The ‘Inclusion’ Delusion

Barb Wire

In the memorable 1987 film, The Princess Bride, we have one of the heroes, Inigo Montoya, at one point saying this: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” There are plenty of such words that come to mind here. One obvious word is “inclusion”.

Whenever you hear someone rambling on about inclusion, you should probably run for the hills. Because those pushing this are usually radical leftist ideologues who really are not at all interested in genuine inclusion. What they want is to ramrod all their sleazy and diabolical agendas on everyone else.

Consider Canada where this baloney about inclusion is heard incessantly. Has it resulted in Canada becoming a more inclusive place? Of course not. It now has fought against and even outlawed all sorts of politically incorrect thoughts and classes of people.

If you do not go along with the PC and secular left agenda, you certainly will not be included. Let me offer you a prime example of this. As a very recent headline states: “Lesbian premier: I will make Ontario ‘most inclusive place in the world’”. Let me offer a few paragraphs from this article:

Prior to taking the reins of the province’s Liberal government in 2013, Wynne worked as the government’s education minister until 2010, promoting acceptance of homosexuality in Ontario’s schools as “equity.” Wynne oversaw the 2009 Equity and Inclusive Education (EIE) strategy, which promoted openness to homosexuality in all publicly-funded schools across the province. The EIE strategy encouraged school boards to use texts by homosexual authors and to introduce gay-straight alliance clubs in schools.

In 2012, under the Liberal government, Ontario’s legislature passed Bill 13, which required the province’s publicly-funded schools — including Catholic ones — to form gay-straight alliances if requested by students. Last year Premier Wynne promised to bring back a controversial sex-ed program — shelved temporarily in 2010 after strong backlash from parents — that would teach students about “gender identity” in grade 3 and anal intercourse in grade 7.

Wynne’s former deputy minister of education, Dr. Benjamin Levin, was charged last year with making and distributing child pornography. Levin, who was instrumental in developing the EIE program, marched in Toronto’s Pride parade last year with Wynne and federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.

Wynne promised during Friday night’s WorldPride opening ceremony to make Ontario an inclusive “beacon” for the world. “I want to say to you that as your premier, as the premier of Ontario, I will work every day to make Ontario the safest, the most inclusive place in the world so that we can be that beacon for the world. You are all part of that,” she said.

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There are at least two big problems here, as I have already intimated. First, when these guys try to ram the inclusion mantra down your throats, it really often means this: we want to force every known sexual perversion and deviancy on you and society whether you like it or not.

So let’s just embrace every sexual desire and urge out there. We don’t want to exclude anyone, regardless of their sexual preference. Obviously such folks were born that way and cannot help it, so let’s end all this unjust discrimination and make them feel oh so welcome. After all, inclusion is the name of the game here.

So, fancy more than just that dreary single sexual partner? No probs, we can fix you polyamorists and polygamists up here big time. Welcome to Canada. Please feel right at home. We are into inclusion don’t you know.

Maybe you have a sexual longing for our four-legged friends? Hey, no biggie. Each to his own. Who are we to judge? If you have this attraction it is obviously genetic, and it would be quite wrong of us – judgmental, intolerant and non-inclusive in fact – to try to make you something other than who you really are. So welcome to the club.

You have a nice loving and at times sexual relationship with a minor? Well, true love must always be allowed to flourish. Love is all that matters after all. Who are we to deny people their love and their rights? So welcome to Club Canada – the home of inclusion.

Second, these guys do not of course believe in real inclusion for a moment. Indeed, they are infamous for their decided exclusion: anyone with a differing idea is damned from the outset and excluded from having their voice heard in the public arena.

Conservatives and Christians know all about Canadian exclusion. They are becoming more and more of a threatened species there as the inclusion crowd gains more power, and uses their power to coerce everyone to embrace their version of events.

The free speech battles involving Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant are just some of the more infamous cases along these lines. The lefty ruling elites may talk all they like about inclusion, but they have decided ahead of time there are all sorts of folks who will not be tolerated.

Welcome to the brave new world of inclusion.

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Bill Muehlenberg
Bill Muehlenberg, who was born in America, lives in Melbourne, Australia. He runs a web-based ministry of pro-faith, pro-family activism called CultureWatch: Bill is widely sought out by the media for comments on social issues, faith issues, and family issues, and has appeared on all the major television and radio news shows, current affairs shows, and debate programs. He is the author of In Defence of the Family; Strained Relations: The Challenge of Homosexuality, and several other books.

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