15 thoughts on “On western civilization

  1. Tish Farrell says:

    What a lucid appraisal. I need to download the Reith Lecture now.

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  2. john zande says:

    โ€œwesternโ€ here can look simply like a euphemism for white.

    Yep, that seems to be the thing people are circling when they talk about “western” civilisation.

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    • Yep, and yep again!

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    • makagutu says:

      Yeah. So why do people skirt around it?

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      • john zande says:

        Racism is quite *shy* outside racist groups. Most of this, I’d say, isn’t even overtly racist, not consciously. Think of the films and books and stories in general fed to the white-colonial world. The best non-whites came out of those was the ‘noble savage.’ Then you had supposed “scientific racism” of the 1800’s (although it started back at the beginning Enlightenment). Here people actually defined ‘beauty’ as European qualities. The well is deep, and the water’s pretty foul.

        Never asked, but I am interested. Do you think Black Panther was a positive turn?

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  3. renudepride says:

    A very interesting perspective and I agree with it. A shame that the multitude of others aren’t even aware that this philosophy exists! Naked hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Interesting and compelling.

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