I don’t know where to put this op. I guess it doesn’t matter
Ethnocentric: having or based on the idea that your own group or culture is better or more
important than others
Today in the Mideast there are wars of death and destruction based on religious ethnocentrism with also behind it is racial and tribal divisions
underneath the religious differences, indeed a prescription for the disasters that are happening now. As well in the Ukraine and Africa
In WWII Hitler used nationalistic ethnocentrism to fuel his violence and wars.
You had the Japanese thinking they were greater than anyone else so they went around Asia destroying and enslaving people in Korea and China.
The Italians through Mussolini tried to bring back the ancient Roman Empire so they attacked Ethiopia and later joined the mad racist Hitler in trying
to rule the world based on Roman and Aryan superiority.
Before that the New World settlers in America, although running away from ethnic and religious bigotry themselves nonetheless exterminated the Native
Americans and enslaved millions of Black Africans solely on their twisted idea of white and Christian superiority.
Now these Arabs in the Mideast are strangling on religious ethnocentrism as well as tribal and national separateness. Eventhough Muhammad’s last
sermon spoke this, something the Arabs should hearken to today:
“All mankind is from Adam and Eve. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab; a white has
no superiority over a black, nor does a black have any superiority over a white; [none have superiority over another] except by piety and good
Today Africans of one tribe or religion are murdering each other based on the lie of ethnocentrism.
Just 20 years ago in Rwanda almost a million of one tribe of Africans was murdered by another tribe.
So we ALL have been guilty.
Amazing after all we know of history humans are still falling for this trap of ethnocentrism that it seems will lead this world into a conflagration
unlike any we have had before and it will be all based on the same old ignorance of ethnocentric bigotry
It’s a lie, it's a a God-dammed lie that any race or religion is any better than any other
When for God’s sake are we as a race going to grow up? When will this madness ever stop?
When will we cease killing each other over what we believe or what color we are?
When in the world will human beings learn that we are all one race...the human race.
edit on 27-6-2014 by Willtell because: (no reason given)