Saturday, January 3, 2009

Tolerating diversity

A columnist in my local rag regularly (and annoyingly) derides "whitebread" Victorians for their supposed lack of diversity. So thanks to George Jonas for his column today on the subject:

... Tolerating diversity is good. It's fire prevention; it's what fire fighters do. Cultivating diversity is playing with fire. It's bad; it's what pyromaniacs do. Not understanding the difference is the multicultural fallacy.

... Diversity tolerated is mature; diversity cultivated is juvenile. In the long run, societies either integrate or disintegrate. The melting pot may be inelegant but it's functional; the cultural mosaic is elegant but it's risky and multiculturalism spells, "Hi, folks, welcome to Lebanon."




2 comments:

Cool Blue said...

Ah, those intolerant Victorians with their Jewish Prime Minister....

Anonymous said...

Funny but its like 5 billion Asians, 1 billion Blacks and the rest they want 'mixed up' according to the globalist controllers. Err, what do they plan to do with the 6 billion non-mixed people in the end? When we all become Heinz 57 stock, they won't want to keep all those pure non-whites now will they? (real conservative)