29 September 2013

Is America Exceptional & Western Culture Superior To All Others?

Dr. Walter Williams answers the question (and academic elites are not pleased):
King John Signing the Magna Carta
Western values are superior to all others. Why? The greatest achievement of the West was the concept of individual rights. The Western transition from barbarism to civility didn't happen overnight. It emerged feebly — mainly in England, starting with the Magna Carta of 1215 — and took centuries to get where it is today.
One need not be a Westerner to hold Western values. A person can be Chinese, Japanese, Jewish, African or Arab and hold Western values. It's no accident that Western values of reason and individual rights have produced unprecedented health, life expectancy, wealth and comfort for the ordinary person.

Western values are under ruthless attack by the academic elite on college campuses across America. They want to *replace personal liberty with government control and replace equality before the law with entitlement.
He nails it. More here

*That explains much of the "enemy of American Exceptionalism" attitude you see expressed by so many academic historians and their minions.


ropelight said...

...much of the "enemy of American Exceptionalism" attitude you see expressed by so many academic historians and their minions comes from a trained incapacity to acknowledge the actual lessons of history in favor of socialism's politically expedient morality tales.

In order to join the ranks of the anointed, academic candidates need only demonstrate two accomplishments: a passing acquaintance with historical events devoid of commonsense and reasonable interpretation; and an ability to recite socialism's politically correct dogmas with all the confidence and conviction of actors in a medieval passion play.

Double plus good duck talkers get the cushy jobs training the next generation of quackers. Individuals make them so uncomfortable it might lead to self-examination, and where would that leave us?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Exactly, though the complicit will scoff and start the name-calling game. Just read a few of the relevant "Must Reads" on my list and you'll see there's overwhelming evidence of the leftist ideology which dominates academia, despite their silly, unconvincing denials.

ropelight said...

FYI, There's a typo in the Cornerstone Speech entry in your Must Reads list.

In the 8th paragraph from the end, immediately following Hammond's extended passage, Psalm CXVII-22 is cited as the biblical reference for cornerstones. The correct Psalm 118-22, at least in the New King James Version.