Friday, December 15, 2017

Douglas Murray Skewers the "Diversity" Lie In a Most Amusing Way

Murray exposes the "diversity" palaver for what it is--a threadbare concept that's being pushed by our elites for reasons of virtue signaling and civilizational self-loathing. As Murray explains, the elites' "reasoning," such as it is, goes something like this:
It doesn't matter if we're financially poorer. It doesn't matter, because we're so much more culturally rich. Now, I should say that there is something in this. What society -- Europeans certainly wouldn't do this. What society doesn't want to know as much of interest and culture as the world has to offer? Who doesn't want to know as much about the world, and about the ideas of the world as possible? But, of course, the first person from, for instance, India to bring Indian cuisine into the U.K., does an interesting service. Vins up the local cuisine. It's not the case that the next 100 Indians who come, for instance, bring a hundred times more interesting cuisine. It's not the case that the first Sudanese poet who enters the U.K. massively brings interest to your country and that the next thousand people from Sudan continue to just bring ever richer versions of the poetry of Sudan. And, by the way, please don't ask me to name my favorite Sudanese poet. But, this is just a part of that lie. They all say – You also notice, by the way, that this is always a one way street. Not once in my adult life have I heard anybody say that the thing that Eritrea needs an injection of Welshman. That they just could do with some Welsh cooking or singing. Nobody says this. Nobody says, as Mark Steyn and I were saying in a conversation recently, nobody says the thing that the Somalis really need is a bit more Bach. I actually think it would be nice for them if they had a bit more Bach. But nobody thinks that's an appropriate way to say it. But Europeans are told there's something hollow at our heart. As if we in Europe, the culture of Dante and Gerter and Bach, has some kind of diminishment; something hollow at its center that needs filling by the world.
Personally, I'd take Welsh singing over Welsh cooking any day of the week, and twice on Sunday.

1 comment:

Frances said...

The famouse Welsh male choirs originated in the Welsh mining villages. The choristers were miners, toiling daily underground. With the dust and the dank, it is wonder any of them could sing.

the Rhos Male Voice Choir is not that well known, but their album "Music from the Welsh Mines" is beautiful. Not that well known is that the choir travelled to London to make this record the day after a minor "bump" in the mine in which they worked left some of them in bandages. I think there was also a TV appearance at that time, but cannot locate it.