Multiculturalism VS "Age of Enlightenment" - Reflection on Labor Party Greens alliance Attorney-General Dreyfus response to Senator Brandis.
I perceive multiculturalism holds great dangers to the modernity notion of Freedom and will tend to push the definition of Freedom back to the medieval and pre-medieval. Why and how will this happen?
The above clearly show cultures are not benign and seek to assert political control to align the world to their view. The positions countries find themselves moving to on these maps are due to cultural influence.
This is why the struggle to throw off any ‘cultures’ views by continually seeking to advance human rights based on the degree the social construct enables maximising the relative independence and flourishing of the individual inclusive of woman, based on continual scientific reflection on the human condition via the various streams of a psychology which are not based on the current cultural relativism ethical nihilism paradigm is so very important.
Rather than multiculturalism being a 'good' when one allows their mind to peer below the surface, as Plato suggested was a very good idea some years ago, of street parades, food tasting days, dances, multicultural tea parties, joint pray meetings, friendly workplace chats, Freedom takes on a very ugly form for Other particularly for women. Unless the political elite (I feign in this case from utilising the Noam Chomsky 'Intellectual elite') deign to take account of this in public policy as they are not doing at the moment schism which clearly exists now will build not diminish.
Psychologists are the twenty-first century watchers who refuse to stand when their standing will make all the difference. Cultural relativist ethical nihilism paradigm is the province of anthropologists not psychologists and psychiatrists. Anthropologists attempt to take what is as it is, psychologists and psychiatrists attempt to change what is to something better based on science, not a personal derived position of cultural relativism which 'validates' rather than simply acknowledges cultural norms.
Cultures as are individuals within those cultures are psychologists clients, basing a professional opinion on what the client determines as the 'right' opinion, despite all the evidence and the psychologist then proceeds to misuse their position to 'validate', to give the stamp of official societal approval of the 'norm' contrary to the science of psychology helps who. Someone has to pay the piper - and I would proffer it is Other and women who inevitably have to pay the price. The science of psychology has been given for better or worse authority to, when push comes to shove, the political power to determine the 'norm' so it is extremely important psychologist in doing so as a part of the political elite understand who has to pay for these determinations more than who is to benefit.
Psychology simply becomes an apologists for culture, trapping Other in a cycle of violence and stamping as the 'norm' the subjugation of women. No longer a science, a pseudoscience to be chained once again within the stricture of cultural magical thinking deduction rather than empirical induction.
The reflection of what you would like the world to be like, holding hands, simply does not exist below in time and space - a simple gauge I propose are statistics on cross cultural marriage and the degree a woman's virginity is determined as sacrosanct(control of sexual access/rights). Also the degree of woman being subject to the training wheels of subservience/ownership via external marks of such as the veil.
The French intellectual elite clearly understood the significance of how true the 'training wheels' analogy is in practice. This is why determining the veil and the buka are anathemas to the word 'Freedom' is such a rational position to take and to be considered racist for determining it so is absolutely absurd. Wishing something to be true does not make it true - count the bodies, count the political derived constructs from the foundation codex which inform Other and woman as less. Language simple does not exist without purpose it constructs real life process. And real life process connects directly back to the codex purpose of control. Who gains who loses? Men? Who invariably creates these codexs? What is high in the minds of these creators? Peace and love for Other? Simply take the words and sentences and construct Other, women, men and construct the relationship process within the punishments dictated.
Codex which states no compulsion, no terror are surrounded by contrary text which negate their very existence and limit preservation of life and limb of only those determined as adherents. Cause of the demise of Other ratified so often and with such venom elsewhere token notations for Other are meaningless with such qualification. Even to the extent logic itself given the construct elsewhere determines 'no compulsion' as a mere statement that 'compulsion' is a useless exercise. Half belief is not an option and more importantly even believing is not a choice self can make.
The following links underline so clearly the notion society should ‘validate’ cultural notions whatever they are or be determined as imperialists as devoid of rational reason if one in the medium to long term wants to avoid the terrible cultural schisms we see historically and today involving exactly the same cultures we have in Australia’s midst.
UN Women: culture must not block progress on stopping gender violence Liz Ford in New York
guardian.co.uk, Monday 4 March 2013 12.01 GMT
Culture exceptions 'threaten women's rights' Source: Al Jazeera 08 Mar 2013 13:23
Medieval and pre-medieval Cultural foundation codex’s inevitable under a multicultural paradigm which enforces cultural relativist ethical nihilism must not be allowed to determine the lowest common denominator level regards defining Freedom in societies which seek to maximise the relative independence of the individual particularly woman and enable a truly flourishing life.
Humanity has struggled to be released from the chains of ignorance only to be thrown back into the cave with only shadows as reality once again due to the ignorant Dreyfus Left/Labor Green alliance is to say the least a very poor outcome for this and subsequent generations.
When one reflects on the graphs and the inevitability of moving within that space and considers the cultural view points and political imperatives what do you think happens to self-expression and secular-rational values under a multicultural paradigm?
Both The WVS Cultural Map of the World and the links below show clearly the truth of the notion firstly dogmas inherently exist in a consistent ethical variance which necessarily inform adherents behavior and in particular Islam constantly informs and approves terror and subjugation of Other within the Islamic cultural foundation codex. Liberal Moderate existing consistently along side the acceptance of terror and subjugation. Therefore terror is a derivative of the Islamic culture itself and not individual Muslim adherents perversion of the Islamic codex.
The Global Religious Landscape ANALYSIS December 18, 2012 Pew Research Centre.
The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society POLL April 30, 2013 Pew Research Centre.
The links above also underline what is happening particularly the cultural maps 'Left'/Labor and Greens alliance are shifting the notion of self-expression values to the left towards survival values as terror increases with its acceptance by the political elite. Acceptance of attempts of and successful imposition of superstition, taboos, and traditions supported by legislative means underscored by increasing inter communal violence. Supported by judicial persecution secular-rational values are forced downwards towards tradition by the cultural relativist ethical nihilists educating each new generation citizens accepting restricted individual expression challenging superstition, taboos, and traditions and diminished status of women and public display of a diminished state as a 'good'.
Under such a 'Left'/Labor and Greens alliance paradigm it becomes increasingly dangerous as we see in such societies to speak out.
Arsonists target federal MP's office in Perth By Alisha O'Flaherty Updated Mon May 6, 2013 7:13pm AEST.
‘Safe to Speak’ For Journalists in the Middle East? Not Yet. By Mich Cafe Mid East Posts Vers 10/5/2013.
'GOD-ONLY' MAN JAILED OVER SYDNEY RIOT By Vincent Morello, AAP Updated May 9, 2013, 7:08 pm
I am not sure the 'Left'/Labor and Greens alliance actually understand what they are doing. At least I hope not.
There is an answer but requires understanding 'dogma' inclusive consistently of terror and extremism within its behavioral variance despite the existence of liberal moderates be it secular or religious is not acceptable as a fellow traveler in any society. You want increasing terror and schism then do nothing, yes it will be hard, any confrontation is. I believe the security and increased capacity of citizens to flourish will be worth the sacrifice.
Personal Reflection on Terror Theory- The Mortality Salience - Regards Self or Culture?