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One should look at the things in a broader perspective

Reader comment on item: [Defending Lars Hedegaard:] "A Stew of Anti-Muslim Bile and Conspiracy-Laden Forecasts"

Submitted by Amit Srivastava (India), Mar 8, 2013 at 03:24

Mr. Pipes is correct. But this is one view. What Andrew Higgins writes is another view. His views won't rationalize and legitimize Islam or Islamism but he and his likes would be tolerant many times and would ignore many more times what Mr. Pipes and his likes would call violence in Islam. But both Mr. Pipes and Mr. Higgins are required in the US with Mr. Pipes dominating slightly more. This is the way the US could polarize the whole world because of its political bipolarity.

One cannot preach liberalism and democracy of the West to Islamists-Communists though Christianity can take root in Communist countries. But that would be morphed and mutated—adjusted to local parameters and variables. What would Mr. Pipes call Christians in Communist countries?

It all depends on the race, history and psychological evolution of specific region or a country. They are not the same all over the world. Liberalism and democracy as a rule are possible only in Caucasian-dominated societies or their hybrids with the possible exception of Russia. Moslems, particularly Arabs, cannot be termed as hybrids of Caucasians except in the South Asia.

There is a real problem of clash of cultures in countries where there are many immigrants. While all societies should have their own rule, for the US the rule should be that of conformism with American culture as for as their social lives are concerned. But religion is completely different and the American Christians should not try to convert others. Moreover, there are time-lags for different people and Whites should give opportunity and time to all for conformation. This is the law of a decent co-evolving society.

America can be governed by two views about politics, economics etc. Though both are not equally valid and the Republicans' governance is probably better. But they should not be that hawkish towards foreign countries and should try to form a 'global Right' with Rights of other nations. This is a difficult job but that is required to win allies and voters alike.

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