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Reader comment on item: Rethinking the Egypt-Israel "Peace" Treaty
in response to reader comment: Liberal or just blind?

Submitted by a Filipino liberal (Philippines), Dec 18, 2006 at 23:49

Oh, another one of those guys trying to suggest that Judeo-Christian (ie. Western) culture is better than other cultures. Although at least, in this case, you've softened the list to not include India and China, because India and China are "allies" on the war on terror and their economic rise can't be disputed by anyone anyway. In that sense, you're like many other posters here, who say that the West is superior to Islam (they used to say that the West was superior to everyone else, but they changed their tune because now they see that Islam is the greater enemy.)

Your difference, though, is that you include Africans in the category of "culturally inferior peoples". And I suppose Latin Americans as well, because you referred to the US's immigration problem. I just want to ask: Are you a Klansman? Or maybe one of those self-proclaimed patriots who patrol up and down the US-Mexico border with loaded shotguns? 'Cause you sure sound like one.

I'd rather not go into the whole "which culture is superior" thing. No culture is "superior" or "inferior" to another. If you argue like that, then you might as well go into arguing which race is superior. Who decides which culture is superior anyway? You? Don't make me laugh. You have no right to decide on such issues.

A nation's or region's culture does not solely decide the living conditions in that nation or region. Many other factors, such as climate and terrain, and the lack of or availability of natural resources play a part. And I for one do not think that colonizing almost the entire "rest of the world", subjugating all non-white peoples (except for Jews) and forcing your culture on them through forced conversion, slavery, treachery, opium, epidemics, and all-out war with superior weapons for their land, their labor, and their resources, makes a culture "superior", ant. Keep that in mind.


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