Robson: Liberals and their highly hypocritical devotion to 'diversity'

Robson: Liberals and their highly hypocritical devotion to ‘diversity’

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[National Post] The New York Times just celebrated Ireland’s referendum vote to repeal the constitutional ban on abortion with taunting glee. Oddly, nowhere in its victory dance did it bow even briefly to the signal liberal virtue of diversity.

VIDEO: Author of ‘The Diversity Myth’ and Paypal Founder Peter Thiel in 1996 predicting that diversity will be used as a tool by academics to denounce the value system that forms the foundation of Western culture.


In a news rather than opinion piece the Gray Lady chortled about “sweeping aside generations of conservative patriarchy and dealing the latest in a series of stinging rebukes to the Roman Catholic Church. The surprising landslide cemented the nation’s liberal shift at a time when right-wing populism is on the rise in Europe and the Trump administration is imposing curbs on abortion rights in the United States.”

Not that they’re obsessed with Trump, you understand. Or Catholicism, which the piece beat like a rented mule, including the obligatory pedophile priest reference. And I’m not proposing to refight the referendum here. If abortion really is a fundamental right, the Times would naturally want to see it respected everywhere, just as some of us would like to see universal protection for free speech, property rights and the unborn.

Liberals’ idea of diversity is people who look different but sound identical

The point here is that liberals deflect the gibe that their idea of diversity is people who look different but sound identical by insisting, as our prime minister just did in a New York University commencement address, that “Our celebration of difference needs to extend to differences of values and belief.” But there is a word for people who say one thing and do another. And it is not “diverse.”

At NYU, Trudeau denounced tribalism in various forms, from church attendance to gun ownership to, yes, being “pro-choice.” Yet his government infamously refuses summer job grant money to organizations not willing to endorse abortion in principle even if the specific application is unrelated to pro-life activism. Likewise the Times seems to feel no nostalgia whatsoever about Ireland becoming more like everywhere else, surely a loss of diversity even if justified in the name of social justice.

This article continues at [National Post] John Robson: When it comes to diversity, who’s the close-minded jerk?

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