Tuesday, November 11, 2008


A popular canard is to trot out Switzerland in defense of multi-culturalism. However, multiculturalism is not the issue. Multi-racialism is the issue. Switzerland is comprised of mostly white Germans, white Italians, and white Frenchmen. It's demographics break down as such:

  • German 65%

  • French 18%

  • Italian 10%

  • Romansch 1%

  • other 6%

It's religious picture is:

  • Roman Catholic 41.8%

  • Protestant 35.3%

  • Muslim 4.3%

  • Orthodox 1.8%

  • other Christian 0.4%

  • other 1%, unspecified 4.3%

  • none 11.1%

So, we have a largely white German Catholic population in Switzerland. Switzerland has a population of 7.6 million people. Contrast this small homogeneous population with the squabbling tangle of nationalities in America.

America has a population of 303,824,640. Of that 300+ million population in America, the demographics break down as such:

  • white 79.96%
  • black 12.85%
  • Asian 4.43%
  • Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%
  • native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%
  • two or more races 1.61%
  • 15.1% of the total US population is Hispanic

As you can see, the difference between America and Switzerland is that America is multicultural and multiracial, whereas Switzerland is multicultural. Of those different cultures in Switzerland, all are European and have a common bond. The differences are linguistic or religious in Switzerland. The differences in America are linguistic, religious, racial and, in some cases, loyalty to the homeland (as is seen in Jews and Mexicans who openly profess loyalty to foreign nations over loyalty to America).

In the perspective of the numbers, the different languages and religions of a white Swiss citizenry is a better trade than the trouble brewing here in the U.S.

We're not all going to get along in America.

There is no common bond other than mindless consumerism and the leftover empty slogans of the Enlightenment.

There's simply no comparison between the rosy situation the Swiss find themselves in and the shit-hole we have here in America.

So when we talk of multi-culturalism let's not skirt the real issue of multi-racialism.


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