Critical Thinking Definition: Multiculturalism and Moral Relativism
Examples of Moral Relativism in “heroes” and “role models” for young people: On the Disney Mousketeers show, two girls found the maleficent queen and got on their knees and bowed to her. “Despicable” has taken a reversal in meaning, in the cute and cuddly cartoon in “Despicable Me”, and his “minions” have been made into popular toys. Webster defines a minion as a servile dependent—it is not a positive thing to be. “Minions” have historically been used as a term denoting servants of the devil. Meanwhile, a truly despicable entity resides in the White House, and his adoring minions, both in the bureaucracy and the media, roam the country wreaking havoc in our lives. ~C.D.
Quotes on Moral Relativism
The great loss here is truth, objective truth, and we are turning dysfunction into virtue. ~Rush Limbaugh
There’s no concept that the United States is the good guys and they [Iran] are the bad guys. ~ Rush Limbaugh
What happened was we had a sound bite yesterday from some guy that works at Eyewitness 8 TV news in DC, in Washington.
He was talking about me and how unreasonable I was in being critical of this Iran deal’s lax standards inspecting suspected violations committed by the Iranians. So we pointed out, it’s a 24-day delay! From the moment we suspect something until we can get in there (if we get in there at all) it’s a 24 day delay. It’s written into the deal. Obama and his acolytes are trying to deny it, but it’s in there. We’ve learned it’s even more difficult than that. And this guy at Eyewitness 8 News — “the Eyewitness 8 News dude,” as you said — says, “Well, wait a minute, now!
“What’s wrong with the Iranians not wanting to be inspected? If somebody demanded to inspect our nuclear program, we wouldn’t let them,” at which point I launched into what I thought was a pretty effective monologue on how this guy doesn’t understand the differences between the good guys and the bad guys, that there’s a moral equivalence that’s set in on the left, that we’re no better than Iran. “We’re just like Iran! We’re not special. There’s nothing exceptional about us.” There’s no concept that the United States is the good guys and they are the bad guys.
Libertarian Moral Relativism
We just equate everybody. We just equate everything. And, as a means of understanding… This is, by the way, the Ron Paul rationale for not even doing a deal with Iran. Ron Paul has said countless times, “Well, nobody told us that we could or couldn’t do nuclear weapons, and if somebody did tell us we couldn’t, we wouldn’t listen to ’em. So I don’t blame the Iranians. We don’t have any right to tell them! Especially if we have one, we can’t tell other countries they can’t.” Now, that’s a strict libertarian view.
But even at such, I think Ron Paul realizes the US is the good guys. I went into quite an impassioned monologue at that point on the differences in the good guys and bad guys and what the United States stands for and that we are the defenders of liberty. But if we’re not gonna defend our own liberty, then defending other people’s liberty is never gonna occur to us. And because we are the leaders of the world, and because we are the lone exception to the human existence on this planet… The United States of America is alone among nations which have been founded on the premise that the citizens are free and that the government is subservient to citizens. There’s no other nation that’s ever done this, and as such we have become the lone outpost and the bright, shining beacon of individual freedom and liberty. Iran is not even in the same ballpark. Iran’s not even in the same universe. It’s incumbent on us to keep the bad guys in the world in check, because this government has that as a constitutional duty.
These people swear an oath, Obama, elected official, they swear an oath: Defend and protect the Constitution, defend and protect the people. Well, Iran, as a state sponsor of terrorism, is a threat to people all over. For this guy in Washington to equate the United States with Iran is classic moral relativism.
Eyewitness 8 Dude—He’s obviously a product of the public education system, which has been dominated by multiculturalism (moral relativism—all cultures are the same)
He’s obviously a product of the public education system, which has been dominated by multicultural curriculum, which states that not only is the US not exceptional, the United States actually may be more guilty of human rights violations than even nations like Iran!
Example of Liberal Multiculturalism
We have the best culture in the history of the world, and the cultures we are bringing in are corrupt and primitive. ~Ann Coulter
That’s what kids today, and for the last couple generations, have been taught. “I mean, who are we to tell Iran what they can and can’t do? We’re the nation of slavery, and we’re the nation of women’s violations, and we’re the nation of” whatever other condemnation they want to come up with. So, as far as they’re concerned, we don’t have any moral right to tell people what they can and can’t do.
I said, “It’s not a right; it’s a responsibility! The United States has a responsibility to itself, to its people, and to free people the world over.” This guy in Washington, and he’s not alone, doesn’t even understand. I mean, [moral absolutes are] a foreign language to him.