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Occidentalism Vs Orientalism - Myth of Co-existence

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Dec 16, 2021 at 15:01

Over the years, even decades, the studies found in Dr. Pipes' forum here has demonstrated, at least for this observer, the very disconcerting circumstance that is the condition of humanity; the inability of coming to a consensus that, in spite of all the effort and so-called good intentions, coming together is not innate. Indeed, the common attitude is to remain at odds until one side concedes to the dominance of another. Why is that?
Examining this from the perspective of one of the contentions found in this forum is the dichotomy of east versus the west; and the twain shall never meet, at least from a consensus perspective. Where does this sense of attitudes get its beginnings? There is an answer: but who knows where to look for it to discern what can be done about it? A suggestion: find its center. Where does occidentalism meet orientalism? Which will prevail if humanity cannot find the answer? One version: does Christianity dominate or does Islam? Anyone?
Be warned; it is a rhetorical question.

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