The balance between individuality and community

Political correctness destroys communities.

I read the unfortunate story of a newcomer to a village successfully silencing church bells that have chimed for a hundred years in that village.  Evidently the personal rights of the individual had priority over that of the community.

In the West there is this idea that the individual is more important than the community; laws and legal rulings are made that overrule the community so that the community is torn asunder in favour of the whim of a few individuals.  Take as an example the village of Wrington, why should they bow down to the stranger, who made no efforts to fit in, to sacrifice aspects of their community to satisfy the needs of that individual?

It is the way of things in villages around Britain that church bells toll the hour, that roosters crow the dawn, that the activities of agriculture make smells.  The individual has choice to live in such communities, but with choice comes responsibility and wisdom to adjust to that community, or don’t live there.

The newcomer did not have to come and live in Wrington, they should have known there was issues that would make them uncomfortable.  It is wrong that the needs of a newcomer has been imposed on an entire community.

Britain is becoming notorious for political correctness, an abstract view that all people are the same, without culture, identity and uniqueness.  In this climate the rights of the individual overrides the needs of the many, because to do otherwise would be considered offensive to the minority.

Another aspect is multiculturalism, an abstraction that refuses to see the difference of culture between people, to force them together under a bland stereotype.  On the one hand Britain allows a foreign Muslim in who hates us, who wishes to impose upon the many his view of an Islamic state; on the other hand Britain forces onto Muslim schools the obligation to take on pupils from other outlooks that contradict Islamic culture.

When a community is denied the right to express its collective customs and culture because of political correctness, favouring the needs of the minority over the many, it drives communities apart, killing those communities.

The incomer to Wrington village had choice to live there, but there should have been an obligation to fit in; the rights of the community to protection of their customs and culture should have been upheld.  The foreigner to Britain can come and live here, but under the obligation that they should fit in, rather than Britain having to sacrifice its customs and culture to accommodate their minority sensitivities.

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4 responses to “The balance between individuality and community

  1. You hit the nail on the head, Alex, when you state that “there should have been an obligation to fit in.” The individual who was the catalyst for silencing the chimes, isn’t completely to blame. That was a position, a demand and subsequently, a victory in silencing the regular expression of a community. You’ve got me whirling…..

  2. …perhaps we should pay this newcomer a visit, and using the example of behaviour set, enter their property and use it in the way that we see fit. Surely he would have to bow down to our wishes…?

    Spot on Alex!

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