The following is the first of a series of articles by Dr John K. Press outlining a 'culturist' (to use his term) policy platform. Dr Press's distinctive perspective on contemporary western problems offers an interesting comparison with Liberty GB's manifesto which, though specifically addressing the British situation, applies many similar concepts.
Culturism (cÇ”l-chÉ™r-Çz-É™m) n. The philosophy, art, and science that values, promotes and protects majority cultures.
Culturist (cÇ”l-chÉ™r-Çst) n. 1. An advocate of culturism. 2. One who engages in or supports the art or science of managing and protecting majority cultures. 3. Of or pertaining to culturism, culturists or culturist policy. - adj.
Culturist immigration policy calls for an immediate halt to all Muslim immigration into western nations. Cultural differences, history, and recent events justify this position. We must counter globalist and multiculturalist politicians' culturally-neutral, open-borders agenda.
Western culture has its roots in Athens (the scientific/ secular approach) and Jerusalem (our Judeo-Christian roots). Both sources of western culture dovetail in esteeming the conscience of the individual. Democracy and freedom of speech, for example, are rooted in respect for the individual's reasoning capacity.
Islam means 'submission.' Submission herein is not just a matter of establishing a personal relationship with God as the individual sees fit: Muhammad ruled the government and religion at the same time, making theocracy an Islamic ideal. Thus in Islamic nation after Islamic nation we find either full-blown theocracies or pressure for theocracy.
Individual conscience and theocracy are incompatible. Increasing the size of a population that holds values inimical to those of our traditional majority culture erodes and endangers the foundation of our culture. History and recent events prove that this is not only a theoretical debate - it is a matter of life and death.
Historically, Islam has long been hostile to the West: they took Spain; they took Constantinople; Islam's western attacks were stopped in France byÂ Charles 'the Hammer' Martel in 732; Islam's eastern advances were halted at theÂ Gates of Vienna in 1683. Culturists agree with Faulkner's sentiment - the past is never dead and buried; in fact, it isn't even past.
Recent terrorist attacks provide all-too-concrete evidence that the past is prologue. 9/11 in New York, the 7/7 London bus and Tube bombings, the Madrid train bombing, and the Charlie Hebdo attack are just the peaks of a sustained hum of terror coming from the West's Islamic population. We have a right to immigration laws that err on the side of physically protecting our populations. Politicians who deny this have blood on their hands.
Prohibiting more Muslims from becoming citizens in western nations is not racist - it is culturist. It would not depend upon whether the Muslims were black, Middle Eastern, white, Asian or Latino. Religion is cultural, not racial. Cultural diversity is real, therefore culturist policy is rational and justified. Culturists will happily debate any politician who thinks cultural diversity is not real and important.
Those who say this immigration policy violates some 'universal' 'human rights' norm are globalists, not culturists. All non-western nations have culturist or racist immigration laws. Culturists need to ask globalist politicians why only western nations must be held to their 'globalist' 'human rights' standard, why we cannot be culturist like other nations.
Politicians who reject culturist immigration policy because western culture is grounded in religious tolerance must understand that our western constitutions and laws only protect our western citizens' freedom of religion. Our laws are national, not international. A later culturist policy article will discuss domestic freedom of religion. But, our religious tolerance laws do not protect foreign Muslims' right to immigrate to the West.
Lastly, multiculturalists will object to this proposed immigration policy with their defining beliefs: the West has no core culture to protect; it is a culturally neutral zone where random cultures happen to coincide; the West is just as Hindu and Muslim as it is Christian and secular; we cannot favor any culture or consider any cultural traits in our laws. Culturists affirm that the West is not Islamic; Islam is hostile to the West; and we have a legal right to protect ourselves.
Because cultural diversity is real, history is important, conflict exists, and our citizens have been harmed. Culturist immigration policy would immediately halt all Islamic immigration to western nations.
To follow: repatriation, profiling, foreign policy, media, assimilation, education, marriage, human rights.
John K. Press, Ph.D., teaches at Namseoul University in South Korea. He is the author of the book, Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future. More information can be found at www.culturism.us.
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