Sunday, July 24, 2005

Daily Standard getting paid by ACLU?

Wow...the world must be coming to an end. The Daily Standard (the most right-wing non-fascist op-ed site that I know of being supported by the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). Good grief. ;)

Incidentally, for the record, the Checks and Balances people have a point:
The USA Patriot Act contains some powers useful and necessary in fighting terrorism but it also includes several provisions that just go too far and with too few checks
Now what do I mean? Well, if a terrorist wants to blow him (or her)self up in a Washington subway, having the power to know what library books he (she) borrows won't help you stop their evil.

What the West really needs to do is some navel gazing. Is the current ideology of multiculturalism flawed? Or has it been taken to far? I think Borrie was right in 70s to argue a migrant selection policy based on compatibility with some measure of Australian culture and way of life. Greeks, Italians,Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Koreans and even some Middle Eastern people (Assyrians, Aramaic, Copts, Jews, etc) have been able to assimilate well into Australian society, accepting (more or less) the Australian way of life.

Why have Muslims (in general) not been able to? Some honest introspection is required on our part to truly answer this question.

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Sunday, July 24, 2005

Daily Standard getting paid by ACLU?

Wow...the world must be coming to an end. The Daily Standard (the most right-wing non-fascist op-ed site that I know of being supported by the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). Good grief. ;)

Incidentally, for the record, the Checks and Balances people have a point:
The USA Patriot Act contains some powers useful and necessary in fighting terrorism but it also includes several provisions that just go too far and with too few checks
Now what do I mean? Well, if a terrorist wants to blow him (or her)self up in a Washington subway, having the power to know what library books he (she) borrows won't help you stop their evil.

What the West really needs to do is some navel gazing. Is the current ideology of multiculturalism flawed? Or has it been taken to far? I think Borrie was right in 70s to argue a migrant selection policy based on compatibility with some measure of Australian culture and way of life. Greeks, Italians,Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Koreans and even some Middle Eastern people (Assyrians, Aramaic, Copts, Jews, etc) have been able to assimilate well into Australian society, accepting (more or less) the Australian way of life.

Why have Muslims (in general) not been able to? Some honest introspection is required on our part to truly answer this question.

2 Comments:

At Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:14:00 pm, Blogger Pete said...

Dont forget the marionite Lebs... they always amaze me with their integratedness...

 
At Friday, August 05, 2005 6:18:00 pm, Blogger Manny C said...

Apologies my Maronite friends. I didn't even think of you. Probably because you have been exceptional at being Australian and integrating into Australian society

 

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