Donald Truimp proposes to separate children of legal immigrants from their parents for 25 hours a week for instruction in American values – including traditions like Christmas, Easter, and of course fluency in English. Spokespeople for the proposal say that if immigrants won’t willingly assimilate to American life, they – or at least their next generation – should be forced to assimilate.
The proposal would also hike sentences for crimes committed in immigrant neighborhoods, and impose potential prison terms on parents who send their kids on extended trips back to the home culture for de-assimilation.
The left is rolling out its big guns against this latest Trump atrocity.
Of course, it’s not Trump. It’s Denmark – “The Canada of Europe”.
Starting at the age of 1, “ghetto children” must be separated from their families for at least 25 hours a week, not including nap time, for mandatory instruction in “Danish values,” including the traditions of Christmas and Easter, and Danish language. Noncompliance could result in a stoppage of welfare payments. Other Danish citizens are free to choose whether to enroll children in preschool up to the age of six.
Denmark’s government is introducing a new set of laws to regulate life in 25 low-income and heavily Muslim enclaves, saying that if families there do not willingly merge into the country’s mainstream, they should be compelled.
And the Danes have hit the point where they realize Danish culiture is on the ropes:
For decades, integrating immigrants has posed a thorny challenge to the Danish model, intended to serve a small, homogeneous population. Leaders are focusing their ire on urban neighborhoods where immigrants, some of them placed there by the government, live in dense concentrations with high rates of unemployment and gang violence…By focusing heavily on the collective cost of supporting refugee and immigrant families, the Danish People’s Party has won many voters away from the center-left Social Democrats, who had long been seen as the defenders of the welfare state. With a general election approaching next year, the Social Democrat party has shifted to the right on immigration, saying tougher measures are necessary to protect the welfare state.
What’s interesting to me, as someone who’s spent decades watching the European welfare states evolve/devolve, is how in the months after Trump’s election, coastal “progressives” turned to Europe as the bulwark of their version of civilization.
But with Angela Merkel’s’ leadership on the rocks over immigration, Eastern Europe rebelling against the EU, and now the placid (but immensely stubborn) Danes changing course, I’m wondering if it isn’t pretty much the opposite.
Anyway – wonder if all the celebs soiling themselves over Obama’s immigration policies down on the border are going to turn their attention to this?