You may have heard the story today about the new law in Afghanistan that makes it illegal for a wife to refuse to have sex with her husband. The law also requires that a woman receive permission from her husband before she leaves her house. This law was passed by the government that the US helped put in place after unseating the Taliban after 9/11. I saw the story on CNN today and was, like most people, ouraged at the fact that we live in a world were uncivilized morons like this are allowed to govern, let alone live. Then they started putting up viewer emails and I couldn’t believe my eyes. The email that shocked me was off the screen so fast that I was sure I was mistaken about what it had said. But later I ran across the transcript on CNN’s Cafferty File political blog. And sure enough, there was the email from the viewer and it was as stupid as I originally thought. Here it is:
It is not our place to tell other folks how to live! Yes, this is wrong in our eyes, but it was not that many years ago that a man in the U.S. could have never been arrested and prosecuted for the same crime.
The utter and complete nonsense of the statement just, well, makes my head explode. What it really does is point to the dangers that multiculturalism or cultural relativism breeds in a law abiding society. Nothing is right or wrong. There is no good. There is no evil. It’s all just differing paradigms and opinions. There’s a great video on YouTube of Mark Steyn addressing the problems with multiculturalism. It is well worth eight or so minutes of your time.