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Question: Do you support multiculturalism?

Yes. Diversity leads to unity and enrichment.    
  50 (45.5%)
No. How can disunity lead to unity?    
  45 (40.9%)
Undecided.    
  6 (5.5%)
Other.    
  9 (8.2%)




Total votes: 110
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Reply #330 - Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:09pm
 
i honestly know old ladies from tullamore who have never left tullamore. wtf.
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Reply #331 - Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:17pm
 
Soren wrote on Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:05pm:
Ancient Rome was more 'diverse' than any city then or since - yet it was robustly Roman and there was no notion of plurality of values. Rome was diverse because it was Rome, not because there were a lot of different nationalities living within it.

Rome accommodated no diversity of law and custom. "When in Rome, do as the Romans." You went to Rome to become a Roman, not to be a Nubian in Rome.

It fell when its Romanness was gone and it became a hotch potch of diversity without a strong centre. Same now. A city of diverse populations can be geat only if it has a centre that holds. Diversity is no substitute for a centre. What we see in most of the great cities you listed is that their very core is under assault, deliberately.


By multiculturalism? Well yes I agree to an extent. I think those cities are robust enough to withstand multiculturalism.

Most people accept the terms cosmopolitan and multicultural to be synonymous. I dont. I think multiculturalism is a classic example of trying to fix what isn't broken. And a classic example of totalitarian government. If you try to force an issue there'll be a reaction. A society just is, what it is isn't any business of government.
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Reply #332 - Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:18pm
 
hey grey do you reckon we should get rid of the state.

if so how.

im actually asking seriously.
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Reply #333 - Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:27pm
 
barnaby joe wrote on Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:06pm:
i doubt rome was diverse at all.' diversity' hardly existed before the 20th century because very few people left the village they were born in.

Time to hit the Dubbo City Library.

http://www.mrl.nsw.gov.au/searchDatabase.asp
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Reply #334 - Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:30pm
 
yahoo answers has rendered all libraries and schools obsolete.
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Reply #335 - Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:34pm
 
barnaby joe wrote on Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:30pm:
yahoo answers has rendered all libraries and schools obsolete.


Only for those who want to be told but not to find out.

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Reply #336 - Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:35pm
 
or want answers and desire to read discourse like this:

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Reply #337 - Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:42pm
 
barnaby joe wrote on Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:18pm:
hey grey do you reckon we should get rid of the state.

if so how.

im actually asking seriously.


I would like to see power devolved. I think you cannot get rid of the state. I mean... what does it mean? A Unilateral declaration of Australia's non-existence? Obviously that's too chaotic an invitation to contemplate.

I do think we have to organise ourselves as communities and that there are efficiencies to be had in not leaving everything up to Canberra or the state capitals.

How much forest should be cut down? Well I think that's for the local community to decide and its competeing interests. Same with child care and child welfare. I see no value in tax money being sent a long way away to be dissipated through bureacracies and advertising campaigns selling the latest government initiatives when it could be spent locally converting some vacant building into a child care centre and staffed with suitably qualified people.

I see moves to centralise and merge local government when the opposite should be happening. There's a place for central government. defence, national infrastructure planning etc. but they take far too much on themselves.

And perhaps we should decide, (the people who live in this town, village) how many refugees we want to offer sanctuary to and not Canberra. We should decide and welcome and be responsible for. Not a national allocation that all get dumped in some Sydney suburb. 

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Reply #338 - Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:42pm
 
lImp=IV ... Sore.a..??

how about trying to maintain a dialogue here...  you have both been rather unhelpful in this respect,,,, and i think u both act like ....(disturbed) children.....

and no!  limp ... I'd not look at any link u display!!! Tongue
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Reply #339 - Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:45pm
 
you have a really pecuiliar way of talking jalane33.

also ty grey for reply
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Reply #340 - Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:46pm
 
barnaby joe wrote on Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:35pm:
or want answers and desire to read discourse like this:



Grin Grin Grin hilarious and very apt.
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Reply #341 - Dec 3rd, 2011 at 12:08am
 
you have a really pecuiliar way of talking jalane33.  -  lImpIV


U think???  Little of what is in my cogn.. gets to post. Just as well. Smiley
Is the vid relevant??
mostly they aren't - wouldn't you agree?
Maybe I'll check it ,,,,,

I've been told, by an intellect  I respect ( NOT the PERSON..the intellect..)

That my mind works in unusual ways....  "...you think in an unusual way!."

That's all good as far  as I see.
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Reply #342 - Dec 3rd, 2011 at 1:22am
 
its ok mrs red alien monster thing
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Reply #343 - Dec 3rd, 2011 at 1:52am
 
that's Ms Red Creature from Mars, to you. Smiley
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Reply #344 - Dec 3rd, 2011 at 2:03am
 
After watching IT .. as usual the...
Vid = irrelevant input., - Off topic  and what's more incomprehensible.

"... is hilarious." ??

Maybe if ur a small male with a large moustache.!!  

OOO  Ooops -   Smiley
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