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Monday, November 29, 2004


Homespun Symposium III

This week's question is from Bill:

What, in your mind, represents the single greatest long-term threat to the United States of America, and what should be done about it?
My knee-jerk reaction is to answer 'Terrorism.' I think, however, that there is a more basic threat to our country. The threat that I see as the most dangerous is the growth of multiculturalism. Please, don't take this to mean that I am intolerant, bigoted or otherwise bad. By multiculturalism I mean the view that seems to be taking hold in some sectors of our society whose main tenant is that all cultures and ideas are equal. This view is fed and allowed to grow due to the unfortunate fact that some in our country hold to the 'ideal' of moral relativism. This way of seeing the world results in only a few shades of gray...unless someone disagrees. The only thing that multiculturalism (MC)labels as wrong is disagreement with itself. The existence of this paradox is completely ignored by those who ascribe to MC and they simply plod on decrying anyone who dares draw a line in the sand and say, "This is wrong and that is right."

The problem with MC (and moral relativism in general) is that those who accept it wholeheartedly lose the ability to fight evil because, after all, there is no good or evil, just differences of opinion and prespective. These are the people who will say that they are only trying to avoid offending anyone and then ban the Declaration of Independence from History classes. These are the same people who will, in hopes of keep atheists happy, allow students to thank anyone they like during Thanksgiving...except God.

While these are certainly disturbing examples, the reason that MC is the single most serious long-term threat is two-fold. First, because it renders us impotent to fight Terrorism. If we are unable to point at Terrorists and say "EVIL", then how are we ever going to justify "bring[ing] our enemies to justice or...justice to our enemies"? Second, MC is so attractive on the surface that its growth is insidious. We must, therefore, be ever vigilant in identifying and rooting out the seductively destructive forces of multiculturalism before it becomes any more ingrained in our society than it is already.


Other Homespun Bloggers' Responces

A Physicist's Perspective
Bunker Mulligan
Bill's Big Bloviating Blog
The Commons at Paulie World
Ogre's Politics & Views


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