You just know this latest in the thousand cuts of “multi-kulti” cultural suicide has to do with fear of offending Muslim immigrants. And it does.
But I urge readers to look past the surface and keep in mind who’s doing the slice-and-dice job.
The story at hand involves a school in Oberkassel, Dusseldorf, which has redesignated the traditional St. Martin’s Day festival, held on 11 November, as an absurdly generic “Festival of Light.” German media reported this late last week, and it was picked up quickly by English-language outlets. (It’s worth making the point, as an aside, that we not only have to give up the richness of our own Western culture to supposedly avoid offending those from other cultures; we have to dumb everything down as well, turning ourselves into primitive animists and nature-worshipers. Having a festival about “light” is so 10,000 years ago.)
We can say all the usual, justifiable things about how wrong this is. And we should. But it’s imperative that we also remember who is behind these actions. It’s not the Muslim immigrants.
It’s the self-abnegating leftists who run most Western institutions, including the schools.
There are a couple of key things to note.