Who Could Oppose Us? We’re So Nice.

R.R. Reno suggests terrorism is not about hate, but political warfare. We aren’t threatened by a network of criminals or people who are psychologically unhinged; we’re threatened by a network of people who believe the American way of life is immoral and dangerous to the world. But our leaders ask themselves why the terrorists hate us.

Our leaders cannot imagine a rational anti-Americanism. This is due in part to the narrowing effect of multiculturalism. Paradoxically, instead of broadening our capacity to entertain ways of thinking not our own, multiculturalism has made us parochial. We compliment ourselves endlessly for our tolerance, inclusiveness, and diversity. Since we are so tolerant of others, we assume, there is no reason others shouldn’t tolerate us. Since we are never offended, we must be inoffensive.

Aren’t we the world? Aren’t we all on the same page, if we could just talk to each other? But if one of us has offended them, it must be those hatemongering Christians, who tell us to love Jesus and keep sex inside of marriage. If anything’s offensive, that is. (via Prufrock News)

One thought on “Who Could Oppose Us? We’re So Nice.”

  1. As Americans, we believe everybody wants to be like us. As far as prejudices go, this isn’t a particularly bad one – and it has some factual basis. We met everybody’s cousin who immigrated to the US, and does want to be like us. Unfortunately, those cousins are a self-selected, non-representative group.

    Our culture is loud and available all over the world. This makes us a clear and present danger to anybody who wants to keep lower classes or women in “their place”.

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