Economist Dr. Walter E. Williams's latest column, The Cancer of Multiculturalism, takes to task President Obama's dangerous vision of multiculturalism in America.
Spurred by Obama's comments at the National Prayer Breakfast equating ISIS with the Christian Crusades, Williams wrote:
President Obama's vision is that of a man brainwashed through an academic vision of multiculturalism, in which American exceptionalism has no place. It's a vision that has been shaped by a longtime association with people who hate our country, people such as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Weather Underground leader and Pentagon bomber William Ayers and Ayers' onetime fugitive wife, Bernardine Dohrn. A vision that sees a moral equivalency between what Christians did centuries ago and today's Islamic savagery is quite prevalent in academia. It's part of what's worshipped on most college campuses as diversity and multiculturalism.
"College campus idiots," Williams continued, "call for the celebration of and respect for all cultures." He then added that any thinking to the contrary is considered racist.
Williams had a few questions for those campus thinkers who don't believe Western values are superior and prefer cultural equivalency: "Is forcible female genital mutilation, as practiced in nearly 30 sub-Saharan African and Middle Eastern countries, a morally equivalent cultural value? Slavery is practiced in Sudan and Niger; is that a cultural equivalent?"
What is at the heart of multiculturalism? Williams said it's a blatant assault on Christianity, spearheaded by the "hypocrites in the intellectual elite" and exemplified by universities promoting Muslim calls to prayer, yet boycotting Chick-fil-A on campus because of its CEO's view on homosexuality. Or public school boards who ban children's songs referencing Santa Claus or Jesus, and those who have banned the Declaration of Independence from classrooms because it contained references to God.
Also under attack, Williams said, is free market capitalism. "Personal liberty and private property are anathemas to people who want to control our lives," wrote Williams. "That is part and parcel of the multicultural and diversity movements infecting the Western world."
Western values are by no means secure. They're under ruthless attack by the academic elite on college campuses across America. These people want to replace personal liberty with government control; they want to replace equality with entitlement; they want to halt progress in order to worship Mother Earth. As such, they pose a far greater threat to our way of life than any Islamic terrorist or group. Visions of multiculturalism and diversity are a cancer on our society. We stupidly fund them with our tax dollars and generous charitable donations.