Multiculturalism’s Big Lie
If you hear the promoters of liberal multiculturalism in the Los Angeles area talk, they promote two ideas that seem contradictory at their very core. These two ideas are communism, and getting Hispanics to retain their “native” Spanish language. In the multi-culturalist’s mind, the rationale in support of these two qualities is that capitalism and the English language have been forced upon the native cultures by white European colonial “oppressors.”
The reasoning that these multi-culturalists use is that if capitalism and the English language had not been forced upon innocent natives in the Americas, the problems facing these groups of people would have never happened. The fallacy inherent in this argument is that capitalism and English were never forced on the Central and South American natives by the people who conquered them. They were colonized by people who spoke Spanish themselves, which is why their descendents speak Spanish today. Instead of being subjected to free market capitalism, their ancestors were subjected to the slave economy that colonial powers in the 16th century like Spain operated under. In that system, caste and class systems kept people from ascending or falling in economic status based on the content of their character or drive to get ahead. The system was based on one’s position in the Spanish monarchy or with one’s relation to the Catholic church (an antiquated and brutal Catholic church that is far different than the one we have today). Slavery in this era of world history was not an exception, it was the rule, and no one was immune to being subjugated by cultural annihilation, forced conversion, or slavery after being conquered.
Plus, the native peoples of the Americas had plenty of problems amongst themselves – like wars, poverty, oppression, their own systems of slavery and human sacrifice – before any Europeans arrived.
What is truly shocking is that if you look at the facts, no two things were more destructive in the past and more destructive in the present to the native cultures of the people of Central and South America than statist economic systems like the caste/slavery system of the past and communism in modern eras.
What multiculturalism dogma ignores is where the Spanish language and economic ideas of communism come from. The Spanish language comes from…SPAIN (duh!), with its roots coming from Rome’s ancient language, Latin. In fact, when the descendants of the people of Central and South America distinguish themselves as Latino or Hispanic rather than as descendents of natives of the Americas, they are actually giving a nod to the very “white male, Conquistador colonial Catholics” who enslaved and eradicated the American natives’ ancestors in the first place. With a little research (like looking at a map of the world) the multiculturalist would see that Spain is located on a continent called Europe which shatters the idea that Spanish is anything but a language that comes from dead white European men.
The cozy relationship that multiculturalism has with communism is even more hypocritical. Communism is usually cited as an anti-colonialist/anti-European ethos but has there been a more colonial movement than communism? Has there been a system of modern governance that has more in common with the ancient, unfair European feudal system of life in which noblemen ruled serfs who worked the land and did all the physical labor for almost no compensation? First theorized by Engels and Marx (two dead white European males) communism (socialism) has colonized huge swaths of the planet. Most of Southeast Asia succumbed to this invasive European ideology. Pol Pot’s Cambodia, Ho Chi Minh’s Vietnam, Kim Il Sung’s North Korea and Mao’s China are the poster children of communist colonial imperial expansionism, and examples of the inevitable poverty and slaughter that occurs when the ideology takes over nations or entire regions. Most of these maniacs learned their communist economic ideas in Paris which was the bourgeois heart of it all. They learned at French universities like the Sorbonne then brought the ideas home to make real their own perverse power fantasies of being noblemen ruling a population of serfs.
In the western hemisphere, Castro has been making Cubans miserable for over 60 years, and now the South American communist renaissance, led by Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, is engulfing the continent. The results in the next few years will inevitably mirror what communism caused everywhere else on the planet. Central America is dealing again with Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua. Hondurans heroically removed from office a president in 2009 who tried to seize power and impose communism, but it’s not over because former president Manuel Zaleya is still trying to return (and he’s getting the help of Democrat politicians in the United States like Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois).
American educators and their colleagues who share the ideas of Castro, Mao and Chavez are hard at work in the bureaucracy of the Los Angeles school system (and other school systems around the country), planting seeds for the nightmare harvest they wish to reap. These activist teachers, administrators, and politicians are doing their best to make the communist hell on earth one day comes to pass in the United States – the very hell that the parents of many Spanish speaking students escaped from. These “educators” do everything they can to make integration and assimilation into American culture as difficult as possible for these students, under the rationale that they are being “sensitive” to the kids’ native cultures. Curriculums bombard children with anti-capitalist messages that decry the free market and teach how unfair and how inequitable the American economic and judicial systems are. They are taught the history of their native lands from the perspective of the communist politburos and council on highs with short shrift given to the history of America, our Constitution, and how our republic fought a war with itself to eradicate slavery. Instead of being immersed in English and made proficient in it, these kids are forced to participate in the curriculum of bi-lingual education, or are taught entirely in Spanish so that they never learn English.
At some schools in the Los Angeles area the reverence for communism, and the rejection of American heroes, includes what holidays are or are not celebrated and what days off kids get or don’t get. Columbus day had to go so now many schools give kids a day off to reflect on the great historical contributions of communist farm-worker union activist Cesar Chavez.
The belief that America is unfair and oppressive will become a self fulfilling prophecy for the students left permanently handicapped by these educational practices. By teaching future generations of Americans useless curriculum so that they leave school incompetent, angry, and unable to compete for high-paying jobs that require English skills, the communist-sympathizing teachers’ horrific vision of America will come true.
There is no worse way to insult the legacy of the native people of the Americas than to force their descendents to live under communist oppression that mirrors the worst of feudal Europe, all the while subjecting them to the “thought prison” of not being fluent in the very language of their nation. Only by firing those in positions of power and taking back our educational system will we be able to break these kids out of that prison. When freed, these kids will be successful participants in a vibrant, prosperous, and strong American society.