re: "Planet Equality and the eclipse of nation"
"(T)he shadow Home Secretary Dominic Grieve issued a blunt warning.
In the name of multiculturalism, he said, Britain had done something terrible to itself. It had downplayed British cultural identity, leaving long-standing inhabitants fearful and new immigrants alienated, creating a vacuum ripe for exploitation by extremists.
His warning could not be more timely or appropriate. Multiculturalism and its allied doctrines of human rights and anti-discrimination are acting as a kind of corrosive acid eating away at our institutions, values and national identity.
What’s more, they are also actively preventing us from defending our own country. Just look what happened when the Army said it wanted to put a 15 per cent cap on the number of recruits it takes from overseas.
The decision was taken because it believes that any more foreign soldiers would dilute the British Army’s cultural identity. No less troubling, there is also the risk that foreign soldiers in British ranks might be banned by their own governments from taking part in certain conflicts, such as in Iraq and Afghanistan."
"It surely doesn’t need to be said that to defend Britain, the armed forces must reflect and share the culture and values of British society — which means their members have to remain predominantly British.
This is not a matter of treating foreigners less favourably — simply that a country has to be defended by those who are, overwhelmingly, part of it and thus loyal to it. It is because they identify with their country that they are prepared to lay down their lives for it.
For sure, there have always been foreign nationals who perform exemplary duty in our armed forces and have made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. But if there is no longer a critical mass of soldiers whose first loyalty is to Britain because they are not British, then that sense of a common struggle must dissipate."
"The head of the Equality Commission, Trevor Phillips, objects to the Army’s proposal on the grounds that it ‘raises large issues of principle’. You bet it does: the largest is the principle of citizenship itself, at the very heart of which lies the duty to fight for one’s country. It is that principle which the Equality Commission now wishes to destroy.
On Planet Equality, it seems it is racist to have an Army consisting of Britons committed to defending their own country. That’s because multiculturalism holds that no one culture can lay claim to be the custodian of this nation’s values. Mass immigration is regarded, instead, as the means to transform this green and pleasant land into the nursery slope of the brotherhood of man.
As a result, the country is increasingly resembling some kind of mass transit camp, in which fewer and fewer inhabitants have any permanent attachment or identification with Britain. That’s why almost two-thirds of all applicants wanting to join the Army in London are now foreign nationals — hence the Army’s concern."
"(T)hose in the counter-terrorism world, who are so petrified of being accused of racism that they are reluctant to use the phrase ‘Islamist terrorism’; and under instruction to boost the number of ethnic minorities in their ranks have furthermore turned a blind eye to extremist views."
"(A)ny civilised society should be mindful of the need to be tolerant towards people from different cultures and to ensure that they don’t suffer on account of those differences. But multiculturalism and the rights agenda have fashioned these decent instincts into a weapon of war against majority values and the very identity of our nation."