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« Reply #15 on: Jan 12th, 2004, 5:14pm »

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Well yes. Of course there are those who aren't so prejudice and genuinely want to improve things for the good. The time will come when these people will spearhead education and multicultural open-minded socities.
Actually, these people are us! We are the new generation, the new leaders!


What I meant was, that while many more of our generation than the last are dropping any sort of racism, some (perhaps you may like to call them narrow-minded, weak minded, easily influenced) are adopting the views of the previous generation. I know my sister, only 14, isn't the least racist person on the planet. Do you know what my parents said at afore mentioned dinner? Something along the lines of 'Hitler had the right idea'. That he should finish the job! It's hard to believe it's limited to just those four people, either. Those are some pretty extreme views for the easily-influenced to ignore, I think. At the current rate of improvement, I'd suggest that it would be two or three more generations to go before prejudice is removed from society, assuming that the influenced members of our generation don't change over time, and that education doesn't improve. And I don't know what the families of ethnic minorities are teaching their children. I would hope it's a lot better than what some white families are teaching their children.
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 13th, 2004, 6:20pm »

hmm.

Well there are humanitarian movements that are growing and spreading. The movements against war, against prejudics and racism, and for health, education, dialogue and the lot.

People like you and me are the members of that movement. we must do everything in our power to propagate that.

I agree it may take years and generations. But its a 'grass roots movement' that is essential for humanity.



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« Reply #17 on: Jan 17th, 2004, 3:42pm »

Dialogue is only successful when everyone has taken their hands from their ears... some people don't want to, unfortunately. Let us hope that in the future their arms get tired, or something metaphorical like that, lol
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« Reply #18 on: Jan 18th, 2004, 04:49am »

beautifully said , heheh.

Its true, but you start with your friends, and make more friends! cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: Jan 24th, 2004, 9:08pm »

lol, thanks. I guess you're right - it's going to be a gradual thing, we may not even live to see its fruition. Doesn't make it any less frustrating, though, lol
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« Reply #20 on: Jan 25th, 2004, 01:33am »

Gandhi once said:

It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.


What do you want to do?
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« Reply #21 on: Jan 26th, 2004, 4:33pm »

If I had the answers, I'd have put them forward a long time ago...
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« Reply #22 on: Jan 29th, 2004, 05:46am »

Well you've already started in your discussions here. We need to go beyond that, even a little bit.

You don't necissarily need all the answers, just the inquisitiveness and the heart to discuss and listen(which you display here).
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« Reply #23 on: Jan 29th, 2004, 11:52pm »

The American media seems intent on turning every other country into "a little version of the USA". The reason why this is a problem is because there is no balance of power. There is no other economy so massive competing with the USA. Maybe China makes almost every peice of clothing under the sun and almost all plastic goods on sale, but America is completely unrivalled in the sectors of food and entertainment. And it is likely to remain that way for a very long time. Even if China does overtake the US in (which she probably will), I cannot imagine American, British, Australian, etc. people watching Chinese-made TV and eating Asian fast food as profusely as people eat hamburgers and chips ("freedom fries") today, whereas I know for a fact that people everywhere on earth watch American sitcoms an eat food from American companies. As I was saying before, this domination by American culture of the world leads to countries loosing the sense of identity which makes them unique. Do you agree?
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« Reply #24 on: Jan 30th, 2004, 04:57am »

Yeh, but we already discussed that. I'll make a couple new topics.
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« Reply #25 on: Feb 2nd, 2004, 11:58pm »

But that's what Globalisation is! What else can we discuss in this topic?
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« Reply #26 on: Feb 3rd, 2004, 01:38am »

Something we haven't discussed, otherwise, very little. smiley
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« Reply #27 on: Feb 7th, 2004, 4:33pm »

Theoretically, globilisation is the integration of all the world's nations economies, and ultimately politics, into a global singularity. It seems to me, that if we're to get the benefits of globilisation, which are, according to your stance on the subject, important, that cultures are inevitably going to lose their unique identities. I suppose the question is, would we rather have a potential solution to some of the poorer countries' problems, and possibly world peace, or unique cultures? I suppose another question would be, are we going to have any choice in the matter?
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« Reply #28 on: Feb 9th, 2004, 02:29am »

Well, when we look at Globalisation, it seems to be a very Americanised thing, or atleast we have let it become that. I think theoretically globalisation is a good idea, but the practise and structure of it needs to be looked at for the world to truly benefit from it. I do believe that each country can preserve its culture, and ao learn about others, and keep good realtions with others.

But it does need to be seriously looked at because of its obscure propogation and/or 'malpractise' so to speak which reminds of communism almost.
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« Reply #29 on: Feb 9th, 2004, 5:46pm »

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which reminds of communism almost.


Heh, you might not want to say that around hard-liners, or we could witness an old fashioned grab 'em and burn 'em witch trial wink
I personally think globalisation will take on the form of whatever nation has the most weight to throw around on the economic scene. If Europe had merged into a big USE a little earlier, I reckon it's possible that instead of a McDonalds on every street you'd have French restaurants and British pubs dotted around just as frequently (though I think the thing that allows fast food to spread is the concept of 'drive thru' and stuff, so that might not be the best example, but you know what I mean). Capitalism is survival of the fittest on the monetary level. Whoever can afford to saturate the market place, will do. It seems almost inevitable to me that will linclude an aspect of that nation's culture, as the businesses will initially have developed to appeal to the culture of their starting location.
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