By Olivia Pierson
Cultural pluralism is as old as the hills â€“ or at least as old as the Babylonian Empire on whose riverbank shores even the captive Jews were tolerated to sit and weep. Multiculturalism, on the other hand, is a 20th Century bastardization of tolerance, which the United Nations invented to socially engineer Western democracies to cope with overwhelming immigration, mostly from Third World slave-pens. The pious and politically correct preachers of â€śdiversityâ€ť and â€śequalityâ€ť raised multiculturalism in the West to the status of a new religion, as if the world needed yet another one of those.
With the truth emerging after murderous events in Paris, can there still be any doubt that multiculturalism has epically failed in the West? In the last five years Angela Merkel has admitted its failure; so have Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron. But how has it failed so?
Multiculturalism is a modern liberal tenet which states that all cultures are equal regardless of the diverse practices of each culture.Â This should not be confused with cultural pluralism which holds that all citizens, no matter what culture they hail from, are equal before the laws of the land â€“the one host culture.Â The host culture is necessarily dominant, hence being the yearly recipient of hundreds of thousands of immigrants bidding farewell to their homelands. Â Read more »