Friday, August 25, 2006

How to Remove Labels and See the Contents Inside

If you want to break down walls that we subconsciously erect to alienate ourselves from each-other; if you want to finally have your eyes opened to the brainwashing that your parents did to you; if you want to stop being an American or Canadian or Iranian (or whatever) and start being a fucking human instead, then check out this post.

It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

A word about "multiculturalism": The blog post I linked to above claims that the only thing your parents taught you that was correct is "multiculturalism." I think that in this context it is not meant to mean placing an undue reverence on any and all cultures, but instead to discard cultural backgrounds as a means of pre-judging individuals. In this context, I think "multiculturalism" means "cultural indifference." All of us are born into a given culture; we can't help it. But what we can do is look past the cultural surface of someone to see the actual unique individual inside.

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