Thursday, August 11, 2005

logic. speak it?

Huh.

Tiring as the whole drivel about political correctness is, even more so is the drivel about NOT being so. Study why and how people cluster, why certain national traits endure over centuries, why certain cultures embrace technology and economic growth and others resist them, beseeches David Brooks of all 18 year olds with big brains (And just which ones are those?) This is the line of inquiry that is now impolite to pursue, he says.

It is not. It can be redundant, immoral and all-too-humanly offensive to ask questions with certain purposes in mind. But everyone with half a brain knows that there are always questions that need to be asked, and asked in certain ways, to find right answers.

But multiculturalism, says Brooks, preaches that all groups and cultures are equally wonderful. Not! Multiculturalism treats all cultures as equal, period. Anything more is a matter of context; anything less is injustice. That is all.

I am just so glad that all the eighteen-year olds with "big brains" I know of are studying literature.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:50 pm

    "Anything more is a matter of context; anything less is injustice"

    I love how convinced you sound.

    though certainly an argument can be made for questioning why certain cultures die out and what makes some survive. and what could help change a countries outlook to growth

    its the field people in history and sociology classes study....there are a few big brains in these classes as well, just you dont know them probably

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  2. Thanks; I'm always open to attempts to be unconvinced if you're willing to make the leap.

    what could help change a countries outlook to growth.

    Any enquiry into culture is usually an examination of both the culture on the slide as well as the examining culture, and I think recognising that is a much greater service to cultural growth than treating cultural studies in any scientific, objective manner.

    there are a few big brains in these classes as well, just you dont know them probably

    I love how right you are. :)

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  3. I am ruled out because of lack of big brain.

    Ah me.

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  4. @sv: you big-brained dolt, aren't you NINETEEN?

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