Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer
Context and Ideological Implications
Dwight D. Murphey
is becoming increasingly recognized that the changing demographic
caused by large-scale immigration and the declining birthrate
among the peoples of the West is challenging the long-term continued
existence of Western civilization as we have known it. This
challenge is given voice today by the ideology of "multiculturalism,"
which deflates Western culture while exalting the perspective
and ways of life of non-European peoples who are coming to live
in the West. This article explores the historic forces that
provide the larger context for this challenge, the facts about
the demographic shift that is occurring, and many (though by
no means all)
of the nuances and implications of multiculturalist ideology.