Cultural Superiority???

Is Western culture racism???

Elements of the left and their allies in the media are constantly driving this point home: White people are bad and so is the culture that they have created. Everything we value as a society is bad and, more than that, little more than an ex post facto justification for the subjugation of non-whites. Western culture is white culture, and all things white are bad.

But as with everything else which these elements of the left and their allies in the media push, this is simply false. While the overlap between white people – that is, people of European descent and some Christian populations in the Caucasus – and Western culture is undeniable, it is likewise undeniable that Western culture is no longer the exclusive domain of whites. What we can call, without the slightest bit of stretching the truth, Western culture is present not just in Western Europe, North America and Australia, but also in former British colonies such as Israel, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Full article, HERE on

They raise some interesting points in the article, and have good links to various items in the article. My takeaway is that, and I’ve seen a number of countries over the years, freedom to fail or succeed on your own is probably the ‘best’ thing about our culture, and that freedom is irrespective of race, gender, or anything limitations. In many cultures, you are ‘defined’ by your ‘class’, and that provides that glass ceiling you can never break, regardless of ability.


Cultural Superiority??? — 22 Comments

  1. Yes, our culture IS superior.

    There is a reason folks risk all to come to places where Western Culture exists…and few work hard to leave those areas.

    The rest of the world can deal with that fact. Or not.

  2. Western culture and white culture are not exact synonyms. That’s why it’s WESTERN culture, not EUROPEAN culture. It is descended from the Protestant, northwestern European cultures of hard work and personal salvation. Christian morality and ethics, personal responsibility, and a duty to the community.

  3. Not all cultures are created equal, and some are just not meant to survive.

    This is one of my big, BIG beefs with leftist groupthink and moral relativism. No amount of psychological contortionism will make Aztec sacrifices to Huitzilopochti palatable when compared to Renaissance era thinking. It does. Not. Work.

    And no amount of historical revanchism will change the fact that the Enlightenment occurred in Europe, not in Africa. I am deeply worried that the desperate attempts to bring ‘lived experiences of pee-oh-sees’ into the hard sciences will result in a major breakdown in such. No amount of socjus invocation will keep a badly designed bridge from collapsing, just as no amount of Lysenkoist patterns made the winter wheat grow in Soviet Russia.

    “Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.”

  4. Hey Old NFO;

    I have blogged and bitched about that for years, Western Culture is superior, Other places, you are defined by your family, your skin, your tribe. your race, your sex. and your are pigeonholed and you are stuck. Here you are prized as an individual, to go as far as you can, to dream as far as you want, to aspire to what you want. There are no limits except to you except what you impose on them. Other places you don’t have that. In the West you are free. You are the Individual. You are Prized

  5. Northern European Culture and its actors, conquered the world, and in many cases, gave it back.

  6. Reg: All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?

    The Life of Brian.

  7. Mal Reynolds said it better than I could..

    Badger: You think you’re better than other people.
    Mal: Just the ones I’m better than.

    Also applies to cultures.

  8. “You appropriate every culture!”

    “No. There are some things not worth copying.”

    “That’s an insult!”

    “You’re against our copying the good stuff AND against our NOT copying the bad stuff? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!?”

  9. Other cultures may have invented something before Western Civ got it’s greedy little hands on it. But only Western Civ, and the relatively horrible weather and land that forced Western Civvies to improvise, adapt and overcome, ever put all the little things together and just innovated. Thanks partly to the Church and to the founding of Universities (before they became all about politics – that would be both of them, church and school) retaining and teaching old knowledge, Western Civvies were able to survive plagues, invasions, famines, ice ages et al.

    And do so in such a way as to provide the most leisure time for everyone, from royalty and leaders to peasants and wage-slaves.

    Which is why Western Civ is the best base culture ever. And why American Western Civ is better than plain old Euro Western Civ!

    Which is why I don’t understand so many ‘western civvies’ need to tear down how great Western Civ is. But then again, I have never understood lefties and their mental illnesses.

  10. Jim, Are you attempting to tell us that success in modern western society is (was) based upon hard work, devotion to duty, more hard work, education and then yes, more hard work.
    The dims would have everything for free, paid for by the rich.
    The modern mantra seems to be, if I can howl and screech loud and long enough I’ll get everything I want. If I don’t get it, I will screech even louder, have a riot and TAKE what I

  11. Toastrider: I recently started working on Critical Critical Race Theory Theory.

    Academics who specialize in African-American Studies or Latinx Studies, or similar fields, do not represent the non-academics who happen to officially share the same demographic. They do not represent even same demographic academics who prefer other disciplines. The academic research into ‘lived experiences’ is only representative of that narrow slice of academia and academics.

    This was proven when the academic scholars of race cheered on the arson of businesses and residences in poor minority neighborhoods, and did not likewise endorse their own offices and homes being burned to the ground. The groups have nothing in common.

    That is the modern lived experience.

  12. Culture is at least a little bit personally mutable. (Formative years, not tons of contact with male role models. Had a yearning for something that I’m not sure how to describe. I wound up shaping my sense of American cultural history with a misreading of the history around WWII. I still have a very strong sense of feeling that way, even if I can now be pretty sure that none of the WWII cohort of men in my family were thinking that way.)

    And there is some interesting analysis that we can overlook when we pay attention only to the enraged desire to make the diversity studies loons choke on their own words.

  13. All- Thanks for the comments, and you’ve ALL raised good points!

    Posted from my iPhone.

  14. They hate the West along with its culture and everything else about it. Do they hate life itself? They certainly love abortion.

    The satanic Marxist hydra needs slaying.

  15. I’ve tried to find a certain blog post, it may have been taken down, that was complaining that ‘prepping is racist,’ but the way the content pointed out the differences in some cultures left me thinking ‘you say that being prepared is a BAD thing…?’ And this was before the COVID lockdowns that had everyone wondering if the preppers were smug and snug with their crates of TP and pressure canned home garden produce…

    The article started off referring to ‘Game of Thrones’ phrase ‘Winter is Coming,’ stating that in some cultures that phrase evokes – just a little – a distant primordial DREAD, and then images from a more recent past but which still entailed a whole crapload of tasks to be done while incoming calories are waning and metabolic demand of being out and about becomes more demanding as drizzles under leaden skies turn into the first snowflakes Y’know, getting roof thatching in order, tying stuff down which won’t be used again till spring – checking ropes for fraying, caulking drafty gaps, mending coats and blankets, counting the ratio of horses in the barn to bales of feed to be bucked aloft, is the silage fermenting well but not molding, same goes for retting flax and hemp stalks for their fibers, checking or topping off supplies of water glass and rock salt for curing meats and pickling vegetables, preparing rodent traps and small game traps, and rounding up tools to be sharpened and repaired during their months of rest.
    Peoples whose great-grand parents had to deal with all those chores passed along (at least to *some* of their kids where the lessons ‘took’) a set of values with a different outlook on savings, organizing long-term storage, deferred gratification, and ‘future orientation’ than peoples for whom winter meant ‘oh neat so we’ll have the other orchids blooming for a while, and different sorts of fish swimming by our shores.’

    • Sorry for the run-ons. Hard to proof-read in a small window.