Another perversion of justice is something called the â€œRacial Justice Act,â€ which was effectively repealed last week. â€œRacial justice,â€ like multiculturalism, is an oxymoron. Justice is colorblind; therefore, a law that takes into account an individualâ€™s skin color (either the perpetratorâ€™s or the victimâ€™s) is an injustice.
Charles Davenport Jr.
One can often determine the worthiness of a social or political cause based on the language utilized by its champions. Words have precise meanings, which are established and agreed on by common usage. Consider the term â€œculture.â€ By definition, a culture consists of shared, or common, beliefs and practices. Consequently, â€œmulticulturalismâ€ is an oxymoron; there is no such thing as a multiculture.
Those who are interested in the restoration of cultural cohesion and unity cast a skeptical eye at the multiculturalist, whose objectives are at odds with culture, as traditionally (and properly) understood. Those who adopt the term â€œmulticulturalismâ€ are guilty of linguistic anarchy, among other offenses.
Closely related to multiculturalism, and chanted maniacally by the same crowd, is the term â€œdiversity.â€ Of course, as traditionally understood, diversity is a useful word, one that is frequently deployed as a synonym for â€œvariety.â€ Yet the linguistic anarchists have transformed diversity into a progressive political philosophy.
At the mere utterance of the term, diversityâ€™s disciples all but bow their heads and genuflect. â€œDiversity,â€ they self-righteously proclaim, â€œis our strength!â€ (Apparently, all of these folks study and memorize the same pamphlet full of silly platitudes.) For obvious reasons, no one ever asks for evidence of this claim; nor is any provided.
Another term that has devolved in recent decades is â€œequality.â€ Although American citizens enjoy equal opportunity and equality under the law, we do not have a â€œrightâ€ (another abused term) to equal outcomes and an equal share of material goods. Members of Occupy Wall Street and their egalitarian allies are profoundly mistaken about this (and much else).