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Culture and Diversity

Culture and Diversity

To many people, it may feel that England lacks culture, or even has no culture at all. It is from this notion that globalists derive the idea that we must make up for our supposed lack of culture absorbing new cultures, not through cultural exchanges but via mass immigration. This policy is fundamentally harmful for many reasons, one of which being the  rise in cultural supremacism. With our ways of life threatened, many European and European-descended nations have taken it upon themselves to condemn the cultures of other nations, in a misguided attempt to defend the principles and values of their own. Some would even go so far as to see other cultures wiped out to protect their own, though such extremist views tend to be a minority. It is this friction which inevitably leads to political violence, or at the very least, to impasse on the discussion of culture and its place in society.

The sane approach lies in between these two opposing viewpoints. In any nation, the host culture must be paramount. To think otherwise would allow distinct peoples all over the globe to be eroded by any one culture able to dominate the other Those who truly care about diversity must acknowledge this to be true, otherwise intellectual honesty is being tossed aside. It therefore stands to reason that English culture must be preserved and considered paramount within England. While multiculturalism functions sufficiently on smaller scales, a national policy of clashing principles threatens the stability and harmony of its people, as we currently see in microcosms such as London. 

It is also important that we discuss countries like India or Russia, where multiple cultures exist in relative harmony. To do this, we must consider the geographic spread of these cultures. Russia may be considered “multicultural”, but it’s different ethnicities and cultures are spread across the vast land it controls, providing each group with the necessary space to live and thrive. In nations where such space is limited, as in India, friction occurs. It was this conflict, between Muslims and the other beliefs systems in India, that led to the partitioning of the nation in 1947. Whether you agree with this partitioning or not, violence between different groups of opposing principles is still an ever-present issue in modern day India, and could arguably be worse had partitioning not occurred.

It is also vital that we take the opportunity, as individuals, learn about other cultures from around the world. swathes of information are available at the click of a button, and we now have the ability to travel almost anywhere faster than ever before. This allows us to understand the great diversity of humanity without the need to import other cultures en masse. Consequently, any cultural supremacy will be dissolved, as each nation is granted its due right to prioritise and conserve their way of life. Many will oppose this view, but this reconciliation of culture and diversity will be necessary if we are to avoid future clashes.

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Culture and Diversity
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