James Allan, a professor of law at the University of Queensland, does a great job at pointing out some of the philosophical absurdities of Multiculturalism as a political philosophy.
Cultural relativism, the belief that there is no moral right and wrong that is applicable across cultural boundaries, is one such tenant of the Multiculturalist thesis. But common sense morality points out that this is absurd. We all know that female genital circumcision, silencing freedom of speech and dictatorships are wrong, regardless of what country or culture it occurs in.
And it is not just straight out moral rules that ought not to be disobeyed from culture to culture, Allan points out that there are practical consequences to wrong behaviour that will have bad effects cross-culturally:
If one culture emphasises education while another promotes lying on the beach, we can most certainly say which will be the wealthier culture and the one that will discover antibiotics and build jet aircraft.
This is a man with his finger on the pulse. The article is worth checking out. And multiculturalism is well worth jettisoning as a policy in Australia. It promotes tribalism and the inevidability of tribal conflict as we have already seen at Cronulla and other places.