This afternoon I was subjected to a nauseating commercial on a local talk radio channel. The advertisement could only have come from the utopian-driven fantasies of the politically-correct Left and featured a child telling her mother how wonderful all the diversity at her workplace was. She even used the PC terms for the various minority ethnic groups she named. Her mother agreed with the child about how wonderful all this ‘diversity’ at the workplace was and claimed that it led to an exchange of different ideas. Then the child asked why everyone in their own neighbourhood looked like them. The message went on to promote ‘diversity’ in one’s neighbourhood, claiming that this led to a ‘richer’ life. Of course, the people in the advertisement spoke without any sort of ethnic or racial dialect, giving one the impression that the ‘lily White’ (a phrase the PC Left loves to use to attack predominantly White families, towns and enclaves) neighbourhood of the mother and child was somehow lacking because it didn’t have the requisite number of ‘African-Americans,’ Asians, Hispanics, Eskimos and Persians. In fact, this fictional neighbourhood is most likely a decent, clean, safe place to raise a child.
The advertisement says more about the bizarre mentality of the people who produced it than it does anything else. Of course, if the utopian fantasy of these folks were to be achieved everywhere it would only take a very short time and soon no real diversity in race, ethnicity, language, culture, religion, etc. would exist. The many peoples of this planet would be amalgamated into one boring, homogeneous ‘grey race.’ Another problem with the commercial is the stifling atmosphere that political-correctness and ‘diversity’ have brought to America. For example, universities which once prided themselves on their intellectual, ‘open’ atmosphere are now conformist institutions which punish anyone who dares to deviate from the PC line. The media also parrot basically the same nonsense and tip-toe around the edges of reality, afraid to offend any protected group. Finally, the segregation that exists in America today is voluntary and has to overcome lots of government hurdles to survive. Many previously-homogeneous neighbourhoods around the United States have been broken up and made more ‘vibrant’ by the Federal Government and various ‘advocacy’ groups. This has led to conflict, chaos and crime in many areas. Once peaceful communities have been victimised because of the utopian fantasies of the Left. Beyond this, don’t people have a right to live around others like themselves? Would the same PC Leftists who produced this propaganda and want to bring Asians, Blacks and Hispanics into White neighbourhoods also advocate busting up Black, Asian and Hispanic neighbourhoods with Whites? Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans certainly doesn’t seem to appreciate that sort of ‘diversity.’ And why should he? People have a natural instinct to identify with those like themselves. This creates real diversity by allowing different groups to maintain themselves. Groups themselves show a natural tendency to protect their identity and territory, allowing them to survive. This can take place within a neighbourhood, a city, region or even a country. It’s perfectly natural. What is un-natural is the Left’s war on nature.
The group that produced the radio ads is called A Richer Life which is a project of something called The National Fair Housing Alliance, a Left-wing ‘advocacy group’ which is extremely worried about voluntary segregation in America and the desire on the part of most people to live around people of their own ethnicity and culture. Their major funding comes from State Farm Insurance.