It's gratifying to see someone with the gravitas of Thomas Sowell eviscerate that shop worn platitude, "Our strength is in our diversity."
See Is Diversity Our Strength? Here's Sowell in his own words:
In the lofty circles of those who see themselves as citizens of the world, it is considered unworthy, if not hateful, to insist on living according to your own Western values or to resist importing people who increase your chances of being killed.
But if you don’t have the instinct for self-preservation, it will not matter much in the long run whatever else you may have.
America’s great good fortune in the past has been that Americans have been able to unite as Americans against every enemy, despite our own internal differences and struggles. Black and white, Jew and Gentile, have fought and died for this country in every war.
The U.S. was once a melting pot, or so we were taught. But it seems disparate groups find themselves more loyal to a cause designed to give themselves more power than to the country. Furthermore, it seems immaterial to them whether it makes the whole weaker, not stronger. Sowell references Balkanization. Maybe today when we peer into the melting pot we see a Balkan Salad.