If I may backtrack the conversation a bit, I'd like to address morals for a bit.
Here's the post I'm referencing.
while the east tends to value humility, the greater good and being a part of a group where everyone helps everyone else.
These would also be Christian values, for example.
I think that that's kinda an instinctual thing. People argue whether it's the will of god, or just favored by nature, but I can't think of a single culture where that wasn't the majority view(they just have different opinion on who is people). There are certainly people who don't follow the "helping is good" view, but at the same time there are also people who think murder is good, and i don't think anyone would say we don't have an anti murder instinct.
Steering back on topic, there is of course the question of how sacred different values are. For example, foreign powers often suppress a lot of decent or morally ambiguous cultural practices, yet on the other hand,I think that many suppressed aspects of certain cultures that no sane man would defend.
the issue in the past century or two, and sometimes even today was what is the difference between cultural imperialism and regular law enforcement.
edited 21st Apr '14 8:34:11 PM by iamnotausername