Wednesday 5 April 2006 3.38pm
Jack mentioned "multi-culturalism" ruining SE1 in his second post. Not quite the same thing as race, although it seems to me his later posts make his postion on race clear too.
My 0.02 is that it's very easy to get caught up in wanting things to stay the same. People generally are very bad at change. Some changes are good, some bad, and the best you can hope for is that the overall Balance
goes in the right direction.
There is a [fairly well tried and tested] theory that the downfall of every great civilisation (a claim I do not necesssarily make for 21C Europe) can be mostly or wholly accounted for by attempts to try and make things "stay the same" including restricting immigration (c.f. The Roman Empire).
The success of the human race (and the reason that we are now out of control and destroying the natural Balance
of our world's ecosystem) is our adaptability. Stifle that, and you take away the one thing we have going for us.