Monday, August 14, 2017

I Don’t Think Diversity Means What You Think It Means

The riots and death in Charlottesville are the physical manifestation of the idea of separateness.  If the thought is the father of the deed, the children of hate, the offspring of "by any means necessary" and the scions of superiority so long in gestation, are finally being born. Donald Trump's plea for calm and his exhortation to remember "we are all Americans first" may find scant resonance among those for whom hyphens come first of all.  The war of the hyphens has broken out, and for its combatants there is only one thought: how do I get back at the enemy hyphen? The long sought-after goal of diversity has been attained and it is not what many imagined. – Richard Fernandez

Obama_Logo_DiversityIndeed, diversity is not at all what you think it means

Fernandez’ observation is so true that when President Trump says “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides...” it’s not good enough for anyone left of center, which is to say the entire Democratic party. Their complaint: he didn’t specifically condemn “white supremacy,” a hate group that the Left invented and now wishes to pretend they didn’t (although history debunks their revisionist claims).

In fact, all hyphenated ethnic nationalism is the product of the Democratic party: black nationalism, Hispanic nationalism, Asian nationalism, Arab nationalism; the Left owns all of the hyphens. In fact they’ve been so successful at creating identity groups, and people identify so strongly with their group that reputation and authority are no longer recognized outside of a membership group.” This type of non-civilized group affiliation is also known as tribalism, Yeah, yeah, I know: that’s RACIST! I’m going to go sit in the corner and think about what I’ve said.


If you need me, and I can’t imagine you will, you know where to find me.

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And if I’m not there it’s because I’ve run out of honey, in which case I’ll be here:

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BONUS READ: the Latin-American version of Pooh Corner:

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