It is constantly beat into our heads that diversity is our greatest strength. No one ever provides a clear answer as to why that is the case, but they insist that it’s true, as if set in stone, and necessary in The Current Year™. Without fail, the average person pushing this narrative will default to a single thing: food.
Now, I’m pretty big on food, I could talk about it for hours on end; what I like, how I like it, how I don’t like it, etc. I like trying new restaurants and I am rather partial to ethnic food. While I may enjoy the food of different peoples, I understand that we only need the recipe once and we can take it from there, I don’t need thousands of gas station clerks pouring into the country to pair with my recipe for chicken tikka masala. I didn’t even need one of them, I was able to google the recipe.
I especially enjoy Mexican food, more specifically Tex-Mex. Much to the chagrin of our friend Zev, I believe Tex-Mex to be the ultimate flex of white supremacy: taking ethnic food and making it better. Even though I’ve been informed that these people are just like us but with better food, they’re not needed in the country for us to enjoy this superior cuisine. They can still read our reviews of their recipes on the other side of the wall.
Indian food is another personal favorite, I love curry, but I know the problems that follow with allowing these people to prepare our food. While the Far Right jokes about India becoming a superpower next year, because of their incapability to poo in the loo, I know it’s not really a matter of them not being able to use a toilet but because of the quality and consequences of their dishes. I mean, India has 140 nukes, the world wouldn’t just let people less housebroken than a puppy have that much firepower, would they? …right?
I’ll never understand the argument of food being the net positive of diversity, I don’t need Ling Ling preparing my General Tso’s and I don’t need someone’s abuela making my tortillas by hand. Demographic replacement shouldn’t be the punishment for enjoying churros.