I have a friend who is a (proud) Mayan Indian. He hails from the city of Oxkutzcab (pronounced “Oshkushkab”) in the Yucatan region of Mexico. Recently he was relating to me how, when he was a youngster, it used to be safe to wander anywhere in Oxkutzcab and parents had little reason to worry if their children would return home in one piece. People were friendly and trusting to each other. Back then, there were only around 1,500 people in Oxkutzcab. Now there are tens of thousands. He told me, with great sadness in his voice, that things are not as they used to be. These days, murder and mayhem are rampant. Gangs wander the streets and parents fear for their children.
I asked him, “is this because there are more people or because residents no longer share the common bonds of the Mayan language, blood ties and culture?” He replied that the lack of a common heritage and culture seems to be the culprit; a majority of the people in Oxkutzcab share no common bonds and so they are hostile to each other. I continued, “so what you are saying is that ‘diversity’ has not been good for Oxkutzcab?” He agreed that this is the case.
When we speak of the victims of “diversity”, many of us automatically think of whites, but the fact is that many indigenous peoples are in grave danger, culturally/genetically because of the influx of foreigners. Naturally, many on the left sympathize with those indigenous peoples – as long as they are not of European stock.