ARE WE RACISTS FOR WANTING TO TALK OPENLY ABOUT IMMIGRATION? – According to Baroness Warsi we British are a bit of a soft touch when it comes to the delicate situation of immigration; it’s not that we don’t want to talk about it, but rather we are told not to talk about it so as to avoid any connotations that we might be racists.
“As the daughter of an immigrant, I have no hesitation in confronting this issue and saying this is not about the colour of people’s skin, it’s about the capacity of our country.” Baroness Warsi
What do the British people really want when it comes to immigration? One of the biggest issues is that we feel that migrants should fit in. Yes, we don’t like them walking around the streets in their traditional dress or covering themselves up so that we can only see their eyes. This makes us feel as if they are hiding something which in turn promotes suspicion and increasing levels of intolerance.
Another issue that we have is that many do not speak the English language and are therefore unable to communicate adequately with the populace therefore segregating themselves into tribal clans. Again it makes us feel uneasy and suspicious and we are always wondering if they are simply plotting against us. In turn this further divides us and makes us less tolerant of one another.
Wait just a minute there Tonto… According to the political correctness gurus I’ve just violated every rule in the book and what I’ve just said is extremely racist.
Oh dear; well it’s a bloody good job I didn’t mention that walking around the streets of London in your pj’s is unacceptable to the British people because that could have really landed me in the dog house.
Considering how much I write I can tell you that I would cause less offense if I tried to defend the rights of pedophiles rather than trying to discuss the issues of immigration and culture in Britain today.
It appears almost incredulous that in a society that supposedly supports freedom of speech and expression that somehow it deems it necessary to suppress any form of opinion on the massive immigration problem we have in the UK and how the continuous flood of immigrants is having a detrimental effect on the British way of life.
Many British people now fear that the immigrants are taking over and that they are taking full advantage of the ridiculous discrimination laws to silence our concerns. I have to be honest that the PJ reference above could well land me in court but I refuse to be held captive to the insanity of people wanting to label me a racist when this could be nothing further from the truth.
Almost all of the problems the UK has with immigration issues today can be squarely laid on the shoulders of the previous Labour Government. It was in 2010 that Gillian Duffy, a pensioner from Rochdale, who simply raised a concern about the number of immigrants coming to Britain and that she felt this was rising at an alarming rate. This simple expression of opinion resulted in Gordon Brown publicly denouncing her as a bigot.
The remark was a clear indication as to how the Labour Government would attempt to control the public voice over any concerns it may have over immigration.
In the 13 year rule of the Labour Party it managed to allow over 2.2 million immigrants to flood the UK and that is only the ones we know about. Most came knowing that the Labour Party policy was that of one where the taxpayer would support them and it was therefore little or no surprise why so many foreigners flooded the UK.
The Labour Government however put a totally different spin on immigration by announcing that the immigration policy would boost productivity in the country. Unfortunately the stark truth is that many flocked here simply to access the generous welfare system where little or no controls where in place to stop abuse.
We really do need to change our attitudes and put aside the ridiculous notion that anything we say is racist. We already know we are different. We have different cultures, different dress sense, different languages and above all different religious beliefs and unless immigrants can integrate with British values, British culture and above all the English language there is little room for them in the UK.
There have been numerous studies on the issue of immigrants and multiculturalism and none are showing positive signs of integration. The simple truth is that as more ethnic groups flood into the UK the greater our society is being divided and the greater the levels of intolerance grow.
Clear evidence has already supported the fact that we are now becoming a segregated society with worrying levels of distrust. When it comes to the Muslim sector we are growing more suspicious and far less tolerant by the day. Muslims refuse to conform to any type of British culture and while illegal they operate openly Shirah Courts.
With the growth of terrorism, perpetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood, is it little wonder why British citizens look at Muslim and see nothing less than another terrorist and wonder if the person they are standing next too has a bomb strapped to their body under the cloak of anonymity?
It is no good trying to pretend that we are all the same because that is clearly not the case and therefore the solution must be one of acceptable integration; that is either a foreigner will accept and adopt our way of life or leave the UK in order to find a society in which they can integrate adequately.
As a British National I can tell you that half of my cultural beliefs would not be acceptable in the Middle East. Countries within the Middle East would expect me, as a guest, to comply and conform to their culture or leave.
Considering this is it really too much to ask for migrants to integrate in a way that we find acceptable to the British identity?
The issues we face have little or nothing to do with race but rather the strain it is putting on society as we become more segregated.
Currently the Conservative Party is now using a different tact in order avoid any possible connotations of racism. The move is towards not that of cultural differences but rather one where the current immigration policy is placing and unsustainable strain on the social services.
This appears more acceptable to our sense of not making this a race issue and while this is perfectly true the ethnic minority argument is that this is just another racist attack.
We simply cannot win because no matter how we spin this it will always be labeled racist by those seeking to oppose moves to restrict immigrants from flooding the UK.
Regardless of how you personally feel about the issues there is simply no denying that the continuous open immigration policy is having serious social consequences and unless we can start to honestly express our views and concerns then the situation can only degrade further.
However you many view this article it is not directed at any one group whether they are Muslims, Romanians, Bulgarians, Polish, Indians, Pakistani’s or other; this article affects us all because unless we can understand one another who on earth can we expect to appreciate one another.
We are all so different and yet I firmly believe that anyone foreigner coming to the UK should do so with the full intention of becoming a valuable member of society; that is they will work. I also believe that they should come with the intention of wanting to integrate and this should include a sense of dress that the British do not find either threatening or suspicious.
If we are to truly live together in communities that promote harmony then we must remove the idea that talking about our differences is taboo. The bottom line here is that nobody ever forces a foreigner to enter the UK and therefore why should UK citizens be forced to adopt a different culture just because not doing so is deemed racist?
Should all foreigners be required to dress as the British do? Should all foreigners be required to have employment before arriving in the UK? Should foreigners be required to speak English? Have your say… leave your comments below.