Government intervention exists to promote equality and justice. Is that wrong? And the mingling of cultures, such as rock and roll, were expedited by government polices that promoted integration and the dismantling of Jim Crow laws, which also represents a form of government intervention ( funny how white people so easily think of the separation of the races as something that happened almost naturally).
And if such mingling of different cultures produces such riches, how can it be wrong for government to promote it?
Demopublican's original point was that he would disregard all this multiculturalism and focus on the Beatles, when they were an embodiment of multiculturalism.
And they were British, btw, not American.
Government intervention does not exist to promote equality and justice. That would be wonderful if it did. We could all live under an almighty government in paradise. Instead government power gets used over the ages to divide and separate people. Jim Crow laws. Government power. Anti-Jewish laws in Germany. Government power.
You really have to be religiously tied to big government power to believe that government intervention deserves credit for the Beatles. All that jazz and blues and rock co-mingling occurred before the government behemoth decided to try to use its power for good rather than evil and passed Civil Rights acts.
And I don't know why you think it is only white people who think separation of the races happens naturally. They think that in Africa and Europe, they think that in Asia, and it's dogma in Japan. And to a casual observer from space it is pretty obvious that people gravitate to other people that share common values and traits. The Irish had their own neighborhoods, as well as the Italians, the Swedes and the Germans. Watch people. Tall girls have tall girl friends. Athletic guys usually find athletic friends. Chubby people hang out together. And racially similar people are more likely to form friendships.
We gravitate to our own, but our children are not our own. They are part of the greater society and Irish kids intermarry with Italian kids. Polish kids marry Indian kids. Were it not for government power, you can bet that centuries ago that blacks and whites would have co-mingled a lot more fully. Hell, there was a lot of co-mingling going on in spite of government power. Maybe the Beatles would have been an 1860's band instead of a 1960's band if government were colorblind? But you want to perpetuate the system where Ivy Leaguer big government wannabes decide what government will encourage and force you to do when it comes to race? Really?
In the meantime, maybe you should take comfort that demopublican is teaching his kids the "embodiment of multiculturalism." You win, even if demo doesn't know it.
Edited by jdsample, 26 December 2013 - 05:10 AM.