54am

It's always been fine up until recently because we always held a common belief system despite all other differences between us. That common belief system is laid out within our constitution and charter of rights and freedoms. Citizens belong to their countries. Countries belong to their laws. Some audacious people think they have the right to throw out the old law book, and start a new country, which all others have not agreed to have citizenship with.

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One out of five

Nov 13, 2017 at 3:34am

I agree only with your second sentence.

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diversity vs multiculturalism

Nov 15, 2017 at 9:46am

I think we all support diversity, in the sense of not prejudging people's abilities and worth by superficial measures like skin tone, cradle language, place of birth, or whether you breakfast upon Cinnamon Toast Crunch or fish and rice.

Embracing diversity is liberating and fair.

As a brown man, I'm less sure that cultures can actually get along. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is more or less a codification of the open-minded, post-Enlightenment liberal tradition that is the basis for Canadian values. I am for any subcultures that can get along with the Declaration.

But I reject any subcultures that prefer a totalitarian and/or religiously/racially exclusionary system of living. And they certainly exist.

I'm not for attacking them or converting them. I'm for them living somewhere other than Canada.

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@diversity vs multiculturalism

Nov 16, 2017 at 12:17pm

The only problem is enforcing that leads to civil war.

I think the UN Declaration is madness to demand if it results in the kind of civil conflict that you outlined (forcing people who were here to move as part of ideology), as it is not the United Nation, but instead with the plural nations. The UN was created to avoid conflicts like this, not create new ones with one radical ideology to rule over all other cultures.

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@@d v m

Nov 16, 2017 at 3:01pm

What is the radical ideology in the UN Declaration?

The people that don't agree with it are the ones that want to enshrine religious dogmas that punish women for having clitorises (easily remedied) and punish free speech with anti-blasphemy legislation. These people can FO.

I'm not talking about civil war, first because these people oppress half their population and therefore are inherently very weak, and secondly because the trend of history is towards individual rather than group rights, which is the gist of the declaration.

...In my humble opinion, of course!

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