Against Multiculturalism (Reader Beware)

Note to the reader: if you cannot take anything from the typical white male, you might as well navigate away from this page because what follows will mean nothing to you.

Coca-Cola aired a rather controversial commercial during the SuperBowl featuring the song “America the Beautiful” sung in different languages. Watch the commercial here. The reaction to this commercial has been one of the most polarizing things I have ever seen. There seems to be no middle ground on this issue, because there simply cannot be. Whether Coca-Cola intended this commercial to be so divisive is unknown, but its effect creates further division in America when unity is most needed. One many not see the harm in a simple commercial, but what is being promoted is cultural suicide. This is not so much about a commercial promoting diversity, as it is about a commercial that divides Americans.

First of all, what is multiculturalism? There are usually two different kinds; simple cultural diversity, and multiculturalism forced by policy. The second is what the American left tries to promote in order to become more “tolerant.” However, this idea is predicated on an assumption about American culture, that it must be more diverse. This is a false argument. America is arguably the most culturally diverse nation in the history of the world. People from almost every nation live in the United States, and they bring their culture with them. This has created what many refer to as the “melting pot.” This melting pot has created what we know today as America.

While historically people have brought their culture with them, those people have had to assimilate into the American populace by taking one major step: learning English. Because of the diversity in America, principles that unite other nations do not exist in the United States. There have been two primary uniting principles in America, the idea of freedom, and the English language. The former has been under attack by Progressives for decades, and now the last major uniting principle is being undermined as well.

The undermining of American liberty is an argument for another time. However, the national language is something that must be kept intact. While America has never had an official national language, English has long been the de facto national language, as England was the primary settler of the North American continent (not to forget France and Spain, but England held the area of the United States much more than the former two nations). Any immigrant who arrived here essentially had to learn English in order to survive. People were able to keep their culture, but communication was something that could not be compromised.

Why, all of a sudden, is this division of communication not only okay, but often promoted? A nation cannot survive where its people cannot communicate with each other. This was clearly demonstrated in Genesis chapter 11. Verse 1 (NIV) states: “Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.” This created unity. What they decided to do was to build a tower to heaven to “create a name for themselves.” The story concludes with God coming down and striking the people with different languages to halt the progress of the project. “So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth” (11:8-9).

If you do not believe the Bible, just put that aside for now. Look at it rather as a history than a religious text. This people at the city of Babel were scattered because they could not communicate with each other. The same principle applies to the United States; no nation is exempt from this rule. Theodore Roosevelt understood this in 1907, in a letter he wrote to the president of the American Defense Society. His letter reads the following:

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

The bottom line is that there has to be a principle or language that unifies the people of any given country. If people want to bring their food, dress, religions etc. with them. That is perfectly fine; in fact, that is what America is all about. But no group can be allowed to immigrate to America without assimilating, namely by learning the language. It is simply illogical for Americans already living here to adapt to those who come here. Would you change your language, food, dress, etc. if an immigrant came to live at your home? Of course not; perhaps you will learn about their culture and take on some of those traits if you see it fit for your life. But generally speaking, it is the duty of the immigrant to adapt to the nation, not the other way around. It’s not racist, it’s just common sense.

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3 thoughts on “Against Multiculturalism (Reader Beware)

  1. I agree with your article for the most part. I am often offended by people who hang flags other than American,including rebel flag ! I know Italian Americans are very proud of the Italy flag as I have seen it displayed in restraunts etc. That being said I don’t feel they are anti American per se…in my humble opinion I think some people who don’t have a American patriotism haven’t been taught to honor this great country to their own ignorance. I am a black female & I live in a small town in Arkansas that is NOT diverse & as I am educated,bilingual,interracial marriage I have experienced the negatives of lack of diversity in culture. My husband & I are working middle class, never been on government assistance, neither have my parents nor his parents. One day my children were playing at a friends house, their son who had a crush on our beautiful daughter said out of no where”ya’ll black people can’t eat at our house!” their mother had invited us for a BBQ the following wknd. His dad red in the face scolded him. I was upset because they had eaten many meals at my table including my mothers at Christmas when the father had been laid off from work. Later my friend confided in me that prior to this her husband had discouraged her from inviting us as not to embarrass him. Im a fitness model, live in a lovely home,compassionate children. They were my “friends” and their dingy trailer,rowdy children were welcome at my parents Christmas dinner ! I do believe lack of diversity breeds ignorance.

  2. I will add the wife was trying to expose her children to diversity but the husband was set on white friends only at their BBQ & his children much like many in this area were crippled by this stigma. My children were tolerant of their Ebonics,lack of manners,greedy, selfish ways because I taught my children to be loving & hoped to gain true friendship instead of down low racist, who wanted things to stay the same ultimately. My husband who is German American is a testament that everyone isnt like those people,however in this English speaking American thinking town most are. Unfortunately this nation will never coin me a brown girl with Brown eyes who absolutely loves my flawed great country as an ‘All American ‘ girl lol

  3. Oh dear god…the Coke Commercial revealed to Americans that other languages exist! How dangerous! We certainly can’t tolerate people speaking different languages in this country because it’s obvious that no one can be proud of BOTH their heritage and the opportunities presented in a new country. I mean we all know that the people who came to America from other countries all spoke perfect English when they came. I mean how dare they not learn English and expect to participate in the great opportunities offered by the free market and education that they came to America to get. If they dare speak their original language, they clearly don’t have respect for American culture. It’s not like they came here because it is great or anything.

    And how dare they try to pass the culture to their children because they should all become assimilated to the American culture (It’s not like American culture is built on the many cultures that have come to the country throughout the years).

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