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I am writing this because I would like people's honest opinions about why so many forumites are so driven to complain and rant against "The West", "Anglos" and especially the U S of A.|
The comments are usually the same, Anglos stole this, the West killed that, everything was plundered, nothing good has come from the West, it is tiresome to read about day in and day out without the posters every having a positive suggestion about how wrongs could be forgiven and humanity moving forward together.
Is The West any different to any other vague generalization applied to a society or group of people? Not really, nations have warred against one another from the day when we first sorted ourselves into tribes, all that has changed is the technology that we kill each other with and the distance over which we fight.
The caucasian peoples of Europe were fighting amongst themselves for many years before they became nations of any sort, just as the asian, african and australoid people were.
Much is spoken about how Anglos have invaded other nations and plundered them, but is that really a surprise when the "anglo" nations themselves were plundered by the Romans and asians for centuries up until the middle ages.
The Northern African peoples lived under the rule of the pharoahs or were tributories of Rome for many, many years and yet Rome is hailed as the nation that brought civilisation to them!
The South American native people struggled against each other, sacrificing victims of neighboring tribes to satiate a Sun or serpent god, despite their advanced scientific skills they still enacted regular bloodthirsty violence against all who were weaker.
And the peoples of the middle east and the sub continent have been fighting amongst themselves since before the time of the prophet.
So who is innoncent of bloodshed?
No one, but what set the "Anglos" apart was that they were able to harness their technolgy and adapt in order to subjugate others. The technologies were not usually even invented by Anglos, only adapted. Gunpowder, maths needed for logistics and sieges, medicines to treat the wounded.....the list goes on.
As a result of the subjugation the "Anglos" have earnt the ire of many nations, although those same nations are more than happy to accept money, weapons and aid from "The West" when it suits them, some nations seem to have made playing off national anti-anglo sentiment into a national past time while the people starve in the street and the only food they do have...ironically, comes from Anglo nations and the donations of regular mom and pop families. Their own government meanwhile spends its time policing the people to make sure they stay subdued and say that it is "The Wests" fault.
So, please, leave your ideas and musings here, please keep it civil so that we can fully understand each other. Disagree by all means but keep it polite. I'd especially like to hear from Fumigator and Mahmouda on this topic, but without profanity if at all possible.
To move forward as a species we first need to understand where we have gone wrong.