Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Secular Fundamentalism

Andrew Sullivan, who has an eye for such things, finds another example of secular fundamentalism, which is at least as fervent as the religious variety and unbounded by centuries of evolved dogmatic cushions against extremism:

Just reading this web-page from Seattle's public schools sends a shiver down your spine. There are religious fundamentalisms and there are secular ones. The secular religion of multiculturalism has the same tropes as a real religion. It constructs an abstract devil and posits one completely virtuous state of being. There can be no compromise between them. The abstract devil is "institutional racism[.]"