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The Multicultural Dog That Doesn’t Bark

Remember this, equals is a mathematical concept.    The idea of equality has no relationship biological or social groups.    I hold that no two groups have ever been equal, Thomas Sowell, in Investor Business Daily [1]:

One of the most ominous developments of our time has been the multicultural dogma that all cultures are equal. It is one of the many unsubstantiated assertions that have become fashionable among self-congratulatory elites, with hard evidence being neither asked for nor offered.

But, however much such assertions minister to the egos of the intelligentsia and the careers of politicians and race hustlers, the multicultural dogma is a huge barrier to the advancement of groups who are lagging economically, educationally and otherwise.

I quibble with Dr. Sowell’s characterization of cultural equality as dogma.    No one honestly believes that somehow all cultures are agically equal.  Nobody at all.   Cultural equality is not a belief.  It is a liberal talking point, to be used or discarded as per the situation.

If all cultures were indeed equal, then no culture could change, improve or degrade.   For no matter how you changed today’s culture it would be no more or less equal than what you would  change it into tomorrow.

Point of fact, if all cultures were indeed equal, then our contemporary culture is no better than the culture of Virginia say 1861-5    Case in point of rejection of cultural equality, Jon Meachm, barfs in the New York Slimes [2]:

Last week, Virginia’s governor, Robert McDonnell, jumped backward when he issued a proclamation recognizing April as Confederate History Month [3]. In it he celebrated those “who fought for their homes and communities and Commonwealth” and wrote of the importance of understanding “the sacrifices of the Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the Civil War.”

The governor originally chose not to mention slavery in the proclamation, saying he “focused on the ones I thought were most significant for Virginia.” It seems to follow that, at least for Mr. McDonnell, the plight of Virginia’s slaves does not rank among the most significant aspects of the war.

If Meacham were to believe that all cultures were indeed equal, then it would not be a jump backward, except chronologically, to Virginia circa 1961-5   If there were such a thing as an honest multiculturalist, he would have been obligated to defend Governor McDonnell.  i seemed to missed all such defenses.   And you?