Anthropology. the sum total of ways of living built up by a group of human beings and transmitted from one generation to another.
When waves of people wants to share in the spoils of a culture one would expect them to give up their culture because they aspire to the benefits of the culture they want the benefits from. I find difficulty in wanting the benefits of a specific culture but also holding on to your own culture. If the culture that you insist clinging to is is good then one should not aspire to the other culture and complain that that culture not respect your culture. Dont tell me you can be a Muslim and a feminist with all honesty. No religion supports feminism or the equality of woman to men. In the smorgasbord that is life culture changes and adapts, it takes on new forms. its not a static singular thing. There are though certain values that underpin that Culture. Freedom of expression , tolerance and equality underpins a large portion of the Western lifestyle. The conflict I anticipate in Europe is born out currently in South Africa. The racism discourse for me has been about the differences of values standards and expectations. Not just a clash of civilizations but also a clash of cultures and values. Europe and South Africa as we knew it is coming to an end. Is it good, I dont know but what I do know is that a lot of the values that has underpinned these cultures will be ending in a generation or three.


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