I don't even think my own culture is the best - just somewhere in the middle.
Ah, a fellow “culturist”.
I use this in response to any accusations of “racism”.
I maintain that skin melanin content does not affect the behaviors of the individual. Only their character and the culture that shaped that character do so.
Now, if anyone wants to argue that “all cultures are equal”, ie, that none should be criticized, especially “urban” cultures, I’ll have that argument any day.
Cultures of the past sacrificed their children in burning altars to statues and idols. Were those cultures equal to Western Civilization? Which would you rather live in and which would you consider a better culture in which to live?
If there is a scale of “good” and less “good” cultures, then Western Culture and all other cultures are on that comparative scale, so let’s discuss the fruits of those cultures to determine where they are...
at that point, it’s pretty obvious where the various worldviews and cultures fall relative to each other.
RE: I don’t even think my own culture is the best - just somewhere in the middle.
OK, since we’re into worse, better and best. By what criteria or standard do we judge which culture is “better” or “worse” than another?
And for that matter, how do we strive to be the “best”?
In a three point NBA shooting contest, BEST is hitting 25 out of 25 from different angles on the court. We HAVE a standard.
By what standard do we judge culture?