Lee Kuan Yew also rejects Western style multiculturalism and its resultant ethnic ghettos:
“We have crafted a set of very intricate rules, no housing blocks shall have more than a percentage of so many Chinese, so many percent Malays, Indians. All are thoroughly mixed. Willy-nilly, your neighbors are Indians, Malays, …you go to the same shopping malls, you go to the same schools, the same playing fields, you go up and down the same lifts. We cannot allow segregation.” Sourced from Lee Kuan Yew Watch
Lee Kuan Yew appears to think we can have:
- multiculturalism with racial classifications and restrictions on who can live where
- multiculturalism with segregation, racial politics and disaster.
No wonder he opted for the former as a way of melding a Singaporean culture. Australia and the US with a pre-existing shared culture practiced assimilation rather than multiculturalism. The outcome of assimilation and Singapore’s approach to multiculturalism was to all intents and purposes the same. A vibrant united and successful society.
Then the left gained sway in the West and adopted multiculturalism, eventually creating the same potential problems Singapore faced on its inception.
Now the West has crime ridden ethnic ghettos there is no easy solution. Knocking them down and dispersing the population can cause crime rates to explode. US evidence suggests ex ghetto residents prey on their new neighbors and everyone located between them and their former neighbors. Beware of similarly misleading trials justifying the same politically correct “solution” where you live.
The left will continue to advocate for policies that increase the chance of those you love being harmed. The left will also continue to inhibit the ability of the law abiding class of citizens to defend themselves and their property. The left really don’t care about people such as you and your family. At least not in comparison to some utopian goal. Don’t be the egg that they have to smash to create their omelet.
Singapore has so much to thank Lee Kuan Yew for.
I’ve re-worked the above to make the intent clearer. Also I should add that assimilation acts a bit like gravity. The smaller body (migrants) move more than the larger body (host culture). But both are affected and the resulting culture is not the same as that which would have eventuated absent the migration. But under assimilation it will be a readily traceable evolution of the host culture in a way that say, sharia law, is not an evolution of British, American, Canadian, Australian or New Zealand law.
Sharia law is a break with the history and traditions of Western countries. The type of break normally only accomplished by force of arms. The type of break we fund our armed forces to protect us from.
Gates of Vienna has a post on Just What Is a Ghetto, Really? which outlines in detail some of the problems manifesting themselves in Europe.