Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Chimera of “Integration”

The New Swedes: Somalis in Sweden

Back in the old days, immigrants to the United States were expected to assimilate into American society and culture. This meant that after a generation or so they would be indistinguishable from other Americans, except for whatever physical characteristics came with their genetic heritage. They might retain some of the customs of the “old country” within their families, but to all outward appearances they became Americans. They spoke American English as their first language, at home and elsewhere.

In my case, I knew that my maternal grandfather’s mother was a Scot, but we had no other residue of Scottishness in our family. And my great-great grandfather was from a German family, but the only sign that remained was the peculiar family habit of saying Gesundheit! to each other when we sneezed.

That’s assimilation. I’m a fully assimilated European-American.

Assimilation has fallen out of favor nowadays, and expecting it of immigrants to America is widely considered “racist”. In Europe it is not even an option — the most that one can hope for is that immigrants will “integrate”.

But what is “integration”?

The word has an amorphous meaning when used by the trans-national bureaucrats of the European Union, who seem to prefer that it remain without precise definition.

As far as I can ascertain, an immigrant to Europe is integrated if he:

1. Learns the local language well enough to converse at work or in places of business, and to fill out social welfare forms.
2. Refrains from committing as much crime, particularly violent crime, as he might otherwise be inclined to commit. No one expects him to meet traditional European standards of law-abiding behavior, but he should at least keep the larceny and mayhem down to a manageable level.
3. Beats his wife or daughters only behind closed doors, and without leaving any publicly visible bruises.

And that’s about it. When European politicians lament the “failure to integrate”, they mean that culture-enrichers are not even meeting the above minimal standards.

Integration most definitely does not include:

1. The requirement to give up any outward or inward evidence of one’s native culture. Traditional garb, fetishes, diet, scarification, ritual behaviors — all must be accepted by the host culture.
2. Any change of habit on the part of the newcomer in deference to his new culture. His hosts must accommodate themselves to him.
3. The expectation that he work for a living.
4. A legal limit of only one wife per immigrant gentleman.
5. Forbearance on the part of the immigrant from insulting, denigrating, complaining about, and otherwise displaying a negative attitude towards the culture and values of the host country.
6. Any expectation that a newcomer’s descendants will eventually adopt even the most superficial of the customs of the society in which they live.

This is what “integration” means. It is the essence of Modern Multicultural Europe.

I bring all this up as an introduction to an email sent to us by a disgruntled Swedish reader. He has up until now been a supporter of the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna), the only Swedish political party that questions the wisdom of mass immigration from the Third World into Sweden.

Now it seems that even the Sweden Democrats have gone squishy on the issue of immigration. Could this change be part of the fallout from the Breivik massacre last year? Has the last vestige of courageous opposition been cowed into submission?

In any case, here’s what our dissident Swedish correspondent has to say:

Does he say one thing and mean another?

There is most probably no hope for Sweden!

On Tuesday, the Sweden Democrats’ party leader Jimmie Åkesson visited the Småland locality Forserum that the media recently and without substantial evidence accused of widely being a racist apartheid community.

But Jimmie Åkesson’s solution was of course not to throw out the Somalis who have behaved offensively and in a hostile manner to the ethnic Swedes in Forserum — or at least to require improvement of them.

Jimmie Åkesson wants to integrate them.

He claims that the Somalis face difficulties in Sweden [climatic?], “and that the solution is a better integration policy”.

How do you integrate Somalis — an underdeveloped and totally alien, illiterate, Mohammedan black ethnic group, with individuals not seldom with IQs as low as 80, and with qat-chewing individuals on the verge of mental retardation.

Thus Åkesson is explicitly saying that he wants to destroy Sweden forever and in the long run eliminate the ethnic Swedish population.

There is now no money left for other activities — everything is invested in Somali and MENA pseudo-integration — not even to solve the riddle of curing cancer.

From The Telegraph: “A virus that kills cancer: The cure that’s waiting in the cold because of lack of research funding.”

Such is Modern Multicultural Sweden.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's a tip you cannot appease the Left in any Western nation unless you totally capitulate to them in regards to the issues.

So if the Sweden Democrats wants to appease others on the Left, they will have to eventually abandon the issues that the Left finds offensive, which means everything that makes them a distinctive party vanishes.

Appeasement is not worth it. They have to learn as other European nationalists and populists that keeping the Left from attacking and labeling you as racist or xenophobes is a worthless endeavor.

Fight for what you believe in. Speak the truth as you see it. Do not let a bunch of filthy Marxists bully you verbally.

Remember the label "Racist" is a Russian Communist creation, that was used to shut down dissent and dialog with people who disagreed with them.

So when you hear some Marxist tool shouting that label, remember it's origins and what it really means - to shut you up. Don't shut up, keep fighting.

It's your country, it doesn't belong to a bunch of imported thugs and welfare moochers.

Laugh at the Marxists, mock them and the political parties infested with rotten totalitarian ideologies that hide behind behind multiculturalism.

Anonymous said...

Integration most definitely does NOT include:

A legal requirement for an adult wife who marries of her own free will.

Yes, forced 'marriages' of six year old girls are just fine as long as they occur in the 'old country' and the new 'bride' is brought back in secret - or as an older teen.

Egghead

You New said...

I would have to disagree on the suggestion that intelligence is such a critical factor with the newcomers. There's a need for people to do all kinds of jobs.

It's about coming to an advanced nation with the right social attitude--Immigration with both sides expecting assmiliation into culture. The immigrant finds some place in society to work and make a contribution, at least pays taxes.

As the Baron said, people used to have the right attitude, at least here in America; now they come expecting the good life with no expectation of putting out the effort to deserve it.

Any nation with immigration must create policies to take only taxpaying/working immigrants and hold off on benefits until they prove for probation period, with expulsion as the penalty.

The problem is that, when the welfare state rose up, none of this was factored in.

Green Infidel said...

And of course the onus is on the host country to "integrate" its immigrants - modifying the host country's culture if necessary. The immigrats don't actually have to do anything themselves...

Buck O said...

"Back in the old days, immigrants to the United States were expected to assimilate into American society and culture." Back in the good old days discrimination was healthy and natural. Without discrimination there would have been no integration or "melting pot". Not the bastardized "salad bowl" or "mosaic" definition, but the true meaning: to melt, to melt in, to meld; meld being a combination of melt and weld. To melt or blend in, to integrate in to the point that little or no distinctions, except the unalterable physical characteristics remain. Learn the language immediately and get used to your host being critical of your heavy accent until you do. Learn and observe the customs and mores of your host immediately and get used to harsh criticisms until you do. If you are an immigrant, you are not a settler or conqueror. You don't get to change the rules of the host society, you abide by them or you're ostracized until you do.



The West suddenly and suicidally shifted from being respected nations who, on their own terms, hosted immigrants and visitors; to being door mats for third world aliens to wipe more than their feet on. White Westerner's self flagellation makes Muslim zealots look disorganized and uncommitted to their task.

Anonymous said...

Does it matter that people with an average iq of 80, as in the case in most of Africa and the Indian sub-continent are immigrating into European countries with an average iq of 100? Well, only if those people are intermarrying with people with a higher iq I suppose so that the average iq is destined to fall as I fear is going to happen in England. But to say this is heresy so you may not even choose to print this comment. As regards reverse assimilation, this is happening in England as well. David Starkey was lambasted last year at the time of the London riots for saying that indigenous white youths are assimilating to the West Indian/African culture of drugs and gangs. And of course an increasing number of indigenous Europeans are choosing to convert to Islam, though why this should be is a mystery to me. The exotic is always more exciting, vibrant and enriching to quote the Leftists' words, especially to the young, than stable, homogeneous and civilised western culture. Soon there will be no first world, everywhere will be the third world and how the Marxists and bankers see this as desirable is still the great conundrum. The answer is that they never live to the future. It is as if they are all on pot and living in some kind of psychodelic hippy haze.

Buck O said...



"Back in the old days, immigrants to the United States were expected to assimilate into American society and culture." Back in the good old days discrimination was healthy and natural. Without discrimination there would have been no integration or "melting pot". Not the bastardized "salad bowl" or "mosaic" definition, but the true meaning: to melt, to melt in, to meld; meld being a combination of melt and weld. To melt or blend in, to integrate in to the point that little or no distinctions, except the unalterable physical characteristics remain. Learn the language immediately and get used to your host being critical of your heavy accent until you do. Learn and observe the customs and mores of your host immediately and get used to harsh criticisms until you do. If you are an immigrant, you are not a settler or conqueror. You don't get to change the rules of the host society, you abide by them or you're ostracized until you do.



The West suddenly and suicidally shifted from being respected nations who, on their own terms, hosted immigrants and visitors; to being door mats for third world aliens to wipe more than their feet on. White Westerner's self flagellation makes Muslim zealots look disorganized and uncommitted to their task.

Buck O said...

"Back in the old days, immigrants to the United States were expected to assimilate into American society and culture." Back in the good old days discrimination was healthy and natural. Without discrimination there would have been no integration or "melting pot". Not the bastardized "salad bowl" or "mosaic" definition, but the true meaning: to melt, to melt in, to meld; meld being a combination of melt and weld. To melt or blend in, to integrate in to the point that little or no distinctions, except the unalterable physical characteristics remain. Learn the language immediately and get used to your host being critical of your heavy accent until you do. Learn and observe the customs and mores of your host immediately and get used to harsh criticisms until you do. If you are an immigrant, you are not a settler or conqueror. You don't get to change the rules of the host society, you abide by them or you're ostracized until you do.
The West suddenly and suicidally shifted from being respected nations who, on their own terms, hosted immigrants and visitors; to being door mats for third world aliens to wipe more than their feet on. White Westerner's self flagellation makes Muslim zealots look disorganized and uncommitted to their task.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said: ". And of course an increasing number of indigenous Europeans are choosing to convert to Islam, though why this should be is a mystery to me..."

It is not so hard to understand, if you consider who are the converts.

1) lonely, often sexually submissive, allienated women
2) socially outcasted men, with with dominant or submissive personalities, but always with crippled moral sense (psychopatic personalities).

Both sexes of converts are instinctivelly switching for the side which, as they see it, is going to win.

The females (at least instinctively) seek for protection, the males for esteem and career. And of course, they cannot be more wrong.