160 Languages Is Not Unity

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JANUARY 8, 2019

 

NOT THAT ANYONE NEEDS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF BIAS IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA, BUT I COULDN’T RESIST SHARING THIS ONE WITH YOU.

FROM A FRONT PAGE STORY (IF YOU CAN CALL IT THAT) IN SUNDAY’S WASHINGTON POST, A SO-CALLED NEWSPAPER WHOSE SLOGAN IS “DEMOCRACY DIES IN DARKNESS.”        

THE HEADLINE READS: “A CAUTIOUS HOPE EMERGES AMONG REP. ALEXANDRA OCASIO-CORTEZ’S CONSTITUENTS.” AND THE LEAD IS THIS: “JACKSON HEIGHTS, PART OF NEW YORK’S 14TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, IS CONSIDRED ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSE COMMUNITIES IN THE COUNTRY, WITH MORE THAN 160 LANGUAGES SPOKEN. LAST YEAR’S ELECTION OF OCASIO-CORTEZ, A 29-YEAR-OLD LATINA WHO HAD WORKED AS A BARTENDER, MADE MANY RESIDENTS FEEL THEIR LIVES WERE NEWLY INJECTED INTO THE AMERICAN CONCIOUSNESS.”

THIS IS PSYCHO BABBLE. HOW CAN 160 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES MAKE PEOPLE FEEL THEY ARE PART OF THE AMERICAN CONSCIOUSNESS, WHATEVER THAT MEANS. THE WRITER DOESN’T SAY.

IN OUR PC CULTURE, IT’S ALL ABOUT DIVERSITY, NOT UNITY; ABOUT OUT OF ONE -- MANY – RATHER THAN OUT OF MANY, ONE. I’M CAL THOMAS.