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            Friday, December 5 2003 

Jon Kennedy, webmaster

Frames of reference, 6

Totalitarian 'multiculturalism'
Cultural pluralism

It may seem oxymoronic to consider "multiculturalism" totalitarian, but as that game is being played by liberal politicians, in the liberal schools, universities, and media, that's exactly what it is. "Multiculuralism" is a cultural ideal that presents the classroom, the city, state, and nation as a blend of many ethnic, racial, and sexually diverse communities. This is harmless enough as far as described thus far, but out of that "multiplicity" the liberal academics, journalists, and politicians are trying to produce the "new humanity" represented in the secular humanism discussed previously.

Rather than these various threads being encouraged to each flourish and contribute from the strengths of each to the edification of all, as in a mosaic, the liberals would dump them all into the one stew they call the "multiculture" and, while praising their skin colors and their sexual preferences, deny the respective cultures any political voice or place to make original non-homogenous, non-secular-humanist thinking to the culture as a whole. Their "multiculture" amounts to "my way or the highway," and as such is as totalitarian in its worldview as fascism or communism. This is the underlying meaning of the liberal shibboleth heard in just about every major political campaign: "we [liberals] will bring us together." We (meaning "they") will make us all think alike.

Evidence for this can be found every week as one after another liberal or liberal institution is sued by members of dissenting minorities whose First Amendment freedoms are being abrogated, or liberals using the courts or other means to rob others of their rights. On the day that I'm writing this, Barbra Streisand, the darling diva of the Democratic party and of liberal causes, has been thwarted in an attempt to deny the First Amendment rights of an environmental group that put a photo of her palatial house in the Pacific palisades on the Internet, claiming in her suit that photos of her property invade her privacy "rights" (there is no mention of any privacy rights in the U.S. Constitution; this is the cover the European monarchs and dictators hide under, traditionally, and still, to deny the rights of reporters and critics in their societies). Streisand's suit was designed to deny freedom of the press just as the Indiana/Armstrong Counties education offices trying to dictate to a Christian school aide last year that she couldn't wear a Christian symbol on her neck was trying to deny to her her freedom of religion. Both efforts, thank the Lord, were thwarted by the courts. But the liberals won't stop trying to take our freedoms from us, and will keep ending up in the courts, because they think the courts are moving in their direction, and in that they're probably right.

The left's insistence that only "public schools"—by which they mean state schools, schools run by the union that's in their philosophical pocket—only they can have tax-payer support is the most egregious example of liberal fascism, totalitarian control over the education or mind control (take your pick) of the vast majority of American children, Despite the fact that Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, and other minority groups also pay their fair shares of education taxes and might think a better choice should be provided for the education of their children, the liberal establishment isn't willing to even consider that an option.

Over against this fascist leftwing cultural ideal, the Christian and conservative and anti-revolutionary "coalition" posits cultural pluralism instead of the multiculture. Our cultural ideal is a society in which everyone's speech is protected, and her religious worldview is respected, even to the extent of providing it a place to be presented in public education and social programs like charities, community service, and convict rehabilitation (i.e., "faith-based initiatives"). The creation of a society in which such freedoms can flourish is at the heart of the conservative philosophy.

Webmaster Jon Kennedy

Quick reference for this series: First, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh. twelfth.

Fun facts (or "facts," so it says, but take with a grain)

If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

The words racecar and kayak are the same whether read left to right or right to left.

—Sent by Trudy Myers 

Thought for today - Advent

A good course for those of us who are unable to perceive our own sins is to observe what sins our friends and relations notice in us and reproach us for. This will nearly always serve as a correct indication of our real defects.

— Alexander Elchaninov
Sent by Robert C. Davis

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