Saturday, December 10, 2005

Multiculturalism has gone too far

Here in Canada, and more precisely Ontario, we have a bit of an odd situation. See, as Canadians we always push for having respect for all cultures and people. I'm all for it. However recently its been a real pain.

You see, foreigners seem to think they deserve special treatment upon coming into say...Toronto. They expect to be able to wear their turbans and wield knives depending on their respective religion. Ok....its not that bad, but when they come out saying "Merry Christmas" and OUR Canadian culture is disrespectful to them.....personally I want to tell them to get the f*ck out of my country.

Now, I'm REALLY open minded and I happen to like people of all races and creeds. However if I were to visit China or somewhere in Europe, I would be expected to follow THEIR customs and respect THEIR beliefs. If they ask me to remove my shoes upon enetering a house because thats their be it. If I am to drink tea on tea time in be it. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

So why must we as Canadians bow down to the immigrants here in our own turf? Why must we say "Praise Allah" and "Happy Holidays" when its THEM who should be making changes to live here. Why is it wrong for me to wear a baseball cap in a workplace, yet ok for Akbar to wear his turban. Take the damn thing off buddy, because you aren't in your are in Canada. Act like a Canadian.

The U.S. has a melting pot system, where foreign people strive to become more "American". Thats technically how it SHOULD be in my opinion.

If you want my honest opinion, racism and disrespect seems to be okay in the Eastern continents....and yet its the god damn end of the world if we force any of our customs on immigrants. That to me is utter bullshit. Its okay for a japanese person to look down on me when I visit them, but its a crime against humanity for me to do the same in canada.

Sorry....I just needed to get that off my chest and meant no disrespect for anyone. It just pisses me off when the local customs are tossed aside in favour of forgeign ones thats all. I'm not even religious but it STILL bugs me when people have to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

One man's opinion of what drives the engine of the Politically Correct police.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this, it is ridiculous. It seems the developed nations are way too scared of upsetting people in general. Things like criminals getting less punishment than the victims etc, all because the laws protect the wrong people.

Even though I'm just a random person on the internet, I think there should be 'Common Sense Courts' where everything has to pass through before it gets to the higher courts.
So for instance, a burglar suing the owner of the house they broke into because they hurt their leg on the way out would be laughed out of court. Would save the world a lot of money.

Main point: Where are OUR rights dammit!?

6:19 PM  

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