CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS: Sweden prides itself on being a tolerant multicultural society – as well it should. But the cultures from which it absorbs immigrants are not so tolerant. The country is now in an uproar about yet another “honor killing” of a daughter by a Kurdish father because she chose to marry a man, rather than submit to her father’s diktat. It’s a horrifying tale, and perhaps a useful corrective to my defense of alien cultures yesterday, as long as women have true freedom to choose their own destiny. In this case, Sweden gave the woman the choice, and her own father brutally took it away. A lesson, perhaps, in the limits of cultural assimilation.
A common theme behind the Multi-culturism/diversity programs is that all cultures are equal. This is so patently untrue that only moral cowardice, self loathing, or sheer stupidity can explain why it is even considered at all. Facing reality, anyone can see that some cultures are more advanced, progresive, rational, enlightened, less barbaric, and less savage than others. The enemies of the West are right, we are weak. We won't even defend our own values by pronouncing judgement on other cultures that are clearly inferior, backward, and barbaric in comparison. However, if we don't defend and promote the values of Western civilization, we will lose what has taken centuries to achieve.