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Conformism may be the required thing

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Submitted by Amit Srivastava (India), Feb 21, 2013 at 21:28

It is true that the immigrants and immigrant-nationals should largely conform to the culture of the country where they live. This is particularly true for the US. But then even the US imports diffusiveness in order to export products, capital and ideologies, to inflate hopes and dictate prices and to convert people. The US also looses sometimes useful inertia. The incentives are too big and tempting to propose a uniform civil code in the US at this moment of time. Many Congressmen should be indifferent to what Moslems do in the US as long as they do not turn violent.

The fact is that showing faces should be made compulsory in the US and all who stay in the US should know proper English. The US has flexibility to let people of all faith and beliefs staying peacefully and normally with they following many common laws.

But at the same time the Americans should take it easy. The changing consciousness and increasing ids and libido would make many people more consumerist and more conforming to American culture on their own. Different people have different rates of adoption. This is the law of evolution.

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