69 million page views

Arrogance of the West

Reader comment on item: Assessing the U.S. Global Military Force
in response to reader comment: the unexpected and sending the wrong message

Submitted by stanley b (United States), Jan 21, 2012 at 16:26

Myth, as a member of the EU you must be familiar with the culture of cerebral and civilized discourse rather than 'barbaric' military defense. This generation of privileged children has no understanding of survival and thinks in a theoretical manner. They abhor violence and regard it as barbarian acts that they will not stoop to. What they fail to take into account is the mindset of the non- privileged non-western cultures who are more than happy to take advantage of their naive attitude. It is arrogant for the western countries to assume that others think like them. And it is to their great disadvantage and threatens their very survival. It looks to be the way of all great civilizations. As they evolve they become weak and irresponsible and are soon decapitated.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Arrogance of the West by stanley b

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)