By and large if people are left to get on with their lives they pretty much get on with each other. But this doesn't suit the Labour Party who were initially set up to pitch worker against boss. They desperately need to make various groups feel threatened so that they can play the role of great protector and defender of their rights.
So it came as no surprise to read today that Harriet Harman is considering tearing up their own race relations legislation to encourage black only, or BMEs as they patronisingly refer to them, shortlists for successive parliamentary elections so that their numbers are increased at Westminster.
They did that for women and look at the results: Harman, Jacqui Smith, Caroline Flint etc., God help us all. I can imagine the harpies and prats like Gordon Brown sat around discussing why they are all hated so much. Then one of them has the bright idea that 'BMEs' are under represented in the current crop of MPs so decide to make sure more of them get elected so they can be hated too. And there is a bonus, that way they can stick them in front of the cameras and accuse any critics of being nasty racists. Or is that me being cynical?
Either way welcome to modern Britain, but don't expect too much if you happen to be white, male and middle class. And if you happen to be black prepare to be used, patronised and abused by those who would claim to be 'looking after your interests'.
When they have finally destroyed any semblance of national identity and social cohesion, they can start building the society they really want.