Why is it that it’s always the fault of western powers that there is so much unrest and terrorism abroad? The various factions in the Middle-East have always been at each other’s throat and the terrible crimes that went on and still go on under Eastern despots is rarely mentioned. I think there are simply too many inadequate people who take every opportunity to ‘knock the establishment’ in the mistaken belief they are ‘doing good’. Such people need to take a long, cool look at themselves.
It’s not “always” anything. That’s just your bubble. It’s obfuscation of the problem. You touch on the underlying problems, but you scramble them in your search for someone to blame. The lack of history education is a fundamental problem. Leaving the teaching of morality to the churches is another. Both of those lead to moral relativism and confusion about when Western powers are interfering in the affairs of others and when they should be speaking to their values. We are a global species, separated by centuries of culture, but we’ve come back together. The old system of accepting one or two new members into the tribe has to be expanded to include the whole tribe. Making ‘doing good’ a bad thing is the exact opposite of that.
What values are western powers speaking?
I find you rather obtuse Adamski, so I’m not going to assemble a list for you. Try looking up Obama’s last speech to the press as President. I think he covered Western values pretty well. Or any democratic constitution will do as a start. Or civil rights laws.