Multiculturalism is much more than a joke on the West. It's a disease of the mind. Islam has proven that. As we watch our political elite wimper and cower at Islam and pressure the ignorant masses to defend Islam, many now sarcastically sneer at the political correctness and the groveling of our leaders. I'm talking about you, Al Gore, Condi Rice, Tony Blair, all the EU elites and that most craven of beasts, the MSM.
Over at the Brussels Journal, Joshua Trevino, has an excellent article about the death of multiculturalism. "The Dead Hand"
Multiculturalism is dead. It was always dead, in the sense that an untruth has no life, but the energies of a vigorous fraud are enough to deceive many for much time. The idea that differing value-systems could coexist within a superstructure, itself imposing equality upon them, was a tempting one: it affirmed a reassuring view of humanity, and more important, it relieved a West that did not believe in itself of the burden of self-assertion. Its lie was always obvious to those willing to think critically about it — what if the notionally subsidiary value-system struck against the value-system undergirding the arbitrating superstructure? — but now it is obvious to nearly all who have lived through the last five years of war and massacre, and seen its latest phase ignited by mere cartoons.
The other lesson of the “cartoon war” derives directly from the actions of the Danish imams — but we already saw it in the hate of the Finsbury Park Mosque, the violence of the Arab European League, and the flames of the French banlieues. Paul Belien said it best: “[W]hen a country has let in a Muslim minority it has let in the Muslim majority from the rest of the globe.” One only hopes that this lesson, driven home in Denmark, takes root elsewhere in Europe. Though made fresh by events, it is a lesson that long predates this affair:[T]hat most precious possession of Western Man, freedom of thought and expression, is threatened by the spread of creeds which, claiming the privilege of tolerance when in the position of a minority, seek only to establish a position of power in which they can suppress and obliterate all views but their own.
The founders of the Mont Pelerin Society had Communism in mind when they drafted this a generation ago. It rings as true now that Islamism subverts the very societies in which it has found refuge. Will the threatened hosts learn? Will they act? There is no confidence in their self-defense; there is no sureness in their rectitude. Only one thing is sure: this is not over yet.