Skip to comments.Patrick Buchanan: The Unpardonable Heresy of Tucker Carlson
Posted on 09/14/2018 2:16:58 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
Our diversity is our greatest strength.
After playing clips of Democratic politicians reciting that truth of modern liberalism, Tucker Carlson asked, "How, precisely, is diversity our strength? Since you've made this our new national motto, please be specific."
Reaction to Carlson's question, with some declaring him a racist for having raised it, suggests that what we are dealing with here is not a demonstrable truth but a creed not subject to debate.
Yet the question remains valid: Where is the scientific, historic or empirical evidence that the greater the racial, ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of a nation, the stronger it becomes?
From recent decades, it seems more true to say the reverse: The more diverse a nation, the greater the danger of its disintegration.
Ethnic diversity, after all, tore apart our mighty Cold War rival, splintering the Soviet Union into 15 nations, three of which Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia have since split further along ethnic lines.
Russia had to fight two wars to hold onto Chechnya and prevent the diverse peoples of the North Caucasus from splitting off on ethnic grounds, as Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan had done.
Ethnic diversity then shattered Yugoslavia into seven separate nations.
And even as we proclaim diversity to be our greatest strength, nations everywhere are recoiling from it.
The rise of populism and nationalism across Europe is a reaction to the new diversity represented by the Arab, Asian and African millions who have lately come, and the tens of millions desperate to enter.
Center-left and center-right parties are losing ground in European elections because they are seen as feckless in meeting what more and more indigenous Europeans believe to be an existential threat mass migration from across the Med.
Japan's population has ceased to grow, and each year brings fewer toddlers into its schools. Yet Tokyo resists the racial and ethnic diversity greater immigration would bring. Why, if diversity is a strength?
What South Koreans dream of is uniting again with the 22 million separated members of their national family who live in the North, but share the same history and blood.
This summer, in its Basic Law, Israel declared itself an ethnonational state and national home of the Jewish people. African migrants crossing the Sinai to seek sanctuary in Israel are unwelcome.
Consider China, which seeks this century to surpass America as the first power on earth. Does Xi Jinping welcome a greater racial, ethnic and cultural diversity within his county as, say, Barack Obama does in ours?
In his western province of Xinjiang, Xi has set up an archipelago of detention camps. Purpose: Re-educate his country's Uighurs and Kazakhs by purging them of their religious and tribal identities, and making them and their children more like Han Chinese in allegiance to the Communist Party and Chinese nation.
Xi fears that the 10 million Uighurs of Xinjiang, as an ethnic and religious minority, predominantly Muslim, wish to break away and establish an East Turkestan, a nation of their own, out of China. And he is correct.
What China is doing is brutalitarian. But what China is saying with its ruthless policy is that diversity religious, racial, cultural can break us apart as it did the USSR. And we are not going to let that happen.
Do the Buddhists of Myanmar cherish the religious diversity that the Muslim Rohingya of Rakhine State bring to their country?
America has always been more than an idea, an ideology or a propositional nation. It is a country that belongs to a separate and identifiable people with its own history, heroes, holidays, symbols, songs, myths, mores its own culture.
Again, where is the evidence that the more Americans who can trace their roots to the Third World, and not to Europe, the stronger we will be?
Is the Britain of Theresa May, with its new racial, religious and ethnic diversity, a stronger nation than was the U.K. of Lloyd George, which ruled a fourth of mankind in 1920?
Was it not the unity Bismarck forged among the diverse Germanic peoples, bringing them into a single nation under the Kaiser in 1871, that made Germany a far stronger and more formidable power in Europe?
Empires, confederations and alliances are multiethnic and multicultural. And, inevitably, their diversity pulls them apart.
The British Empire was the greatest in modern history. What tore it apart? Tribalism, the demands of diverse peoples, rooted in blood and soil, to be rid of foreign rule and to have their own place in the sun.
And who are loudest in preaching that our diversity is our strength?
Are they not the same people who told us that democracy was the destiny of all mankind and that, as the world's "exceptional nation," we must seize the opportunity of our global preeminence to impose its blessings on the less enlightened tribes of the Middle East and Hindu Kush?
If the establishment is proven wrong about greater diversity bringing greater strength to America, there will be no do-over for the USA.
The Establishment has already been proven wrong.
Diversity as defined by the political Left means destruction of commonly accepted standards.
Tucker is a good man.
diversity is divisive
How hard is it to figure out that in unity there is strength?
The difference of opinion on this gives rise to two strongly opposed foreign policy instincts. If American is a nation of a people, the foreign policy goals of the nation should be protection of the nation, conserving its strength and minding its own business. On the other hand, if America is a nation of ideas our policy should be to meddle, intervene and spread American ideas across a doubting globe by force of arms or money.
Unity is Strength
Diversity is Division
If ‘Diversity is Strength’, then Daniel’s vision of the great statue with feet of iron and clay would never have fallen..................
Why isn’t there a big push to diversify the middle east? Somalia? Hell, there are a lot of places around the world they could prove their theories.
The only thing good about diversity is the Varity of restaurants they bring to the hood......
Diversity is a way to get democrats into boards. Its a way to lower standards and take control. The idea that diversity by itself is good, is crazy. Diversity is not moral. And if it were valuable than you would see women, Asians, Indians and white people on NBA basketball teams.
.....Ethnic diversity then shattered Yugoslavia into seven separate nations.....
Not quite. The breakup of Yugoslavia was engineered by globalist elites in the US and UK deep-state and government circles, aided and abetted by international islam and Croat Nazis!!!! The corrupt clintons and neocons like Madeleine Albright (Halfbright) and McCain played a central role!!!!
President Trump recently called the International Criminal “Court” illegitimate!!!! Perhaps he can move on to call the related ICTY illegitimate, too, and work for the release of Serbian leaders from the prisons of the Hague!!!!
When liberals talk about “diversity” they mean diversity of skin color, not diversity of opinions.
A group consisting of a white liberal, a black liberal, a Hispanic liberal, a heterosexual liberal, a homosexual liberal, a lesbian liberal, a trans-sex liberal, and maybe a white conservative would be considered diverse to most liberals.
Ah, yes...the old conundrum...nationalism or internationalism (now called diversity or globalism.) I have lived long enough to see our country thrive under nationalism, and decline over globalism. Thank God, our President is returning the Nation to its former glory, after twenty-some years held in thrall to the globalists... Bushes, Clintons, Obamas. MAGA!
The ideology of “diversity” has ruined every country that it has touched! And it has completely ruined major universities like Harvard and MIT!!!!
Diversity is where nations go to die.
“. . . the utopia of multiculturalism involves a bureaucratic class presiding over a nation divided into a variety of ethnic nationalities. That, of course, looks awfully like the old Soviet Union. Such a system cannot work, and its failure is likely to inflict great damage on the people, their traditions, and their liberties.”
— Lady Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, writing on “Resisting the Utopian Impulse”
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