Thursday, July 07, 2005

Opposite Extremes

Here's one of those nagging questions that I have never gotten an answer to: if the KKK is bad, why is "multiculturalism" good?

Stop. Think about that statement. Really. Think about it.

In this age of political correctness, it seems odd to even think about that question, doesn’t it? Let’s look at it logically, though.

One preaches racial purity, while the other preaches racial impurity. One preaches segregation while the other preaches integration. Purity/Impurity. Segregation/Integration. These are antonyms. They mean the exact opposites of one another. Yet the KKK is considered a “right-wing” extremist group while the other is considered logically correct by the liberals and is not condemned by the general population.

Why aren't they both considered "extremist" positions?

Personally, I think that both groups are a bunch of idiots.

On one side you have a bunch of semi-literate morons with swastika tattoos and a public school education that they never paid any attention to.

On the other hand, you have a bunch of people who have never spent one moment with these ‘minorities’ whom they supposedly defend. That would be “icky”. We’ll stand up for them, but we’d never invite them to our cocktail parties. That would just throw the whole ambience off.

So, answer me this: why is "Diversity" good, but the KKK is bad"?

Yes, the KKK is bad (especially if you want to become a U.S. Senator), but so is "multiculturalism".

They both harm American culture.

The KKK for obvious reasons. Let me be the first Conservative in the history of the world (or so thinks the Left) to come out and say that racism is bad.

But the opposite is also bad.

The Left always speaks of how immigrants "enrich" our culture and, once upon a time, that may have been true, but that was when immigrants were expected to assimilate into our culture. Now immigrants are not only encouraged not to assimilate, but are told that it would be bad for them to do so because American culture is in need of change.

If an extremist opinion has an opposite, by definition, that position should also be considered extremist. Right?

Am I missing something?


  1. Nope, you're not missing anything.
    Most people think of multiculturalism as tasting exotic foods. When tough issues come up, it's hard to address them.

  2. The multicultural reality? I have to riff a line from the Temptations (yeah, Kevin, here I go again with another 60s song):
    "Diversity's only skin deep, yeah, yeah, yeah."
    Diversity of ideas? Why, that's sacrilege!