Edmonton Sun | 12Feb2011 | Orest Slepokura

Mosaic of diversity

Re: Ezra Levant’s Feb. 08, 2011 column.
Kurt Vonnegut’s sci-fi story Harrison Bergeron paints a world where strict social equality has been achieved by handicapping the more intelligent, athletic or attractive members of society. Strength is handicapped by having to carry weights, beauty by wearing a mask, and so on. With every sort of accommodation made by our institutions to satisfy the demands of various groups, it won’t be long before Canada is equally surreal. Another generation of appeasement and our mosaic of diversity will be one where cultural anomie, or normlessness, is the norm, where no one truly feels at home.

Orest Slepokura

(Don’t worry. Few Canadians are religious fanatics.)