Vesten og resten

Diverse — Drokles on June 5, 2011 at 3:17 am

Et skægt citat, der med sikker hånd indikerer, hvad der skilder Vesten fra resten - opfattelsen af virkelighedens nødvendighed

Let us first consider what state of things is described by the world of ‘civilization’. Its true test lies in the fact that people living in it make bodily welfare the object of life… The people of Europe today live in better-build houses than they did a hundred years ago… Formerly, they wore skins, and used spears as their weapons. Now, they wear long trousers, and… instead of spears they carry with them revolvers… Formerly, in Europe, people ploughed their lands mainly by manual labour. Now, one man can plough a vast tract by means of steam engines and can thus amass great wealth… Formerly, men travelled in wagons. Now, they fly trough the air in trains at the rate of four hundred or more miles per day… Formerly, when people wanted to fight with one another, they measured between them their bodily strength; now it is possible to take away thousands of lives by one man working behind a gun from a hill… There a now diseases of which people never dreamt before, and an army of doctors is engaged in finding out their cures, and so hospitals have increased. This is a test of civilization… what more need I say?…

This civilization is such that one has only to be patient and it will be self-destroyed. According to the teaching of Muhammad this would be considered a Satanic Civilization. Hinduism calls it the Black Age… It must be shunned.

Mahatma Gandhi

Det er taget fra Niall Fergusons anbefalelsesværdige bog The West And The Rest. Og det forklarer så meget at man ikke ved, hvor man skal starte.

5 Kommentarer »

  1. Ferguson har hugget udtrykket fra Scruton, der dog selv siger, at han ikke er ophavsmand:

    Comment by Universalgeni — June 5, 2011 @ 9:33 am
  2. Njaeh, hugget og hugget, han har lånt “The west and the rest”. Jeg mener at kunne huske et interview, hvor han direkte siger det.

    Comment by Drokles — June 6, 2011 @ 1:40 am
  3. “Formerly, they whore skins”…dagens grin!

    Comment by Michael Sjøberg — June 9, 2011 @ 11:03 am
  4. Tak for påtalen Michael Sjøberg. Den er nu rettet til det mere sobre og korrekte.

    Comment by Drokles — June 9, 2011 @ 11:10 am
  5. Once a flueknepper always…osv

    Comment by Michael Sjøberg — June 11, 2011 @ 2:47 am

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