The Supreme Court’s decision in support of a young lady who was refused employment with Abercrombie and Fitch because she was wearing a Muslim headscarf may, at first, seem like a victory for freedom of religion. Other companies may have to think twice if they want to discriminate against people from minority religions.
However, there is an alternative way of looking at this decision from the highest court in the land.
It is yet another example of how the West is compromising itself out of existence.
It should be clear to everybody by now that Muslims who immigrate to the West do not want to become Americans, Canadians, Australians, Englishmen, Germans or French. They certainly want to share in the wealth the West has. But they do not want to change any aspect of their culture. Rather, we must adapt, we must change, to accommodate whatever they want.
This can only get worse as we travel down this dangerous road.
Ann Coulter is a famous conservative who is often seen on television. She has written a number of books, the latest one being “Adios, America!” The sub-title sums up the book quite bluntly: “The Left’s plan to turn America into a Third World Hellhole.” On such a sensitive subject, Ms. Coulter is not likely to be interviewed on the main networks. Conservative writer Mark Steyn wrote about the book in The New Yorker.
“Unlike the wimps at ABC, CBS and NBC, Jorge Ramos of Fusion TV is actually willing to have Miss Coulter on his show, and she was on splendid form, starting with her advice to Americans: “If you don’t want to get killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria. If you don’t want to get killed by Mexicans, I can’t help you.” She continued:
“I think there are cultures that are obviously deficient and if they weren’t deficient you wouldn’t be sitting in America interviewing me. I’d be sitting in Mexico. You fled that culture because . . . there are a lot of problems with that culture. Hopefully, it can be changed. But we can share our culture with other nations without bringing all of their people here. When you bring those people here you bring those cultures here. That includes honor killings, it includes uncles raping their nieces, it includes not paying your taxes, it includes paying bribes to government officials. That isn’t our culture. You can see the successful cultures in the world that have been studied ad infinitum. America is about [being] the best in the world and we are about to lose it. And, everyone who lives here is going to lose that.”
She’s right. You’re gonna lose it. Culture trumps economics – every time. So, absent assimilationist incentives everyone’s too squeamish to apply, a country that grows more Latin-American demographically will trend more Latin-American culturally, too. America’s not alone, of course. The entire western world has chosen to commit immigration-assisted suicide as some kind of civilizational penance for imperialism, or racism . . . In Europe and Canada they’re ceding their turf to Islam. In the United States, they’ve chosen Latin America.”
“Without cultural continuity, a country is just real estate. Just across the Iraq border, where I stood 12 years ago, is the town of Mari. It’s in Eastern Syria now, but it was once the furthest outpost of the Kingdom of Hammurabi, the guy who cooked up the first legal code. It’s currently being destroyed by jihadist loons. What value do Hammurabi and his pre-Islamic laws have to ISIS? The past has no meaning, because it’s someone else’s past.
“In a mid-21st century America that’s imported millions more low-skilled Latin-American peasants on the transformative scale Democrats and most Republicans accept, why should the Founding Fathers be any more relevant than Hammurabi is to the Islamic State?” (“The dull thud of a New Yorker towel snap,” Mark Steyn, New Yorker, May 28th.)
Mr. Steyn and Ms. Coulter are both absolutely correct, though Ms. Coulter is wrong to blame this solely on the Left. Both political parties are dedicated to “immigration-assisted suicide.” So is the Supreme Court.