The multi-culti never rests, but continues to seek to grind everyone under its weight. A grand failed social experiment continues apace in the Western world. But fortunately at the same time there has been a strong reaction to this of late, and in various parts of the Western world nations are declaring that multiculturalism has been a major failure. See my discussion about this here for example: billmuehlenberg.com/2011/02/13/the-death-of-multiculturalism/
Yet nonetheless our government now wants to force feed our kids on it. It wants to extend it even further, and like any statist power that has gone overboard, it wants to bypass parents as it throttles our children. School kids will be compelled to embrace the government propaganda, all in the name of education.
Here is how one news item covers this: “Multiculturalism will be ‘embedded’ into the national curriculum as the first step to force society to respect other cultures. Students will be trained in ‘cultural competency’ in the classroom as part of the federal government’s plan to boost support for multiculturalism and combat negative attitudes.
“Thousands of teachers have been surveyed about how the policy is working and to uncover racism, under special research entitled ‘Rethinking Multiculturalism/Reassessing Multicultural Education’. The government’s plan also involves 40 ‘People of Australia Ambassadors’ to spruik the benefits of multiculturalism and a new offensive against racism.
“Some ethnic bodies have reacted angrily because the word ‘multicultural’ has been dropped from ministerial titles. The government, responding to 10 recommendations made by the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council, has agreed multiculturalism should be infused in high school curriculums.
“Australian teenagers should ‘understand and appreciate the value of other cultures’, the government has decided. ‘The government will work to ensure our national curriculum recognises our multicultural character and our history of immigration and enterprise,’ it said in its response.”
Of course all this is so much baloney for the simple reason that the very core foundation of Australian society, the Judeo-Christian worldview, will be effectively downplayed if not excluded altogether. Indeed, I just wrote a piece documenting how government bodies are seeking to basically banish Christianity from our schools and the public arena: billmuehlenberg.com/2011/09/05/the-attempted-eradication-of-christianity/
The truth is, indoctrination is still indoctrination, even if passed off in the guise of education. There has been plenty written on the manifest failures of multiculturalism. I have written about it often myself. But an American author did a good job of demolishing the many myths surrounding multiculturalism in an important 2002 book.
Dr. Paul Gottfried’s Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt: Towards a Secular Theocracy was a much needed wakeup call regarding the failed policies of multiculturalism. He rightly notes how “our welfare state since midcentury has become increasingly preoccupied with modifying social behavior.… It has moved into socializing ‘citizens’ through publicly controlled education and wars against discrimination.”
What it is really all about is the removal of the Christian worldview and value system: “At issue is not the coexistence of more or less tolerated ethnic minorities grouped together under an administrative unit or imperial jurisdiction but the celebration of state-sponsored ‘diversity.’ In the new multicultural as opposed to conventional multiethnic situation, the state glorifies differences from the life associated with the once majority population. It hands out rewards to those who personify the desired differences, while taking away cultural recognition and even political rights from those who do not.”
Of course the word “diversity” covers a multitude of sins, as I document elsewhere. This term not only allows governments to cram creeping sharia down our throats, but it results in the force-feeding of alternative sexualities, expected to be seen as fully normal and natural.
And all this is brought about by the heavy hand of the law: “…‘prejudice’ in the United States looms as a pathological hate that envelops particular victims. It is also a sickness that, we are assured, only public administration, is equipped adequately to deal with. In this special pleading, dressed up as clinical analysis, administrators are charged with social healing. They can allegedly attain this goal by reeducating others and by confronting social and moral dissent as an unacknowledged illness. By now the understandings of ‘liberalism’ and ‘democracy’ proposed by sensitizing social psychologists have come to prevail. Today in most western countries, public speech and written publications that unsettle ethnic and racial minorities have undergone the process of criminalization.”
As one reviewer of this book states, “Gottfried attempts to answer the question of which came first, the therapeutic state, or the special classes that benefit from being singled out for protection and nurturing. Gottfried demonstrates that the state itself is the source purveying the mantra of collective guilt and that without its active support, the protected groups wouldn’t be able to exercise the disproportionate influence they do. The state derives its power from dividing society into those oppressed and the oppressors. By their lights, keeping ‘prejudice’ from becoming oppressive ‘requires state control of social relations, to be guided by “social professionals”.’ In other words, you have to be crazy to disagree with their policies.”
Mark Steyn in his powerful new book, After America, also speaks to the devastating effects of government-mandated multiculturalism policies. He warns about how in our day we will see “the total eclipse of all values.” He continues, “Man would attempt a ‘re-evaluation,’ as the West surely did through multiculturalism, sexual liberation, eco-fetishization, and various other fancies. But you cannot have an effective moral code, Nietzsche pointed out, without a God who says ‘Thou shalt not.’
“Thou shalt not what? Eat pygmies? Rip out children’s hearts? Wire up your own infant as a bomb? Express mild disapproval of the cultures that engage in such activities? Multiculturalism was the West’s last belief system. Its final set of values accorded all values equal value. Which is to say that it had no values—for, if all values have equal value, what’s the point?
“There was still enough of the ‘mere pittance’ of the old values for skanky tweens in hooker chic or burqa-ed women escorting their daughters to the FGM clinic to cause feminists some momentary disquiet. But they could no longer summon up a moral language to object to it. They valued all values, and so relentlessly all values slipped into eclipse—and then a valueless age dawned. It’s never a good idea to put reality up for grabs.”
Quite right. The modern push for a conformist multiculturalism in fact erases all values, all boundaries, and all belief systems. It dumbs us all down into a homogenised mess. And it is especially good at wiping out the last vestiges of biblical Christianity – which seems to be the real goal behind it all.