Multi-Kulti

Some claim that a nation whose citizens possess multiculturalism/cultural relativism is better than, superior to, more desirable than a nation whose citizens do not. The claim, as I very basically make it out to be (And I can be very wrong about this) is that different cultures, religions, beliefs, value systems, etc. may appear to be inferior, different, violent, immoral, etc. to most Canadians but should generally be accepted for the sake of a greater good, multiculturalism/cultural relativism, even if doing so has net negative results. We may have the right to “free speech” but we should still avoid mocking or offending other cultures, religions, beliefs, value systems, etc. because we think they are inferior or primitive or even offensive to our own cultures, religions, beliefs, value systems, etc.

People who advocate multiculturalism/cultural relativism are putting forward a claim that they believe should be accepted by society as a whole. But isn’t this a contradiction? Aren’t people who advocate multiculturalism/cultural relativism saying that cultures, religions, beliefs, value systems, etc. that advocate multiculturalism/cultural relativism are better, superior to, more desirable than cultures, religions, beliefs, value systems, etc. that do not practice multiculturalism/cultural relativism? As far as that goes, aren’t Canadian cultures, religions, beliefs, value systems, etc. better, superior to, more desirable than those from other parts of the world that are not as multicultural/culturally relative as we are? Say, Saudi Arabia or Iran or Tennessee?

If multiculturalism/cultural relativism leaves us with the conclusion that our cultures, religions, beliefs, value systems, etc., are better, superior to, more desirable than those of other countries, what does that say about multiculturalism/cultural relativism?

Just some thoughts.

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