Importing the thought process


The Arab world, and MOST of the third world, is mired in Medieval thinking.  The West had the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Enlightenment.  This is what enabled it to become the dominant force in the world.  Unfortunately, the third world, places like China and India and Africa and the Middle East, try to import the goodies from the West without importing the thought processes that created those goodies.  But it doesn’t work.  The thought processes creep in along with the goodies.  Then, as they feel like they are starting to lose their culture to the West, they turn even more conservative and reactionary.  That is happening BIG TIME in the Arab world.  I’m not surprised, though, that it was allowed on Al Jazeerah.  Yes, they have an Islamic slant, sort of like Fox News has a Republican slant.  But they are actually pretty open-minded.


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