The ‘Diversity’ Trap

Here is Paul Pauker writing at American Thinker about “diversity trap”:

Progressives and liberals, in their pursuit of “diversity,” smugly assert that no matter what differences exist among people from various cultures, nations, and regions of the world, the similarities are more important. In the end, people care about the same basic thing: making a better life for themselves, their children, and their families.

This appeal to emotion deliberately ignores a crucial fact: large numbers of people from many other cultures, nations, and regions either reject outright, oppose, or are indifferent to individual rights; specifically, the unalienable rights of individuals, set forth in the Declaration of Independence, upon which the United States was founded and built.

From the very beginning of U.S. history, the acceptance of these individual rights has been the core element of American culture. But in 1965, the federal government adopted Progressive-liberal ideology on immigration; Congress passed and the president signed a law that amended the Immigration and Nationality Act. This law resulted in a surge of immigration, and began to change America’s cultural makeup.

Since 1965, the vast majority of legal immigrants (more than 80 percent) have come from cultures, nations, and regions that have traditions not of individual rights but of collectivism or authoritarian rule. And this is not a natural occurrence; under the 1965 law, the federal government set up the system in a way that ensures this outcome.

Overall, the federal government has been permitting about one million people a year to legally immigrate. (These statistics on immigration do not include illegal immigrants, widely estimated at eleven million, the vast majority of whom also have come from cultures and nations with traditions of collectivism or authoritarian rule.)

The consequences of such “diversity” are dire. Many experts on history and politics have demonstrated that cultural, national, and regional factors play a decisive role in human behavior, and that people with a collectivist or authoritarian heritage are far more likely to support violations of individual rights by a government, or authoritarian conduct by a government, or both, for the purpose of securing government-invented group rights and other collectivist policies.

Read more: American Thinker

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