If one listens to our contemporary virtue signalers: the Left, Progressives, Feminists, Democrats, Socialists, the Academy, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, John McCain, Congress, etc. one inescapable message comes through: all cultures are equally valid. Or more specifically, all cultures are better, more noble, more virtuous, more acceptable than American culture, particularly American culture practiced in Flyover Country by actual Americans.
Yesterday, in White Supremacy: Make Mine A Double, I wrote about two academics who dared suggest not all cultures are equal. They also dared to argue values such as hard work, delayed gratification, responsibility, avoiding crime and drug use, and getting married before having children are valuable, even necessary. In fact, their point was really that American culture, circa 1950, is superior to all other cultures. The horror. Predictably, their fellow academics and fellow travelers have viciously attacked them for their heresy. This situation is unusual in that they have not groveled at the alter of political correctness and begged forgiveness for speaking common sense and truth. Apparently, they’re laboring under the impression there is such a thing as objective reality. Thankfully, this belief remains common in America, as Fox News reports:
Florida police rescued an Indian woman Saturday who was beaten by her husband and his parents who traveled from India to help assist him with the assault.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Silky Gaind, 33, called her parents in India to tell them of the abuse. They then called the authorities.
Police said Gaind was being held in the Riverview home by her husband Devbir Kalsi, 33, and his parents Jasbir, 67, and Bhupinder Kalsi, 61, who traveled from India to help their son ‘counsel and discipline his wife for being disobedient’ after he asked for their assistance, according to Fox 13.
When a deputy arrived at the residence, no one responded to a repeated knock. Then Gaind attempted to open the door and screamed for him to help her and her 1-year-old daughter.
The deputy forced his way in despite Kalsi trying to keep the door closed. While the deputy started to handcuff Kalsi, his parents confronted the officer, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Kalsi and Gaind argued Friday night where he battered her ‘repeatedly and forcefully,’ according to the arrest report. Kalsi’s parents started striking her after Gaind attempted to defend herself. The infant was accidentally struck in the face while Gaind was holding her during the attack, the report stated.
Kalsi was threatened with a knife by Jasbir Kalsi. After the incident, Gaind was locked in a room and her cell phone was taken from her.
Apparently, Silky Gaind’s neighbors hold the quaint notion that not all cultures are equal:
Awful, nobody should go through that,’ an unidentified neighbor told Fox 13. ‘It really is heartbreaking. There’s a brand new baby. But who beats their wife up and his mother and dad help him? Who does that?
“Who does that?” indeed. Obviously this neighbor is not possessed of the advanced morality and virtue of the self-imagined elite. If they were, they wouldn’t question the actions of Gaind’s husband and her in-laws. After all, all cultures are equal. All women and their babies may be equally beaten for disobedience. Who are we to pass judgment on other cultures? If the occasional woman or baby have to be beaten to advance progressive ideology, that’s a small price to pay for utopia, isn’t it?
Perhaps these people are an aberration, but there are a great many cultures in the world that do treat women this way. The point remains.
The local authorities obviously don’t share such enlightened cultural beliefs and insist on applying the law of white privilege. The husband and his parents face a variety of misdemeanor and felony charges, and might even be deported back to India. How dare they trespass on the sacred beliefs and cultural practices of these fine, upstanding Indians? Everyone knows a culture that beats its women and babies is superior to the American culture of the residents of Flyover Country. Right? Right?