Debunking the Dogma of Diversity – In Theory and Practice
‘Just like you, I was raised under dogma. It is the dogma of diversity.’ These are the words of Martin Sellner, leader of the Identitarian Movement of Austria – words that served as the basis of Generation Identity UK and RI’s latest action.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, ten dedicated activists took to Waverley Bridge in Edinburgh which links Market Street in the Old Town with Princes Street in the New Town. The former, the oldest part of the city, still possessing much of its original Medieval street plan; a fitting place, then, to make a stand for Scotland’s history and heritage. With rehearsed precision, a 14-metre-wide banner was unveiled over the bridge that stated ‘Mass Immigration Ruins Europe, Mass Emigration Ruins Africa’.
Too often do all sides of the immigration debate ignore the damage caused to Third World states, stripped of their much-needed medical professionals, engineers and educators, through mass migration. This phenomenon, first coined ‘brain drain’ by the British Royal Society in the 1950s, means there are no obstacles to First World governments encouraging the ‘best and brightest’ from developing nations, regardless of the negative impact on the migrants’ homelands. This process, which is a product of the greed of globalists and the electoral strategizing of left-wing parties, strips our own societies of what Harvard professor Robert Putnam calls ‘social capital.’
This concept initially proved popular among socialists and liberals, which changed, however, when Putnam started to delve deeper, discovering that, when the amount of ethnic diversity rises in a society, the amount of social capital declines. Furthermore, Putnam realised that multiculturalism and the dogma of diversity were contradicting human social realities and even the behaviour of multiculturalist adherents.
To the diversity acolyte, an immigrant is simply someone you haven’t met yet; someone who’s just like you, regardless of startling (and often conflicting) cultural differences. Putnam’s studies have demonstrated that the social capital shared between ethnicities is eroded precisely when they live together; that is to say, when policies of mass immigration and multiculturalism are implemented. So-called ‘white flight’ – where European peoples move from areas that have become progressively non-white, or ‘diverse’ – is a perfect illustration of this.
This phenomenon also explains why so many proponents of the multicultural experiment adopt such views in the first place. Many are born and raised in prosperous and less diverse areas, having never had genuine experiences with those recently ‘off the boat’. They lack an empirical understanding and have therefore maintained the illusion of social capital. It is usually those truly at the receiving end of mass immigration, often the working classes, that recognise its true nature and the damage it causes.
The practical effects of declining social capital aren’t limited to neighbourhoods either. Putnam has also stated that ‘across workgroups in the United States, as well as in Europe, internal heterogeneity is generally associated with lower group cohesion, lower satisfaction and higher turnover.’
Ultimately, Putnam’s study (which included over 30,000 people from four cultural backgrounds) concluded that the decline of social capital means:
- The more diversity – the less democracy. Conflict between cultures and ethnicities leads to intolerance and radicalisation
- The more diversity – the less social change. A cauldron of cultures entails a lack of faith in grass roots movements, innovation and change; there is too little room for cooperation.
- The more diversity – the less social activity. Due to the breakdown of social capital, people living in diverse areas are less socially active than people in homogenous societies.
- The more diversity – the less enthusiasm for life. Due to the erosion of social capital, people have less faith in themselves, the future and others.
All this is the logical result of Globalisation. The promises of an interconnected world made up of free-acting individuals has given way. The reality consists of de-rooted and unsocialised Westerners struggling to contend with robust cultures from the global South. Distrust and enmity are fostered between them and otherwise potentially peaceful cultural exchanges become ones of suspicion and violence.
GI’s banner over Waverley Bridge is a proclamation to the adherents of the dogma of diversity.
Your worldview guarantees the perpetual poverty and suffering of the Third World, with its best and brightest – its natural human resources – whisked away. In addition, you are literally turning culture against culture, ethnicity against ethnicity.
Only Identitarianism, and the ethnopluralism that it entails, can ensure warm relations between cultures and the happiness and well-being of nations.
With each leaflet handed out and each banner dropped, we take one step closer to stopping our governments’ cruel Third World brain drain, and reenergising our societies’ natural, ethnic social capital, as we fight for the Reconquista and rediscovery of our European culture and identity.