“A multicultural society
is a physical and sociological impossibility.” Satoshi Kanazawa, college
One look around the globe shows that religious and cultural factions fight
and kill one another with accelerating violence as they come in closer
competition for water, energy, land and food. One look at Lebanon,
United Kingdom, Holland, France, Norway, Iraq and many other countries
where cultures co-exist—amply illustrates Kanazawa’s contention.
Another look around the world shows that cultures compete for dominance
in every country where cultures attempt to co-exist. It doesn’t
work in Canada or Mexico. It’s not working in the United States
Racial and cultural unrest checker every year of every decade of America’s
existence. It smolders and simmers under the surface in 2012. The
more incompatible cultures imported into America, they will boil over
and scald many in the years ahead.
What is culture?
Edward Tylor said that culture is, "That complex whole which includes
knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, custom, and any other capabilities
and habits acquired by man as a member of society." Of course, it
is not limited to men. Women possess and create it as well.
Since Tylor's time, the concept of culture has become the central focus
“Culture is a powerful human tool for survival, but it is a fragile phenomenon,”
said Tylor. “It is constantly changing and easily lost because it exists
only in our minds. Our written languages, governments, buildings,
and other man-made things are merely the products of culture. They
are not culture in themselves. For this reason, <http://anthro.palomar.edu/culture/glossary.htm#archaeology>archaeologists
cannot dig up culture directly in their excavations. The broken
pots and other artifacts of ancient people that they uncover are only
material remains that reflect cultural patterns--they are things that
were made and used through cultural knowledge and skills.”
In 2012, many western countries like Canada, France, Norway, Sweden and
others find their own cultures being usurped if not destroyed by mass
Can cultures co-exist in the same country? Answer: no!
“When I used to teach “Introduction to Sociology” at the University of
Washington, I had back-to-back lectures during the first week on culture
and society,” said Kanazawa. “I explained to my students that culture
and society were two sides of a coin; one cannot exist without the other.
Culture needs society (and its inhabitants) to sustain its existence and
initiate its change, and society needs culture to hold it together and
survive. Just as there is no such thing as a coin with only one
side, there is no such thing as culture without society or society without
culture. It is physically impossible to construct a coin with only
heads without tails or a coin with only tails without heads. It
is equally impossible to have a culture without society or a society without
When any society begins to speak multiple languages via immigration, it
begins to fracture as to communication among its citizenry. Once
communications and “similar thinking” fragment, balkanization and separation
ensue. Today in America, Muslims cannot and do not assimilate into
American culture or any Western cultures. They enclave. The same
holds true for Mexicans in America. They separate into their own
barrios. It’s not racist; it’s biological; it’s tribal.
“As an integral aspect of human culture, language cannot exist without
a society of speakers speaking it daily and interacting with each other,”
said Kanazawa. “Nobody disputes these truisms about culture and society
from the social sciences, yet the same people also claim that we now live
in a “multicultural society.” If you think about it for a moment,
you’d realize that the notion of “multicultural society” is a logical
and physical impossibility. It is similar to a coin with only one
heads but several tails. It is physically impossible to construct
such a coin.”
Kanazawa exposes the obvious. Competing cultures cannot and do not
work within a country. It goes against millions of years of human activity.
Can multiple societies exist within a civilization? Can one coin
possess one head and two tails? Answer: no!
“That culture needs society to sustain its existence means that multiple
cultures require multiple societies,” said Kanazawa. “That society
needs culture to hold it together means that multiple societies require
multiple cultures. There must be exactly the same number of cultures
as there are societies, just as there must be exactly the same number
of societies as there are cultures. In any bag of coins, regardless
of how many coins there are, there are exactly as many heads as there
are tails, and vice versa. One culture, one society. “Multicultural
society” is a physical (and sociological) impossibility.”
If the United States and Canada or Western Europe hope to survive in the
21st century as viable and cohesive societies, they must curtail mass
immigration from incompatible cultures. If they fail to take action,
they will face endless strife for their citizens as well as the immigrants.
Multiculturalism doesn’t work on every level of human interaction.
As resources diminish, food grows scarcer and energy depletes, we will
witness more clashing cultures within all Western countries that imported
large numbers from incompatible cultures.
Samuel Huntington, author of Clash of Civilizations, said it rather logically:
“It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new
world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great
divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be
cultural. Nation states will remain the most powerful actors in world
affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between
nations and groups of different civilizations. The clash of civilizations
will dominate global politics. The fault lines between civilizations will
be the battle lines of the future.”
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