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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:58 AM

Western "Superiority" is Killing Us

Rather than debate who has contributed more to the world under Eurocentric standards, let us question those standards at their core because the entire paradigm under which white folks tend to assess greatness is flawed.
To suggest we should value a culture based on its technological achievements — the standard argument — elevates the importance of things above people. It requires us to affix the label, “superior,” to any culture with advanced technological prowess, even if that technology is used to exterminate others, or in such a way that could lead to the extinction of even the culture that created it.

So instead of viewing the creation of nuclear weaponry as evidence of a fundamentally pathological and destructive tendency among the whites who brought it forth, we are expected to praise the genius behind it, taking no note of the consequences now made possible by such “progress.”


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Those in power get to choose the narrative I suppose which is why everything is looked at through a Eurocentric prism. - reclaiming the narrative about what good looks like seems like an excellent, is somewhat stretching proposition.

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Loki Liesmith Jun 16 #1
LanternWaste Jun 18 #4
GeorgeGist Jun 16 #2
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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:20 AM

1. Reads like first year philosophy undergrad writing

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 10:52 AM

4. "Meh"

Much as "meh" as an entire argument reads as something more substantial?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:12 AM

2. But then there's the field of Medicine ...

which advancements do we forsake?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 10:08 AM

3. Knowledge is overrated. NT

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