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CURRENT FEATURE
[A Perspective On Our Time.]

A Lesson In Absurdity

November, 2014 Feature--Truth Based Logic


Synopsis
Absurdity of social experiments intended to increase level of cultural diversity in communities; damage to all ethnic communities from such; undermining normal incentives to beneficial behavior.

We have noted in many pieces, obvious fallacies in the contemporary frenzy of the Left to promote "diversity." In some, we have emphasized the fact that virtually all facets of that promotion are destructive to a profound actual diversity in the human species: Of fascinating variations in Mankind that have developed, often through natural selection, over uncounted generations of struggle, failure & achievement. Of variations in heritable traits that reflect distinct personalities & proclivities, both physical & emotional, which have interacted with physical environment & social history, to gradually produce an impressive tapestry of cultural diversity among the races, nations, tribes & communities, of a truly varied humanity.

One can no more promote--or even hope to sustain--such actual diversification, by deliberately mixing the varied peoples in their varied home environments by experiments in social engineering, than one can promote a "diversification" of milk & cream by the process of homogenization. It is not that there has not always been interaction, in varying degrees--sometimes savage & hostile, sometimes benign & mutually beneficial (particularly in the Christian era)--between varied peoples. It is not that efforts to promote mutual respect, good will & peaceful relations, should not be encouraged--indeed, actively promoted. But that is not what has been involved, in any sense, in deliberate attacks on ethnic identity; or in immigration policies that seek to change the ethnic character of communities, States or regions; or in general claims that there is social benefit in a "multi-culturalism" that attacks the cultural integrity & traditional cohesion of the diverse peoples of the earth.

However, our premise here, is that our earlier efforts understated the real case against the present social engineering, in the name of "diversity," which afflicts the West. Let us look again at the actual dynamics of human interaction.

Absurdity Compounded

1. In a short Footnote to several relevant articles, we demonstrated a compulsion driven aspect to the egalitarian agitation that accompanies the pursuit of "cultural diversity." Despite the actual diversity, "Mankind" is the only subject of great human interest--animate or inanimate--where those who prattle about "diversity" the most, seek to ignore--even suppress--study of the factual extent of that diversity, particularly as it relates to aptitudes.

What is especially poignant, in the American context, is that Thomas Jefferson--falsely & mischievously claimed by some Egalitarians, for language in the Declaration of Independence, clearly taken out of context--specifically chided his fellow countrymen for not studying the three principal races on the American sub-continent, as objects of Natural History.

2. Mutual respect starts with self-respect. We would suggest that those who lack self-respect, lack the capacity to fully respect others. They may "look up" to others. They may fear others. They may honor others. But they lack a significant part of a contextual appreciation of how a cohesive society functions from the standpoint of the individuals, who must provide the human material for each necessary function. This is because they lack important elements of a personal awareness, required to fully understand the phenomena involved.

3. The premise that you can deliberately engineer drastic changes in the demographics of their neighborhoods, without damage to the cultural heritage of any people, can hardly be argued. To the extent that diverse groups honestly try to get along--and who would suggest that there is a social benefit to anyone in antagonism among neighbors--there is still growing distraction from the usual ways in which communities pass on their values & build on their heritage. This will show up in the manner, and to the extent, in which they celebrate their unique history, values, heroes & role models. If the effect is amiable on both the rooted & new residents, we may have an analogy to that homogenization of milk & cream. That, not "diversity," is the best that can be hoped for.

But the cultist image of a polyglot assemblage singing "Kumbaya" or "We Are The World," is more the stuff of fantasy than serious reflection. It shows little understanding of the dynamics of human society. Nor is the imagined benefit to those peoples, selected by social engineers to bring "diversity," to those fancied as "over-privileged" or culturally isolated, based upon such an understanding.

4. Conservatives, who attack "multi-culturalism" primarily by contrasting crime patterns, the breakdown of the family or dependence on Welfare or public assistance amongst racial or ethnic groups, miss a yet more convincing argument. (This is true, in part, because much of America's youth has been conditioned to automatically reject unfavorable racial comparisons; conditioned to believe that most differences in performance flow from some form of cultural "injustice." That the "injustice" may exist only in the imagination of an indoctrinated teacher, is not the point.)

"Multi-culturalism" tends very clearly, even as historic analysis would suggest, to undermine the social mores of every people afflicted by it. People who share a common history, common identity, common values, folklore & purpose, find in that very identification, the most powerful incentive to adhere to established behavioral norms. When you break down that sense of community norms, of seeking to measure up to what family & neighbors expect of one, you undermine behavioral characteristics, forged over many generations of striving to find what works to best effect. Thus, there is a considerable contrast between the social health of families in ethnic communities that have not been afflicted with experiments in "multi-culturalism"--or with those who have, but before such experiments--and the social health of the same communities, after those experiments commence.

Thus the percentage of out-of-wedlock births--a key indicator of social disintegration--exploded for both Whites & Blacks, after the major effort to force mixing in the 1960s. Thus, there is a correlation between crime rates & the level of "multi-culturalism," in cities around the world; a contrast also evident in comparison of a natural low crime rate, in many tribal homelands, with soaring crime rates in urban milieus where people from distinctly different tribal heritages are thrown together. The notion that "multi-culturalism" is beneficial to anyone, is supported by neither experience or reason. As every variety of humanist egalitarianism (The Greatest Mischief Ever), it tends to bring out the worst in each of us.

Conclusion

In the end, we come back to a reality of social interaction. The solution to inter-group problems is in learning to respect our differences. But that is not augmented by outrageous experiments intended to break down any people's sense of heritage or comfort in their traditional patterns of association. What has been afflicting the West, in recent decades, is absurd upon its face. There are conflicting varieties of pride. These include "hubris," the pride that "goeth before a fall," and the constructive pride of a principled people, which makes one seek to measure up to an ancient standard--forged not in theory, but in experience--to avoid such fall. Civilized man pays a terrible price, when he loses the latter.

William Flax




August, 2014>>
To Respond To Anti-American Lies

June, 2014>>
Prosperity & Peace Depend On Mutual Respect

April, 2014>>
Significance Of Crimea's Return To Russia

March, 2014>>
Another Variation On Demonic Theme

February, 2014>>
Variations On Demonic Theme

January, 2014>>
Short Term/Long Term: Perspective Governs Values

September, 2013>>
Corporate Managers & "Immigration Reform"

Tribute To Virginia Byrd Family (Rebuke To Critics)>>
Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr.

July, 2013>>
Compassion Or Compulsion? (Egalitarianism)

June, 2013>>
Jason Richwine & The Assault On America's Future

May, 2013>>
Agenda Serving Bullies, Crack-Pots Betraying Duty?

April, 2013>>
Implied Powers? Clear Limitations!

March, 2013>>
Compounding Disintegration

February, 2013>>
Missing Link To An Armed Citizenry

December, 2012>>
Whither American Conservatism?

Hans Christian Andersen's Perspective On Human Folly>>
The Emperor's New Clothes

November, 2012>>
Obama Or America--Irreconcilable Differences

October, 2012>>
Losing America's Multi-Generational Purpose

September, 2012>>
Why We Supported Romney/Ryan

August, 2012>>
Social Reform: Confusion & "Unintended Consequences?"

July, 2012>>
Cloud Dancing Revisited--A Spreading Contagion

May, 2012>>
Blame & Envy Cocktail--Demagogues' Path To Power

April, 2012>>
"Diversity" In Context: Reality vs. Leftist Fantasy

March, 2012>>
World Government? Norman Cousins & Surrender By Subterfuge!

February, 2012>>
Conflicting Views On Core Premises For Social Order

January, 2012>>
Pseudo Pragmatism--Political Folly, Foreign & Domestic

December, 2011>>
"Occupy Wall Street": Fruits Of Corrupt Education

November, 2011>>
Reality--Paths To Success & A Path To Failure.

October, 2011>>
Socialist Policy Effects On Specific Groups

September, 2011>>
Debt Default In America

August, 2011>>
Egalitarian Collectivism Sabotages Human Potential

July, 2011>>
Pursuit Of "Diversity," A Return To Babel?

June, 2011>>
Gold & Money In America, II

May, 2011>>
Freedom Of Choice? Gulliver Discovers America!

April, 2011>>
Libya, America & The Law Of Nations

March, 2011>>
How To Avoid Economic Crises!

February, 2011>>
Threats To Social Security Continued

January, 2011>>
Social Security? The Enemy Of Social Security!

December, 2010>>
Job Creation Or Egalitarianism

November, 2010>>
Perception Of Reality--Or Lack Of It

October, 2010>>
Plastique In The Foundation--Martin Luther King

September, 2010>>
Time--Oft Neglected Dimension In Social & Economic Analysis

August, 2010>>
A Place For The America We Knew?

July, 2010>>
American Essentials

June, 2010>>
The Ultimate Insult--A Perspective On Egalitarianism

May, 2010 Response To April Feature>>
Return To Ground--America, Built On Experience & Reason

April, 2010>>
Cloud Dancing--Social Medium For Scoundrels, Neurotics & Dolts

March, 2010>>
Keynesian Harvest, 2008 & Beyond

February, 2010>>
Trust In Government Or Education? Why We Dare Not

January, 2010>>
Saving For A Future

December, 2009>>
Gold & Money In America

November, 2009>>
Leftist Intolerance--2009

October, 2009>>
Health Care--The Real Issue

September, 2009>>
Health Care Or Armageddon?

August, 2009>>
Self-Destruction--A Conditioned Reflex?

July, 2009>>
Gaming The Question--Staple of Demagogues

June, 2009>>
The Better Term: "Liberal" Or "Mipip?"

May, 2009>>
"Social Justice"--Not Social & Not Just

April, 2009--Economics Of A Sociopath>>
Keynes & The Keynesian Appeal

March, 2009>>
Addiction: An Economy Dependent Upon Easy Credit

February, 2009>>
The Function Of Money--A Medium Of Exchange

Keynes At Harvard--Quacks In Education & Government

Congress & The Regulation Of Commerce

January, 2009>>
Conservatives In 2009--Living With Obama

December, 2008, Conservative Political Future>>
America: Clear Vision Or Confusion, Fear & Corruption

November, 2008>>
Obama & The Week After: A Dissent

October, 2008>>
Obama: Community Organizer

September, 2008>>
The Price Of Egalitarianism

August, 2008>>
An Unfortunate Milestone--The Accidental American

July, 2008>>
Our Duty, If Present Trends Continue?

June, 2008>>
Conservative Political Dilemma--2008

May, 2008>>
Leftwing Chickens Coming Home (Obama)

April, 2008>>
Race & Ethnic Politics--America, 2008

March, 2008>>
Playing With Matches: Peter Pan In The Great Rift Valley

February, 2008>>
The Issues: You Decide

January, 2008>>
Ron Paul--Response To Common Questions

December, 2007>>
Ron Paul--Let The Second Phase Begin

November, 2007>>
Liberty: The Basics

October, 2007>>
John Edwards & A New Bondage

September, 2007>>
Bicentennial Ignored [Bringing In Others To Do Work Americans Do Not Want]

August, 2007>>
International Relations: The A & Q Personality

July, 2007>>
Ron Paul For President

June, 2007>>
The Responsibility Factor

Letter To Senator Lindsey Graham

May, 2007>>
Putting 'Diversity' In Context: Reality vs. Leftist Fantasy

April, 2007>>
The Greatest Mischief Ever Wrought

March, 2007>>
Redefining Victory--Turning Quick Victory Into Pursuit Of Fantasy

February, 2007>>
Reason Or Compulsion--The Future At Stake

January, 2007>>
Talk With Your 'Kids' About Drugs, Truth & Family Purpose

The Left Creates Hate In America>>
Promoting Hate--A Case Study: SPLC In Action

December, 2006>>
Conservative Dilemma: Rove Directed Republican Disaster

November, 2006>>
Death Of Community

October, 2006>>
'Clueless'--Dangerous Intellectual Confusion Of A President

September, 2006>>
A Vicious Circle--A Corkscrew Into The Heart Of America

August, 2006>>
Beyond Contemptible: George Bush's Address To The NAACP

July, 2006>>
Tactics To Redeem America's Betrayed Heritage

President Bush On Immigration--May 15, 2006

Dancing Judas Goats: A Fire Bell In The Night

Police/Community Relations--Origins Of A Problem

Context--Essential, Nearly Lost, Attribute Of Reason

George Washington & George Bush Debate Foreign Policy

The Neo-Con Phenomenon

Faces Of Fanaticism

Senator Reed On Intrusive Government>>
The Pestilence of Fanaticism

Senator Reed On "One Man, One Vote" Majority Rule>>
Majority Rule

Racial Denial Hurts Everyone>>
Racial Denial In America--Life & Politics In A Pavlovian Kennel

A Lawyer Misuses Clients' Trust For Political Purposes>>
Letter To James G. Sokolove

Destroying Cultural Continuity--The Leftist War On Social Cohesion

European Union--Letter To The Conservatives Of Europe

War On Terror>>
Shortest, Surest Path To Victory

War On Heritage>>
The Big Truth

Assault On American Youth>>
Boy Scouts Of America & Leftwing Agenda

Tactics Of Confrontation That Undermine Heritage>>
Civil War, Reconstruction & Creating Hate In America Today

American Declaration of Independence--With Study Guide

Attack On Normal Motivations=Suicidal Rage In American High Schools>>
School Killings vs. "Something of Value"

Youth, Guns & Sovereignty In An American Future>>
America In The 22nd Century

Conservative Debate Handbook>>
Introduction

Chapter One---A Simplified Overview of the Constitution

Chapter Two--The Right To Keep & Bear Arms

Chapter Three--Leftist Word Games & Religious Freedom

Chapter Four--James A. Reed of Missouri's Summary Of League Of Nations Debate

Chapter Five--The Rape Of Tolerance (How The Left Keeps Indians and Negroes Dependent)

Chapter Six--James A. Reed Address on the "Voice Of The World"--Case Against Disarmament

Chapter Seven--The Lies Of Socialism

Chapter Eight--The Feminist War On Love & Reason

Chapter Nine--The Moral Bases Of A Political Society

Chapter Ten--Universal Suffrage: Threat To Liberty, No Guarantee of Virtue

Chapter Eleven--The Battle Over Patterns Of Personal Identification

Chapter Twelve--The Political Spectrum

Chapter Thirteen--How To Recognize The Bigot In The Argument

Chapter Fourteen--Economics & Common Sense

Chapter Fifteen--Immigration & The American Future

Chapter Sixteen--Myths & Myth Makers In American "Higher" Education

Chapter Seventeen--Issues In The Debate Over Abortion

Chapter Eighteen--An American Foreign Policy

Chapter Nineteen--"Civil Rights" vs. A Free Society

Chapter Twenty--Medicare--Panacea Or Death Potion?

Chapter Twenty-One--The Semi-Autonomous Family

Chapter Twenty-Two--Perspective & Focus--A Closer Look

Chapter Twenty-Three--Notes On Method & Purpose

Chapter Twenty-Four--Senator James A. Reed Demonstrates Effective Use Of Irony & Satire

Chapter Twenty-Five--Democracy In The Third World, Destructive Egalitarian Myth

Chapter Twenty-Six--A "Progressive" Income Tax--Destructive Socialist Misnomer

Chapter Twenty-Seven--The Persuasive Use Of Images

Chapter Twenty-Eight--Public Schools: Issues & Reality; Education & Politics

Chapter Twenty-Nine--Cause & Effect, Avoiding Obvious Error

Chapter Last--Conservative Potpouri

Postscript--A Note Of Caution As To Other People's Motives

American Foreign Policy At The Crossroads (Kosovo)

How The Welfare State Works!

Restore Reverence In School>>
George Washington Thanksgiving Project

More Relevant Than Ever>>
George Washington's Farewell Address

Classic On State & Federal Relations>>
John C. Calhoun's Fort Hill Address

Rudyard Kipling On Absurdity Of Modern "Liberalism">>
"The Gods Of The Copybook Headings"

Kipling's "An Imperial Rescript"

To Answer Feminism

Fake "Liberalism" (Social Democracy), Communism & National Socialism>>
Compulsion For Uniformity

Left Undermines Biblical Faith>>
Cult Of "The Holocaust"--Golden Calf Of The 20th Century

Edgar Allan Poe On British Utilitarians

Poe On Creative Writing>>
Philosophy Of Composition

A Developing Literary Corner

Constitution of the United States of America

Introduction, Truth Based Logic

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