Over the last year the debate over the merits of multiculturalism has raged without end. I would always have labelled myself a multiculturalist. As a pinko, leftie liberal I believed that everyone should be allowed to live their life as they wanted, and subscribe to whatever culture they wanted to. But my beliefs are based on a very important concept of "And ye harm none do what thou will". That concept is the central tenet of my lifestyle. That is why the concept of community and of family becomes daily more remote and downright dangerous in my estimations. Communities and families control cultural mores, destroying freedom.
Allowing all communities total freedom to live their own "cultures" is wrong. I've come to believe that now. How can I believe that men and women are totally equal, that gay men and women are equal to hetrosexuals, that sexual morals are less important that safe sex, and still support communities that support forced marriage? Or Death to Homosexuals? (Old story but I think it illustrates my point!
So I solemnly promise that I shall not tolerate the intolerant, defend the indefensible, or put up with other liberals disgusting support of hardline Muslims, nor Christians support of their fundamentalist leaders. Time we defended our liberal democracy against those who seek to spread their malicious culture, and undermine our freedoms... even if they are Scottish