Advocates for multiculturalism are quick to tout the wonderful virtues of diversity – without actually listing any. Pro-whites are quick to point out that racial displacement is only taking place in historically white homelands. This is, of course, mostly true. But cultural displacement appears to flow mainly from white societies to non-white ones. Jeans and t-shirts, McDonald’s and English (if we use the term loosely) have taken over large swaths of the globe.
I don’t believe the numbers of African returnees will ever come close to the numbers of emigres, but it doesn’t take many to have a huge cultural impact on their homelands when they return.
An alarabiya article reports:
Two years ago, fashion designer Ayan Hussein left the high-end stores of Britain’s capital for a stab at promoting fashion that was in line with Muslim tradition in her Somali homeland.
But she and her family, along with thousands of other Somalis who have returned in the hope of drumming up business or out of nostalgia, often find themselves facing culture shock.
“It is not the same as in London… not the slightest,” says Hussein’s 18-year-old son Guled, who does not speak a word of Somali.
“There is dust everywhere. You can’t skate here,” he says in impeccable English.
It is Somaliland, an autonomous territory of around four million people in the north of Somalia along the Gulf of Aden, which has played host to many returnees in recent years.
The region, which declared self-rule in 1991, has provided a haven of relative peace and stability in a land otherwise known for decades of brutal war.
Ayan Hussein was only a young woman when she left Mogadishu in 1997. Now in her late thirties, she decided to return to the land of her birth in 2010 to look after her ailing mother as well as to venture into business…
“We have to convince our clients that they are not obligated to be in all black,” she explains to AFP recently, her hair neatly tucked under a flaming red head scarf.
Not surprisingly, returnees to Africa bring some of the West back with them. Though the article doesn’t say so, it’s a fair bet that some returnees consider themselves superior to natives who have never known life outside Africa. It’s also a fair bet that many young Africans will mimic the newcomers’ ways in a crude effort to be just like them.
This cultural clash is sure to have repercussions, not all of them pleasant. As the article goes on to say:
“It is like we have two different societies here,” explains one returnee from Britain, who came back to work at a recently opened soft drinks plant.
“Because we are Somali, they expect us to be like them,” adds another young woman on condition of anonymity. “This poses some difficulties.”
But the above returnee is not terribly concerned. Why?
“Of course there is always a bit of a clash, the locals fear they (diaspora members) are taking over… they feel threatened,” says Ayan Rabi, who is in charge of the program, backed by the International Organization for Migration.
“But they are all Somalis and after a while, all this goes away,” Rabi adds (emphasis mine).
What would the prognosis be if they were not all Somalis? If they practiced multi-racialism as they do in the Western world? Perhaps then, it would not “all go away.” How many of the European elite even consider the fact that, as long as there are distinct populations, cultural/ethnic rivalries can never go away? The Somalis understand this. Why is it so difficult for Western whites, who have consistently voted for political parties whose platforms call for their own extinction?