It should surprise no one that Michael Vick would have his apologists. But many of these dim bulbs have done the country a big favor–without even realizing it.
One of the main excuses used to mitigate public anger towards Vick is that dog fighting is a “cultural thing.” So is chopping hands off for stealing, female genital mutilation, throwing a widow on her husband’s funeral pyre (suttee), or a host of other barbarities. If one were to study the vast array of global cultures, it is likely that almost anything, no matter how heinous, would be considered acceptable by someone somewhere.
And therein lies the utter bankruptcy of multiculturalism. For those who believe all culture is “relative,” Michael Vick has done nothing more than express someone’s idea of acceptable behavior. And since those same multiculturalists believe in “celebrating our differences” it would be reasonable to assume they would be quite upset that Vick has been singled out for punishment.
Why haven’t the multiculturalists risen up en masse to defend Mr. Vick? Perhaps it’s because they know their ideology, taken to it logical extreme, is a complete fraud. Perhaps the anger expressed by the overwhelming majority of Americans–who instinctively know rotten behavior when they see it–makes defending the “anything goes” cultural approach more difficult than the multiculturalists anticipated.
Americans may not know precisely what their culture is. But they know what it is not. It is not the stuff of semi-civilized societies, ancient barbaric rituals, second-class status for women, or the grab bag of other highly questionable “culture” the multiculturalists are attempting to ram down our collective throats. What makes America the greatest country in the world is it ability to function as a bulwark against much of the rest of world’s “acceptable” behavior. It is precisely that bulwark–overwhelmingly extrapolated from Judeo-Christian, Euro-centric roots–which has caused this nation to become a beacon for mankind.
The multiculturalists, for a host of reasons, can’t stand this reality. By the same token we don’t see them emigrating to other “equally viable” cultural locations–such as the Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Communist China, or Cuba, e.g. Apparently a bunch of dead white, European males came up with something pretty enticing, not only for them, but also for the vast majority of human traffic willing to abandon their country of birth to come to America.
Perhaps America, warts and all, is still the best place on earth, even for ideological frauds. Why? It’s a “cultural thing.”
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