RE: Diversity (was: Morality is Relative)

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Wed Aug 29 2001 - 01:20:04 MDT

Olga wrote
> Harvey wrote
>> Lee wrote
>>> Yes, that seems correct to me. Wish us all luck, because we
>>> are going to need it, pace Singularity.
>> This sounds ominous. Do you think diversity is going to cause
>> something bad to happen? Why do we need to wish us all luck?
> All good comments, Harvey ... and at the very end -- GOOD QUESTION.
> Yes, please enlighten us, Lee.

Oh, all right. :-) I fear that placing diversity on a pedestal
will succeed in denigrating the methods and insights of all the
old DWM, and their discoveries of the benefits of rationality and
progress in the current technological advances humanity is making.

Emphasis on diversity---besides its harmful psychological effects
on people---also serves to weaken the spread of modern Western
culture, i.e., its industrialization and technological advance.
While the Japanese were eager in the late 19th century to adopt
the Western model, proponents of diversity often argue that if
anything, Western linear thinking is out-moded, Western mores
are evil, and so on.

Finally, in the U.S., praise of diversity can slow the adoption
of traditional American (i.e. Enlightenment) values. Whether
or not those values are likely to be adopted, and to what degree,
is/was the subject of the thread Mexican immigration.


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