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Multiculturalism: A Tool of Collectivism
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http://rebirthofreason.com/Articles/Younkins/Multiculturalism_A_Tool_of_Collectivism.shtml

 

Multiculturalism: A Tool of Collectivism
by Edward W. Younkins

The main idea of multiculturalism is the equal value of all cultures (i.e., cultural relativism). However, multiculturalism does not mean cultures as normally understood but rather as biologically defined (i.e., ethnically, racially, or sexually defined) groups. Multiculturalism, a politicized form of cultural relativism, rejects the idea that there are general truths, norms, or rules with respect to both knowledge and morals. Gone are the Enlightenment beliefs in objectivity, reason and evidence, and principles of freedom and justice that apply equally to all individuals. Unlike cultural relativism, multiculturalism excludes one worldview from the realm of equally valid worldviews—the Eurocentric Western perspective based on the contributions of dead white males. Multiculturalists dismiss the significance of Western civilization by claiming that Western traditions of elitism, racism, and sexism are the cause of most of our current problems. They accept a Romantic view of human nature as beneficent and benign until it was corrupted by flawed Western ideology and culture.

Multiculturalism implies that race, ethnicity, and sex (or sexual preference) have an inescapable effect on the way people think and/or the values they hold or are capable of holding. There are many closed systems of perception, thought, and feeling each affiliated with some biologically defined group. Rational dialogue among individuals from different groups is precluded because each group has its own “truth” and standards for its attainment. The multiculturalist maintains that each person is simply a representative of a particular biologically defined perspective who must agree with his own group’s worldview (unless he wants to be ostracized) and thus be unable to rationally discuss and meaningfully evaluate and critique ideas with representatives of other groups. Multiculturalism thus destroys an individual’s confidence in his own mind—this occurs when a person allows his group to tell him what to believe.

At one time, truth was viewed as transcendent, fixed, and unchanging. Epistemological egalitarianism has accompanied the loss of transcendence. Each group of persons now is thought to have an equal right to make truth claims. Think of the absurdity in which unreflected upon opinions are weighted equally with well-thought-out opinions in today’s numerous opinion polls that tend to be tabulated according to biologically defined categories. Truth is now thought to be a constructed cultural product that is immanent in each individual culture or subgroup. For the multiculturalist, truth only exists by consensus within each biologically defined group.

Multiculturalism is anti-individualistic in the sense that it expects each person to agree with the perceptions, thoughts, and judgments of his group in order for his own perceptions, thoughts, and judgments to be legitimate. The multiculturalist believes that a person’s thoughts are either the collectively constructed thoughts of his racial, ethnic, or sexual group or are the thoughts foisted upon him by the dominant white male worldview. A ruling premise of multiculturalism is that ethnic origin carries with it irrevocable attributes—if a person has a certain name and physical features, then he must have a particular perspective on life and the world. Multiculturalists assign each rational and autonomous individual into a group based on the group’s specific, absolute, and nondebatable dissemblances from other groups.

Multiculturalism attempts to replace individual rights with collectivism by assuming that a man’s identity and value are derived solely from biology, and that what is important is not what a person does as an individual, but rather what some members of his biological group currently do or did years ago. It follows that collective guilt replaces individual responsibility—a person must assume the responsibility for acts committed by his ancestors and pay for these acts ad infinitum.

The victim mentality is both a cause and effect of multiculturalism. Multiculturalism promotes a culture of victims who have a perpetual claim on society and the government. The result is the division of society into political interest groups with conflicting demands that cannot all be met.

Educational proposals from multiculturalists attempt to inculcate in students the idea that Western classical liberal order is, in fact, the most oppressive order of all times. As a result, people are taught to view themselves as victims. This perspective is based on the relativistic assumption that because all cultures are inherently equal, differences in wealth, power, and accomplishments between cultures are, for the most part, due to oppression. Thus, in order to establish cultural equality, multiculturalists emphasizing non-Western virtues and Western oppression dismiss the illiberal traditions of other cultures and attack the ideas of a common culture based on an intellectual, moral, and artistic legacy derived from the Greeks and the Bible.

There would be no harm in multiculturalism if the term simply meant that we should acknowledge and teach truths about many cultures. It is admirable to teach students both the noblest aspects of various cultures and of their failings. Unfortunately, multiculturalism’s pluralism and relativism has engendered a reluctance to acknowledge anything positive about Western culture while concurrently maintaining

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a nonreflective and approving position toward non-Western and minority ideas. Students are taught that no &ldquoroperly educated” person would be willing to pass judgment on another culture. If a student should deny the equality of all cultures he would be told he was guilty of “ethnocentrism.”

Multicultural educational policies are based on the mistaken notion that cultures consist of mostly benign characteristics. In actual fact, there are both laudable and condemnable aspects of all cultures. Once it is recognized that different cultures exhibit varying degrees of good and evil, it becomes appropriate to inquire which culture exhibits the best characteristics on an overall basis. Some cultures are better than others: reason is better than force; a free society is superior to slavery; and productivity is better than stagnation.

Multiculturalists argue that education can build the self-esteem of minority students by presenting non-Western cultures in a favorable light in order to compensate for historical and curricular injustices, thereby restoring cultural parity between ethnic groups. Replacing education with therapy, the multiculturalist attempts to enhance self-esteem by teaching the students of oppressed cultures to be proud of their particular ancestry or race. This will only work if there are laudable truths that can be taught about a student’s ethnic heritage. When education is turned into therapy, the likely result is to teach history not to ascertain truth but to empower (i.e., enhance the self-esteem) of various factions. The result is the introduction of distortions, half-truths, fabrications, and myths into the curriculum in order to make students from certain groups feel good. In addition, multiculturalists denounce the emphasis in American schools on American history and culture and western civilization. Some even portray western civilization and Americans as evil and ideas such as reason and objective truth as Eurocentric (and patriarchal for the feminist) biases with the purpose of exploiting oppressed cultures.

Academic standards of excellence are of no use to the multiculturalist because they are simply means through which the dominant culture oppresses minority cultures. Not only are objective tests denounced as racist, multiculturalists demand that students be graded only within their cultural or racial group and/or that tests be redesigned so that minority students perform on the average as well as those in the dominant cultural group.

Students are instructed that there are no objective merits or failings of theories, arguments, policies, works of art, and literature, etc. Instead, they are only valorizations of power that require deconstruction in order to reveal their true nature as devices of repression. It is Marxism that has provided multiculturalism with its rationale and concepts (e.g., oppression, imperialism, inequality, revolutionary change) that are used to devalue and destroy American culture.

The goal of the multiculturalist is to change the United States from a culturally assimilated society to an unassimilated multicultural society with a wide range of cultures and subcultures accorded equal status. Multiculturalism promotes quotas rather than competition, allocating resources rather than earning them, and a cabinet that looks like America instead of one that has an adequate background to do the required job. Multiculturalists fail to see that the diversity methods they use to find and create diversity will, in fact, divide the country. The result will be a widespread, societal tendency toward hatred, revenge, or belief in the innate superiority of one’s group and a feeling of solidarity and self-righteousness.

the new face of Norway:
1 year ago

http://gatesofvienna.net/2013/03/multicultural-indoctrination-for-the-norwegian-police/

 

Multicultural Indoctrination for the Norwegian Police

In Norway, the fox is not only guarding the henhouse, he is instructing the hens how to become more tender and delicious for the sake of the Modern Multicultural Norwegian Utopia.

It’s also worth noting that Shoaib Sultan is involved.

Many thanks to Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer for translating this article from Fyret.nu:

Anti-Racist Center are now tasked with teaching police students

The extreme left-wing organization the Anti-Racist Center (antirasistisk senter) has tailor-made an educational course which all year 3 students at the Police Academy in Oslo have to attend.

Kari Helene Partapuoli, the leader of the Anti-Racist Centre, mentioned this among other things in a newspaper article in Aftenposten about the Swedish anti-racist Jonas Hassen Khemiri.

Khemiri has attacked Sweden in harsh words and he has gone on record saying that Swedish society is saturated with racism and that it oppresses immigrants of different ethnic backgrounds. Khemiri wrote an open letter to the Swedish Minister of Justice in which he accused the police of racism due to their ID controls (REVA [see: “Towards a More Humane Immigration Policy in Sweden”]) and on the basis that Sweden deports illegal immigrants.

Partapuoli didn’t miss the opportunity to join in the criticism, and claimed that Norway is equally saturated with racism. She also went on record saying that this is one of the reasons why the Anti-Racist Center organizes role-playing between police students and youths with minority backgrounds.

There is very little information about the educational course which all police students are required to attend, but there is a post referring to the educational course on the Agenda X website. In the post youths with minority backgrounds are asked whether they would like to influence the future of policing in Norway. Agenda X is the youth resource center of the Anti-Racist Center. The organization also has a wing named Malcolm X, in honor of the black racist leader of the Nation of Islam.

The following message is posted on Agenda X’s Facebook page:

Role-playing between police and youths

Are you a young individual living in Oslo who would like to influence the future of policing? Then we hope that you will participate in our role-play with police students!

All year 3 students at the Police Academy in Oslo (class of 2012/2013) will attend an educational course tailor-made by the Anti-Racist Center.

The main component of the course is role-playing which involves youths from the Anti-Racist Center and Agenda X. There will be a debriefing session afterwards and participants will have the opportunity to raise other issues with the police.

The role-playing is a part of mandatory course that all police students have to attend: ‘Communication and Conflict’.

We need 10 youths for each role-play. Two role-plays will be staged on Thursdays involving students from the Police Academy. Participants can choose between sessions from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 16.00. Food will be served, and all participants will be given two movie tickets each.

The extreme left-wing organization has also on previous occasions organized educational courses and awareness campaigns for the police in Norway.
In 2011 Kari Helene Partapuoli participated in a workgroup tasked with developing a new course for the Police Academy which was called ‘Conflict resolution in a multicultural society’.

The Police Academy describes it on their website:

The police academy is now actively involved in preventing and handling conflicts through a new educational course intended to raise awareness of the multicultural society, which will make the police better equipped to deal with such conflicts

The aim of the course is to give a better understanding of diverse conflict-resolution techniques through theoretical tools and practical skills enabling the participants to make sensible choices and deal with conflicts in a multicultural society in a professional manner, says associate lecturer, Jaishankar Ganapathy at the Police Academy.

Fyret.nu has previously written about Shoaib Sultan, who works as an advisor for the Anti-Racist Center and who has now been appointed as the leader of this year’s 17th of May Committee in Oslo. Shoaib Sultan has previously been in the media spotlight after he refused to denounce the killing of gays in Iran when he was general secretary of the Islamic Council in 2007.



This post was modified from its original form on 25 May, 8
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The Anti-Racist Center is a highly influential organization that conducts so-called awareness-campaigns and teaches the police and public=sector employees proper political behavior and attitudes.

 

 

Right now, Sweden is experiencing massive race riots, look it up on a search or I will provide graphic link with pics.   We wonder why all this is happening simultaneously?

 

http://rt.com/news/sweden-riots-multiculturalism-not-working-598/#.UZzgEv8Ko2E.twitter



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