By Jonathon Van Maren
For decades, progressives have been aggressively informing us that they are devout fans of “diversity” and “multiculturalism.” These words have taken on an almost totemic significance, with “diversity is our strength” becoming a mantra for Canadian lefties. I have my quibbles with these buzz-words—diversity is a description, not a value—but I have often found myself wishing, over the past few years, that those who brandish these terms actually believed in them.
What we have found as the LGBT movement achieved cultural dominance is that for progressives, “diversity” is where people look different, but think the same. Thus, Western nations (primarily Anglosphere countries) can take in enormous numbers of immigrants from developing countries, so long as the many children of these immigrants are poured into the funnel of the state education system and emerge with the same values as the post-Christian kids. In Canada, immigrant communities have protested the radical sex-ed of the state schools; in the U.K., it is mostly Muslims who are fighting back against indoctrination.
Anyone who wants a nauseating glimpse of what state schools have become merely needs to follow journalists like Christopher Rufo or Chaya Raichik (more famously known as “Libs of TikTok”). But for a perfect microcosm of how entitled, post-Christian educators feel about the indoctrination they’ve been tasked with, this video clip of a teacher reading his students the riot act at the Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, a secondary school and sixth form in the Greenwich area near London, England, really encapsulates the attitude of educators towards diversity (of thought).
“Let me make this very clear,” the teacher tells his students. “You don’t have a choice whether or not you learn about LGBT+ in this school. You don’t have a choice. It’s one of our values, and if you refuse to do it, that will be dealt with severely. Why would I not? Why would I care if anyone in this room wants to love somebody, whether it be a man or a woman? Why would I care if someone wants to say: ‘Do you know what? I don’t know if I’m more male or more female. I’m exploring.’ Why does that matter to me?”