Once again, the rumor is making the rounds that a mayor somewhere – first it was Ahn, Belgium, then the suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada called Dorval – shot down a request by Muslims to eradicate pork from the menu of a school cafeteria or canteen. Yes, it is fake. *yawn*
But there is several aspects of this “rumor” that are true. Those aspects begin with the description of the mayor’s actions and statements. That person is actually leading! S/he is portrayed as doing something almost no one – it seems – in an elected position wants to do today: cogently explain their decision. How is that done? It begins through declarative statements. These statements are not filled with emotion or appeals to authority. Rather, the statements are clear and simple. The statements express the realities of what it means to “immigrate” to another country; that is, to come to a country of which one is not a native, usually for permanent residence.
People who come into an established country have no say in changing what is already established. Let me repeat that: people who come into an established country have no say in changing what is already established. *gasp* How can I say that? I’m denying them … Reality check: I’m denying them nothing. They are the ones who made the choice to immigrate to an established, sovereign nation. If the culture and society are not what they want, they have the right to leave and return to what they know or wish to experience.
How far I would get were I to go into a mohammedan country and demand that I be able to eat pork? What if I were to tell the people of a mohammedan country they would have to put up with me taking photographs and selling them on the Internet for profit? Were I to do this, I would be arrogant and disrespectful to the established practices of the culture and society to which I immigrated.
For all the Leftist howls to the contrary, these capitulations by the people in power in the West are no different. Yet that is exactly what is being allowed to happen in many Western countries as I type this.
Consider these lines from the “rumor”:
“Muslims must understand they have to adapt to Canada and Quebec, its customs, its traditions, its way of life, because that’s where they chose to immigrate.
“They must understand that they have to integrate and learn to live in Quebec.
“They must understand that it is for them to change their lifestyle, not the Canadians who so generously welcomed them.
“They must understand that Canadians are neither racist nor xenophobic; they accepted many immigrants before Muslims (whereas the reverse is not true, in that Muslim states do not accept non-Muslim immigrants).
“That no more than other nations, Canadians are not willing to give up their identity, their culture.
“And if Canada is a land of welcome, it’s not the Mayor of Dorval who welcomes foreigners, but the Canadian-Quebecois people as a whole.
“Finally, they must understand that in Canada (Quebec) with its Judeo-Christian roots, Christmas trees, churches and religious festivals, religion must remain in the private domain.
These are not shocking or upsetting statements for those who understand the sovereignty of an established Nation and the people living there. Immigrants, by moving to that existing sovereignty, are agreeing to abide by and follow through upon the established laws, rules, and regulations of that culture and society. It is the residents who hold sway on the rule of law. Why? Because the residents who live there already have held the majority in the course and agreed-upon structure of both culture and society.
Yes, the “rumor” is fake. But the message is truth.