I love all the historical stuff but also the fact that we have some really progressive cities and I love London and I love the diversity and I love British accents (in their various forms) and I love that we have distinct seasons and I love that we don’t really get hurricanes or earthquakes and I love that we have a national health service and I love that guns are banned. We have some weird stuff too *cough*brexit*cough* but mostly I like England a lot.
There are 784 active hate groups in the United States. But as the map shows they’re not all located in southern, rural areas. The number of hate groups in America’s biggest, most progressive cities proves bigotry is everywhere.
A lie was sold to the people of Europe and countless other western countries. It was a lie packaged in a promise of vibrant new cultural experiences. Of exotic food and music and access to a richer social tapestry.
What was not mentioned in the sales pitch was that those new cultural experiences would also include such things as:
Rampart crime, honor killings, Female Genital Mutilation, Sharia
courts, the burka, no-go areas, child marriage, Halal certification
schemes, lone-wolf attacks, terrorist conspiracy rings, increasing
terrorist attacks and now the large scale, organized sexual humiliation
and rape of women in the center of European cities. Dear Progressives……….how’s that diversity working out for you?
A very important aspect of solarpunk to me is representation and accessibility. That’s what drew me to it in the first place. It’s a genre that takes into account diversity and progress. Solarpunk cities would truly be multicultural hubs.
The term “melting pot” implies that everybody assimilates into one dominant culture.
A better term would be “salad,” where everybody is allowed to stay connected to their culture and to share their culture if they want to, and where they aren’t pressured to assimilate into a dominant culture.