di·ver·si·ty the condition of being composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities
Diversity, along with the notion of levying taxes based on income, and the concept of antitrust, is yet another political-cultural construct of the Left, that is simply introduced as an assumed Good, and is adopted without much debate, for evermore. Unlike antitrust and income tax, though, “legal” diversity has never been defined, paving the way for even more harm.
Sometimes, as in the appallingly stupid Orange County, California Red Cross case, whereby a group of kids were not allowed to sing American patriotic songs, it is simply annoying and pathetic. Other times, however, as in the case of poor Fadime Sahindal of Sweden, the consequences are fatal.
Fadime, a 26-year-old Kurdish immigrant, committed the unpardonable sin of dating a Swedish man, and refusing the marriage arranged for her back in her rural Turkey birthplace. For that, she was murdered by her father, a few weeks ago. This, he explained, was an “honor killing.” Diverse enough for you?
Please note that she had contacted the police and political figures numerous times, and had even appeared on television describing her plight. It probably didn’t help ingratiate her to her father and brother, that in recent years she had become quite an advocate of the opportunities Nordic immigration presented for women from fundamentalist backgrounds. Her family were hardly recent immigrants, either, having moved to Sweden 20 years ago.
No one helped Fadime because being good White, liberal, socialistic Swedes, they were far too immersed in the mythical wonders of immigration–even if there is really no integration of these people into mainstream Swedish society. Nevertheless, I had always thought that with the Christianizing of Europe and the Americas, the practice of religious human sacrifices had been removed from these regions. That our new-found tolerance has re-established this barbarism should leave us swelled with pride, no doubt.
For supposedly Christian societies to tolerate such acts, as well as abortion, euthanasia, and rampant sexual immorality, demands an explanation. Simply stated, it is all-consuming guilt, often leading to pure self-hatred. That said, to be a proponent of this philosophy, one must be atheist. Man, after all, is made in the image of God, and therefore, God “don’t make no junk.” Man may make himself into junk with his free will, of course. To believe otherwise is blasphemy beyond measure. Keep this in mind as we consider some of the usual suspects.
It was Susan Sontag, noted subversive pseudo-intellectual, who said some years ago that, “The white race is the cancer of humanity.” Alas, soon after this marvelous pronouncement, she contracted cancer, but since she is Caucasian, I guess this was understood and anticipated.
Then there’s Alec Baldwin, prone to making outrageous statements on a regular basis. His latest compares the 9/11 attacks to the presidential election of 2000. And don’t forget Barbra Streisand–routinely asking that her taxes be increased, so that the government can help this or that cause.
For these three, and all the others like them, it is vital that the statements be public, and usually over-the-top. Their hearts and their souls demand public penance, even if their brains espouse atheism.
Streisand could give vast portions of her income to charity on her own, but that would not be public. Baldwin must subject himself to ridicule, via the media, and Sontag is completely up front with her self-hatred.
Why, you might ask, do they all harbor such guilt?
If Baldwin were in an acting class with five other leading man types, a few of whom were more talented than he, yet he alone achieved success, knowing that he was by no means the best of the bunch, how should he react? As a believer, he would note that God has a plan, and be happy that his personal success is part of it. As an atheist, he can feel only pride and guilt.
Streisand, to be sure, possessed great talent, and she was discovered at the tender age of 17, en route to a stellar career. She, too, must have had a difficult time dealing with success. In Sontag’s case, the embracing of her nonsensical writings by the literati could only have pushed her more over the edge than the other two.
The real danger is to allow the guilt and self-hatred of these so-called style makers to metastasize through the rest of American society. Thus, as the Twin Towers collapsed, the first reaction of far too many Americans was “Why do they hate us?”
If an answer is still needed, look no further than Fadime Sahindal. “They” hate a free society, and, if nothing else, America, with the Towers formerly overlooking the Statue of Liberty, symbolizes freedom.
May it always be so.