But you should hate yourself, your non-existent identity and abandon the Civilization that doesn’t exist.
If we’re all equal, how does anyone get to guilt-trip?
Why don’t we leave Africa to starve and the Middle East to kill itself, since they can obviously just adopt liberalism that’s been so favourable for Western demographics?
Cultural Marxists are secular missionaries, bringing ruin and slow suicide in exchange for hedonism, wherever they go. SJW entryism. Reminds me of dancing mania, one long mass hysteria, a huge party, until everybody dies.
Self-proclaimed philosophers are scientists without the proof. Excuses are not proof.
Often they oppose evidence because it restricts them. That isn’t a joke. I asked.
Culture isn’t a box to check on the questionnaire of humanity, it is a process you join, a life lived with others.
I’m so triggered.
It’s genetic. HBD. The people make the culture.
Appiah also argues against the idea of culture as an essence or a birthright. This is similar to the arguments he made about religion, nationalism and race in his earlier lectures: none of these provide the essence of a fixed identity.
They’re more fixed than whatever crony the BBC is paying to push We’re all the Same but Diversity is Strength.
Culture and cultural values are not inherited generation-to-generation.
Outright blatant lie.
Our tax money is paying for this CM BS.
Culture and values are choices to be made actively, not “tracks laid down by a Western destiny”.
To some extent this is true. But is this too individualistic a way of looking at the world?
There is literally a contradiction. There is no truth relativism.
There is clear historically provable destiny. Given X, people Y will Z.
Cultures apply to individuals, yes. Families specifically. Genetic kin.
It might be very difficult for someone living in an illiberal society to choose to put liberal democratic values into practice even if they feel a strong affinity with them.
Someone’s behind on the neuroscience of race. Genes.
Appiah’s view of Western culture as a set of values that can be embraced by anyone might offer little comfort.
Others have tried and failed e.g. Asia tries to be creative and scientific as NW Europe. Instead they rip us off in Shenzen and have huge academic fraud cases among their brightest.
No, they cannot. The culture is hegemonic. I cannot go to a Muslim culture and dance in the street.
Cultures are NOT values. And values are opposed.
This man has no idea what he’s talking about and how dare he try to speak for white European peoples.
He’s just a cultural theorist, that doesn’t excuse appropriation.
If whites can’t speak for the Black experience in America, he can’t talk down to the English in their ancestral homeland.
The difference between a cult and a culture is these people running it.
He has no data. It’s all his bloody opinion. How dare he.