[Swiftwater Gazette] Understanding Civilizations by the Sultan of Knish
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Thu Apr 14 06:33:35 EDT 2016
UnderstandingCivilizations and Barbarianshttp://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2016/04/in-city-of-decadents.html
Excerptsof the Sultan:...
“Wecan find all the barbaric civilizations to suit an entire faculty'sworth of anthropologists in the Middle East. And then back home wecan see the decadent civilization that employs their kind to bemoanthe West. Vigorous civilizations are a rarer breed. They change theworld. But don't last.”...
“Thebarbarian has no morals. He obeys tribal codes that he does notunderstand, but accepts. Fairness exists only relative to his owninterests. Empathy is foreign to him. He holds life cheaply and killscasually. He loathes outsiders and obeys no universal laws. Histribe is ruled by hierarchies which gain their position throughbrutality and trickery. And he assumes the world works the same way."...
"Avigorous civilization rushes out to deal with threats. A decadentcivilization imprisons itself out of fear."
The whole scribing worth reading as time permits.
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