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Dr. Ricardo Duchesne, professor of social studies at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, was a guest on Red Ice Radio, speaking about his book, the Uniqueness of Western Civilization, on April 18, 2014.

Here were some of the highlights I noted:

  • Cultural Marxist professors who criticize Western Civilization highlight a dilemma, of criticizing the very civilization that has allowed them to be critical, compared to other civilizations where there is no such opportunity at all, or to the same extent
  • They say that Western Civilization is only one civilization among many others, with no special significance attached to it
  • Frankfurt School behind notion that Western Civilization had to change
  • Reasons for notion of universalism in Western societies:
    • Europe the most connected with the rest of the world
    • Greek Empire, Roman Empire
    • Universalism of Christianity
  • Systematic development and application of the scientific method
  • While Europeans adopted inventions of others, they also improved upon them, and came up with completely new inventions
  • Western Civilization unique because of interconnectedness with the rest of the world, systematic exploration and settlement of parts of the globe, compared to the Chinese, who mostly wanted to explore and show off their big ship technology

For more on Dr. Duchesne, see my April 12, 2014 interview with him here.

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On the April 12, 2014 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, I interviewed Dr. Ricardo Duchesne, professor of social science at the University of New Brunswick and author of the article, Multicultural Madness, and author of the book, The Uniqueness of Western Civilization. Here is the audio of the interview.

We discussed the following issues:

  • Cultural Marxist White European professors who think that we should be above race and ethnicity, even if the rest of the world isn’t, including some of their fellow professors, like Dr. Henry Yu from the University of British Columbia.
  • Dr. Henry Yu, who makes the ahistorical claim (on the backs of Canadian and B.C. taxpayers, no less), that the Chinese were a founding peoples of Canada. This despite Canada being founded as the merger between two British colonies, with 96% of its population being from Europe as late as the 1971 census, and Chinese only accounting for up to 10% of B.C’s population at their height at the start of 1900.
  • Selective history presented of slavery by White Europeans, and hardly any mention of slavery by Chinese, Indians and Arab Muslims. Black African slaves brought to the Southern U.S. were already enslaved by fellow black Africans, compared to Arab Muslim Barbary pirates who enslaved White Europeans.
  • Chill on free speech in academic circles and mass media of these issues.
  • Hardly a word spoken against Chinese Han supremacism and ethnocentrism in China, and the bogus claim that China is a multicultural country, when 92% of its population is of the single ethnicity of Han Chinese.
  • Neocons who say that Western civilization has universal principles that can and should be exported to the rest of the world, and that race and ethnicity play no role in Western civilization.
  • Only Western countries are expected to bring in large numbers of immigrants from around the world, with completely different histories, cultures and world views. Why?
  • The current mass media and academia as enemies of the people in expressing their nature, history, culture and aspirations
  • Common excuses for mass immigration debunked.
  • The rise and dominance of multi-national corporations isn’t a sufficient explanation for mass immigration, with the example of Japan, which has many huge multi-national companies, yet has almost non-existent permanent immigration.
  • Low natural birth rates also not a valid explanation for mass immigration, with the example of Japan, which has one of the world’s lowest birth rates, and has an enviable economy compared to Western countries like Greece, Iceland and Cyprus.
  • Canada and U.S. being relatively young countries not a valid explanation for mass immigration, because for most of their history to this date, they were overwhelmingly European in ethnicity, and older countries like England have still adopted mass immigration since the late 1970s.

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Here is a summary I prepared of Dr. Ricardo Duchesne’s interview on Spingola Speaks, on January 14, 2014, and I am planning to interview him in the near future.

Dr. Duchesne is a professor at the University of New Brunswick, and is the author of the article, Multicultural Madness, and the book, The Uniqueness of Western Civilization.

8m – “By and large, the West was a very different civilization”, even from the beginning
10m – Praise for Islamic architecture
17m – Said immigration of Islamic peoples into Europe is dangerous
20m – He thinks history of Europe is being rewritten to allow for race mixing culture
22m – Some “scholar” claiming that the Enlightenment wasn’t exclusively Western!
25m – Double standard of portraying Chinese civilization as glorious, and focusing on slavery and colonization by Western civilization
27m – Parts of Melbourne that are overwhelmingly Chinese
28m – Anglo Australians denigrate their own history
29m – Up until 70s, most immigrants were from Europe, but they had something in common – Christianity, coming from Europe
30m – Not concerned with some diversity, some ethnic restaurants here and there, but not massive, massive immigration
32m – In Canada, as late as 1971 census, 96% of population was European, similar in Australia — this is an experiment — notion put out that these countries cannot remain majority white, because there’s something unsavoury and racist about it
36m – Said when you watch television, you rarely see whites by themselves, now it’s mixed
37m – Deanna said the sports world had something to do with that
38m – Overemphasis on black music
39m – In universities, it’s even worse — a clearcut pathology where white academics put themselves down and celebrate other people’s history
40m – Something has to change — European people have to start reasserting themselves
42m – Europeans were ahead of everyone, and in the United States, so they want to equalize everyone, so one group can’t be identified as ahead — primarily directed against whites
43m – Cannot have whites openly forming societies as such
44m – Why don’t we Europeans advance our own interests
44m – Assimilation will mean the end of European culture
47m – In Vancouver, city used to be overwhelmingly British as of 1970s, but then opened borders to Asians, particularly Chinese, and Chinese have taken over parts of the city
48m – Leftists see it as a way to expand government to deal with situation
49m – Bogus term, undocumented worker
50m – Prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King openly stated we don’t want to change white character of Canada
53m – Massive Chinese immigration into Vancouver part of a bigger plan of “diversity”
54m – At biggest universities in Canada, you’ll see Asian presence is overwhelming
55m – With immigration in Canada, there’s barely a dissenting voice — all parties are for mass immigration
59m – His article about Vancouver, Multicultural Madness
1h2m – Question from the chatroom about Byzantium being multicultural yet didn’t have problems like other nations did
1h3m – Byzantium not multicultural because they didn’t have an officially multicultural policy
1h4m – Multiculturalism imposed recently from above, and only in white countries
1h6m – Neocons pushing united states as a universal civilization, when in actuality, western values presuppose European ethnicity and history
1h8m – Countries like South Korea and Japan have below replacement level birthrates, but they don’t have mass immigration
1h18m – No other place where indigenous population doesn’t fight back by foreign invaders
1h19m – Guest has mixed heritage of British, French and Spanish

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Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government”

The word “democracy” is nowhere to be found in either the U.S. Constitution or in that of any of the constitutions of the 50 states.

Despite constant popular reference to the United States as a “democracy,” from the Greek words demos (people), and kratein (to rule), the U.S. Constitution, the “supreme Law of the Land,” states otherwise.

The ancient Greeks, the originators of Western civilization, didn’t regard democracy as ” the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time,” as Winston Churchill did. They regarded it as the worst form of government — period.

In a democracy, the majority can infringe on the rights of the minority. This is often done under the guise of “the public good.” In a republic, the rights of everyone are protected.

What is the significance for us today? It’s to recognize the difference between the two, to recognize what the United States was set up as (a republic), what it has been gradually transformed into (a democracy), and the dangerous effects of that transformation.

Since the financial crisis of 2008, the effects have been very evident: the banking bailout, stimulus package, private health insurance mandates, all under the guise of “the public good,” infringe on the rights of all Americans, at the expense of privileging some.

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