Saturday, December 19, 2009

Multicult Indoctrination in Ireland

The Gurus of Multiculturalism have done it again.

On the Immigrant Council of Ireland's website is a video entitled "The Richness of Change", produced by FOMACS, the Communist-sounding Forum on Migration and Communications.

According to their website,
The Forum on Migration and Communications (FOMACS) is a collaborative public media project, producing film, photographic, digital storytelling, radio, animation and print stories on the topic of immigration and integration in Ireland, with the aim of reaching and engaging diverse audiences. Our central objective is to amplify voices and personal stories previously sensationalised or marginalised in dominant media representations of immigration. The ambition of FOMACS is to document the challenging pathways and social, cultural and political networks laid down by migrant workers, asylum seekers, refugees and their families.

Their purpose seems very unspecific, but one thing they do is produce short films to educate schoolchildren about immigration issues, mostly aimed at ages 10 to 13. Some of these promote tolerance and acceptance, good virtues, but ones which most children already understand. What's slightly worrying is their portrayal of events in countries like Sudan as largely an accident of history, and the idea that the way to save people from such horrors is to bring them to Ireland to let them live there.

The Richness of Change film shows a black South African Dublin Bus inspector, as though such positions did not exist until immigrants came along, with the message that there is somehow something exceptional about a working man doing his job. It also shows Eastern European immigrants, again just doing their jobs, and a Dutchman and an Australian living in Ireland. Nothing controversial, but yet also nothing of any substance.

One cartoon in particular caught my attention, however. Entitled New Beginnings, the cartoon features a classroom with a group of multiethnic kids planning a Christmas concert. One Irish girls suggests they sing Christmas Carols, but is quickly rebuked because "not everyone" celebrates Christmas.

They collectively decide that Christmas is too Christmas-y, on the grounds that there are lots of other festivals around the same time, and the Nigerian girl (with oddly European hair) suggests they do a song about "all the different wintertime festivals, Diwali, Solstice, Hannukkah and Christmas".

"They all have something to do with lights", she muses.

I would be quite disturbed if my child were being taught that celebrating a vague "Festival of Lights", as the cartoon child suggests, somehow unites and includes everybody. Rather, it includes nobody and excludes everybody. But this really is the multicultural project in action, dumbing down and neutralising everything until there is nothing left.

2 Opinion(s):

Exzanian said...

I totally agree that by 10 years old, any child has (or should have) a fully developed sense of morality and does not need further indoctrination, unless of course, the adults are aware that somehow, the accepted norms of their culture and way of life is under threat and rather than fight it, they capitulate immediately. Spare a thought for us white SANS growing up in the 70's and 80's. Soon after we got the SABC on air in 1976, boy did that propaganda machine work overtime!

We were daily bombarded with American sitcoms of the style of the wholesome "Cosby Family", the "fresh Prince of Belaire" and "Webster" to name a few.
Our adverts gradually became more and more black inclusive in readiness for our impending capitulation. Even radio was part of the scheme: I remember one silly afternoon in the 80's listening to the Radio 5 Top 40...Guess which song went straight to number 1, the very first time it was aired on the top 40?
"Ebony & Ivory"

Dachshund said...

Ebony and ivory, living together, in perfect harmony ...