Absolutely Fabulists: Liberal Mythmaking

Following 9/11, there was a debate over the need for "inclusiveness" in a proposed 9/11 Memorial based on the iconic photograph of three white firemen raising an American flag at Ground Zero. At the far end of a broad spectrum of sentiments was the hope that "the artistic expression of diversity would supersede any concern over factual correctness"[i].On this view, a memorial depicting a factual account of the event would have been racist, sexist, and divisive. The logic of diversity takes otherwise straightforward matters and twists them into politicized knots. Facts be damned.Although there were only three firemen in the original "factually correct" picture, the more "diverse" version would have required a veritable battalion to cover all of the various interest groups. After all, it takes a village to raise a flag.The evident absurdity of this disparagement as mere "factual correctness" of what normal people simply call...(Read Full Article)