(Original post by Vienna)
Well firstly we have to stop talking about race and ethnicity as being synonymous with culture. That applies equally to the liberal left as it does to the BNP. I think its also important to realise that eating British food, having a British accent and following British interests isnt evidence of British values and an allegiance to British society. The cricket loving, fish and chip eating bombers are clearly testament to that. At the same time, British citizens with different cultural backgrounds may also have private interests or traditions and still have a very clear bond to Britain. The argument against multiculturalism, as far as im concerned, is that it is not an organic development. The British people will decide themselves what values are or are not in keeping with a British understanding and love of country. In engineering a multicultural Britain you destroy the natural bond between societies, between people, and thus, I believe, the all important understanding of alliegence to our nation. The relativist engineers of this multicultural landscape believe that all cultures should be treated equally, and that we must legislate accordingly either to prevent objective discussion of its problems, its fears or its dangers. Our nation is strong because the people believe in its culture. What do the multiculturalists believe should fill this vacuum?
I wouldnt suggest that we all start waving flags and becoming overtly patriotic. As Orwell observes, Britain was never about overt displays of patriotism or love for the state, something that the US and France are more comfortable with and exercise very well.
We believe in the rule of law. British law, not the codes or laws of any other ideology, religion or belief system.
Youre allegiance is to Britain and its values. Free speech, democracy, tolerance and individual freedoms.
We put an end to the obsessive self-loathing that denies our children the basic education in British history, heritage, acheivements.
We defend our civil liberties, the right to criticise religion, ideology and the beliefs of others.
We remain a sovereign nation. How can we talk about the British nation, if it is all but being eroded away? We are powerless to take effective measures against terrorism because of the disastrous trappings of the EU Human Rights Charter.
Thats what came off the top of my head...