SEGREGATED BRITAIN AND THE DOMINATION OF ETHNIC GROUPS – Britain, as with many parts of the European continent, has become a multi-cultural society and the diversity of cultures living in Britain is wide and varied.
It’s not just the diversity in cultures but also that of religious beliefs and each group has its idea of how British society should be administered and how we should live our lives.
During February I wrote an article that described how over 600,000 had abandoned London in the last decade alone and how white people in many parts of London actually made up the ethnic minority.
Today a number of newspapers are carrying articles that clearly demonstrate the every growing segregated Britain we now live in.
According to the news reports and a census analysis white Britons are ‘retreating’ from areas that are dominated by ethnic minorities. The truth is of course, as these articles clearly points out, it is the white Briton how has now become the ethnic minority within our own country; even our capital is now a sea of immigrants and it is at times difficult to see a white person.
This article is already treading on dangerous territory; as I can almost imagine that many of you might be thinking that the words are those of xenophobic fear, mixed in with a healthy dose of racism. It is of course the indoctrination of government xenophobia and racism that now almost prevents us from speaking out about multi-cultural Britain and whether the society we live in can actually work with so many opposing cultural and religious beliefs.
What do we really want of our society? If you ask most people, regardless of their ethnic background, immigrant status or cultural and religious belief, you are most likely to be given the answer that they want a society where people respect one another, where it is safe to walk the streets, where we are free from oppression and where we are not under threat by any terrorist group.
What most people want therefore is a kind of Utopia and the very concept of a multi-cultural society was to bring ethnic groups of people together from British, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and many others, in order to create a greater understanding of our cultural and religious beliefs.
While it has always been acknowledged that this hot pot of differences was never going to create full understanding the very premises was to attempt an integration that would at least allow us to respect one another and allow one another to live our lives freely.
According to the Demos Think-Thank nearly half of the ethnic minorities that live in the UK are now living in areas where ‘whites’ make up less than half the population. In a recent study the Demos Think-Tank revealed that ‘white’ people were in a serious decline as more and more choose to leave areas being taken over with ethnic groups.
“The findings should make us ‘a little anxious’, and were ‘not good news for the cause of integration.” Trevor Phillips, the former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Serious, anxious and not good news; Trevor Phillips was not alone in voicing his concerns over the census and its analysis.
“This is extremely serious. It is undeniable evidence that we have indeed been sleepwalking into segregation as Trevor Phillips warned, and it is the clear result of Labour’s mass immigration policy.” Sir Andrew Green, chairman of the MigrationWatch think-tank
What I find a little disturbing regarding the comments is that both of them suggest surprise at the findings. I think most British people have known for a long time that multi-cultural integration is not working. The question is why is it not working?
The answer to that lies square with the idea of openly discussing ethnic groups is now viewed as xenophobic and racist. It was at a peace rally tea party in Cincinnati, U.S where one person at the rally summed up Western attitudes towards multi-cultural issues, where the young man carried a sign with the words; “It doesn’t matter what this sign says, you’ll call it racist anyway.”
That is our inexplicable failing – we refuse to say anything anymore for fear of being labeled a racist. If you find this somewhat difficult to believe cast your mind back to last week during the lead-up to the Local Elections. So fearful what David Cameron of a UKIP victory that he let Ken Clark of his leash where he promptly gave a scathing attack on UKIP policies labeling them ‘fruitcakes’ and ‘racist’ due to their belief that we should have better controls on immigration.
The result of the Local Elections clearly demonstrated the public’s dismay and frustration over immigration policies. For a long time people have wanted to speak out but in a society that is policed with anti-racist laws to a point where they are outrageously xenophobic is it little wonder why that when a political party that comes along, who are prepared to address these issues, wins a huge amount of support?
UKIP has clearly pointed out this has nothing to do with racism it is purely a matter of economic; as we simply cannot afford to allow immigration to continue to go unmonitored. We have clearly seen the results of the ‘open door’ policies engraved into law by the last Labour Government and the consequences are not a harmonized society of multi-cultures but rather a society of deep resentment, hatred and fear.
I spoke to a friend of 30 years just this morning. He arrived in the UK 35 years ago and is a Muslim. When I asked him for a point of view he provided a synopsis that probably summed up the entire issue.
“I don’t think the whites really worry too much about black people as their religious beliefs are not seen as threatening. When it comes to Muslims this is a completely different matter. Most white people look at me and I can feel them scanning by body with their eyes wondering if I have 100 lbs of explosives strapped to me. The issue here is more of a religious one and with the rise of Islamic terrorism it is little wonder why the white people fear us. I don’t believe the issues have much to do with the colour of a man’s skin but rather our cultural, and more importantly, our religious beliefs.”
With his statement I was beginning to understand why Britain is become more and more segregated. It would appear that the white population simply wants to distance themselves from any possible threat, be that religious or from that of terror.
The analysis of the 2011 Census demonstrated that 4.6 million ethnic minorities, that’s 45% of the total, now live in areas where white Britons make up less than half the population. Furthermore the report showed that out of the 8,850 council wards, just 800 of these made up a population where the white population consisted of 98%; in contrast this figure, in 2001 was 5,000.
Many senior politicians, not just from UKIP, but also that of Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat now feels that there is a clear case for a sharp reduction in immigration and that a continued ‘open door’ policy simply cannot support new arrivals on the present scale without segregating the country further.
Many Britons today have a deep and growing anxiety regarding the growth in ethnic minorities and none so more than the Muslims. We have seen demonstrations on the streets of London by Muslim Clerics and protestors, calling for the rise of Islam and death to the infidels. We have witnessed posters being put up in certain parts of the country to inform people that they are now entering a Shariah Law area.
What we have not witnessed is an attempt by immigrants to integrate with our culture and our religious beliefs and it is these very things that are driving us further and further apart.
There is no doubt that that a multi-cultural Utopia does not exist and quite frankly never will. When one group of people wants something completely different to that offered by the host country and then set about using ‘racist’ laws to prevent opposition the only result is a growing distrust and hatred that will inevitably lead to violence.
Do you think that a multicultural society is a way to create a greater understanding of one another? Have your say… leave your comments below.