26 11 10 - 13:12Why does diversity not work?
Fundamentally, because not everyone agrees, and that is also necessary. When someone starts doing something different, we need them to have the ability to pursue it to see if it works, even if most fail. Repeated failures are of course unnecessary, but legitimate variations are. Because of this climate, people need to group together around ideas that do work to preserve them.
Now, "work" is a difficult word in this context. For example, to get rid of fire ants, setting off a nuclear device works -- but there are other consequences. Burying the ant mounds under concrete works, but only for a little while. Killing them with DDT works but may have long-term consequences that are not immediately visible.
Because of this, it's hard for us to say that any culture "works" until it has been around for several centuries, or longer. Also, cultures are evolving. This is why we have different cultures instead of just one that everyone agrees is right. We're still in the process of figuring stuff out, and it takes a long time for any single part of a culture to be proven "right" as in "it works" not a moral right, or social right (people deserve this, we like it).
The consequence of this is that diversity doesn't work. Culture over time shapes ethnicity, so that people from that culture go abroad and from biological impulse re-create their originating culture. Values match culture, so do customs, as well as language and product preferences. How do you create a true multiculture? Only by creating miniature models of the world in every city, with each each person inhabiting the district corresponding to their ancestry.
Of course, over time you get mixed people, who with no cultural background and no in-built values system, just do what is convenient. They thus require a strong government to ride herd on them, as a group, and keep them from doing what's too selfish. The culture of non-culture thus becomes a linear path to a totalitarian state.
But for now, since we're moving in tiny steps compared to history, we merely have stupid conflicts:
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of inciting religious hatred after allegedly burning an English language version of the Koran.
The 15-year-old, who lives in the West Midlands, allegedly posted the video, filmed two weeks ago on her school premises, on Facebook.
Catherine Heseltine, chief executive officer of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee, said burning the Koran was one of the most offensive acts to Muslims that she could imagine. - Boylove Broadcasting Company
There is no solution here.
On one hand, this girl is blaspheming, according to Muslims (but not atheists and members of most other religions).
On the other hand, it's her freedom of speech to do so.
You can't have both, and yet in the west, we seem to value both.
The future involves dissolution as a result.