Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Town to Immigrants......

Interesting article in Reuters today (HERE).

This brings up a very interesting question: If an immigrant moves from their country to another country, must the new country recognize the immigrants' culture and incorporate their culture into the new country's, or must the immigrant conform to the laws and culture of the new country?

A second question: Is there a happy median where the two cultures adapt a bit of each, thus enhancing the so-called quality of life?

As for a culture that permits killing others, I would have to say NO, the immigrant must conform to the laws and culture of the new country. As for other cultural differences, there is no reason why the two cannot intermingle. This is where the conflicts occur with fundamentalists. Personally if there is a law prohibiting carrying weapons in place, the immigrant should conform. Ceremonial daggers should be kept in the home not in schools. Also, I find it sad a gym had to install frosted glass because some find the sight of adults exercising offensive. Close your drapes or blinds if you don't want to see this happening!

No wonder people in this world will continuously be at war. We will never learn to live together.
Oh, so sad.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you, there needs to be a happy medium. Being an immigrant myself I have to agree that the rules of the country you choose as your home have to be followed. This includes language, people need to learn to speak English. Cultural differences, preferences, are fine and give a special flavor and understanding of human beings.

Anonymous said...

That's a good point... idiot