This is your mind on “diversity”

The picture is of the editorial board of the Huffington Post, the leftwing website aggregator. It was posted in all unconsciousness by its Executive Editor as an example of “diversity”.

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It is unclear whether, when Liz Heron posted this photograph on Twitter, that she was even aware that it showed an all female board with two or three Asians among the whites. No blacks, of course, and no men, of course. If I am right, Heron invoked the term “diverse” the way a Spaniard in the 16th century would have invoked the Virgin Mary or the Holy Spirit, where rote mental formulas have supplanted thought, or self-awareness. Irony has been abolished, because irony requires an understanding that there is a gap between reality and our aspirations.

Hence, my interpretation of of the totalitarian slogans of our time:

Diversity = uniformity

Inclusion = exclusion

Multicultural – monocultural

It is the purest Bolshevism.

We are in a totalitarian age, and it did not stop with the destruction of fascism and the repudiation of soviet communism. No sir. It has transmuted into political correctness, which is anti-male, anti-white, and anti-Christian, among other things. Its real nature is explored in this article by Frank Ellis from 1999 found at American Renaissance. I recommend that you read it because it captures the essence of the cultural transformation which is being tried out in North America, and which, in my mind, goes from strength to strength.

What we call “political correctness” actually dates back to the Soviet Union of the 1920s (politicheskaya pravil’nost’ in Russian), and was the extension of political control to education, psychiatry, ethics, and behavior. It was an essential component of the attempt to make sure all aspects of life were consistent with ideological orthodoxy — which is the distinctive feature of all totalitarianisms. In the post-Stalin period, political correctness even meant that dissent was seen as a symptom of mental illness, for which the only treatment was incarceration….

Today, of course, we are made to believe that diversity is strength, perversity is virtue, success is oppression, and that relentlessly repeating these ideas over and over is “tolerance and diversity.”

This, of course, is the beauty of “racism” and “sexism” for today’s culture attackers — sin can be extended far beyond individuals to include institutions, literature, language, history, laws, customs, entire civilizations. The charge of “institutional racism” is no different from declaring an entire economic class an enemy of the people. “Racism” and “sexism” are multiculturalism’s assault weapons, its Big Ideas, just as class warfare was for Communists, and the effects are the same. If a crime can be collectivized all can be guilty because they belong to the wrong group. When young whites are victims of racial preferences they are to-day’s version of the Russian peasants. Even if they themselves have never oppressed anyone they “belong to the race that is guilty of everything.”

The purpose of these multi-cultural campaigns is to destroy the self. The mouth moves, the right gestures follow, but they are the mouth and gestures of a zombie, the new Soviet man or, today, PC-man. And once enough people have been conditioned this way, violence is no longer necessary. We reach steady-state totalitarianism, in which the vast majority know what is expected of them and play their allotted roles.

The longer I watch this phenomenon in action, the more I am persuaded, nay, convinced, that such apparently extreme descriptions of political correctness are exact, precise, correct, and right. It makes me want Trump to win, just to break through the carapace of political correctness.

“Communism would not last a minute if we just spoke the truth,” said Solzhenitsyn. I am appalled that what he said about Communism has become applicable to our own society, and it needed neither war nor revolution in the conventional sense to impose this totalitarianism on us.

 

 

 

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Frances

They’re all relatively skinny young women as well. Estimate maybe twenty years between eldest and youngest, if that. Heaven forfend a board member should sport grey hair or wrinkles, let along be built more for comfort than speed. So no input anyone outside their very circumscribed group.

Bill Elder

Looks like a negative image of the Saudi diversity committee.

Hey 2 cn py lip service to this fraudulent virtue-posing narrative

Bill Elder

Dal – I had this thought after I had ruminated over your article for a while, though I might share it with you.

I think your keyword concepts defining the forward march of cultural Bolshevism (bloodless fabian bolshevik revolution) are all correct and well chosen (uniformity, exclusion, monocultural), but this can be capsulized in a word the Bolsheviks themselves used to mollify the tyranny of conformity needed in the single ideological society and its single party state – “solidarity” .

“Solidarity” is a lovely sounding banner phrase employed by the Bolsheviks to fallaciously insinuate that the rank uniformity of Bolshivik monoculture is in some way voluntary. We, and History, know it wasn’t – “solidarity” was always backed up by a gulag system to eliminate diversity of thought.

Similarly in the cultural Bolshevism we see today, true diversity, that is diversity of opinion, is relegated to a “social gulag” where the dissenter is slandered and socially stigmatized if not physically harmed. They are now fomenting the true gulag system of incarceration for the crime of dissenting to the diktat of cultural Bolshevist dogmas – witness the push to incarcerate those who challenge the credibility of climate hysteria, or who are unsympathetic to identity politics or Bolshie race shaming.

The pattern is well established and historically documented that idealist monocultures begat the single party utopian state, which begets forced uniformity, conformity and political/social exclusivity – this begets the gulags for dissent and the iron curtains for ideological purity – and when the single party ideologically pure state fails to deliver utopia, this begets the killing fields of ideological solidarity (social cleansing). The concept being that the failures are due to ideological impurity – it is the sabotage by non believers who cause these centrally planned dogmatic state projects to fail – more ideological purifying is in order, get out the bulldozers, dig the graves round up the impure of though.

Dalwhinnie

Exactly so. I have nothing to add. When the failures of the system are manifest, there can only be one answer: more purity of thought and belief.

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