posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 02:01 PM
'Clash of Civilisation' is an ill conceived hubric book deservedly of the trash bin.
Let's face the facts:-
If civilisations were NOT civilised, would they had been able to survive till today?
No. They would have been extinct long ago.
What makes a nation 'civilised'?
It's the ability of a group of humans to rationalise over the issue on how they with many differences aims and agendas, can co-exist in peace by
searching upon common grounds for all to stand on, agree upon, and translated into enforceable laws for the continuation of that group.
And as that society sees a bigger world, it can either choose isolation or integration based upon further commonalities to survive. The result of
which, we see happening in our world today.
Differences abound, but the common aims of humanity are no different from any single society, for we are all one race - human. We bleed and laughed
the same. We aspire for justice, equality, peace, love, shared prosperity, progress and responsible freedom all the same, no matter whatever the
differences cultural or tradition, we have.
The only problem we flawed mankind faced often are the 7 deadly sins - greed, pride, lust, gluttony, sloth, wrath and envy, espacially by leaders.
Those flaws alone if taken not in excess, can lead to stumbling but progress still. But when taken in excess, it only leads to the doom of mankind.
And it is most unfortunately that our political and economic leaders, whom are only flawed mortals, commits those sins, using them to manipulate the
rest of mankind, through dividing and conquering, do they selfishly succeed in life, leaving many behind.
And such excesses are not limited to one civilisation. It is in all, and worse, often amongst the most vocal BUT small minority.
Dealing with it is another issue, on how to be democratic, listen to all, yet having the guts to do the right thing for the majority after discussions
and debates, without leaving that minority behind.