Multiculturalism as Mono-culturalism

Multiculturalism is the putative attempt to build a cultural infrastructure on the basis of the presence of competing cultures, competing gods, competing epistemological authorities, and competing religions. It offers itself as the solution to ethnic and cultural diversity holding out the promise that with a multicultural political administration people of different faiths, heritages, and religions can all live peacefully together without abandoning their respective distinctions. Just as the official religious model of pluralism separated Church and state so unofficial religious model of Multiculturalism separates nation and state. In the multicultural model there is no national faith or religion but only national faiths and religions. In the multiculturalism model there is no agreed upon national epistemology or teleology but only national epistemologies and theologies. In the multicultural model there is no one national ethnic people group or heritage but only national people groups and heritages. In brief in multiculturalism the nation is defined by its multipolar characteristics and not by the previous identification of a nation by its unipolar dynamics.

Continuing to seek to be clear about this matter, multiculturalism holds that a set geographic space (a country) belongs to everyone without qualification and therefore belongs to nobody in particular. If the multicultural model has a people group (and it does) its people group are those whose roots are defined by rootlessness, whose god is defined as all gods and no gods, whose loyalty is to the proposition that we are loyal to the idea that we should only be loyal to the rootless people group who share our rootlessness. In theory multiculturalism is cosmopolitan, indistinct, non-hierarchical, and predominantly non-judgmental.

But is that really possible and is multiculturalism really what it advertises itself as set forth above? This post will examine those claims and will seek to move the reader to the conclusion that multiculturalism is, in fact, a monocultural system and expresses itself monoculturally just as much as any blood and soil nation that anyone would desire to set forth.

Keep in mind that the avowed purpose of the multicultural state is to be found supporting no set people group, no set religion, no set culture, no set heritage, no set language, no set teleology, no set epistemology. A multicultural social order serves no one god, and is beholden to no one set of moral underpinning or no one established law order. Multiculturalism favors the culture of everybody, and so nobody. It is the social order theory that pursues neutrality in all matters so as to favor no one and nothing.

However, at that very moment where it supports no one and nothing it has given us a social order that is monocultural in its negation of all the previous affirmations. In all its negations multiculturalism affirms the one truth that all truths are true. Multiculturalism putatively thus distinguishes itself from all monocultures which insist on just one truth in culture, heritage, epistemology, teleology, language, history, religion (faith), truth, etc. by its acceptance of a plurality of the above. However, in its denial of the just one way of all other monocultures, multiculturalism has embraced and affirmed the culture of just one way of many ways. Multiculturalism has rejected monoculturalism with the result that it has become monocultural in its insistence that if you want to fit into the multicultural experience one must reject all other “just one ways.”

For example, if I insist that Christian culture and social order is the one way to go because of its superior nature I have obviously affirmed the one way of Christianity. However, if I insist on the other hand that Christian culture and social order is not the one way to go but rather all cultures must be affirmed under one political organization then what I am saying is that the one way of multiculturalism with its many ways is the one best social order and all should accept it. So, multiculturalism ends up not genuinely being multicultural but is monocultural. Multiculturalism has one people (all those who desire to mix their bloods), one heritage (the heritage that embraces all heritages) one religion / theology (pantheism), one teleology (Utopian New World Order), one epistemology (pantheistic rationalism), and one culture (uni-culture) and in these commitments Multiculturalism is rabidly opposed to any other monoculture that would arise to challenge its cultural hegemony.

To use a possibly helpful analogy we thing of J.R.R. Tolkiens conversation between two of his characters in “The Fellowship of the Ring.” Let Saruman here stand for multiculturalism and Gandalf here stand for the self-admitted monocultures.

“For I am Saruman the Wise, Saruman Ring-maker, Saruman of Many Colours!’

I looked then and saw that his robes, which had seemed white, were not so, but were woven of all colours, and if he moved they shimmered and changed hue so that the eye was bewildered.

I liked white better,’ I said.

White!’ he sneered. ‘It serves as a beginning. White cloth may be dyed. The white page can be overwritten; and the white light can be broken.’

In which case it is no longer white,’ said I. ‘And he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.’ – Gandalf”

One sees here that Saruman’s many colors, though many remains one. Saruman can never go back to just one color (white) because he has embraced the one color of many colors. He is mono-hued precisely because he is multi-hued.

So it is with multiculturalism. It is mono-cultural precisely because it is multicultural. It can never go back to one people serving one God having one religion because it has embraced being the one people who are many people serving a pantheon of gods having the one religion of pantheism.

As we are fighting multiculturalism then we have to remember that it is every bit as mono-cultural has any other system. It merely hides that mono-cultural reality by the flowery language of multiculturalism. It is naught different from Rome of old which claimed a multiculturalism that allowed any people group they swallowed to worship any god they like as long as they would pinch incense to the real god of the system — The State as embodied in Caesar.

Pointing this all out we learn that multiculturalism is a myth. Any state that seeks to pursue multiculturalism as a social order is merely pursuing its own apotheosis. Those Westerners who sing the glories of multiculturalism do so because they are seeking to escape the previous social order of Christendom preferring instead what they wrongly believe is a less restricted cultural existence.

We should note here at the end that multiculturalism as a pursued doctrinaire social order has in an overwhelming and disproportionate manner effected those social orders and cultures which previously occupied by those who were White Christians. You seldom hear of the pursuit of multiculturalism anyplace except in those environs which were once comprised of White Christians. The reason for this is simple. Only in White Christian countries (previously known as “The West,” or “Christendom”) did you find nations that were epistemologically self conscious about serving the God of the Bible only. Multiculturalism thus is a back door attack on Christ and His Kingship over peoples. If multiculturalism is allowed to thrive in once Christian lands the result will be a return to the old paganism of the old gods as found in lands which have previously been multicultural. We see that happening around us already as we find a return to various sexual perversity, the tatt and piercing now so prevalent, the novelty of Christian denominations supporting the building of Mosques, and other curios that scream we are indeed embracing a new mono-culture called multiculturalism.

One more point before closing. Multiculturalism can be pursued in two ways. The most common way that we see is what has been explained above. It is the allowing of all the gods back into the social order and so having the religious basis of the social order be Pantheism. However, by doing the seemingly exact opposite one arrives at nearly the same place by forbidding any of the gods back into the social order and so having the religious basis of the social order be Atheism. Whether one allows all the gods in the public square or throws all the gods out of the public square one will end up with the same kind of social order since where a social order serves all the gods they are serving none of the gods is much the same as a social order that serves none of the gods. This explains why Communist social orders like China end up in much the same place culturally as social orders that embrace pantheism. In each case it is the State (man said collectively) that rises to the status of God walking on the earth.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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