Multiculturalism is a one way street
Tom Lopez, the principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colo. defends the action of the Cultural Arms club to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic. He says the club seeks to “destroy the barriers and embrace the cultures” that exist within the high school. Lopez says “We have a tremendous amount of diversity in our school.”
It would be interesting to know if anyone has taught these fledgling goodwill ambassadors to diversity that their grand vision is not realized in any Arabic/Muslim society, where women are repressed and tyrannical Sharia law is strictly enforced.
Do they know that although the building of Islamic mosques are celebrated with glowing news coverage here, new construction of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues are disallowed in Muslim controlled countries. The churches that do exist are ancient, decaying tourist stops, and permission to repair them is denied by the Islamic Imams. There are no vibrant congregations.
Yet when parents expressed outrage, Lopez said he was getting “worn down” by the complaints and the sense of “hate” among some of the critics. “I’ve been shocked with prejudicial statements that have been made,” he said. ” I’ve been shocked with the lack of seeking understanding.”
On the school’s website under “History,“ it boasts: “Rocky has always been on the cutting edge in terms of innovations and new ideas. It’s the Lobo way.” Of particular interest is the fact that Rocky Mountain High School shockingly graduates its students with 120 credits – far below the mandatory pre-college requirements of 170. (See page 13 of 34 in this report). The same report (page 15) advises students taking the ACT Prep College Admission test, “If you don’t know the answers…guess.”
Lopez would be wiser to incorporate more education and less innovation. Our future depends on it.