The originator of “multiculturalism” as a policy and ideology was Pierre Eliot Trudeau and his cadre. Canada now has the highest per capita immigration rate in the world. The multiculturalist ideology then spread throughout the Western world – our chief export.
While the birth dearth of European peoples has since made large-scale immigration a virtual necessity the policy actually began before this was clear, back in the early 1970s. It appears Trudeau wanted to weaken the bi-cultural (English-French) nature of the country and its Christian identity. It had nothing to do with increasing the work-force. Yet now everyone, including Church leaders, sing the praises of the success of this insidious ideologically driven program. This reminds me of a quote from Dostoevsky: “It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?”
As we can see below similar not-so-innocuous purposes have been at work elsewhere. The West is effectively fulfilling historian Arnold Toynbee’s observation that civilizations are not murdered, they commit suicide. And liberal/leftists have been our Doctor Kavorkians.