Oh Darth Kur the white people guilt thing was a remark to the original post of how multiculturalism started--out of White guilt. This multicultaralism crap is a token jesture to minorities and other groups--lets face it. Perhaps I assumed he was making a diatribe against jews for multiculturalism--I should reread it. Anyway, in response to Nicks comments (and I think they are well reasoned and viable), you are a muslim right? Of course you would think we should all be one; that is the point of your religion correct? Becoming one with God? Thus, you have proven my point, because I dont think western culture (well at least protestantism, and most western thought after the age of reason etc) has this oneness as its principal goal anymore. But rather a individual notion of God that does not seek your rather platonic middle eastern oneness. Couldnt resist the anus lingo here. I do believe cultures influence each other, and can live side by side; what I dont believe is that cultures can be lumped into one big culture. This is contrary to human experience. As for capitalism being the great cultural leveler, I ask does capitalism mirror its western form in any non-western country? No. And is it just me, or are the peoples of every other culture beginning to resist its subtle charms?