Wednesday, December 12, 2007

What is "Ethnic Balkanization"?

I know, I should know better than to ask, but this statement from the National Review's endorsement of Mitt Romney for president jumped out at me as being particularly bizzare:

While he has not talked much about the importance of resisting ethnic balkanization — none of the major candidates has — he supports enforcing the immigration laws and opposes amnesty.

Gonna go out on a limb here and conclude that this has something to do with making the country more White again, or something. Maybe the NRO wants a mandatory speak English law established in the name of the "limited government" it also claims to value. But hopefully the folks at NRO will get their wish and the Republican nominee, whoever he is, will run ads about the "importance of resisting ethnic balkanization". I bet it will go over well.


Anonymous said...

Balkanization is the process of fragmentation and division. When NRO mentioned the idea of "ethnic Balkanization" they did not intend it to mean the desire to create the dominance of one ethnicity, rather it means they wish for greater unity among differing ethnicities. In other words, rather than having a close aligment and identification as Italian Americans, Irish Americans, African Americans it is impotant to identify ourselves simply as Americans.

Anonymous said...

thats bullshit

Anonymous said...

thats why ge got haters haters everywhere we go where go!