Diversity is our strength: young Arab men riot in Australia over Iraq war. Immigration policies there seem to be importing not only ethnic and religious conflict but also other Middle Eastern habits like denial of obvious reality: “Australian Arabic community leaders condemned the violent clashes but rejected police claims the perpetrators were Middle Eastern men.”
Why are such policies a good thing, so clearly good that the only possible explanation for opposition to mass Third-World immigration is hatred? People, including the Pope and all the fans of inculturation, say culture is good and important. If it’s good and important, why shouldn’t it be taken into account in public policy?
Culture is fundamentally a system of social cooperation that grows up over time among a people living together. As a result, common culture normally means more cooperation, lack of common culture less cooperation. Shouldn’t such considerations, which after all are based on the fundamental nature of man as a social and cultural animal, play some role in deciding who to invite into one’s society? If not, why not?