The left’s various pet causes (feminism, Multiculturalism, mass immigration, gay marriage) are houses built on sand that require constant upkeep to remain standing. The most damaging element, obviously enough, is empiricism, which threatens to undermine the aforementioned leftist platforms with the fury of wind, floods, and rain combined. Universalism is Western culture’s greatest strength and also its weakness. Leftists and organized Jewry misuse universalism to push subversive agendas disguised as idealism onto the unsuspecting masses. BAG sent me the following article by Murtaza Hussain that lauds Canadian Multiculturalism’s ‘benevolent’ approach that supposedly provides incentives to assimilate. The writer opines that if Canadians can master the art of multiculturalism, so can other nations. By ‘other nations’ he’s obviously referring to Western nations that are morally obligated to invite the third world into their backyards while Japan, Korea, and Taiwan are waived from honouring this moral obligation. The article goes on about how Canadians have adapted to multiculturalism and that this is proof that it works.
The writer never addresses the crucial question of HOW multiculturalism actually benefits society in any meaningful way. Do immigrants set up thriving businesses that employ hundreds of Canadians? It doesn’t seem so as immigrants compete with native born Canadians in a highly competitive job market. How does Multiculturalism objectively contribute to Canadian society? If anything, mass immigration causes several short term and long term problems. The high fertility rates of immigrant Pakistanis, for example, result in a heavier financial burden for native born Canadians who must bear the expenses of child tax subsidies, increased healthcare, and of course education.
Research has also clearly demonstrated that the economic assimilation of immigrants poses yet another challenge to Canadian society. Reports of doctors and PhDs driving cabs have been confirmed and are no longer considered urban myths. Liberals regard all these issues (that are empirically validated) as the “challenges” facing multiculturalism. According to Murtaza Hussain, Canada has effectively dealt with these issues and hence Multiculturalism works. That’s liberal logic for you: if a problem can be solved, that makes the problem itself desirable.
Lets turn our attention toward another illustration: the UCLA Women’s studies department versus Professor Kevin MacDonald. I must confess, I got a kick out of reading this banal and insipid response to the works of Kevin MacDonald. Consider the following gem:
“Women’s Studies rejects any claims to a natural, biological or essential basis for social hierarchies that impute lesser or greater social value to designated populations. As such, the mission of Women’s Studies and the ethical and political impulse of feminism stand in direct contrast to the fields of socio-biology, evolutionary psychology and, by association, the work of Professor Kevin Macdonald.”
Translation: We will not allow reality and empirical evidence to stand in the way of our ideology.
This little nugget was also particularly instructive:
“Professor MacDonald works in fields that are considered to be legitimate by academic standards, and unfortunately, research into the genetic basis for the social value of racial and ethnic groups, women and homosexuals continues under the auspices of many fields of study. As such, we wish to raise some broader questions about any research that promotes bigotry, intolerance and racial superiority.”
Translation: Since we can’t challenge Professor MacDonald’s research on Empirical grounds, lets shift the matter into the realm of theory by questioning the value of his research as opposed to its findings and methodology.
Empirical research is anathema to most liberals and their Cultural Marxist allies and the biggest prevailing myth of our time is that liberals are progressive. Yet their reaction to the empirical research that challenges their precepts and worldviews betrays the depth of their own (non theology based) indoctrination. Liberals are just as hesitant to embrace new ideas and science as the religious fundamentalists they love to loathe. During my third year of University I recall how my HR professor expressed her disgust at the findings of a study that demonstrated a positive correlation between general intelligence and job performance. Mainstream Academia also acknowledges this link but it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for feminists to accept this research. Perhaps this is because it challenges their bizarre notion of egalitarianism that views all groups as homogenous in terms of ability. Honest empirical research is the silver bullet that can smash leftist platforms quicker than the communist hammer can smash conservative ones.