One of the modern West’s great anthropological salients is that the more obvious a thing is, the less it may be remarked upon. As such, the most conspicuous feature of any petri-dish society is resolutely unspoken: Multiculturalism always culminates in a mono-culture.
Diversity is simply a temporary state of flux. One that inherently seeks a steady-state. To say a country is ‘diverse’ is to say it is in the process of societal sedimentation. Whether this occurs through submission, violence, partition, or assimilation is irrelevant to its inevitability. If nature abhors a vacuum, she fills it with order and hierarchy. The results are homogeneity or stratification. How do you imagine all of Earth’s undiverse societies originated in the first place?
And so we are white privileged to live in a societal snow globe being shaken by the profoundly naive–some much less so. That the pretty flakes will remain in frictionless suspension, rather than jockeying for rank in settling, is simply an article of religious faith by those who profess to have none. Unfortunately for us all, the future will offer many Come to Jesus moments.
A seemingly trivial example is the recent announcement cancelling New Years Eve festivities in Brussels. This, as perhaps even an Ivy League professor might surmise, being a result of intelligence suggesting Islamic attacks planned against revelers. It should be no surprise if the holiday is never resumed. For this is how diversity settles–one concession at a time. In a competitive environment, what is not defended is discarded. Because the Belgian government has prioritized other populations over its own, the settling will continue in a manner that accommodates the invasive elements. New Years today, Christmas tomorrow. And soon enough Belgium’s disputes will not be between native and Muslim, but Shia and Sunni. Diversity is always a process, never an end-state. Those who introduce it do so only to exchange one homogeneity now for a different one later.
More vigorous examples of sedimentation in the West are found in the forecasts of carnage in 2016. That there will be additional Western Jihadi attacks is probably one of the most anodyne predictions one could make. That Western governments will expand surveillance of threat vectors rather than simply remove them is equally so. Eventually both violence and surveillance will be directed toward those who never grasp the Law of Rule. This continuing until state replaces nation or nation replaces state. Either way, diversity always finds its own end. And for forlorn Belgians, that prospect alone is cause enough to celebrate.