Friday, August 12, 2005

The Multi cult

FR's Travis McGee appends the following diptych to this great Steyn piece on the question of whether other cultures have anything to teach the English about running a government.

By pretending that all cultures are equal, multiculturalism doesn’t ‘preserve’ traditional cultures so much as sustain them in an artificial state that ensures they’ll develop bizarre pathologies and mutate into some freakish hybrid of the worst of both worlds.

6 comments:

darcey said...

I gotta urge to throw on the wall...

Meaghan Champion said...

How do you define which "culture" is superior to other cultures? By what standards? According to who?

For instance... the little kiddies in the bottom picture there appear to be part of a European culture, that celebrated advancements in archictecture, music, art, theatre...
And yet... they gassed millions of people to death...

What's your criteria for determining whether a given culture is superior to another?

Pietr said...

Easy.
For life or against life-in result.

james said...

Follow the freedom baby, follow the freedom. Or the strongest culture will survive, adapt and intigrate what it needs to survive. The weakest will die away. Is there any other way?

Meaghan Champion said...

"Follow the freedom baby, follow the freedom. Or the strongest culture will survive, adapt and intigrate what it needs to survive. The weakest will die away. Is there any other way?"

"strong" does not = "moral".

For instance, the case can be made that the "culture" of "communism" has pretty much had it's way with the world. There are perhaps only 2 or three countries on earth left that have not submitted completely to the "culture" of "collectivism".

So what's that you were saying about "Strongest" is "Superior"?

james said...

Communism is not a culture onto itself. Economic systems are a part of a culture true, but not the only part.
Morality is not the question, it is what the masses want that creates culture.
I never said anything stronger was superior, it's the same with technology. The best tech doesn't always catch on.

Do you watch television these days? It's not neccesarily better or superior, just the most popular.