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Disgraceful, post-modern, antinational, deconstructive drivel
on 14 April 2006
This book epitomises all that is wrong with modern Britain the so called 'post-nation' (Parekh's term). Its voice is firmly entrenched in the ideology of race war politics, and its impact has been symptomatic of the dictatorial fascism of human rights culture - rammed down the throats of the majority British population for the last 10 years.
The true poverty of the multicultural dogma is shown for all its worth; Parekh for example recommends removing the English national traditions from public culture, and establishing a relativist moral and cultural framework based on an idealised form of 'respect'. He does this whilst ignoring the accepted psychological and sociological forces which bond people together.
6 years on this 'community of communities' approach is proving to be a national liability. The publication has in effect empowered many communities to live parallel lives, with few shared touch points with wider society.
History teaches that inclusivity, and acceptance can only come through sharing in the national story - that means its traditions, history, world view and public culture. Britain needs a civic national model that is consistent with the history and identity of each of the nations which make up the UK, and a *shared* public culture, that can unite people irrespective of race. Britain has managed to assimilate millions of people over hundreds of years - but assimilation, not differentiation and diversity politics, has been the key.
Runnymede Trust, of which Parekh is Patron, is a post-modern, Marxist think-tank, which seeks to further integrate the UK within the EU model. The recommendations made within the report must ultimately be taken in the context of Runnymede's extreme left-wing agenda.
The report is ultimately an antinomian, totalitarian, and divisive work which seeks to establish a new order, one which the majority of the British public emphatically reject.