>This "debate" about multiculturalism vs monoculturalism >reminds me somewhat of the controversy over global >warming. > >Wrt global warming, I see the problem simply as whether >it is happening, what the effects are likely to be, and >whether or not we can do anything about it if the >effects are problematic. Whether or not humans are the >major cause or not seems rather beside the point.
>Wrt to multiculturalism: get with the program - it's >here & it's not going away. The key question: how to >make it best work. If there are any societies that >are 'monocultural', we should recall Kris >Kristofferson's observation that "everyone needs someone >to look down on".
Wow! Gary, I would buy you a beer if I could. I don't think I have ever seen a note like this. I disagree with every jot and tittle of your comments, right down to the punctuation. I mean everything. I mean, there is not even an iota of common ground from which I could start a conversation.