1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

The Western model does not work

Reader comment on item: Israeli Victory, Palestinian Prosperity
in response to reader comment: Islam needs to be changed

Submitted by DEBANJAN BANERJEE (India), Aug 1, 2021 at 00:10

"If the western model works in Buddhist majority far-east, in Hindu majority India, Christian majority West, and communist majority China "

There is prosperity in the communist majority China not because of Western model but for the unique Chinese model. Otherwise the West would not oppose the rise of China the aggressive way it has done during Trump and the Biden presidencies. The West would not oppose China the way it does had China risen according to the Western way since then the Chinese would not have risen at all. It would remain a third-world shithole like Brazil or Argentina or Mexico for that matter. The rise of Buddhist majority far-east, and Hindu majority India, also have nothing to do with the so-called successes of the Western model. In fact they have risen because of their own models of modernization.

Similarly the West Asian region also needs a new modernity completely exclusive of the Western model and Western values. The Islamic republic is one such model. The Turkish republic under Erdogan is another model. These two models are only available models of modernity to the Islamic world at this point.

The Christian West succeeded for one and simple reason i.e. colonization. The West colonized first Latin America then Africa and all the transferred wealth ensured the huge success of the West that you see today. The West does not want other models and it even does not want others to emulate its own models for the simple reason that it considers itself superior to the rest and does not want to be colonized by others. THis is the reason that there are no prosperity in the countries of Africa, Latin America as well as Asia. In order to have prosperity you need a re-colonization of these three countries of USA, AUSTRALIA and CANADA by massive immigration from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Otherwise the Western model will not work.

I welcome debate on the themes I have mentioned. I await your answers.

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 The Western model does not work by DEBANJAN BANERJEE

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.)