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Question: Do you support multiculturalism?

Yes. Diversity leads to unity and enrichment.    
  50 (43.9%)
No. How can disunity lead to unity?    
  47 (41.2%)
Undecided.    
  7 (6.1%)
Other.    
  10 (8.8%)




Total votes: 114
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Reply #30 - May 7th, 2008 at 4:06pm
 
I would never pretend that a claim to live 'the Australian lifestyle' has any meaning. I know it has no meaning because I live here.

But, I am still interested to know what you think the Australian lifestyle is.
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Reply #31 - May 7th, 2008 at 4:06pm
 
If you live here Blasko why don't you know?
If you can identify the others why can't you identify an Australian one?
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Re: Do you support multiculturalism? If so, why?
Reply #32 - May 7th, 2008 at 4:11pm
 
Grendel wrote on May 7th, 2008 at 4:06pm:
If you live here Blasko why don't you know?
Because I can only tell you how I live my life, not twenty million Australians.

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If you can identify the others why can't you identify an Australian one?
Religion, food, language, clothes, rituals (like bowing as opposed to shaking hands) are all distinguishing features of cultures, but even they break down at a certain point. How much really is our culture different from the New Zealand or English or American one? How much is Pakistani culture really different from Bangladeshi?

I could tell you what many Australians do, what many Australians eat, what many Australians wear - but I could also tell you what many Australians don't do, what many Australians don't wear and so on.
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Reply #33 - May 7th, 2008 at 7:24pm
 
Using your logic there are no cultures.

So why do you support Multiculturalism if none exist?
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Re: Do you support multiculturalism? If so, why?
Reply #34 - May 7th, 2008 at 8:56pm
 
No support for some immigrates but some for others, each case varies. A visit to centrelink recently made me wonder how we can sustain such a strain on public money, Ive worked all my life and it does irk me at times to be funding some of this obvious insanity, why should any of them work, 5 kids and the dole, beautiful, you dont get that in the old country, do you.
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Reply #35 - May 7th, 2008 at 9:29pm
 
Welcome to OzPolitic Lapaz.
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Reply #36 - May 8th, 2008 at 8:37am
 
Great to see that everyone is sticking to the rules of this thread.

Well done '.'
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Reply #37 - May 8th, 2008 at 5:38pm
 
Its not really a forum if we have to follow one persons rules.
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Re: Do you support multiculturalism? If so, why?
Reply #38 - May 8th, 2008 at 8:35pm
 
Grendel wrote on May 7th, 2008 at 7:24pm:
Using your logic there are no cultures.

So why do you support Multiculturalism if none exist?
I only support multiculturalism because no one will support a melting pot policy like they have in the US. A melting pot policy destroys 'Australian culture' and the 'culture' of the incoming immigrant and mixes it together. I don't really care about keeping a pure 'culture' though, so it doesn't concern me.

And multiculturalism is infinitely better than the old White Australia Policy.
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Re: Do you support multiculturalism? If so, why?
Reply #39 - May 9th, 2008 at 3:40am
 
lapaz62 wrote on May 8th, 2008 at 5:38pm:
Its not really a forum if we have to follow one persons rules.

BINGO. It's not a forum, it's a poll. Check out the 1st post of this thread, and
ex-member DonaldTrump wrote on May 30th, 2007 at 12:27pm:
Freediver, that was you who started debate on this thread.

Can you please follow the guidelines on the first post? -This goes for everyone else, thank you. The next person who starts debate will have their posts deleted. Wanna argue a certain point on this thread? Quote them and start a new thread.

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Reply #40 - May 9th, 2008 at 9:49am
 
Nunya, the guy who wrote that, who used to mod this board, is no longer around. I'm not going to enforce his rules for him. They never made much sense to me anyway.
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Reply #41 - Jul 18th, 2008 at 7:58pm
 
I don't support Multiculturalism. Each country has a unique identity and multiculturalism cant be one of them (its the total opposite).  Multiculturalism leads to tension and conflict, not just in Western countries but all around the world.
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Re: Do you support multiculturalism? If so, why?
Reply #42 - Jul 19th, 2008 at 8:26am
 
steve87 wrote on Jul 18th, 2008 at 7:58pm:
I don't support Multiculturalism. Each country has a unique identity and multiculturalism cant be one of them (its the total opposite).  Multiculturalism leads to tension and conflict, not just in Western countries but all around the world.


Intolerance leads to tension and conflict. The hard fact is that we have a mix of people currently in Australia. Most major cities in the world have a mix of different cultures. You just have to look at cities such as London, Paris, Berlin and New York to see that. Countries can have a unique identity and still have diversity. China is a good example of that. Languages within China include Mandarin, Cantonese, Min, Wu, Gan, Xiang, Kejia, Mongolian, Tibetan, Korean, Uighur and  Mia, although Mandarin is the official language. Each of these groups represent distinctive cultures all of which are encouraged.

It's difficult to find any country in the world that only has one cultural group. Hmmm maybe San Marino?
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Re: Do you support multiculturalism? If so, why?
Reply #43 - Jul 19th, 2008 at 11:38pm
 
muso wrote on Jul 19th, 2008 at 8:26am:
Languages within China include Mandarin, Cantonese, Min, Wu, Gan, Xiang, Kejia, Mongolian, Tibetan, Korean, Uighur and  Mia, although Mandarin is the official language.


..... and Hokkien, Teochew, Fuchow, Hakka....
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Re: Do you support multiculturalism? If so, why?
Reply #44 - Jul 20th, 2008 at 7:52am
 
Acid Monkey wrote on Jul 19th, 2008 at 11:38pm:
muso wrote on Jul 19th, 2008 at 8:26am:
Languages within China include Mandarin, Cantonese, Min, Wu, Gan, Xiang, Kejia, Mongolian, Tibetan, Korean, Uighur and  Mia, although Mandarin is the official language.


..... and Hokkien, Teochew, Fuchow, Hakka....


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