Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Multiculturalism and the death of civilizations

I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that the death knell for Western civilization is the cult of multiculturalism, which posits that all cultures are created equal, except for Western culture, which is racist, misogynistic, and homophobic and must therefore be destroyed. This attitude exists irrespective of the fact that the "other" cultures worshipped are often infinitely more racist, misogynistic and homophobic. Their failures are excused as being the result of damage inflicted by Western cultures, with the unspoken corollary being that, if we can effectively destroy Western cultures, these "other" cultures, in turn will have a wonderful flowering where they shed all their unpleasant -isms. Of course, once one has set up this dynamic, one big evil culture that, by its very existence, destroys all the other little, equal, wonderful subcultures, you have a paradigm that cannot comprehend that those little, equal, wonderful subcultures might not like each other very much. When that happens, the wonderful Melanie Phillips explains the inevitable results:

[A] rumour spread by pirate radio stations went round the Afro-Caribbean community in the run-down Lozells road area of the city that a 14 year-old black girl had been gang-raped by between three and 25 Pakistani men. Reports of what happened next are confusing and inadequate, but in the disturbances that followed a black Christian was set upon by up to 11 armed youths and stabbed to death as he walked home from the cinema, a mixed-race man was shot dead and an Asian taxi-driver was attacked. By any standards such occurrences are deeply disturbing. If this had been white on black violence, there would have been a media feeding frenzy and the newspapers would have been full of reconstructions, analysis and instant opinions and recriminations. Instead, there has been near silence. The reason is obvious. The cult of multiculturalism holds that all minorities are victims of the majority, and therefore minorities must always be blameless. When two minorities start beating each other up, therefore, politically correct Britain is paralysed. By definition, it cannot divide up the actors in the drama into good guys and bad guys. There can be no minority bad guys. It dare not investigate what actually happened, who started it and who was to blame because no minority can ever be blamed without incurring the dreaded labels of ‘racism’ and ‘prejudice’. Furthermore, the fact that Pakistanis were involved adds a further radioactive dimension. For Pakistani, read ‘Muslim’ —and that’s a road down which the media’s finest refuse to travel, for fear of what they might be forced to discover and the consequences for them that might follow. The result is that a serious and dangerous breakdown in community relations has not been investigated or analysed, the murder of two innocent people has been treated with near-indifference and the implications for multiculturalism all but ignored. Moreover, it may well be that the Pakistani Muslims have actually been traduced. For there is no evidence that this alleged gang-rape actually occurred. It may have done; but equally, it may simply have been an unwarranted rumour that spun out of control. But because of the absence of journalistic inquiry, we do not know.
Multiculturalism, with its blind worship of the "other," not only threatens to destroy our own Western culture (a culture I rather happen to like, warts and everything), but runs the risk of destroying these sanctified "other" cultures too by stifling honest discourse. Surely that can't be what the multi-culti fanatics want? Or is it? Is multiculturalism simply the desired precursor to pure anarchism? An interesting question to which I have no answer. Hat tip: Little Green Footballs