It’s OK to say Western civilization is superior

Are those of us who believe contemporary Western civilization, rooted in Europe’s Enlightenment, is superior to what, say, modern China or Egypt have to offer, racist?

Should we who have our ancestors in Africa or Asia feel guilty when we are inspired by the Hobbesian covenant, the Lockean contract or the Rousseauian pact?

Some in the Islamic world believe so, and condemn any learning that originates from the words of the “Kufaar” (Christians, Jews, Hindus, Atheists).

But now it seems some in the West also feel it is racist for non-White people to look up to Europe’s past for inspiration.

  • FactsWillOut

    There was a time when western civilization was superior. That time has passed.

    • It remains superior save for the useful idiots.

      • FactsWillOut

        …that make up around 60% of the Canadian population.

    • Bataviawillem

      No it has not, it is just not recognised anymore as being superior.
      Now the left determines that all cultures are the same, but they are not, unless you call saudi oil billionaires civil.

  • Raymond Hietapakka
  • Manual Paleologos

    There are only three civilizations in the World; European/American, Chinese, and East Indian. The rest either died out (e.g. the Egyptians) or are not civilizations at all (e.g. the moslems). By observation, it is clear that ours is superior. It must fight to remain so.

    • Art Deco

      “Civilization” revers to urban development and division of labor. There certainly is a civilization in the Islamic world, along with an organic culture. As for the level of public order, you’ve had a breakdown in political authority in 9 or 10 Muslim countries in recent decades, of shorter or longer duration. Only a few have an abiding problem with street crime (using the homicide rate as a benchmark).

      • Manual Paleologos

        They have a culture, but it is a barbaric culture. It is not in any way civilized.

  • jayme

    When I read the teaser clip and that the link was to the Toronto Sun I thought, it’s got to be Tarek Tatah. And sure enough:

    “May I suggest to Clinton that if we are truly one big human family on this tiny earth, then what one culture accomplishes should be a matter of pride for all of us.

    Similarly, the evil that a culture demonstrates when it butchers and slaughters the “other”, should be a matter of shame for all of us.”

    He’s becoming a better and more confident writer and thinker as he ages, it seems to me.

  • ed

    99.99999 % of anything used by blacks in their daily lives is ” black appropriation ” even written language which has still yet to evolve from Africa

    • Art Deco

      There is no need to ‘evolve’ a written language ‘from Africa’. The technology is present there by diffusion and 60% of Africans south of the Sahara are literate.

  • Waffle

    Absolutely hysterical that Chelsea Clinton should lecture us on the lessons of Purim!!! At best, she is Jewish only by injection.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Did her son have a bris? Nothing has been written about him post-birth.

  • Art Deco

    It’s quite normal to be a partisan of your own. It is good to not caricature others and not (like the fish who doesn’t know it’s wet) to forget salient things about your matrix. (Comparing the conduct of family life in the U.S. to the norms of 1955 is a depressing exercise, for example).

  • Bless his heart

    Not unless we win.

    War is being waged on Western Civilization.

    And for amusement as to one of the problem areas –