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← “It’s Part of their Culture” - Reading Nick Cohen in the light of the Jaipur affair [Also in Polish]

Steve Zara's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by Steve Zara

Who is it who claims to be offended, to have their sensibilities hurt? From what I have seen, it's community leaders, representatives of religion and culture. Self-appointed, of course. I wonder how easy it is to become a community leader and end up in a position of being able to bully and threaten others with government assistance. When I have come across mention of leaders from the GLBT (Gay,Lesbian,Bisexual,Transgender) community, I do wonder if someone actually bothered to send me some sort of voting card so I could have helped to choose my leader. Apparently not.

Governments and some leftist groups listen to whomever shouts loudest and longest. That's no way to find out what is going on in a culture, even if we feel the need to find out.

I like Multiculturalism, but it has to be done right. I like different styles of food, art, poetry, music, dance. The awful problem is cultural relativism - that values are culturally determined.

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 01:58:39 UTC | #913659