The Nazi Roots of Multiculturalism
by Lewis Loflin
The origin of multiculturalism (a secular/leftist belief system) lies with two Nazis, Martin Heidegger and Paul de Man. National Socialism is also another leftist belief system. Their philosophy became the basis of Deconstructionism, an irrational belief system that rejects facts for feelings. The French philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930 - 2004) introduced the term, but he was influenced by Heidegger.
Multiculturalism is a form of inverted Nazism. Nazism in essence rejected reason and rational proof for the subjective and a blind lust for power. The individual is to be sacrificed for the collective, in reality those in power representing the collective.
It's inverted Nazism because unlike Nazism that promoted an irrational hatred of a minority by a majority, instead espouses an irrational hatred of the majority by a minority and that minority is within its own ranks.
This amounts to a type of self-hatred by liberal/progressive whites who see anything associated with "white" (Western culture, white Americans, etc.) is be rejected and only race and class has any real meaning. This creed permeates academia and those institutions it feeds into such as the arts, education, entertainment, and government.
Jews and Liberal Protestants are by far the worst because so many are college graduates. The nonsense was imported from Europe into the American education system. This for a better term is a type of mental illness that creates a hatred of the very system they so benefit from and even personal self-hatred. Terms such as "self-hating" Jews and whites I think is a fair description, while others refer to forms of it as Leftism. (Dennis Prager.)
So how did evils such as Nazism and multiculturalism even arise among the often most affluent and educated people in the Western World? The rise of the secular Enlightenment in Europe did do away with mindless superstition and undermined Christianity, leaving a cultural dead zone. By the late 19th. Century in particular among the educated and elite Christianity was dead.
Attacking the Church and its institutions was so prevalent this left a huge moral and cultural vacuum across Europe. Not only was the Church largely destroyed, but its discipline and morals went with it. In this vast cultural ruin free of restraint blossomed not reason, but anger and rage against the entire system and a desire to create a new one.
So while Christianity and the Enlightenment destroyed each other, an enemy arose that was out to destroy both of them.
A definition for Deconstructionism from answers.com:
A philosophical movement and theory of literary criticism that questions traditional assumptions about certainty, identity, and truth; asserts that words can only refer to other words; and attempts to demonstrate how statements about any text subvert their own meanings: "In deconstruction, the critic claims there is no meaning to be found in the actual text, but only in the various, often mutually irreconcilable, 'virtual texts' constructed by readers in their search for meaning".
Irrational thinking and double standards abound. As one writer correctly wrote,
It is common practice for Multiculturalists to teach that colonialism was bad, but fail to tell students that colonialism usually raised the living conditions and life expectancy of colonial populations. They teach about Western colonialism, but rarely - if ever - mention Third World colonialism.
They teach about Black slavery in White America, but neglect to teach about slavery by Arabs, Africans, and Asians. They rarely, if ever, teach about the huge numbers of White people sent into slavery.
They teach about White "racism", about discrimination against non-Whites, but don't teach much about non-White racism. African and Asian organizations set up to defend their people are viewed as expressions of "ethnic pride", but White organizations set up to defend their people are described as "racist". Discrimination against non-Whites is "terrible racism", but discrimination against Whites is "affirmative action" (tell that to dirt-poor White people who miss out on employment opportunities because of the color of their skin).
In fact Arab slavery of Europeans was one of the reasons Thomas Jefferson had to send the American Navy to battle the Barbary Pirates. They don't teach why Europeans were forced to occupy Muslim countries due to centuries of attacks by Muslims.
Multiculturalism is the mindless trash fed into the minds of so many of our educated ruling class in large universities instead of historical facts. Another wonderful person that influenced Deconstructionism was Friedrich Nietzsche.
"Nietzsche's singular philosophical approach was an important forerunner of deconstruction." (Wiki) Nietzsche was also a major (via his sister) influence on Nazism. Derrida and Nietzsche alike have been charged with nihilism. (Life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value.)
The Yale Alumni Magazine (November 10, 2009) reports:
The German philosopher's work - which provided the underpinnings of existentialism, postmodernism, and deconstructionism - reeks of another ism: Nazism.
So argues a book by French scholar Emmanuel Faye, newly published in English translation by the Yale University Press. Drawing on previously unavailable materials, Faye concludes that it's impossible to separate Heidegger's work - "hate speech," in the New York Times's characterization - from his personal views and allegiance to Hitler.
This referred to An Ethical Question: Does a Nazi Deserve a Place Among Philosophers? New York Times November 8, 2009. To quote that article,
For decades the German philosopher Martin Heidegger has been the subject of passionate debate. His critique of Western thought and technology has penetrated deeply into architecture, psychology and literary theory and inspired some of the most influential intellectual movements of the 20th century. Yet he was also a fervent Nazi.
Now a soon-to-be published book in English has revived the long-running debate about whether the man can be separated from his philosophy. Drawing on new evidence, the author, Emmanuel Faye, argues fascist and racist ideas are so woven into the fabric of Heidegger's theories that they no longer deserve to be called philosophy.
As a result Mr. Faye declares, Heidegger's works and the many fields built on them need to be re-examined lest they spread sinister ideas as dangerous to modern thought as "the Nazi movement was to the physical existence of the exterminated peoples."
First published in France in 2005, the book, "Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism Into Philosophy," calls on philosophy professors to treat Heidegger's writings like hate speech. Libraries, too, should stop classifying Heidegger's collected works (which have been sanitized and abridged by his family) as philosophy and instead include them under the history of Nazism...to prevent the careless spread of his most odious ideas, which Mr. Faye lists as the exaltation of the state over the individual, the impossibility of morality, anti-humanism and racial purity.
...left-wing intellectuals have more frequently been inspired by his ideas. Existentialism and postmodernism as well as attendant attacks on colonialism, atomic weapons, ecological ruin and universal notions of morality are all based on his critique of the Western cultural tradition and reason...
American philosopher Richard Rorty, who once wrote in The New York Times, "You cannot read most of the important philosophers of recent times without taking Heidegger's thought into account." Mr. Rorty added, however, that "the smell of smoke from the crematories" will "linger on their pages."
Nazism like all left-wing pseudo-religions sought to destroy Western Judeo-Christian culture. Now the Deconstructionists are targeting all of Western culture for "deconstruction" and like the Nazis are obsessed with race. To quote the writer below, "And what shapes those assumptions and emotions? Contemporary Deconstructionists conclude that they are shaped by collective social forces, by modern academia's holy trinity of "race, class, and gender."
According to The New York Times Heidegger joined the Nazi party in 1933 when he became rector of Freiburg University and oversaw the dismissal of all Jewish professors. After the war Heidegger was banned by a de-Nazification tribunal from teaching. Heidegger was a critic of modern technological society and of the Western philosophical tradition that gave rise to it.
He argued that we must overcome this tradition and rethink the very nature of human existence or being. He would find much in common with modern environmentalism and its anti-human philosophy. Heidegger is also the father of modern moral relativism.
The entire article can be read www.nytimes.com. It's the constant attack on Western culture from the inside and the alliance of convenience between Progressives and Islamists we must understand and oppose. France should understand this more than anyone, but is so deluded by multiculturalism they can't see the trees much rather the forest.
In 2012 the Liberal elite is still in denial as more and more "homegrown" Muslim terrorists pose more and more of a threat. Finally some are admitting that multiculturalism has failed. David Cameron, the British prime minister, said the doctrine of state multiculturalism had encouraged segregation:
"We have encouraged different cultures to live separate lives apart from each other and the mainstream. We have failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to belong."
In October 2010, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, announced that the multicultural society had failed:
"Of course the tendency had been to say 'let's accept the multicultural concept and live happily side by side, and be happy to be living with each other'. But this concept has failed, and failed utterly."
This is also the view of Nicolas Sarkozy of France as well as Holland where a Muslim butchered Theo van Gogh on a city street for criticism of Islam.
The political left just can't give up their deranged multiculturalism and still believe they can use Muslims to help over throw the West hoping they can then step in and gain power. Socialist theology predicts a "fall" of capitalism and the West, which to their dismay keeps failing to happen.
But Muslims are not stupid and we must question who really is using whom? See Multiculturalism and the Self-Liquidation of Europe
Multiculturalism Seattle in Public Schools
In one of the most insane example is the Seattle Public Schools. They have "deconstructed" the very word racism to mean:
The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Latino, Native Americans, and Asians), by the members of the agent racial group who have relatively more social power (Whites).
Those aspects of society that overtly and covertly attribute value and normality to white people and Whiteness, and devalue, stereotype, and label people of color as "other", different, less than, or render them invisible. Examples of these norms include defining white skin tones as nude or flesh colored, having a future time orientation, emphasizing individualism as opposed to a more collective ideology, defining one form of English as standard, and identifying only Whites as great writers or composers.
The Seattle Public Schools removed this racist trash after it got onto the local press and claimed the purpose was "to bring communities together through open dialogue and honest reflection around what is meant by racism..." This mindless nonsense is what multiculturalism is really about and they said it, not me. If I substituted Jews for whites Hitler would be right at home.