Quotes: Culture Justifies Anything
"STOP OPPRESSING MY CULTURE, YOU ETHNOCENTRIC BITCH!"
"There comes a point where acknowledging cultural differences doesn't cut it any more and you just have to say; 'What the fuck, guys?'"
"It's tradition; that makes it okay!"
At the moment I don't give a damn about Klingon beliefs, rituals or customs! Now I have given you both a lot of leeway when it comes to following Klingon traditions, but in case you haven't noticed, this is not a Klingon station and those are not Klingon uniforms you're wearing. There is a limit to how far I'll go to accomodate cultural diversity among my officers, and you've just reached it!
— Captain Sisko
dressing down Worf for trying to honour kill his brother
"We took possession... in accordance with our custom and we caught all the people. Not one escaped. Some ran away from us, these we killed, and others we killed -but what of that? It was in accordance with our custom."
—Maori warrior on the conquest and genocide of the Moriori
RALH. Tuvok: (answering Capt. Kanril Eleya's rant about the Kobali wanting to turn her dead crewmen into more Kobali)
I do not disagree on any particular point, Captain. But Kobali culture does consider it a great honor to be specifically selected rather than merely scavenged. LTJG. K'lak, son of Rokar:
Yes, and my speciesí dominant culture considers it honorable to attack unarmed passenger liners from cloak.