Diversity Supporters Need More Diversity

Diversity. How liberals love it. To liberal minds diversity is the greatest thing since sliced non-white bread.

If Dr. Seuss were alive he might write that liberal perversity demands civil diversity. To liberals diversity and its twin inclusivity are the hallmarks of American goodness. They love all kinds of diversity: diversity of color, diversity of language, sexual orientation (and non-orientation), how one dresses (or doesn’t) and religious belief (or non-belief).

TV characters Mike Baxter and Chuck Larabee demonstrate healthy diversity

The only kind of diversity liberals oppose are opinions diverse from their own. This is ironic at best, and it’s not very inclusive if you think about it.

Proponents of multiculturalism like the mainstream media, educators and Hollywood elitists need to diversify their approach if they want to expand their diversity big tent.

The progressive mindset seems to be that diversity is a key ingredient to what makes America great. Question: Do millions seek to come to America because of our melting pot diversity, or is it for the opportunity and freedoms our country offers?

The grand lady outside Staten Island isn’t called the Statue of Diversity, but rather the Statue of Liberty. Diversity is a feature of America’s character, a by-product of what America is about, but it is not the bedrock of American greatness. Nor is diversity or inclusivity found in the Bill of Rights.

The bedrock of American democracy is personal liberty, opportunity and the freedom to pursue happiness. It is our freedom of speech, freedom to bear arms, and the freedom to worship.

Yes, we are a melting pot, but equating diversity and inclusivity on the same par as the freedoms guaranteed us by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is misrepresenting American greatness. Diversity is unquestionably part of America’s fabric, but our societal example of accepting different denizens and cultures within our melting pot is just a small panel in the quilt work of American exceptionalism.

Maybe liberals think serving up a mandatory helping of diversity stew in society’s soup bowl is healthy, but that’s a crockpot – so to speak. It’s painting America’s goodness with too broad a brush.

That may be chic, like participation trophies and not keeping score at kids’s ballgames, but it waters down American greatness. When it comes to diversity training and inclusivity, we need fewer mandatory seminars and lectures and more of everyone on both sides following the Golden Rule.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. For those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country, welcome. For those who believe in open borders, safe spaces, and who tolerate everything but free speech and conservative ideals, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see. 

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Copyright 2017, Dean A. George©

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