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Biology and Genetics / Re: EQUALITY : The Myth
« Last post by IMPERIUM on December 15, 2017, 02:46:47 PM »

Hierarchy, Tradition and Sexually Abusing Inferiors

by John Young

Whenever someone acts with a degree of license that is beyond his merit, there is risk for disaster.

People are not equal. Although all should be given the same standards of justice – the presumption of innocence, to be faced with their accusers and so forth – the idea that people are equal is preposterous on its face.

Our laws reflect this when it comes to matters of immediately pressing safety. For example, we don’t allow just anyone to fly a jet liner. Instead, such a task is reserved to people who are licensed after being sufficiently tested. The same applies to practicing medicine, and in many states, to carrying a concealed firearm. It is understood that letting a troubled 14 year old who can’t read perform heart surgery is unlikely to end well.

Our traditions have long drawn lines of hierarchy, whether it was the tradition of monarchy and aristocracy, or the legends of Heimdall founding the three classes of our folk – the nobles, the freemen and the serfs. It has long been understood that some men are wiser than others and have better character than others. Such men were referenced by Thomas Jefferson as our “natural aristocracy.” Our natural aristocracy is not one of money, but one of noble character.

Traditionally, rather than wealth granting someone status, it was the status of nobility that granted wealth. Thusly the role of bankers and merchants – though they might indeed gain wealth – was subservient to that of the nobility, and the purpose of the nobility was to safeguard the heart and soul of the nation.

To that end, when our Republic was founded, only the House of Representatives was elected. The Senators were appointed by their respective States to safeguard their interests. The President was elected by electors – intended to be wise men – appointed by their States. And the Supreme Court was appointed by the President, the the consent of Senators appointed to safeguard the States. And even though only the House of Representatives was popularly elected, the States set the conditions for the privilege of voting such that it was limited to men who had demonstrated enough prudence to own property, and thus have a stake in the system. Indentured servants – overwhelmingly white people – were specifically excluded from voting in the Constitution.

It is not unusual for the words in our nation’s founding documents to be misunderstood or taken out of context. It is quite clear that this nation was not only founded as an explicitly European-American nation, as spelled out in our very first immigration laws, but also reflected a hierarchy wherein political power was tied to merit.

And it can be seen to this very day that we recognize the importance of hierarchy. Certain things are licensed privileges that depend upon a persons track-record of good character – such as carrying a weapon. Other things depend upon the person’s demonstrable mastery of skill, such as being a licensed electrician.

Consider this then: it is legal for person A to fly an airplane, but not legal for person B. The same applies to myriad activities. Hierarchy is necessary because it preserves life. Anybody who opposes this concept can feel free to be the first in line to have a three year old do brain surgery on them. Whenever someone acts with a degree of license that is beyond his merit, there is risk for disaster.

As you have no doubt noticed, the obsession of our culture with a misunderstanding of equality has created considerable confusion in this regard, and that confusion has been aided by a near-universal franchise that allows a cretin to cancel out the vote of a polymath. Those who aim to destroy our culture, this force of entropy, the Apostles of Epic Evil, know this full well. We now live in a social milieu where people who couldn’t even pass algebra feel free to pass judgments on what is, or is not, good science. Thus we have morbid obesity declared healthy, while the basic sexual hygiene of monogamy is scorned by those with low impulse control.

And that brings me to the crux of what I am discussing today: traditional rules pertaining to sex, and how they relate to the recent scandals.

The traditional rules pertaining to sex co-evolved with our people over thousands of years to compensate for our weaknesses, boost our strengths and most importantly support our civilization.

Boasian anthropologists – heavily influenced by Marxist ideology – have long gushed over the “free love,” matriarchal systems, gender equality and similar situations they found in primitive peoples, and used those observations to create theories that such circumstances are a natural state for humanity that is only perverted by “cis-het white males” as an avenue to power.

But they consistently failed to notice that in every single case, societies on any continent that progressed sufficiently to develop writing had very different sexual practices. In fact, all advanced civilizations, by any race that developed them, had in common a system of rules which would be termed “patriarchy” today.

It can be said that civilization itself is built upon rules for regulating behavior. We all understand that we have natural animalistic tendencies to kill an idiot who cuts us off in traffic, but we also understand that tendencies which may have been perfectly fine in the open savanna 200,000 years ago are incompatible with civilization. Boasian anthropologists – today mainly known as cultural anthropologists – have long excused behavior that is unacceptable in civilization and incompatible with civilization on the basis that it is somehow “natural.”

Newsflash: civilization is a social construct which depends upon people regulating their animal tendencies. That is why those who refuse such regulation are called savages – and they are far from noble.

The impact of some civilizational rules is immediately obvious. For example, if there is no concept of personal property beyond what you wear, you aren’t going to work very hard to create a surplus. And this is the situation that prevailed among American Indians in North America who were largely hunter-gatherers.

The connection between traditions regulating sexual behavior and civilization is not as obvious, but it makes perfect sense once you understand it.

A few years ago, Plenty of Fish, a popular dating site, did a poll and discovered that while men consider 50% of women to be
below median, women consider 80% of men to be below median. Let that sink in a moment.

Now, while at first blush societies that allow men to take many wives might seem patriarchal, in reality these societies reflect the preferences of women. And such societies are only beneficial for a very small percentage of men, with most of the others used as slaves, castrated as eunuchs or sent to die in wars in order to keep the society stable. Such societies stagnated in their development long ago.

The innovation in both the Asian and European cultures that allowed for their rapid and advanced development was monogamy. Monogamy is absolute brilliance in that it means most men have a realistic chance of having a wife and children. And if they have children they know to be theirs, they have a tremendous stake in the future. And that stake in the future will lead them to work themselves to death to build for a tomorrow only their grandchildren will see.

In such societies, it was not unusual for those at the very top of the hierarchy – a very tiny percentage of the population – to have multiple partners, although that was usually something kept quiet from the general public.

Rules of monogamy typically discouraged sex outside of marriage – and as a result there were very very few children born into a community who would be a drain on its members. Rules of monogamy also discouraged divorce except in the most extreme of situations. Because of this, sexually transmitted diseases tended to be quite rare because two virgins who marry and who never stray cannot contract an STD.

Traditional rules pertaining to sex also forced homosexual practices into the closet, as well as providing socially approved outlets for people whose practices had to be constrained to keep the community safe, such as cloistered monasteries. In this way they could still live a productive life without the grooming of children or spreading of diseases. The recent decision by the State of California that makes it legal to donate HIV-infected blood places even innocent children at risk, and is a direct result of seeing clearly unequal practices as equal.

We need look no further than our inner cities to see the results of unregulated sexual practices. These have created a community where sometimes one man fathers children with unbelievable numbers of women, the children cannot be supported and require subsidy to survive, and they grow up without proper parental role models resulting in poorer educational outcomes, greater criminal involvement and generally worse outcomes than would otherwise be expected, even taking into account racial differences. We see the same issue among the 30% of white kids being born out of wedlock as well, albeit to a lesser degree.

Cultural Marxists have done significant damage to our traditions of sexual propriety, marriage and family. Some of this damage can be seen in the environment of uncertainty surrounding the concept of “consent” seen on college campuses, because with a lack of any other standards whatsoever, the only thing they can use to establish right and wrong is the concept of consent.

At one time, consent was a non-issue. If a man and woman married, they could and would have sex. End of story. If they were not married to each other, they either did not have sex, or they were married shortly thereafter so the timing of the birth of the baby would not be suspicious. Under Frisian law, if a woman was raped, the penalty for the criminal was the same as if she had been killed – and those penalties varied according to the virginity, motherhood and class of the woman.

Interactions between men and women were strictly regulated as well. Because an unmarried woman’s virginity was valued highly, any time she spent in the company of men was chaperoned so that her status could never be questioned. If she was married, any man who touched her stood the risk of being challenged to a duel by her husband – resulting in maiming or death.

Rules varied to some degree in terms of caste, because people of higher caste were expected to be able to self-regulate, and this is an important point.

Those able to self-regulate, an aspect of their character demonstrated progressively and historically and an expectation of their class, were not subjected to the same rules of oversight, though you might recall that before Princess Diana could marry, she first had to be certified a virgin by the royal physician.

I am certainly not advocating a return to such strict standards, but I am pointing out that at one time, before sexual revolutions and Cultural Marxism, there were very very clearly delineated rules for conduct so that everyone understood their limits. Furthermore, the rules that pertained to people were based upon reasonable expectations of their intelligence and character. And with this demonstrable character came power.

Today, with all the traditional rules gone, we are faced with perplexing issues we have never faced before as a civilization. For example, if a man and a woman are both falling-down drunk and they have sex, could the man give consent? Could the woman give consent? Neither? Both? It is a drama of confusion playing out on college campuses innumerable times every month, and in which a young woman, perhaps regretting her decision, sincerely believes she was raped. But we can’t confront that situation impartially without at least considering the young man might also have been raped.

It is an impenetrable minefield in which the definition and scope of rape keeps getting expanded to sometimes even include being gazed upon in an unwelcome way. And the definition and conditions of consent become a moving target to such an extent that some believe it is even possible to withdraw consent after it was given, turning a consensual act into a felony after the fact. Even within marriage, laws have been changed such that consent cannot be assumed.

The workplace has also become a minefield of risk where the definition of what, exactly, constitutes “harassment” depends upon the accuser’s feelings rather than objectively defined behaviors. It can range all the way from a glance to full-out “sex me or you lose your job” behavior. Given that 50% of all marriages start in the workplace because that is where most people spend most of their waking hours, the ambiguity creates situations fraught with risk and peril. Nearly every man in America walks out of his mandatory annual sexual harassment training feeling less than positively about women.

Into this sort of confusing situation, add people in media and politics who are often earning millions of dollars based more on their connections than their skills, and whose caste position is conferred by wealth and pull rather than meritorious character. Then, add an element of opaqueness because media constitutes a closed society and you have a mixture with inevitable outcomes.

Let’s be clear – being a talking head political or news commentator, once you get used to being in front of a camera, doesn’t take the sort of intellect necessary to be a scientist or a captain of industry. Quite often these media personalities demonstrate an unawareness of basic American history, the structure of our government, the basic tenets of our constitution and even metaphysical reality. These are not jobs that only a select few are capable of performing. Rather, they are jobs typically awarded to people of practiced glibness on the basis of loyalty to the party line, ethnic nepotism, pull and connections etc.

But someone awarded such a position is almost instantly in the top 0.1% of income, surrounded by sycophants and starry-eyed aspiring journalists and more. Again, with almost no attention paid to their personal character and track record – only their adherence to party line matters.

So here we have people in a position that, a few hundred years ago would have been the highest levels of aristocracy, and occupied by people of impeccable moral character. Today that position is occupied by people whose character … well, you see it.

You see them thoughtlessly pawing, groping and salivating over women who, in sane times, could have relied on men in a superior social position as their protectors. Even if these women desperately desired sex with the men, those men would have protected the women from themselves. It was their personal duty, and the duty of their class and position.

Our natural aristocracy protects those beneath them in the social order, even from themselves and serves as an example to uplift them, rather than helping them debase themselves.

What we are observing is a natural and predictable outcome of inverting the nature of hierarchy from one based on meritorious character to one based on money and pull combined with the gutting of traditional sexual mores that are a precondition for civilization. Let me re-state: Whenever someone acts with a degree of license that is beyond his merit, there is risk for disaster.

None of this is an accident, and the fact that the Apostles of Epic Evil have managed to get trapped in their own web is certainly just. But that same web ensnares us as well, and it is our job to work to reestablish a sane society and suitable moral standards because the single largest impact on our impending genocide lies in our own sexual behavior and priorities.


The Golden Dawn
World Issues / Re: VOICE OF EUROPE
« Last post by IMPERIUM on December 15, 2017, 10:49:07 AM »

Visit Voice of Europe regularly.
Witness the agony, the Tragedy unfolding over our dear Europa and our Peoples.
And behind the savage, illegal invaders, behind the mayhem, the chaos: Them.

The Golden Dawn
National Socialism & Fascism / Re: Sir Oswald Mosley
« Last post by IMPERIUM on December 14, 2017, 07:17:41 PM »

Oswald Mosley: Europeans (Documentary)


The Man who could have averted the senseless, fratricidal WW2 pushed by the Jews and the criminal Churchill.
The Man who would have averted the present mess we, Europeans are now in.
The Man who would have been the Torchbearer to our New Europe: Nova Europa.

The Golden Dawn
World Politics / Re: Poland
« Last post by IMPERIUM on December 14, 2017, 05:42:56 PM »

Poland Makes Jewish Banker Their Prime Minister

Eric Striker
Daily Stormer
December 14, 2017

Mounting pressure from the European Union and international Jewry over rising Polish nationalism led to a shocking coup that replaced Prime Minister Beata Maria Szydło with foreign educated, Brussels-backed finance minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Morawiecki is a Johnny-come-lately in the alt-lite tier Law and Justice Party, which he only joined in 2015 when they were tasked to form a government.

Morawiecki’s meteoric rise has sparked controversy, with rumors floating around that his job is to implement Brussels African and Arab migrant quotas and increase Poland’s “European” integration. Detractors believe the seemingly random political swap was the work of foreign powers unhappy with the path Poland is on.

Oh, did I mention that he’s also a rootless cosmopolitan Jewish banker?

Times of Israel:

    Poland’s new prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, was officially sworn into office Monday along with the Cabinet members who served under his predecessor.

    The country’s prime minister of the last two years, Beata Szydlo, was sworn in as deputy prime minister during the ceremony at the Presidential Palace.

    There had been speculation in Poland Monday that the Cabinet might undergo immediate changes. That proved not to be the case as the other ministers took their oaths one-by-one and signed declarations pledging to observe the Constitution.

    Morawiecki, who previously held the posts of deputy prime minister and minister of finance and development, was picked last week to head the government by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the powerful leader of the ruling Law and Justice party. Kaczynski attended the swearing-in ceremony.

    The new prime minister, who has Jewish roots, said his task will also be to preserve Poland’s national identity and culture.

    “This will be a government of continuation,” and of “hope and optimism,” Morawiecki said, adding that prosperity for families, well-paid jobs and affordable housing would be priorities.

    Szydlo was popular among Poles, but the country’s image abroad has suffered as a result of the conservative government’s refusal to accept migrants, pursuit of logging in a virgin forest and more assertive stance toward Germany.

    Perhaps the most critical point of controversy has been the way Law and Justice has consolidated the government’s control over the judiciary, something the European Union sees as a violation of the rule of law.

    Explaining the switch in leadership, party officials said the government needs to focus on the economy, which has grown in recent years but is seen as in need of a push for innovation — and to improve Poland’s standing in the European Union and with other foreign nations.

    Morawiecki, a former banker who speaks English and German, is seen as better prepared to represent Poland internationally.

The question that remains unanswered: if Poland is a “democracy” and relegated Prime Minister Szydlo was popular, why was she overthrown and replaced with some English-speaking Jewish usurer?

Does anyone really trust him to “preserve Poland’s national identity and culture”?

“Poland’s national identity and culture”

To get a hint as to what Morawiecki thinks Polish identity is, see his recent statement about Poles serving Jews being the pinnacle of Polish national life.

My guess is this neo-liberal will go on a massive privatization spree, declare the need for immigrants to “increase the GDP,” and open the borders while Poles are distracted by short-term economic prosperity (fueled by high-interest credit).

Then when it’s time to pay the bill, Poles will be broke, ankle deep in negroes and Arabs and unable to do anything coherent about it.

Sounds crazy, but Poland isn’t as “based” as you might think. Once the older generations die, bougie careerist women who exclusively consume (((American media))) and are taught at George Soros University will begin ascending to power with the EU’s support. The amount of NGO investment towards this end is unreal, and Poland isn’t doing enough to fight it like Hungary is.

The Poles want European subsidies without selling their national soul? Not going to happen. Poland must leave the European Union or else it is merely delaying its doom.


Them! Always Them!
So difficult to get rid of the cockroach.
It always comes back.

The Golden Dawn
European Union / Re: EU Discussion Forum
« Last post by IMPERIUM on December 14, 2017, 02:42:35 PM »

With unity in peril, European leaders tackle refugee quotas

European Union leaders will grapple Thursday with one of the most divisive issues ever to face the 28-nation bloc; how to collectively share responsibility for the tens of thousands of people arriving on Europe's southern shores in search of a better life.

Ahead of an EU summit in Brussels, fresh tensions have surfaced over the perceived need for national refugee quotas. So far, solidarity with front-line nations Greece and Italy, where the refugees land, has been limited. A mandatory quota scheme was opposed mainly by eastern European nations — the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

For Europe, the political crisis over migrants is existential, despite the fact that migrant arrivals have dropped dramatically this year.

As hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees trekked northward from Greece in 2015, some EU nations erected fences, launched police crackdowns and closed borders, forcing migrants onto their neighbors. ID checks were reintroduced in parts of Europe's passport-free travel area, hampering trade, business and tourism.

That fueled anti-immigrant parties and the far-right made significant political inroads.

"The migration crisis was a kind of character test for the EU," Roderick Parkes, senior analyst at the EU's Institute for Security Studies, wrote Wednesday.

It has tested the EU's "capacity to lead in the field of refugee reception, to seize the economic opportunities of immigration and to share the burden borne by Turkey, Lebanon or Kenya by resettling refugees. And the EU failed the test, on all counts," he wrote.

At the center of Europe's migrant malaise are refugee quotas. In response to the arrival of more than 1 million migrants in 2015, EU nations voted by a large majority to share 160,000 of those fleeing conflict or persecution to help ease the burden on overwhelmed Greece and Italy.

Hungary challenged the quotas at Europe's top court but lost.

In an effort to clear the air, EU Council President Donald Tusk, who will chair the two-day summit in Brussels, has put the issue at the top of the agenda. But in branding the scheme ineffective, he has angered Europe's top migration official and lawmakers involved in drawing it up.

"The issue of mandatory quotas has proven to be highly divisive and the approach has received disproportionate attention in light of its impact on the ground; in this sense it has turned out to be ineffective," Tusk wrote to the EU leaders.

But EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos slammed the note as "unacceptable. It is anti-European and it denies, it ignores, all the work we have done during the past years."

"This paper is undermining one of the main pillars of the European project; the principle of solidarity. Europe without solidarity cannot exist," he said. "It is a duty — moral and legal — to protect refugees."

Greens lawmaker Ska Keller said "Tusk is undermining the prospects of a solidarity-based refugee policy in Europe" and that "without a fair redistribution of refugees, European asylum policy will remain vulnerable to crisis."

The European Commission says 32,000 people from the asylum scheme have found homes. But that figure — less than a quarter of the original target — masks the legal challenges, abuses and suffering as thousands of migrants and refugees have languished in the Greek islands.

The main reason for the drop in migrant numbers is the EU's agreement with Turkey, which saw the bloc mobilize its financial might to convince Ankara to stop Syrian refugees from crossing the sea to nearby Greece and to take back thousands already there.

Spurred by that success, the EU is leveraging its considerable development aid as it draws up other outsourcing arrangements, mostly with Libya's poor neighbors to stop Africans unlikely to qualify for asylum from heading there to take treacherous sea journeys to Italy.

Tusk wants Thursday's summit discussions to promote mutual understanding about the migration challenges that the EU's neighbors face. He also wants the leaders to endorse plans to make migration a part of the EU's long-term budget, rather than rely on ad-hoc contributions.

No concrete decisions will be made Thursday. The future of mandatory refugee quotas for nations should be made clearer next June.

"It is important to look at what has — and what has not — worked over the past two years, and draw the necessary lessons," Tusk wrote. "The migration challenge is here to stay."


Roderick Parkes, senior analyst at the EU's Institute for Security Studies says Immigration is a "character test" for Europe.
Avramopoulos slammed the Tusk note as "unacceptable. It is anti-European..."
These are the minions leading this Judaic Europe - the plan is the extermination of the White Race.

And the weapon the Jews use? 
Guilt, pangs of conscience, visions of 6 million rats gassed and cremated.

The Golden Dawn
Health and well-being / Re: Public Health
« Last post by IMPERIUM on December 14, 2017, 11:27:17 AM »

We do have a problem… and a solution | Chris Fearne
'I am hopeful that not turning a blind eye to the reality in Marsa and diligently doing something about it is the only way forward'

(see comments)

The Lies of those who want to destroy us.
Lying about Health Risks these Illegal Immigrants pose.
Such posters are seen at our Health Clinics - disgraceful.

This is the untold Truth.

The Golden Dawn

Ask Lowell / Re: LGBT
« Last post by IMPERIUM on December 14, 2017, 10:16:07 AM »

Hail to the European Mother!


The White Race needs more daughters: future bearers of astronauts, artists, archaeologists, engineers, soldiers and Culture Bearers.
There is no place in our world of women, Race Traitors who cohabit with Africans and other non Europids.
These women will become outcasts, booted out of White Lands for ever.

The Golden Dawn
World Issues / Re: Italy
« Last post by maltapride88camilleri on December 14, 2017, 12:29:18 AM »
Count the Immigrants / Re: National Commission for the Promotion of Equality
« Last post by IMPERIUM on December 13, 2017, 06:51:02 PM »
Read previous post.
Yes indeed, Bringing locals and migrants together is healthy for society.

Locals Fled Pool After Migrants Masturbated Into Jacuzzi, Defecated Into Kid's Pool, Invaded Girls Changing Rooms - Breitbart

A German swimming bath has banned migrants from entering the premises after a group of men went on an obscene rampage, laughing in the faces of pool staff when challenged about their grotesque behaviour.

A group of migrant men and women were caught on security camera at the Johannisbad baths in Zwickau, Saxony engaging in unacceptable behaviour, including masturbating into the jacuzzi. In separate incidents other groups of migrants were caught “contaminating” the children’t training pool by “emptying their bowels in the water”, and sexually assaulting other bathers, reports Bild.

The allegations against the migrant bathers has come to light thanks to a leaked internal letter from the Zwickau Town Hall, between the chief clerk to his department head, reproduced in part by German tabloid Bild. Writing of the historic swimming pool’s decision to close their doors to migrants until further notice, Rainer Kallweit wrote this week of a shocking incident which has left the baths abandoned by local swimmers.

In his report, the authenticity of which has since been confirmed by the city administration Mr. Kallweit wrote the shocking words:

“An asylum seeker has masturbated in the hot tub and ejaculated into the basin. This is also recorded on the surveillance camera”. He wrote that the group desecrating the jacuzzi, having been thrown out by the lifeguards later returned took “selfies” of themselves while they were in the tub, “jeering” the whole time.

Writing of another pool under his jurisdiction in the down of Zwickau, the town employee continued to say a group of “young unaccompanied women and children” used the children’s training pool, as none of the party could swim. He wrote, in classic civil servants language they “contaminated the pool by getting rid of the contents of their intestines. Native people immediately left the pool”.

This was not the only assault on the pool. The day before, wrote Mr. Wallweit “8 foreign men … in the sauna” harassed locals, forcing pool staff to pretend the Sauna was out of action when enquiries were made my migrant men, if there were at that time local women using it. He told his superiors: “furthermore, the lifeguards have to protect women and girls from the asylum seekers. Young men wanted to forcibly penetrate the female changing room”.

Police are now investigating the allegations, and in future will be called immediately in case of such behaviour.

The local radio station reports the actions of the migrants has caused “outrage”, and a number of sexual harassment of women and girls by migrants has been reported. Migrants have now been banned from the pool until they can be educated at the migrant centres about “behaviour towards woman and girls in swimwear” and the “user regulations of our baths”.

This behaviour in Zwickau is not by any means unique in Germany. Breitbart London has reported on a number of sex attacks on children in swimming baths over the past week, with girls as young as 11 and boys as young as three being targeted by migrant gangs. On one occasion in Munich, a pair of young girls enjoying the waterslide at their local pool were groped, “allegedly under their bathing suits”, “and possibly raped” by a gang of “refugees”.

The men believed to be responsible, Syrian and Afghan asylum seekers, were arrested and released by police.


The Golden Dawn
Count the Immigrants / Re: National Commission for the Promotion of Equality
« Last post by IMPERIUM on December 13, 2017, 05:43:37 PM »

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 17:04

Bringing locals and migrants together is healthy for society, study suggests
JRS says government must do more to pull its weight

  Projects which bring locals and migrants together greatly benefit social cohesion, but organisations which run them are often bogged down providing basic services which should be the government’s responsibility, a new report has found.

Spanning two years and eight partner countries including Malta, JRS Europe’s I Get You project looked at various community building initiatives and their effects on participants. Local researchers assessed 20 such initiatives, from intercultural evenings to drop-in centres, language lessons and prayer groups.

They found overwhelming evidence that the projects left both local volunteers and migrant participants better off.

READ: The priest who refused to walk away from hell

“Most of the volunteers we met described their experience as humbling and spoke of how they felt they had received more than they had given,” report writers noted, adding that migrants interviewed all said that the initiatives had “made them feel welcome and respected... without the fear of being judged on the basis of their appearance.”

Despite the benefits, the study found that many such local initiatives found it hard to offer truly intercultural progammes which forced migrants and locals to mingle. Instead, many organisations were forced to dedicate their scarce resources to offering migrants basic services, such as language and employment training.

READ: More xenophobia than homophobia in Malta, study finds

“Only when the government takes up these responsibilities will CBIs be able to shift their focus to other activities, including a greater emphasis on proper community-building, encounter and inter-culturalism,” the report noted.

It highlighted a number of ways in which the government could help give organisations offering community-building initiatives a boost:

Provide them with physical spaces where they could meet
Involve them in policy-making, to ensure community concerns are catered for
Include human rights education and cultural diversity in the national curriculum for schools
Help local councils organise events which bring residents from different cultures together
Introduce a national integration strategy
Establish a human rights and equality commission that allows migrants to seek redress when their rights are denied to them
The report also highlights five local initiatives which should be adopted by others as models of good practice: Integra Foundation’s drop-in centre Dinja Waħda; the Third Country National Support Network; Communities of Hospitality; Spark 15; and the Centre for Missionary Animation’s school awareness-raising programme.

Why does Malta need more community-building initiatives?

Studies consistently show that despite its small size, Maltese and migrants remain worlds apart. A UNHCR survey found, among other things, that 57% of locals think migrants’ cultures do not enrich their lives. 43% of respondents admitted that they had never had any form of interaction with a migrant or refugee. Of those that did, most said interactions took place at work, in the street or in shops – indicating that true intercultural friendship bonds remain few and far between.


Iridu jeqirdu lil-gensna akkost ta-kollox.
Tradituri li, bhal Lhud, gew imkeccija min kul pajjis li kienu fih - darbtejn min Malta.

The Golden Dawn
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