Thursday, January 31, 2013

The London Melting Pot?

They've been saying for a while that immigration has been changing the fabric of the United Kingdom. We can say that about the U.S. as well, but this interesting article from the Guardian in England shows just how much demographic change there has been.

According to the report, Polish is now England's "second language." Again, interesting, because when you hear much discussion about England and immigration, it's usually in the context of Muslims from the Arab or Asian world. But Polish? That surprises me.

I think it's safe to say one thing for sure. It is much easier to assimilate Eastern Europeans into another European country than it is to assimilate other cultures and ethnic groups. And before anyone yells "racist," that's not what I mean and you know it. Or should. It's just common sense and recognition of reality. Some cultures resist assimilation. And in the case of radical Islam, jihad and conquest is on their mind. I don't have to make that up. The adherents are quite willing to admit it up front if you look and listen in the right places.

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