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Tell Me: Is This How Diversity Really Looks?

 

Last night, as I was browsing a movie streaming service, I came upon a particular collection of films with the following description:

“Our selection of critically acclaimed…titles celebrates diversity. Enjoy these very different stories.”

From that, what sorts of movies would you expect to find?

Within the collection, a further explanation of the roundup read thusly:

“Playful, poignant, political. This collection has it all. Our selection of critically acclaimed…stories, documentaries and feature films celebrates diversity.”

What does that suggest?

Here are a few partial summaries of the movies found within:

Marc and Fred go to war when they are refused a double bed at a Christian B&B. They win their court case and go back.

This documentary picks up the respective stories of Rene and Jamie, 13 years after their Gender Affirmation Surgeries.

A young piano prodigy returns to his family farm after a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy.

Jenny has led an openly gay life with everyone except her family. … Jenny decides to marry Kitty, a woman they thought was her roommate.

A provocative and moving documentary exploring the lives of gay women living in the conservative, religious deep South and the unique hardships, bigotry, bullying, sexism and racism they endure.

Beyond the headlines and debates about gender rights, witness the multidimensional lives of seven transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals.

Having always felt he was born in the wrong body and now at his third school, 10-year-old Tom is having trouble settling in and finding acceptance from his newfound peers – but a school dance is about to revolutionize it all.

Does that sound like diversity to you?

Where are the things that are diverse????

What would actual diversity look like in the modern world? Nobody knows.

The cultural Left — which, ever more dangerously, is coming together legislatively with the political Left — won’t let us find out.

They’re highjacking our language — they call the opposite of politically-considerate mores “political correctness,” and we’re told a radically singular, exclusionary morality is “diversity.”

Here’s an example of what a truly “diverse” movie collection would look like, with examples:

A movie that’s pro-choice (The Cider House Rules)
One that’s pro-life (October Baby)
A film that’s politically liberal (The Green Zone)
One that’s conservative (Rules of Engagement)
A movie that’s pro-Muslim (Malcolm X)
One that’s pro-Christianity (Hacksaw Ridge)
A film about traditional values (Cheaper By the Dozen — 1950 version)
One about non-traditional values (any movie from the streaming service’s list above)

Alas, that wasn’t so hard. Doesn’t that collection feel good? It’s actually inclusive, rather than the opposite, which the Left perplexingly use to define that word. There’s something in that list for everyone. It truly does celebrate diversity.

Diversity can exist, but the streaming service’s collection is the opposite of diverse. That’s fine, too; they just shouldn’t say otherwise.

Coming generations cannot develop intellectually, and expand and strengthen their thinking, if they’re constantly being told the most singular thing is most the broad, the most bigoted thing is the most tolerant, the most exclusive thing is all-encompassing, and the most closed minds are the most open. A plague of conceptual opposites has stricken the American lexicon. Words matter. And the Left are baiting and switching. As inconsequential as that may seem to some, it is critical that we take back the culture by taking back the language. We must replace new lies with old truth. At present moment, we are losing to the Left’s sleight of hand. And despite it being Opposite Day in the current spin of the world, losing is not winning.

May we reach a day when the only diversity which matters — that of thought — is a catalyst for learning how to think, not what to think. And in the strictest sense of the word, may truth win.

 

What do you think about this? And how about my movie list — what would you suggest in each category? Please add to the discussion; you’re as much a part of this as I am.

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