Challenging the Narrative of the Western Identity

Western identity is a construct, not a reality, that is defined by that which it is not. The west is very often associated with being opposite to Islam and Orientalism, which are seen as backwards (not progressive), mystical (not scientific), emotional (not rational), and inherintley dishonest. This way of thinking is flawed.

The Western identity needs to be de-constructed. The whole notion of western identity needs to be re-established. From the way we concieve the rights of workers, the architecture of our cities, and gender equality; as long as we have not understood our internal values and identity, we cannot possibly expect to shed a new light on a bright future with a true identity.

Credits: Dr. Francisco Jose Luis, a university professor from Luxembourg.

Posted in Life & Health, Politics on Jan 28, 2016


Challenging the Narrative of the Western Identity

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Excellent thoughts; this sheds a new light.

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