Monday, December 14, 2015

On Multiculturalism

The reason why multiculturalism exists is to pretend that inferior cultures aren’t inferior and that superior cultures...
Posted by Bosch Fawstin on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

1 comment:

Sajid said...

Multi-culturalism exists because large aspects of culture are subjective. It makes absolutely no sense for a Muslim, Hindu, or Buddhist to follow Christian rituals. Really, multiculturlism has almost nothing to do with politics and is a term that can only flourish in a country in which state and culture are almost entirely separate. There is no such thing as multiculturism in Saudi Arabia.

Criticizing Islamic extremism and terrorism is mostly political speech. Even criticizing questionable Saudi judicial practices such as lashing a convict or public execution is largely a matter of arguing from a secular humanist perspective. Emphasizing the connection between Islamic scripture and violent terrorism is critiquing an ideology, not a culture.

Multi-culturism is just tolerance and respect for cultural traditions that are subjective and not your own. Sometimes it might be used to propagate lies, but that doesn't mean we should get rid of it. It is fine to criticize particular aspects of a culture, but what is the point of declaring cultures superior or inferior unless your goal is to ideologically convert the other side to your own?