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RE: Theos-World Why US 'Imperialialism', 'Racism' is NOT to Blame...

Oct 01, 2001 11:40 PM
by nos

Michele - Interesting article basically re-iterates the accepted
establishment views and history - Ignores many major points to simplify
a a supposedly simple moral argument. As the author doesn't 'appreciate'
theosophical history there is little point debating it. Itís a fluff
piece suitable for People.

I've copied some selected quotes over regarding women because I've noted
how the media is using the treatement of women in muslim countries as a
moral sweetener :

The third -- the last straw -- was the challenge to his mastery in his
own house, from emancipated women and rebellious children. It was too
much to endure, and the outbreak of rage against these alien, infidel,
and incomprehensible forces that had subverted his dominance, disrupted
his society, and finally violated the sanctuary of his home was

The accusations are familiar. We of the West are accused of sexism,
racism, and imperialism, institutionalized in patriarchy and slavery,
tyranny and exploitation. To these charges, and to others as heinous, we
have no option but to plead guilty -- not as Americans, nor yet as
Westerners, but simply as human beings, as members of the human race. In
none of these sins are we the only sinners, and in some of them we are
very far from being the worst. The treatment of women in the Western
world, and more generally in Christendom, has always been unequal and
often oppressive, but even at its worst it was rather better than the
rule of polygamy and concubinage that has otherwise been the almost
universal lot of womankind on this planet.

How do you view the use of women as a tactical tool in the manipulation
of populations opinions?

Next overdose soon....

-----Original Message-----
From: Michele Lidofsky [] 
Sent: Tuesday, 2 October 2001 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World Why US 'Imperialialism', 'Racism' is 
NOT to Blame...

nos wrote:

> Thanks for the Link - I'm working through it now - I'll get back to 
> you with my thoughts.

I'll be interested to hear your comments, send 'em along...

> Have you read any Malcolm Booker? He is perhaps my
> main source of political commentary on middle eastern situations. We 
> studied Iraq from his POV at University and it has perhaps moulded my 
> own beliefs the most.

No, I haven't read Booker, but I'll look him up on a search 
engine tonight after I finish my mail, and check his work out.

I try to read as many commentators as possible (of all 
persuasions) before coming to my personal conclusions.

> Regards
> Nos
> (not ONLY sarcastic!) ;)

glad to hear that, nos!
Best, Michele


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