by: the Common Constitutionalist
Diversity sure is great. And what’s so great about it is that is so diverse. After all, we’re reminded of it constantly. The president has said that what makes this country great is its diversity. Not our unique form of government – not our freedom of speech or religion, and certainly not are uniquely crafted Constitution or Declaration. No, it’s our diversity.
Of course those who espouse the greatness of diversity don’t really mean it. What they mean is ethnicity. Evidently were only great because we have a wide variety of skin colors.
Now wouldn’t it sound silly if a politician or pundit exclaimed that we should celebrate skin color, rather than the drivel that they dole out about celebrating diversity. Diversity just sounds better, like renaming abortion to pro-choice, or global warming to climate change.
But what of other countries? We’ve heard that America is no better than other countries – Obama said so. But how does that square with the greatness of diversity? Countries like China, Japan and most Arab nations – these are predominantly homogeneous societies. How can we be no better when our “diversity” is what makes us great?