The inevitability of diversity
0 comment Tuesday, December 2, 2014 |
The recent story about the incidents in Dublin, wherein five people were seriously injured, has been mentioned on a number of pro-White blogs. When I saw the story that appeared last week, the fact that it was not picked up by any of the newspapers online except for the Irish Herald, made me somewhat wary. Then when I looked more closely, I realized that the incident or incidents were not current news, but in fact happened last October.
''TWO teenagers have appeared in court on multiple assault and other charges following a series of violent attacks in Dublin city centre that left five people seriously injured.
Nero Bobby Omoruyi (19) and Damilara Bammodu (18) are the first people to be charged in connection with the series of attacks on a night of violence in Temple Bar last year.
One man, a Dublin DJ, suffered serious head injuries when he was set upon by a group of African nationals in the incident last October.''
The dismaying part of the more recent story, quoted above, is the fact that bail was granted to these two 'men.' It seems that violent attacks are not taken terribly seriously in Ireland, or perhaps not when the attackers themselves are from one of the perpetual victim groups.
It's been interesting to read here and there how surprised many Americans are to hear of many Africans and other nonwhites in Ireland. Unfortunately many Americans have a glowing stereotype of Ireland in their minds, and even if they have visited Ireland, maybe they've only seen the idyllic tourist destinations and not the grittier side of life in the cities.
When I was first in Ireland some years ago, I was a little surprised that there were more than a few Chinese restaurants, owned and staffed by Chinese people, in Dublin. There were also a number of African 'students', and I put the word 'students' in scare quotes because they all looked too old to be students, back in the times when university students were generally young, not middle-aged. There were also a smaller number of Hindus, some of whom owned retail businesses in the city. But 'diversity' was beginning to establish itself in Ireland, or at least in Dublin, then. Actually when I was first there, I was shocked at how cosmopolitan Dublin was; it was much more so than the large American city I was living in at the time.
Most people in America think of the Irish as being very nationalistic and ethnocentric, especially in regard to their history with England. But I've been surprised to see, over the years, how very far left Ireland has veered, socially and politically. The old stereotype, so beloved of many Irish-Americans, is of Ireland dominated by the (once-conservative) Church, and of a very socially conservative culture. This was already a thing of the past when I first went to Ireland.
It seems living in a racially homogeneous environment tends to lead to incredible naivete on racial matters; we've seen it in this country during the last presidential election, and in the tendency of such areas to be prone to social engineering experiments. I am thinking of places like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania pleading for more 'diversity' and Iowa's Tom Vilsack and his diversity-mongering. People who live in non-diverse places are babes in the woods, or sheep for the shearing, when it comes to matters of diversity.
It seems that the Irish have had a tendency to sympathize with minority groups; a history of feeling persecuted or oppressed tends to make people very liberal. Such people tend to identify with others who seem to be put-upon, or who perceive themselves as such.
In the 1991 Irish movie 'The Commitments', young Irish musicians (or aspiring musicians) form a band to bring 'soul music' to Dublin. Today we'd call some of the characters 'wiggers' in their attempts to emulate black singers and musicians. In fact, I remember a line in the movie, where the band members say 'say it loud; I'm black and I'm proud'. Of course it's played for laughs, as these very White Irish youths speak that line. But I honestly think it reflects some actual identification. I've heard this saying before from some Irish people: ''The Irish are the [n-words] of Europe.''
We have a lot of young people -- and some not so young -- who adopt a similar attitude; they perceive blackness as being the last word in 'cool', and they imagine themselves to be victims in some way, so they claim solidarity with blacks and other minorities. Many in the leftist counterculture of the 1960s and 70s believed that they were spiritually black or something.
Ireland has its share of multicult ideologues; just see this article about how ''Multiculturalism is nothing new'' in Ireland. The writer would have us believe that there have always been blacks in Ireland.
''The recent referendum in Ireland, which denies the automatic right of citizenship to anyone born in Ireland to non-Irish parents, is a retrograde step that overturns the central arguments that form Ireland�s claim to nationhood.
The United Irish movement sought to replace any spurious ideas of Irishness as merely a matter of descent with the concept of citizenship. No matter what your ethnic origins were, you were part of the country and had the rights of a citizen. Of course, that the so-called 'Republic of Ireland� has few qualms about jettisoning such republican baggage will hardly be a surprise to Irish republicans.
The vote in the referendum is born of fear � an irrational fear, fuelled by the less�responsible sectors of the media, that Ireland is being swamped by immigration, that Ireland�s traditional culture is under threat from alien forces and alien people with alien ways who will undermine Ireland and what it means to be Irish.
The decision to hold the referendum is a cynical exploitation of vulgar prejudice by the Irish government. The Irish establishment have learned their lessons from the British well.
Yet the idea that Ireland is a uniformly white and homogeneous nation doesn�t stand up to the historical evidence. In fact Ireland has never been a monoculture. Ireland�s original Neolithic inhabitants may well have comprised a number of diverse groups. Since then English, Welsh, Norman and Scottish settlers, Vikings and Huguenots � already mixed populations in themselves � have added to Ireland�s mix.
There have been Jewish people in Ireland since the 1400s and Africans were brought over by the Vikings. A recent study by Bill Hart shows large numbers of black Africans in 18th-century Ireland; Dublin had the largest black population of any European city outside London. Documentary evidence is there to show that many of them intermarried and interbred with the Irish population. Racists beware: your own family tree may have some interesting surprises for you. Your bigotry may be directed against yourself.''
Read the rest if you have a strong stomach, but there's nothing there that you haven't heard before from some fulminating lefty.
All the countries of Christendom are now under the control of such deluded people, and now we are seeing the fruits of the delusion. Too bad that few have heeded the warnings of saner people, or paid attention to the examples set by the chaos in the countries where multiculturalism was farther advanced.
I wish the Irish people well, but I wonder if they will see the error of the multiculturalist experiment before it's too late.
If not, I think the trouble that will inevitably follow will be far worse than the age-old 'Troubles' with the British.

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