The reason for this post is connected to a comment that was made by trainee diversity officer on the thread ‘Herefordshire’s Useful Idiot – Neville Meredith.
The commentator Kay Woolf said in a comment on the above post that she was training to be a diversity officer and that I was a bigot for criticising Islam and that diversity should be ‘enforced.’
What was interesting is the almost Stalinist dedication to the cause of diversity and how she saw no moral problem with forcing people to accept diversity even if they do not want it and could find reasonable, factual, historical cultural and non racist reasons why the sort of forcible cultural diversification is unwise and possibly dangerous (especially when one of those things that the diversity industry is promoting is the fascistic philosophy of Islam*).
This for me gives an inkling into what is in the souls of some of the people who go into this sort of area of employment. Not for them the slow and often difficult process of learning about the humanity of the different person, not for them the period of sometimes gauche and awkward questions between individuals who belong to different racial and religious groups which are a painful but necessary part of learning about each other, and not for them the assimilation so necessary for immigrants to both accept and be accepted by the host society.
For people like the poster Kay Woolf or Neville Meredith these things don’t fit. For them diversity is something to be imposed with penalties for those who speak out against the imposition of diversity, or screaming ‘racist’ and ‘bigot’ at those who want to prevent their towns and cities turning into another Rochdale or Luton or Tower Hamlets.
It saddens me that someone who is training to work in the field of diversity has no awareness that diversity of opinion is a vital part of a free society. However, I don’t think people like that are interested in a free society only in making society look like what they have been told it should look like by their tutors. Schooled in an education system where knowledge and discernment has been devalued they go on to further education where there is again a culture of not challenging the status quo of multiculturalism.
It saddens me to see a person who probably has gone into this field for all the right reasons behaving like a minor political officer in a Soviet factory.
I wonder how many similar people are ensconced in various diversity non jobs in councils up and down the country.
Probably too many.
Those of us who marched against the genuine racism of the National Front for example look at what the movement we belonged to has turned into and shake our heads in despair. We marched for equal treatment not ghettoization, a melting pot not a mosaic.
Maybe when this lady gets out into the real world she will repent as I have done of backing the diversity horse.
I’ll leave you with some humour, bearing in mind that a diversity qualification isn’t exactly the height of utility and employability and with the UK facing a dire necessity to trim the size of the state in a few years time, I’ll probably be asking Ms Woolf ‘can I have fries with that?’
*If you object to this phrase then a brief look at the actions of the Islamic Grand Mufti of Jerusalem during the Nazi period would be extremely instructive for you.