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What multiculturalism hides

Prof Jan Keller, a Czech Social Democrat Member of the European Parliament, sociologist and author of more than 30 books, has lectured extensively on the dangers of multiculturalism.

Published: October 20, 2018, 11:42 am

    He regularly publishes his political commentaries and essays mainly in the Czech daily Právo.

    In a speech delivered at the seminar, “Is Mass Immigration a Condition for Prosperity of Europe?” held by the Institute Vaclav Klaus in Prague in 2015, Keller examined the prospects of immigration for Europe, already signalling the integration problems facing European governments today.

    “The policy of multiculturalism, which emphasizes the benefits of cultural diversity for society and the state, is an example of the exploitation of others based on a fantasy of virtue,” Keller believes.

    “Those at whom the sweet talk of multiculturalism is aimed, can see that it has done nothing to improve their lot, and are now realizing that their future is bleak.

    “If we bring in highly qualified immigrants to our workforce, we would be taking away from poorer countries the best they have to offer, and the situation in those countries will further deteriorate. The result will be an even greater flow of unskilled migrants escaping those countries,” he warned.

    “The proponents of the new multiculturalism want to share their welfare states with masses of refugees who – through no fault of their own – will be unable to participate in financing themselves for a long time to come.”

    He said multiculturalism is what remains after mass migration reveals itself as a threat, rather than a benefit, to EU economies.

    “Multiculturalism is not a manifestation of Europe’s generosity, or some noble embodiment of love and truth,” he said.

    In the Czech Republic, and Eastern Europe generally, voters have been resistant to the notion because unlike a country such as France in 1970 for example, Czechs do not need to recruit foreign workers to perform menial jobs.

    “On the contrary, we need to develop an economy based on skilled labor. It also does not make sense for us to seek highly skilled migrants for this purpose. Such migrants prefer countries whose languages they speak and in which they can earn higher wages than those offered in the Czech Republic.

    “Furthermore, given the problematic nature of our current education system, which is unable adequately to prepare graduates for jobs in tech companies, it would be absurd for us to rely on technology experts from developing countries to rescue our economy,” Keller pointed out.

    “Some politicians claim that we need a mass wave of immigrants to care for our elderly. This is controversial: in a new country, if they are unskilled, they will barely be able to care for themselves, let alone for others, and will present an additional burden to our already overburdened social security system,” he added.

    A debate has been raging in Europe for decades between those who want to trim down the welfare state, as opposed to continuing it to meet the needs of various disadvantaged sectors of the population.

    This debate has become particularly intense with huge waves of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East that have significantly and rapidly increased the number of welfare recipients.

    “Under these circumstances, the nature of multiculturalism has changed. It has become a means to exert fierce psychological pressure primarily on the middle- and lower-income sectors in Europe.

    “One form this pressure has taken is the equating of the plight of the current refugees to emigrants escaping to the West from behind the Iron Curtain. The comparison, however, does not really apply. The Eastern European emigrants at that time, did not aspire to achieve ‘multicultural status’. Their goal was to integrate – to adapt to a society that was so generous as to have accepted them,” he pointed out.

    “In short, mass waves of migrants represent statistically significantly greater risks than opportunities. They do not serve to boost prosperity,” according to Keller.

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