Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Multiculturalism - Utter Failure

After 53 years, our attempts at becoming a melting pot of multiculturalism seems to be hitting a wall.

All the hard works at developing this beloved nation seems to have gone to waste.

I am feeling so desperately hopeless.

Feels like I am losing this motherland to the Malaysian Chinese. 

Read this today.

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel declares German multi-cultural society has failed. Her declaration is feeding a growing debate over how to deal with millions of foreigners who call Germany home.

Speaking to a gathering of young members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Ms Merkel said  

"At the beginning of the 1960s our country called the foreign workers to come to Germany and now they live in our country," said Ms. Merkel at the event in Potsdam, near Berlin. "We kidded ourselves a while. We said: 'They won't stay, [after some time] they will be gone,' but this isn't reality. And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side by side and to enjoy each other ... has failed, utterly failed."

Note that the Germans have the luxury of "calling" the foreign workers to German to help develop the country. 

We didn't have such choice. 

Those colonialist masters brought foreign workers from China and India to help them PLUNDER the wealth of this country to take back to England. Like the Germans who said that the foreign worker wouldn't stay, the colonialist masters apparently had the same thought too. Hence the vernacular schools.

The difference is, the foreign workers in German who made the country 'more stupid' are poorly educated and unproductive Muslims with headscarves whereas the foreign workers in Malaysia are educated and rich and without their taxes, Malaysia would not have developed to where it is now.


satD dwelt deeper into this issue here


R.Hanan said...

I sincerely think that multiculturalism (or may I say multireligionism?) can actually be established at the same time.

Prophet Muhammad pbuh establish Madinah, the country which consist of the Muslims, Christians, and Jews. In addition, among the prophet's fellow friends, there were people of ethiopian and persian descent, for example Bilal bin Rabah and Salman al-Farisi. They live in peace and harmony, albeit the enemies of Islam still bore grudge against the prophet.

As such, in order to establish a multicultural country, one must follow closely to his teachings. Heck, even non-muslims can take example from the Prophet's way of doing things. Although the time gap from our time and the Prophet's may be far, but in a sense, the basis is still the same.

I felt that the some Muslim leaders have strayed too much from Islam's way of governing. I'm neither the fan of government or opposition. I'll support a leader who have guts to do radical change, and not just to blame.

Wahhh. I commented quite long. and some of it sounds nonsense. XDD

koolmokcikZ said...

good attempt dearie. thanks.