Potemkin wrote:Need I point out that the Roman Empire, a multi-kulti empire if ever there was one, lasted for more than half a millennium?
It wasn't a true multicultural empire, though. Becoming a Roman citizen was made very attractive, and "the elites" of the subjugated peoples actively sought to emulate Roman culture and lifestyle. And the Romans actively supported this. There was no question whose culture was superior and was to be dominant in the Empire. I dimly remember a piece we read at school where the Roman author boasted that Rome brought roads and bathhouses and all the amenities of Roman life to the provinces, so that the barbarians admired their superiority and after two generations had forgotten the ways of their savage forefathers.
That is something completely different than preaching the equality of all cultures and allowing everyone to live according to their cultural mores. I doubt that human sacrifice was allowed anywhere in the empire. There were no separate courts where tribal judges decided over their fellow tribe members - nobody in Rome would have tolerated "Sharia Courts."
On the contrary, Rome began to break apart the moment that Germanic tribes had sufficiently infiltrated the military and had outbread the Roman intelligencia. Which again proves my point.
Checking my privilege - yep, still good
What would happen if the Sahara became socialist? - For ten years, nothing, then we'd run out of sand.