eyeball Posted November 27, 2022 Report Share Posted November 27, 2022 57 minutes ago, I am Groot said: Nobody cares outside the influence of the American anglosphere. If you tried to suggest to Italians or Arabs or Frenchmen or the Chinese that they should look back on their history and ancient leaders with contempt because they mistreated people they'd probably laugh in your face. Probably but so what, that says more about them. People in Canada laughed at the idea of negotiating and reconciling too when it was first proposed. And don't forget, in the case of indigenous people we're often talking about people within the living memory of recent generations not ancient ones. Conflating the bad behaviour and cause for settlement that occurred with living memory with bad behaviour that occurred in ancient times doesn't or shouldn't magically washes their hands of the need to account. And by the same token this is accounting for what institutions that outlive human beings did. That's what we're liable for IMO. Quote I disagree. Progressives do it constantly. Look at how outraged they get at any deviation from respect for the equality of women compared to how they almost entirely exempt the Muslim world from any judgement on its misogyny, or, for that matter, ignore the misogyny of Muslims organizations in Canada. The only quantifiable caveat or deviation if you prefer from the absolutists you've characterized lefties is almost you're being charitable I suppose. Quote Are you saying we should be better people because our religion is better than others? No, because we choose to be better. AFAIC do unto others yadda yadda is an ancient humanist moral that was merely co-opted by religions, some that wouldn't know what to do with a moral if their existence depended on it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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