Between your YouTube videos and Blog I've heard you critique multiculturalism a few different times. I'm somewhat confused by this but suspect that the confusion might be cleared up by a some relevant distinctions.
My confusion: On the one hand, you oppose the ideology of "celebrating the differences" between cultures. On the other hand, you frequently highlight the excitement of encountering new cultures (history, literature, politics, etc.) as a great motive for language learning.
Clarifying: In a response to your July 11 blog about ObamaCare noted your concern for "the importance of solidarity amongst citizens" as a, perhaps the, reason for being "totally opposed" to the ideology of multiculturalism. This comment was insightful for me in attempting to resolve the confusion described above. It seems to me that there is a legitimate sense of appreciating or enjoying the diversity of cultures, insofar as they are different expressions of the rich realm of possibility entailed in human nature. Nonetheless, there is a unity that overarches this diversity, namely the common human nature being expressed. Thus, there is a tension to be maintained between unity and diversity. The two need not be opposed. Properly understood solidarity includes recognition of both mutually enriching elements. The danger inherent it any such tension is that the balance be lost and either element be reduced tot he other. Hence, it would be problematic to flatten all of our differences and act as though we are exactly the same, and it would also be problematic to over-extend our differences, acting as though we share nothing of value in common. I would call either of these distortions an ideology (in the sense that has a negative connotation), because they treat a partial truth as though it were the whole. The latter of these two would then be "the ideology of multiculturalism." On this assessment, we need not oppose the "celebrating of differences" as such, but rather the celebrating of differences outside of the context of an overarching unity.
What say you? Does this seem a fair assessment or do you mean to assert that there is absolutely no place for celebrating or enjoying cultural diversity? If so, I'd be interested to hear how you reconcile the confusion that I described.