Saturday, October 22, 2011
You could say that ‘I don’t care’ about France’s or Belgium’s Colonialist actions; but more to the point, I feel no responsibility or culpability.
What is it about this culture which advances these “war like” actions with ease?
If you are of Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Greek, Italian, German, French, Russian, Jamaican, African or any other stock, and you’ve been raised in one of the Anglo-Centric lands like Australia, USA, or UK; then you have undoubtedly picked up some of the cultural norms which may not be so readily identifiable among those indigenous to the lands of your forefathers.
One person was killed in that time, the victim of a fire set upon a banking building; arguably an unintentional death.
Our media in Australia mocked the Greeks, viewing them as ‘lawless’.
Apart from widespread looting, we saw actual murders. Wilful savage attacks upon innocent civilians.Similarly, triggered by police violence, the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 saw approx 50 deaths and approx 2500 injuries.
Prompted by the insignificance of a fight between a few people.What is it about the Anglocentric culture which deprives it of compassion for the other?
Why do these cultures so lust for a fight?
You have food, education, and health care.
Go to a football match, a day at the races, any sporting event, and watch young grown men play fighting or tackling one another to the ground ‘for fun’ and after two beers, keep your eyes open and you’re bound to see a reel fight brew.
You do remember school don’t you?, when the teacher said Socrates was a part of the foundations of out ‘intellectualism’… well he said “an unexamined life is not worth living”… I won’t be so harsh… But for God’s sake, start examining, our society is falling apart. Stop the wars.
Apparently those that founded democracy, had these notions.
“An Athenian citizen does not neglect the state because he is committed to his own affairs; and even those of us who are preoccupied with commerce have a very fair idea of politics.
We alone, of the peoples of the world, regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs, not as a harmless person, but as a useless character. And, even if few of us are original thinkers and initiators, we are all sound judges of policy.”