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The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill
by r------ on Sun Sep 30th, 2007 at 10:44:35 PM EST
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How much has the "relevance-through-force" DNA code progressed...

Clash-of-civilizations fantasies are primitive viral memes - more primitive and viral than religion, slightly more advanced than the viruses of "mere" violence and greed. Evolutions have to overcome these viruses from time to time. If the clash views form the most advanced politics of this world, we must be somewhere in the Cambrian period.

There is so much projection of yourself into the others in this Western concern of "relevance" or "existence". The Islamic (rather than Arabic) threat is just a son of Western imperialism and monotheism. The world dominance ideas are probably not that common in world cultures - but we will hardly know that, since most of the cultures have been shocked into the Western frame long enough ago.

How much will Western enlightenment and values be remembered?

by das monde on Sun Sep 30th, 2007 at 11:57:31 PM EST
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