For all the cant about cultural relativism preached in universities and elsewhere, many modern bien-pensants remain just as confident as any past colonialist or missionary that theirs is a culture superior to all others. Why otherwise would Western aid agencies, the activities of one of which I have had some opportunity to observe in the South Pacific, be so assiduous in seeking to impose on those they are "aiding" the secular West's obsessions with "diversity", "gender balance", "correct" language and condom use? I sometimes wonder whether the aid such entities ostensibly dispense is not the Trojan horse by which these "progressive" notions are to be introduced into cultures that still believe in traditional marriage and Christianity and the other things an earlier generation of colonialists instilled in them but which are sneered at and reprehended in the contemporary West.

21 January 2013

Argus has just returned from five weeks in Fiji.

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps we could always go back to the old-style missionary methods that you obviously prefer.

    Or revisit the Papal Bulls of 1455 & 1493
    Or allow the vile outfit which is featured at this site to operate unhindered by bleeding-heart leftists (and anti-Western cultural relativists)

    Also Google Columbus & Other Cannibals by Jack Forbes, and American Holocaust by David Stannard

    But then again the kind of old-style missionary activity that you prefer is still very much alive and well (sic) as described and pointed to in this essay - note the unspeakably vile sado-masochistic snuff/splatter film being reviewed in the essay.