The Uniqueness of Western Civilization by Ricardo Duchesne
According to the currently fashionable ideology at the sociology departments of Western universities, the West is uniquely evil. It doesn't matter that the Chinese colonized the lands of ethnic minorities and sometimes massacred them; it is the Western colonization of other lands that is unforgivable. It doesn't matter that the native Americans slaughtered and enslaved each other, or that the Aztecs practiced mass human sacrifice; it is the intrusion of the West into this utterly evil and inhuman social system that is unforgivable. It doesn't matter that Africans used to enslave each other by the millions; it is the fact of Westerners buying these slaves that is unforgivable. It doesn't matter that India has an utterly racist and dehumanizing cast system or that Israel is an apartheid state; it is the racial inequalities in the West that is unforgivable.
It was the
British who spent vast amounts of wealth, and large numbers of the lives of their
own, to police the seas in the 19th century to put an end to the slave trade.
Yes, the British engaged in it before, like almost all other peoples. But it
was they, and not the Chinese, Indians, Muslims or Africans who developed an
anti-slavery ideology that ensured that slavery would be abolished throughout
the world. But to those who are moved by hate against the West, this is
irrelevant. The West is evil, and the facts do not matter.