Multiculturalism has become the absence of culture. As a young boy, I had begun to notice the rampant acceleration in the adoption of modern multicultural practices within my community, among my friends and neighbors. It reminded me of the tales my mom would tell of my immigrant grandfather. When coming to the US, he refused to ever speak his native tongue again. He would not even let my mother learn a foreign language. "You are an American. Be American." That is the simple quote that I had heard time and time again, as my mother reiterated his words in confusion at citizens adopting the language, accents, and customs of foreign nations. Thusly, my curiosity was sparked into the seemingly sudden expansion of this Multiculturalism.
Now, I have come to the realization that Multiculturalism is the absence of culture, a successful Critical Practice that has eaten away at the foundation of many western nations and created a rubric for other Critical Theories to enter mainstream adoption. Here's how it works:
1) Reframing and redefining terms with positive connotations.
Multiculturalism, historically, could be defined as a collection of individuals with a diverse array of backgrounds coming together to form a single union. This can be seen in the historic American context of being multicultural, wherein persons had come together from across the globe to build our nation. Many became one. In more recent times, the term Multicultural has been colloquially redefined to represent a union of persons who all engage with society in a way foreign to the whole of the union. In other words, rather than bringing people together, multiculturalism now is a term that divides people apart and self-segregates parts of a union from one another.
2) Promoting the most idealistic version of courteous practices as moral virtues.
The big one here is Tolerance. Also subject to redefinition, Tolerance has been transformed. Previously Tolerance was the acknowledgement that there will be people, opinions, and practices that one dislikes within a union, but the union will accept those differences and maintain the value of the whole over any personal biases. Presently, Tolerance has been transformed into a moral principle that is required by all to hold within the union to hold and has the expectation that the ultimate level of tolerance must be actively engaged in, to where one is not simply acknowledging the acts of those who would normally be ostracized by society, but they must also engage with and appreciate the activities, beliefs, or characteristics of said "other". In the event of a failure to conform to this principle will result in your own removal from the benefits of the principle, ergo those who follow the newly defined Tolerance will not tolerate any who does not live up to the most idealized form of this ideal in all the beliefs, acts, and promotion thereof.
3) Amplifying the superficial and the private, diminishing the significant and expressive.
Crossing over with many Critical Theories, Multiculturalism has succeeded in presenting to people the concepts that there are groups, these groups are defined and unique, and yet presenting them as though they are all equal in every relevant fashion beyond the superficial that is used to define the groups. Looking at history, we can see the factors that distinguished people were a combination of factors extending beyond simple gender, sexuality, race, etc. Heritage was often localized to specific countries of origin, and even regions of said countries when looked at with a more keen eye. There was a focus on things like foods, professions, athletics, and more. The active parts of individuals lives that they chose to do as an expression of their culture. Presently, the definitions fall onto the surface level knowledge that can be determined based on the physical attributes of others. However, there is a simultaneous focus on the aspects of individuals that would traditionally be considered "private matters". These non-public beliefs, acts, and engagements, alongside the broadest of physical depicters are the modern determination of Multicultural groups. In this way, it becomes impossible to cross cultural lines with your neighbors should they appear different than you or have different private lifestyles than you. This blurs the lines of actual content of character and diminishes all understanding of differences to the superficial, and creates a perspective of irrelevance of content beyond the immutable or intimate. And, following step 2, the intimate aspects of all persons must be accepted, appreciated, and, at the minimum, willingly considered for engagement with, in order to prove ones worthiness of receiving Tolerance.
I can keep going, but I believe that these steps and characteristics are enough to show how Critical Practices can be convincingly implemented within societies. They focus on transforming societal ideals into absolute values, diminish relevant factors that should be considered for analysis and understanding while promoting more vague or extreme examples that will convince the good citizens of their inadequacy to uphold the institutionalized value and make it increasingly difficult for them to determine what is essential and good, and they slide the definitions of basic concepts to lead individuals into conflating the values they hold with the ones that the Critical Practitioner is promoting.
Multiculturalism is not a general value, it is a Critical Practice, a strategic system with the purpose of deconstructing the society in which it is implemented. At the very least, Multiculturalism has become this type of system. This is why Multiculturalism is actually Anti-Culturalism, as it destroys the unifying culture of any union of peoples via the promotion of separate cultures which shall all be considered as equals and accepted as equals, lest you be removed from the union of peoples.
Just thought I'd share this comment I was trying to comment on a Lotus Eaters video. Btw, ya'll should follow the Podcast of the Lotus Eaters if you aren't already. Great analysis and discussion
It's been a while since I've made a video, and this time with a locals exclusive. A cherry on top that I managed to fit within the size requirements. I like making shorter form content like this, considering my tendencies to ramble. Having content exclusive for my followers here is something I'll be working on doing more and more. I'll be creating more value here for my subscribers as well, with some subscriber exclusive content in the future. No timeline promises, cause I think we know how I get when I make a ton of promises (go hardcore for a week and then fall flat on my face unable to keep up with the sprint, lol).
Anyhow, let me know your thoughts and questions below. Have a great day everyone!
A direct upload! It turns out I recorded a video just short enough to meet the minimum upload offerings that locals offers to small communities like mine. That means you guys get this exclusively on locals!
I didn't sleep much last night, so I decided this was the perfect time to mull over my confused thoughts on how businesses are viewed from a legal perspective. Businesses are somewhat legal enigmas to me. Corporations are kinda treated as persons so that they can be double taxed, but have other protections, other types of businesses aren't treated the same way. They're able to consolidate power like governments, yet aren't subject to any form of limitations in regards to violating natural rights the same way the government is, despite being treated somewhat like persons they can still buy each other. It's just very odd to me from a principled, legal, and philosophical position.
Anyhow, my ramblings here are just that, ramblings. Still, I am curious what you all think of this topic. ...
The 2020 election is over, and the battle has just begun. What do I expect to come from the end of the election? Will the legal suits turn over anything for this election, or will they mean something for later down the line? I reflect on these questions and more in this discussion, and I also reflect on some final thoughts relevant to the Rise and Fall of Empire Series, that, thus far, being episodes 8 through 10 of the Construct Cast. Let me know your thoughts, and if you have any reflections of your own from this year's political cycle or other developments that you can't seem to get off your mind in the comments below.
In this episode of the Construct Cast, I discuss my analysis of Sir John Glubb's The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, with an emphasis on my own consideration for what it would take to help an empire survive, or reboot. If immortality for an Empire is impossible, is rebirth impossible in the same way? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Editor's Note: Returning to the podcast versions of the Construct Cast, I want to catch our content up to the videos we have had released over the past month. I apologize for this getting away from me for a bit. With the rise in content production, I had allowed this to get away from me. We will be returning to audio podcast uploads of the Construct Cast as per our original regular schedule, at 12PM EST on the day of the original upload, going forward.
In this second Crossover podcast, we are once again recording with Kevin @Eng_Politics. His channel is a bastion of political thought and analysis from the perspective of a conservative engineer. Interested in diving deeper into my concept of Progressive Traditionalism and combating the concept with his own beliefs of what it means to be Conservative, we decided to put our definitions and beliefs to task in this crossover episode!
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As someone who works with daily reporting to the Fed, big companies dealing with regulation are basically a clusterfuck and the requirements basically leave the companies in a position where they can never really update their systems because they need their systems literally every day. They can make new systems, potentially, but updating the regular system is more of a liability since missing a single day can screw the company up. At the same time, it seems like the big companies, at least the one I'm in, are mostly carried forward by the inertia of their own weight. I am fully convinced there will be another massive financial crisis if other major banks are like mine, just cause there really isn't anything that can be done if something is messed up. It's like fake it til you make it, only in reverse. Once something goes wrong, the requirements for constant regular action leaves no time to go back to correct the damage. All you can do is mitigate. Like debt gaining interest, eventually ...
Does anyone have any advice for the work, life, content creator balance? I just genuinely have not had the spirit in me to be able to create the content I want to be able to create these past few months as I am just feeling totally worn out day in and out. I'd like to get back into the philosophic deep dives and contemplations you followed me for, yet that's feeling like a lifetime ago now and every day feels like a step away from where and what I'm supposed to be doing
My locals app is finally working again. Been sick lately. Started considering the differences between corruption and evil. I decided to look at it from a moral framework and came up with a new perspective on how to define the 2 from a moral standpoint. A corrupt person will defy their morals to achieve their goals, whereas an evil person will determine their morals based on whatever ends satisfy or help to achieve their goals. In this way, you can see that a corrupt person may acknowledge when they are doing something morally wrong and feel guilt over it, whereas an evil person will determine that all who oppose them are the true evil threat and could even assess their own will as being justice.
Just a little thought that's been running through my mind lately. And it's interesting because it really makes you wonder which is worse? One who will defy morals or one who will redefine them? Perhaps they both have the same end result, but do they both have the ability to find redemption? I ...
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