By Roger Cohen, Dec. 31 2015 (LINK to article)
"Decency demands that in 2016 Western societies do better in accommodating the millions fleeing the Syrian debacle."And the 10s, if not 100s, of millions fleeing war and poverty in other parts of the poor world? Does the West have to accommodate all these people too?
Germany is not defined by its territorial borders alone, but in large degree by the shared ethnic origins and history of its people, who are not Turks or Syrians, who have their OWN ethic origins, history and culture.
What you are encouraging the creation of, Roger, is a powder keg of ethnic divisions and conflict. And when this powder keg explodes, as eventually it is bound to do, will you take part responsibility? Of course not. You'll blame the "far right" and "racists" for not accepting your own absurd vision of a global melting pot.
I don't believe that you mean to do the harm that you are, in encouraging mass immigration into Europe. On the contrary, you clearly mean well. But you know what they say about the way to hell being paved with good intentions . .?
Like your colleagues on the Editorial Board, you sincerely believe that your attitude to race, multiculturalism and mass immigration is the morally correct one to have, and that anyone opposing it, like myself, is morally inferior, but you are, I believe, mistaken.
Allow me to explain the method to the madness behind your "morally superior" attitude, which is this:
Post-racial multicultural society and ideology, on which your morally superior attitude is based, serve the age-old strategy of “divide and rule”, dividing society into a morally superior, now supposedly "colour-blind", elite and the morally inferior, naturally (human nature being what it is) less colour-blind, masses, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".
P.S. to my submitted comment:
What's in a name? Perhaps nothing. On the other hand, the name Cohen does, I believe, derive from the ancient Hebrew priesthood, which made a profession of its claim to moral authority.
With moral authority comes POWER, which, as we know, corrupts, leading in this instance to "moral supremacism", which is what I consider your attitude towards mass immigration, race and multiculturalism to be an expression of.
Please, don't take offence, Roger, because that is not my intention. On the contrary, I want us to understand and like each other. When you call someone a "racist", presumably you want the person you are addressing or referring to to recognise their "racial supremacism" and to correct it. In the same way, I want you to recognise your "moral supremacism" and to correct it.
I know, recognising one's own faults is a lot easier said than done, and there is nothing worse than having them pointed out to you in public. So, you are bound to reject my criticism of you, as a "moral supremacist" out of hand, initially and in public, at least. However, if you are the genuine liberal (in the positive sense) I assume your are, you will recognise the need to be open to criticism, no matter how painful it might be. Thus, I ask you not to dismiss my criticism out of hand, but to consider it, in private, in the same spirit of good will that I offer it in.