"I've Become a Racist": Migrant Wave Unleashes Danish Tensions Over Identity
It's too bad these people don't understand CULTURISM. Culturism is the opposite of Multi-Culturalism.
Culturism is the idea that every Culture stands for a set of ideas that can be expressed in words, truths we hold as being foundational to our way of life.
Every Culture is different. And not all Cultures can mix together, because some ideas do not work with other ideas.
For instance, the idea that a person has the right to choose what religion they want to be can not co-exist with a religion which believes in murdering Apostates.
See how that works?
It ought to be easy to understand.
The man has not become a Racist. Instead, he has become aware that a horde of Muslims believe in an entirely different set of ideas than do the people who make up the Danish Culture.
From The New York Times:
TAARNBY, Denmark — Johnny Christensen, a stout and silver-whiskered retired bank employee, always thought of himself as sympathetic to people fleeing war and welcoming to immigrants.
But after more than 36,000 mostly Muslim asylum seekers poured into Denmark over the past two years, Mr. Christensen, 65, said, “I’ve become a racist.” He believes these new migrants are draining Denmark’s cherished social-welfare system but failing to adapt to its customs.
“Just kick them out,” he said, unleashing a mighty kick at an imaginary target on a suburban sidewalk.
“These Muslims want to keep their own culture, but we have our own rules here and everyone must follow them.”
Denmark, a small and orderly nation with a progressive self-image, is built on a social covenant: In return for some of the world’s highest wages and benefits, people are expected to work hard and pay into the system. Newcomers must quickly learn Danish — and adapt to norms like keeping tidy gardens and riding bicycles.
The country had little experience with immigrants until 1967, when the first “guest workers” were invited from Turkey, Pakistan and what was then Yugoslavia. Its 5.7 million people remain overwhelmingly native born, though the percentage has dropped to 88 today from 97 in 1980.
Bo Lidegaard, a prominent historian, said many Danes feel strongly that “we are a multiethnic society today, and we have to realize it — but we are not and should never become a multicultural society.”
The recent influx pales next to the one million migrants absorbed into Germany or the 163,000 into Sweden last year, but the pace shocked this stable, homogeneous country. The center-right government has backed a series of harsh measures targeting migrants, hate speech has spiked, and the anti-immigrant Danish People’s Party is now the second largest in Parliament.
There is new tension between Danes still opening their arms and a resurgent right wing that seeks to ban all Muslims and shut Denmark off from Europe. Mr. Christensen, the retired banker, supports emerging proposals for his country to follow Britain in exiting the European Union.
There is tension, too, over whether the backlash is really about a strain on Denmark’s generous public benefits or a rising terrorist threat — or whether a longstanding but latent racial hostility is being unearthed.