Don’t you hate it when multiculturalism bites you in the ass?
African leaders last week rejected President Obama’s self-righteous proclamation of American moral superiority with respect to recognizing the rights of homosexuals. He criticized his host nations’ refusal to accept homosexuality and gay unions as normal.
Cardinal John Njue, Archbishop of Nairobi and president of the Kenyan Episcopal Conference, effectively schooled him on both good manners and good faith:
“Those people who have already ruined their society…let them not become our teachers to tell us where to go,” said Njue in response to Obama’s statements promoting same-sex marriage. “I think we need to act according to our own traditions and our faiths.”
And from Kenya, homeland of Obama’s father, lest we ever forget, Deputy President William Ruto said:
“Those who believe in other things, that is their business…We believe in God.”
That must have served as a particularly bracing rebuke: our el Presidente is accustomed to being idolized by the masses and underlings. His proclamations are never, ever seriously challenged by the little people. Bad enough he’s had to be annoyed by that little ex-KGB gnat from Russia, but who, exactly, do these tin pot African leaders think they are?
So listen up progressives, here’s the take-away: you can’t have it both ways. If you cram multiculturalism down our throats, you can’t then turn around and tell other cultures to modify their societal norms to comport with your concept of superior moral codes. That just seems to be so, so…colonial! But since Progressives like our President suffer from either an inability to recognize contradiction or a high tolerance for incongruity, this internal conflict eludes them...