What will it look like when we lose our civilization?
Civilizations are tested in a crisis. Their strengths and weaknesses are revealed in such events as earthquakes, the sinking of ships, and social or political eruptions. Recent events in Hong Kong have illustrated how an area with strong civilizational characteristics performs. A massive demonstration was conducted peacefully, without property damage and without leaving behind an area strewn with garbage.
The values that allow advancement in a society are often described as
"Western values." They are not "Western,"
"Chinese," or "Catholic." They are universal
values and no more "Western" than 2 + 2 = 4.
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