- Jun 2012
- At present SD, USA
My personal issue is not so much with areas where European society has done things right and tried to correct its past errors. Because while one can make the case that European society has been a major driving force behind many things that we judge to be wrong, that does not mean that every European/American is some mustache twirling villain. That isn't the case, as we can always find people who have behaved with honor and justice.We can argue why true feminism and relative ethnic equality started in the West.
Even though the conditions of the aboriginal people remain appalling, we are attempting to right historical injustice.
My issue is more with those that would try to either deny where things had been done wrong, or have tried to excuse it in some way. Because in the end, that sort of thing also degrades those who have done things honorably. For example, in America, Lincoln is often pointed to as one of the key figures behind getting the 13th Amendment passed and finally putting an end to slavery in America. But... if someone somehow denies that slavery was even a problem, what would Lincoln be fixing?