those "long-stand cultural traditions" don't jive with a system whose aim is to replace all evidence of customs, tradition and nationalistic pride with business ventures. capitalism is a system that will function best in an environment where notions like identity don't figure into the mix because the goal is a homogenized mass. the multiculturalism that many of the members of this forum deem egregious is the most successful social component reared by capitalism; as capitalism becomes more expansive, the need for a faceless labor force populated by undereducated foreigners will continued to expand geometrically. in order to realize the need for lower cost variable capital, your best means of getting there is widening the talent pool in the name of multiculturalism.
This is all conjecture. Replace each instance of the word "capitalism" in the above text with its opposite, "communism," and it retains the same level of veracity overall. Some parts of it become even more accurate (homogenized mass, multi-culturalist social component, faceless labor force) and the only point at which it becomes a bit inaccurate is at the concept of using foreigners for cheap labor. "Business ventures" can be exchanged for "state projects."
Thus, globalist and multi-culturalist tendencies can and should be addressed discretely, not as being components of any particular economic construct. While it is true to say that capitalism in its purest form
would necessarily adopt a multi-cultural stance, once again, this is just as true for its opposite. These tendencies can be adopted by either system, which means they can also *not* be adopted by either one. Furthermore, the USA itself doesn't practice capitalism in its purest form - I'm not aware of any nation that does. A move towards capitalism does not by default mean the adoption of capitalism at its highest function. A nation full of money-grubbing opportunists would probably do that, but a nation that is built around shared cultural concepts would probably not. So the question regarding this individual's proposals is not why he wants to homogenize his home culture -which he obviously and vocally does not- but what benefits does he see from a move towards a capitalist economy?
Hookers & blow, probably.