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Diffr'nt Strokes Move the World

We are so used to living with meaningless expressions that we hardly notice when new absurdities are foisted upon us. "Multicultural" is supposed to suggest openness to different cultures. But since each culture, to the extent that it is distinctive, is unique, to be properly "multicultural," would be the intellectual equivalent of being in a dozen places at the same time. The real object of all multicultural education is to deprive its American and European victims of every last shred and tatter of their own cultural background and render them members of an "acultural" proletariat.

"Diversity" is even more absurd. In a society that encouraged diversity, the government would simply leave everyone alone to pursue his own tastes according to the culture in which he was born and bred. But the proponents of diversity are not at all interested in such a laissez-faire approach. The cult of "diversity" has only one objective: to replace Christendom with a uniform "world" culture, which (like "world music") borrows a few rags and tatters of conflicting cultural traditions and stitches them, as brightly colored patches, into the gigantic plastic tarp that will cover the globe and smother every cultural tradition "from China to Peru."

The true meaning of "diversity" ("the condition of being unlike," as the OED defines it)...

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