Thursday, November 03, 2005
The Rioting In Paris
As for the root causes, I think Sigmund, Carl and Alfred did an excellent job of explaining:
There are Muslims that came to these shores with nothing, and within a few years and with a lot of hard work, have found economic and personal success. Certainly, the Amish, as noted by Ymarsaker, keep themselves apart by choice as he says, but they too, are clearly part of the American landscape. They too, can be counted as a community that has enjoyed success in America.It's a sad truth that Europe's quasi-socialism has undercut its ability to assimilate newcomers. That is feeding prejudice in society against them, and feeding their anger. The riots in France and elsewhere are very similar to our race riots in the 60's, and they are engendered by the same cause.
American minorities are integrated into the social fabric of the country because there is an interdependence with society at large. That interdependence starts with economic freedom.
There is an economic truth that has yet to be dispelled. The fewer barriers to entry there are to business, the more successful the entrepreneur and community will be.
America does make each of us superior- not because we are better than anyone else, but rather, because we each have the opportunity to succeed, with no exception. That is the American promise. It may not be easy, and there may be discrimination at times, but no matter, because for every door that is closed, there are others that are opened.
UPDATE: See Oraculations on the subject.
Just like the London bombings...
Pedro, excuuuuuse me. How could I have missed that? It all makes sense now - I've been listening to AirHead America!
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