Kevin MacDonald | Ricardo Duchesne is a brilliant Canadian sociologist whose work has been discussed and cited several times on TOO. Duchesne, author of The Uniqueness of Western Civilization (see review), has an article in the Salisbury Review (“Multicultural Madness“) on some of the more egregious outrages of the current multicultural, anti-White regime in Canada. I encourage people to read the original, but here are some highlights:
Multiculturalism contains a negation within its very essence. It protects the group rights of non-Western peoples while simultaneously denying the host (Western) nation any group rights of its own. The host culture is seen as a neutral site characterized by its provision of individual rights, which apply to everyone, and of group rights, which apply only to non-whites. The Anglo-French founders are mandated to be ethnically neutral and historically disinterested; representatives of certain deracinated values that belong to ‘humanity.’ While multicultural ideologues implicitly recognize that minorities have deep attachment to their ethnic backgrounds, and, in this vein, recognize that humans do have a natural love of their own heritage and ethnicity; they call upon whites to practice historical amnesia and pretend they were not the creators of Canada’s institutions, parliamentary traditions, and common law. The historical fact that Canada was built as a nation state around a founding ethnic core must be discarded and hidden from students. The lack of unity or a national culture in Canada is presented as a positive trait … The heritage of the English and French amounts to no more than a set of procedural laws and institutional templates – a market economy, equality under the law, democratic representation – which belong to everyone. Minorities stand for authentic traditions celebrated for their colour and vibrancy.
Our esteemed liberal elites are also hard at work ‘exposing’ the colonizing activities of the first settlers, their use of a ‘white supremacist’ ideology as a nation-building tool, their imposition of the Chinese Head Tax, their anti-Asia immigration laws, and their continued existence as the “historically dominant majority”. They fashion themselves as liberators uncovering the suppressed histories of minorities and correcting “the mythology that whites built Canada”.
The hatred Whites who were pursuing their ethnic interests by building the traditional Canada is palpable. Multicultural ideologue, Prof. Henry Yu receives very large grants to pursue his hatred (“Canada is ‘systematically racist’ and in need of reparations through massive immigration from the non-Western world”). But Yu of course never mentions that he is of course pursuing his ethnic interests in displacing White Canada in favor of his own people.
And he conveniently ignores the long history of racism and discrimination against non-Han Chinese that characterize China: ”How can one argue that Han Chinese migration into Canada is a wonderful act of diversity when most of the ‘migrants’ come from places where diversity is suppressed and Han supremacist ideas are officially sanctioned?”
Analogously, as noted many times at TOO, Jewish organizations and the vast majority of Jews are ardent champions of multiculturalism and massive non-White immigration to America and other historically White societies while having allegiance to a state that is designed to serve the interests of their ethnic group and energetically prevents immigration of non-Jews.
And I couldn’t agree more with the conclusion:
Why are whites the only people on the planet expected to accept diversity and massive immigration? Why is everyone assuming that pride, loyalty, and affection for Canada’s European heritage are incompatible with the liberal-democratic values Europeans developed?
Kevin B. MacDonald, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at California State University, Long Beach. MacDonald is the author of seven books on evolutionary psychology and child development and is the author or editor of over thirty academic articles. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1966, and he received an M.S. in Biology from the University of Connecticut in 1976. He earned a Ph.D. in 1981 (Biobehavioral Sciences) from the University of Connecticut.
NOTE: IN HIS 2003 book, Human Accomplishment: Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 BC to 1950, Charles Murray argued that the great artistic and scientific accomplishments were overwhelmingly European. ”What the human species is today,” he wrote, “it owes in astonishing degree to what was accomplished in just half a dozen centuries by the peoples of one small portion of the northwestern Eurasian land mass.”
This claim, which goes against the modern grain of the world history community – indeed, against fashionable belief; The New York Times unsurprisingly called it “more bluster than rigor” and “unconvincing” – was nonetheless the first attempt to quantify “as facts” the creative genius of individuals in terms of cultural origin and geographic distribution. Murray did this by calculating the amount of space allocated to these individuals in reference works, encyclopedias, and dictionaries. Based on this metric, he concluded that “whether measured in people or events, 97 percent of accomplishment in the sciences occurred in Europe and North America” from 800 BC to 1950. —The Fortnightly Review, Ricardo Duchesne