February 17, 2011
Europe Dumps the MulticultBy James Lewis
Don't look now, but the cult of multiculturalism is finally crumbling into the vast dustbin of history. Multiculturalism is the left-wing fantasy that all cultures are equal, no matter how many millions of poor people are deliberately starved, mutilated, tortured or butchered by the Sudanese fascisti. The cult of multiculturalism is the feverish brainchild of our leftish professors, who prefer not even to read the daily newspapers for a sanitized version of reality in the Sudan, Congo, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Multiculturalism is the fantasy that Saddam Hussein had to be left in power in Iraq, but that Egypt's Mubarak had to go for unspecified sins against democracy.
The indoctrinated left lives in a bubble of its own devising, and they are terrified to peek out at the real world. So they loved the cult of multi, because it allowed them to avoid having to take a moral stand. What evil? I don't see no evil!
Multiculturalism denied, among other things, that humans ever practiced cannibalism. But that turned out to be false, because we now know that all humans carry genetic immunity against prions, which are infectious particles that you get from -- you guessed it -- eating dead people. We carry immunity against the bad stuff that comes after gobbling up human brains, and that means that humans once practiced so much cannibalism that our bodies needed a way to protect us from flesh-borne toxins.
So it turns out that all the Evil White Guys of history were right on target after all, and that human beings often hunted and snacked on each other, just as in those old New Yorker cartoons about tropical missionaries sitting in large cooking pots.
Why don't you and I eat people today? Because it is a profound cultural taboo for Westerners, derived from our biblical roots. Other peoples don't necessarily have such humanitarian taboos. The fact that we are horrified by cannibalism shows that our culture is morally different, and that we are not the Stone Age Yanamamo tribe of Chile, who spend their weekends trying to kill each other. According to anthropologists who have studied them for decades, about a third of Yanamamo males die a violent death, in their version of Monday night football. But who are we to judge them?
In the world of reality, as opposed to the multi cult, it turns out that warfare is also a human universal. All known peoples do it, sometimes for reasons you and I would consider moral -- like defending our homes and children -- and sometimes for sheer cussedness.
Humans are not innately nice; we always need to be taught as children and teenagers to become truly human. In every generation we need to teach the values we cherish, and to protect them from those who would destroy them. That used to be called "education."
If you have any college-age kids, they have had the cult of multi beaten into their heads. That means they can no longer tell the difference between "Love thy neighbor" and "Kill thy neighbor -- unless he converts to the One True Faith." The MoBros who are now seeking power in Egypt believe in killing infidels unless they submit to their interpretation of Allah. Your friendly Christian fundamentalist neighbor believes in Love Thy Neighbor. But the left can't tell the difference any more, because they have systematically extirpated their own moral sense. For the left, it takes a cult to raise a child.
The perverse cult of multiculturalism despises only one thing -- our own deep roots in Judaism and Christianity. That is why the pop media always smear and laugh at devout Jews and Christians, while head-chopping Islamofascists are idolized. We are now seeing the media doing it again with Egypt. Go figure.
Well, the cult of multi is no more. The Cult is Dead! Long live the Cult!
How can we tell? Because the head of three important European nations have proclaimed multiculturalism dead and buried: Germany's Angela Merkel, France's Nicolas Sarkozy, and Britain's David Cameron. Melanie Phillips gives us a summary in The Spectator:
Over there, the taboo against telling the plain truth is now breached. They've dumped the biggest mass delusion of the last thirty years.
It's just like the children's fairy tale "The Emperor's new clothes," by Hans Christian Andersen. Instead of a little boy pointing out the stark naked truth, we have three European heads of government doing it, one after the other, which can only help us to come back to sanity.
There is only one reason why all three of them are coming out with the same message. Europe is now really scared by its own suicidal open-door policy to millions of Pakistanis, Algerians, Sudanese, Somalis, and other Muslims who have been brainwashed to want to destroy Western culture. The annual burning of French automobiles in the suburbs of Paris has finally hit home. Europe now wants to teach Western values to its immigrants for fear of Islamofascist imperialism. But it's going to be close a race against time.
When the Soviet Empire collapsed in 1991 and the Berlin Wall tumbled down, Western leftists lost their whole reason for being, their very meaning in life. Bureaucracies instinctively spin new stories when they lose their reason for being, to keep justifying their huge appetites for tax money, power and perks, not to mention their obedient squads of worshipful students.
The leftish professoriate sought a new myth for itself when Gorbachev allowed Berliners to finally tear down that wall, as Ronald Reagan demanded in public, to the hysterical horror of the spinsters of the New York Times.
Academic radicals are tenured for life. Nobody can fire them. So they needed a new myth to keep their self-esteem alive. Multiculturalism was that myth, the keystone to the whole tyrannical mythology of Political Correctness.
When a lot of people begin to spread a flagrant lie as if it were true, and to go on witch-hunts against skeptics, we have all the makings of a cult, a shared delusional system. "Political Correctness" was Lenin's phrase for a Communist Party Line that was flagrantly false, but which would be enforced by propaganda, beatings, bullets and Siberian labor camps for any open skeptics. Lenin is dead, but Leninism is not. A few years ago the President of Harvard University was fired for questioning a tenet of the cult of PC in public.
Fortunately, after getting fired by Harvard, Larry Summers got a new job advising the Obamas on how to sabotage our economy. Summers will never, ever say any non-PC word in public again. He's been thought reformed by the commissars of Harvard.
So it will take time to rebuild confidence in our own values, and to get really clear that other cultures really do continue to violate our Judeo-Christian morality: North Korea, Burma, the Congo, Sudan, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Iran. We have decades of false and malignant teachings to make up for. It will be a long convalescence.
Multiculturalism has been the centerpiece of the reverse racism that has ruled Europe and America since the collapse of the Soviet Empire. It has been drummed into millions of empty heads by leftish professors around the world. Maybe it was the left's answer to the collapse of the Berlin Wall around 1991, and along with it, their hopes for a future as the new ruling elite.
In Europe today the left is actually the ruling class, the ones who dominate the media, the schools and the parliaments. That's why Norwegian politicians gave a Chicago con artist variously named Barry Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama a Nobel Peace Prize before he ever stepped into the White House. They just recognized him as one of their own, and they always wanted to rule America, anyway. Give that man a Nobel Peace Prize!
Soon after that, Obama tried to save the Copenhagen global frauding conference, but it collapsed anyway, even after Tony Blair said we should all spend trillions of dollars to "fix" the climate, even if the hysteria wasn't true. (Yes. He said it.) Obama's EPA still claims to still believe that people breathing out CO2 will overheat Mother Gaia, but then Obama never has a new idea. He is mentally rigid and fixed in his own dogmas. Obama is never wrong. People who are never wrong are disastrous leaders.
So Europe is turning against its own cult of multiculturalism. Behind the scenes thousands of Euro journ-O-lists are trying to figure out ways to spin their way out of this one. Now watch as millions of dazed European adults go ghost-walking through the streets of Berlin, Paris and London, rubbing their eyes and wondering why they ever believed what they said they believed. Because by now, finally, everybody over there is really scared of radical Muslims who will not learn Western civilization. France, Germany and the UK have finally seen the salivating beast that is dogging their footsteps.
When heads of governments in Europe say something about multiculturalism it's a sign of change, because their education systems are controlled by the State. Ever since Napoleon and Bismarck they've had top-down control over what kids are taught in school. Every EU country has a Ministry of Education that decides who teaches what at any level. That's why, when Sarkozy or Merkel makes a public statement like this, it means a radical change of direction all down the line.
In America our Education professors (like Bill Ayers) control what our teachers and students think -- like the need to vote for Democrats no matter how destructive and harebrained they are. We have a cultural monopoly of the left, witness the fact that the media always use the same headlines on the same day, word for word. It's a standard Rush Limbaugh schtick to play the copycat media mouthing the Party Line every day, and it hasn't changed in twenty years. All the alphabet channels say the same words in the same headlines, day after day. But real human beings don't repeat a Party Line. The goose-stepping conformity of our media is all you need to prove that we live in an ideological monopoly.
Because the State controls the schools in Europe, its famous Deep Thinkers always end up boot-licking the ruling class, just like Friedrich Hegel, the hero of Karl Marx. Hegel and Marx both admired the Prussian State, except that Marx was convinced that he should be Otto von Bismarck. It's not really complicated.
That's why it is clear by now that Obama is not a liberal at all; he's a Marxist, which means a top-down command guy, which means a good old goose-stepping Prussian Obersturmbahnfuehrer.
As we have just seen, Obama is willing to publicly humiliate Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, and to order him to resign from office without the benefit of an election; and Mubarak better jump to it, or Obama's twitter mob will throw him out.
That's a totalitarian mind at work, folks. You elected him, now you get to watch. If he can do it to General Motors and Wall Street, he can do it to our allies around the world. It looks like Obama is going to whip up a purge of our closest allies in the Arab Middle East, while leaving the Iranian fascisti in power. Hail Obama, Lightbringer!
Barack Obama was elected by the American version of multi cult, after decades of 24/7 PC media prop. He was elected to be the "historic" first black man who also happened to be a radical Leftist. Obama is our first rigidly ideological president, ever. The left hoped that by electing Obama they finally, finally had a big stick to beat ordinary Americans with, one that was strong enough to enforce their lust for power over everything.
It almost worked. The only trouble is that Obama now has to deal with reality rather than fantasy, and, as every president finds out, reality is not nearly as forgiving as the spinners of the media. In Egypt we are really facing one of two possible outcomes: Radical Islamofascism or relatively benign military rule. Turkey chose Islamofascism a few years ago and is purging their military. Pakistan is always torn between them. Iran still has the fascists in charge.
The good news is that we have just seen the death knell of Multicultismo. Conservatives deserve to celebrate, because we have been resisting the People of the Lie for decades. That's what conservatives do in life. We are the adults. Our job is to point out the truth.
Obama was elected by the mad logic of PC. He was not elected for his qualifications or experience, which he didn't have. He was elected because, as Joe Biden said so well, he was a "clean Black guy."
Obama has coasted his whole life on the myth of Multiculturalism. None of his college professors would ever dare to flunk him, because they would be witch-hunted by the left if they did.
As the ground begins to shake underneath the left, they will frantically try their usual shape-changing act. They will deny they ever believed in the cult of multi, and explain through the propaganda media whatever little smidgen of Western civilization they wants us to believe.
What the Europeans really want is for the Muslim fascists to stop attacking them. They will try to buy peace by strong-arming Israel and America to compromise with Islamic radicals. That's what they did with the Soviet threat over sixty years. The civilized peoples of the West, led by people like Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II held on grimly while the sharks of the media went on one attack after another. At the end, Gorbachev was forced by his own loss of face to tear down that wall.
Today, America and a few cultural allies -- Australia, Japan, India -- are the last bastions of civilization, because Europe has been attacking its own values for decades. It has raised generations of self-hating "idealists." American professors have aped their European models. We, too, must find our own roots again, and assert our values without shame and without being afraid to speak out.
The alternative is a new Dark Age, imposed by medieval fascism and enabled by the Left.
This fight isn't won. But we may be seeing a turning point in our generation's battle for civilization.