We will never revert to what we once were, we will never achieve the unrealized potential of the American myth, the vision of our founders without a total and complete socioeconomic, financial and political revulsion. A period of turbulence best described in softer terms as punctuated equilibrium, accelerated evolutionary change under stress. The more accurate description, however, is systemic collapse and a bloody chaos that will be only restrained by a period of government elite tyranny that will eventual lead to revolution, decentralization and a new civilization. It is inevitable. It is process we are in today, but cannot see it. As with all epochal dynamic civilizational evolutionary periods, the new emergent system is only qualified and named by the future historians that have the luxury of hindsight.
A curriculum designed to foster understanding of other cultures would study those cultures. Multiculturalism does not. Courses are not offered on the cultures of China or India or Brazil or Nigeria, nor does the curriculum require the study of languages without which foreign cultures cannot be fully understood. Instead the focus is on groups that, allegedly, have been subjected to oppression by American and Western civilization—homosexuals, American Indians, blacks, Hispanics, women, and so on. The message is not that all cultures are to be respected, but that European culture, which created the dominance of white males, is uniquely evil. Multiculturalism follows the agenda of modern liberalism, and it comes straight from the Sixties counterculture. But now, in American education, it is the dominant culture.
The most ignorant, oppressive, suffocating, women-hating kind of culture—where young people’s hands and feet are amputated as punishment for petty offenses—is now worthy of equal respect to Western culture, which has provided most of the world’s knowledge, progress, food, medicine, technology, quality of life, representative government, and liberty.
This world view whereby we declare all human cultures and moral codes, from the fairest to the foulest, to be equal in value is made possible only by the total abandonment of any objective standard of right and wrong. The absurdity of this becomes even more evident when we take the next step downward in the game of making everything equal in value to everything else.
As the Washington Times reported, “An organization of religion news reporters yesterday suggested that reporters avoid the term ‘Islamic terrorist’ or similar labels as Muslims and their beliefs receive greater scrutiny. The Religion Newswriters Association said it was ‘troubled’ by the frequent use of the term in the days after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.” At its annual meeting, the group adopted a resolution also rejecting “similar phrases that associate an entire religion with the action of a few.”
Stephen Jukes, Reuters’s global head of news, decreed that the giant wire service’s twenty-five hundred journalists should not use the T word unless in a direct quote. “We all know that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter and that Reuters upholds the principle that we do not use the word terrorist,” he wrote in an internal memo. “We’re trying to treat everyone on a level playing field, however tragic it’s been and however awful and cataclysmic for the American people and people around the world.” Incredibly, Jukes concluded by instructing Reuters reporters: “To be frank, it adds little to call the attack on the World Trade Center a terrorist attack.”
How exactly did the United States “become the scene of one of the most hideously bedeviled conflicts of all time?” asked New York University literature professor Carol Iannone. Quite simply, it happened because America lost its grasp of its own historic character, and embraced “diversity” as a national goal. In the name of equality and nondiscrimination we invited mass immigration from every part of the globe, and made no demands on the newcomers to become Americans. In fact, we gave up our American core, adopted multiculturalism and declared all cultures equal. We invited the new groups to celebrate themselves while we cravenly permitted libelous denigration of our own past.
Like fools we prated that diversity is our strength, when common sense and all of history tell us that strength comes from unity. Absolute nondiscrimination meant we no longer enforced standards, made judgments, distinguished between good and evil, friend and foe. We grew lazy, stupid and careless—about our borders, about national security, even about previous terrorist attacks against us. We worried over our “hate crimes” and our “racial profiling,” while men resided in our midst who seethed with murderous fury even against our children and plotted our destruction.
Since the 1960s, America—from her government to her schools and even to her churches—has steadily fallen away from the Judeo-Christian values that previously illuminated and gave life and strength to the nation’s institutions. This is equivalent to turning out the country’s lights. And when you turn out the lights, everything looks the same in the dark—that’s multiculturalism.
==The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised As Freedom (David Kupelian)
About as honest as it gets! Please listen. No matter how well we understand the dynamics unfolding, or at least think we do, we are truly ignorant, blind and will be able to do nothing in the face of the overpowering historical forces now unfolding.