Steynianism 154.5

“It is indeed ironic that Britain had to cope with large numbers of people from other faiths and cultures arriving at exactly the time when there was a catastrophic loss of Christian discourse. Thus Christian hospitality, which should have welcomed the new arrivals on the basis of Britain’s Christian heritage, to which they would be welcome to contribute, was replaced by the newfangled and insecurely founded doctrine of multiculturalism. This offered “tolerance” rather than hospitality, in some cases benign neglect rather than engagement, and an emphasis on cultural and religious distinctiveness rather than integration. […] [T]he result has been segregated communities and parallel lives, rather than an awareness of belonging together and a common citizenship which foster integration and respect for fundamental freedoms for all.”

~ Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester ~

Mark Steyn

~ COUNTDOWN TO CONVICTION: “DOES THAT INCLUDE MARK STEYN?” — “Pete Vere talks to the Canadian “Human Rights” Commission just ahead of Monday’s show trial. And Tahir Aslam Gora says that the book that launched a thousand suits, America Alone, is funny and satirical but also serious, scientific and a “philosophical analysis“. Mark’s US bestseller and Canadian hate crime is just released and back on the bestseller lists. Don’t wait for the thought police to seize it from the bookshelves: order your personally autographed copy exclusively from the Steyn Store.” …. (blazingcatfur.blog, &c.)

~ THE ISLAMOTOPIAN FUTURE: Steyn– “There’s an emerging sub-genre of Islamotopian fiction, and it’s not my fault”; Mark Steyn: It’s a novel. For now …. (macleans.ca, 5fof)

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Steynianism 154

“I do not, however, live in the past and do not see the future threats to free society coming from the old and old-fashioned communist ideology. The name of the new danger will undoubtedly be different, but its substance will be very similar. There will be the same attractive, to a great extent pathetic and at first sight quasi-noble idea that transcends the individual in the name of something above him, (of something greater than his poor self), supplemented by enormous self-confidence on the side of those who stand behind it. Like their predecessors, they will be certain that they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their idea reality. In the past it was in the name of the masses (or of the Proletariat), this time in the name of the Planet. Structurally, it is very similar.”

~ Czech President Václav Klaus ~

Mark Steyn Links

~ AMERICA ALONE AUTHOR warns of losing freedom; Steyn, At The Fraser Institute …. (stockwatch.com, sda)

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