February 03, 2016

Western culture is superior. It's time to stop suppressing it and begin embracing it

StaffRebel Columnist

We won. And there's no reason to be humble about it. Western society is superior to other parts of the world. That's why people from third world hellholes like Somalia and the Middle East move here. They come here to get away from the violence, terrorism and sickness plaguing their home countries.

It's time for us to stop putting our values and way of life on an equal level as theirs. It's time to stop hindering and suppressing the celebration of western holidays in schools because some students may take offense to them.

News flash, they're in Canada now. If they take offense to it, the door can, by all means, hit them on the ass on the way out.

And it's not limited to Canada. Look at Europe. Look at how kowtowing to other cultures earns you the title of rape capital of the world. Way to go, Sweden. Bet you feel so culturally enriched now. And what is up with your police covering up rapes by refugees? I thought you were proud of your multicultural mosaic.

Look at in London, not long after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, Muslims protested against the victims of terrorism. There was no mourning. No, the creators of a cartoon insulting the prophet of Islam was more of an enemy than terrorists who attacked your European ally.

Or remember when Muslim activist Linda Sarsour appeared on MSNBC complaining that state bills banning sharia law “prevented Muslims from practicing their faith” and Rachel Maddow just nodded on in agreement?

How many schools banned screenings of 'American Sniper' last year after Muslim students complained? How about when a moment of silence for 9/11 victims was deemed offensive? Thinking of wearing an American flag t-shirt on Cinco de Mayo at a California school? Forget about it. Why? Because Mexican students could be 'triggered'.

It seems like universities are breeding grounds for establishing hate against one's own culture. Scratch that. Just Western culture. White guilt, checking one's privilege, imperialism, social justice – it all roughly translates to: we're sorry western culture is superior and we're working to destroy it.

What's there to be guilty about? Should we be guilty Western culture doesn't promote Sharia Law? That gays are not hanged for the crime of being homosexuals? That girls are not forced to undergo genital mutilation? Are you kidding me?

And don't get me started on the west-hating gays who protest Israel alongside pro-Palestine students. Ya, go to Palestine and kiss your boyfriend in public. See how long you last until you're executed. That won't happen in Israel, but you know, you need to keep up appearances for your new Muslim friends.

There's a reason women in Canada and The West can dress like Ring Wraiths from Lord of the Rings even if it's not Halloween. And that's because they're free to do so. And we do not, as a western country, put enough emphasis on letting women know they can (and should) be moving away from their medieval cultures and embrace the one before them.

Quite frankly, there isn't enough shaming and detest for those who want to change our way of life. Remember Zunera Ishaq – the Muslim woman who fought to take her citizenship oath while wearing a niqab (and held extremist group meetings at her house) and our courts stood by her, completely throwing Canadian culture under the bus?

Not all Muslim women are like Zunera Ishaq, thankfully. Read this beautiful article by Tarek Fatah about Karima Baloch – a refugee who ripped off her niqab as soon as she was safe in Canada. Now there's a woman who understands Canada is superior to the hellhole she escaped from.

“The niqab is oppressive,” she said. “The niqab that is nowadays being forced onto Muslim women has no basis in Baloch culture or history. Every time I had to wear it to hide myself, I felt I was less of a human, more of a farm animal, a piece of property owned by someone else.”

The bottom line is that there's too many people in this country who were not made aware of the opportunity Canada presents. They remain locked inside their own communities – projects – leeching off welfare and government handouts. They segregate themselves from the rest, don't learn English and raise their children in ghettos. We see it in slums in France. These 'no-go' zones the left all too often classify as 'fake' and 'propaganda'. But they're real and a real problem.

We see schools in the United States ban Western holidays and traditions out of the fear of offending immigrants. We even saw YOGA banned at Ottawa U, because of 'cultural appropriation'. It returned, of course, but with an Indian instructor replacing the white one they had for years.

If suddenly, we wake up and it's 2075 and those who remain true to the western way of life have become a minority, would you expect non-religious holidays such as Halloween, Valentine's Day and Thanksgiving to still be celebrated? Or would they be obsolete?

At the rate we're going, the only thing we'll be saying is “Eid Mubarak.” I won't be, though. As I'd sooner jump off a bridge.

What the west needs is a wake-up call. A swift, hard kick in the face. And that goes for everyone. Because if we were to wake up in 2075 with today's minorities as the new majority, there's no reason why they can't be embracing and sharing the western values passed down to them.

Of course, the left will call me a white supremacist and a neo-Nazi. I've heard it all before. I've heard it from people with low-expectations for immigrants. People who kowtow to the slightest bit of pressure from minorities. Or in some cases, none at all. They fear any sort of criticism or complaint. They feel guilty for things they didn't even do. They fall like dominoes after the softest breeze. And it's because these people are soft that we're where we are. It's time to get tough. To defend our culture. Our heritage. And to properly share it.

It's time university students grew some balls. If they're any indication of what our future holds, we're going to be weak and soft forever.

Our way of life should not be thrown into the trunk during this road trip to the future. It should be driving. And for those who'd rather embrace the multicultural mess that has infested Europe, as I said earlier, the door can hit you on the ass on the way out.

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commented 2018-08-05 05:55:35 -0400
“We won. And there’s no reason to be humble about it.”

Incidentally, your very first sentence shows a fundamental difference in thought processes among contemporary Western and Indian cultures. I can’t speak of other non-Western societies but people in India are extremely proud of their thousands of years civilization and your ignorant comment would generate a few laughs here.

Your brash arrogance and sense of developed country entitlement have blinded you against people who look and feel different from the people you grew up around your whole life. Such people exist everywhere so I am not going to attribute your rant to some non-descript Western trait, but your own personal demons. Good luck with your inner struggles. I hope you are able to find peace and serenity someday.

Western culture happens to be a rather broad term so I don’t know which specific Western culture are you proud of? The cultures of Ukraine and Belgium have far too little in common. I am assuming that this article deals with the Western culture prevalent in the USA, Canada, and the UK. The Anglosphere?

Then, what are you exactly proud of? The scientific progress made in these countries in the last 200-300 years — the invention of airplanes, the telephone, television, Internet. All good but I’d love to know what was your personal contribution in all of this? If you happen to be the inventor of the Internet, I’d have sincere respect for you. But, why do you expect me to respect you for taking credit for someone else’s achievements?

For want of space and time, let me just briefly talk about what exactly is ailing the civilization you are so proud of?

1- Overconsumption: Strip the Earth of all its resources and it still wouldn’t be enough to slake the money lust of a greedy Westerner. Non-western societies traditionally have lived in harmony with their surroundings and broader nature. Sadly, nowadays, they are also afflicted by the Western disease of “More, more more” but at its core, Indian civilization is about renunciation and self-denial. People still don’t consume more than they need. I find it superior to aggressive consumption.

2-Self-centeredness: At its core, Western culture is about the glorification of the self and pursuit of individualistic, hedonistic desires. All human beings are on Earth for 70, maybe 80-90 years. I don’t believe this limited amount of time should be dedicated to building a personal shrine of extravaganza and a narcissistic universe. Thankfully, Indian civilization is not about a “me too” race. I take comfort in the fact that I am like a speck of dust in the eternal sands of time. I don’t want people around me to amass and hoard like Donald Trump, the crassest image of a self-centered Westerner.

3- Alcoholism, illicit sex, and drug abuse: What do most Westerners do when the weekend is approaching? Of course, many of them like to get drunk and wasted. Been there, done that. You may call it freedom. I think it’s stupidity. Also, I don’t relish the idea of people in my country producing bastard kids at a 50% average rate. The marriage rate in Western countries like France is abysmally low, maybe at 4%. Again, this is an outcome of people worshipping themselves above a greater cause. I have lived among Westerners and saw your moral bankruptcy at a very close angle. Thankfully, Indians still happen to very family-minded.

If I have to summarize Western culture in one word, I’d think of Icarus from Greek mythology. He started flying close to the Sun due to hubris and complacency. And eventually, that led to his literal downfall.

Gandhiji had a similar concept when asked what he thought of Western civilization, “It would be a good idea.”
commented 2016-02-17 20:58:34 -0500
Baloney. “Western” culture has become effete. It is past its prime. It is in decline. East Asia is on the rise and has better values – of course much imported from older Western cultures – but its own interpretation of these. Western culture has become effete and spoiled – like all cultures right before their collapses.
commented 2016-02-04 11:17:38 -0500
being shunned for action and embraced for inaction, conversvative SWM’s are all alone
commented 2016-02-04 09:30:54 -0500
Hey Mike (columnist),
Newsflash, this same column has been written about a thousand times in the last 20 years. And to add to that, you are preaching to the converted (myself included) if you are posting on the rebel. Stating the obvious is not particularly groundbreaking or revolutionary. How about putting forward some tangible ideas on WHAT TO DO TO CHANGE IT.
commented 2016-02-04 07:30:35 -0500
Western Civilisation was superior…liberalism is in the final stages of destroying it. W Europe is about to be consumed by Afro-Asian immigration. In 20 years time will there be anything thing worth preserving left?
commented 2016-02-04 03:57:33 -0500
A few thoughts.

1 – University students that are open with their right wing opinions end up failing their courses.

2 – The problem is not multi culturalism. Take the UK for example. They have had lots of immigration from India for a long time, and no significant problems. Contrast this with the recent refugee rush.

3 – By 2075, Hungary will be the most free country on the planet, and it was because in 2015, they were smart enough to erect a wall. That’s just my prediction.
commented 2016-02-03 19:49:56 -0500
Look around you – islamics claim they were part of the cradle of civilization.

They had a 2500 year lead on the west. For the most part they are goat loving, child raping, wife beating killers who still live in mud huts.

So – who wants to go and take up the life style?

Africa anyone?

China anyone?

Russia anyone? Although it is quite livable as long as you behave.

South America anyone?

Or do they want to stay in “entitled land” where they can do as they see fit?

Anyone claiming the western culture is not worth it certainly has no alternative at this time. They are just stirring the schitte pot and offering little of substance in return.

In reality the best judge of lifestyles and good life and culture is – “Who wants in and who wants out”

Not many leaving the western part of the world – and the line ups are long to get in to the western parts of the world.

Tells me lots – even if the citiots do not get it.

Perhaps we could persuade the kebekers to try africa – lots of french spoken there?
commented 2016-02-03 19:23:12 -0500
No Marty, it still IS superior, even with the self-hating culturally suicidal Marxist left pushing their agenda.
commented 2016-02-03 18:17:44 -0500
Well written Mike and absolutely true
commented 2016-02-03 17:07:18 -0500
Cultural Marxism better known as political correctness was designed to destroy western culture. The first thing you need to do is understand where it came from, and start calling it by it’s proper name if you hope to defeat it.
commented 2016-02-03 16:53:41 -0500
Western culture WAS superior…
commented 2016-02-03 16:33:17 -0500
The evil ones like to tell you they come from the cradle of civilization

They had a 2500 year jump on the western world.

Always remember – islamics are essentially goat lovers, child rapists and wife beaters and they are for the most part still living in mud huts.

Anything built that is nice in the mid east was paid for with oil and designed and built with western technology and western educated people.

William Clark – “RACIST” – in reality it does not exist – the word I always fire back is “REALIST”.

Try it some time and watch the jaws drop.

Best to all.
commented 2016-02-03 16:29:39 -0500
Well said and utterly true, every single word.
commented 2016-02-03 15:47:34 -0500
Make a video, put in every news paper and website across North America. That article says it all. Thank You Mike. The racist word means nothing to me. That word is thrown out at every opportunity by the intellectually lazy.
commented 2016-02-03 14:38:12 -0500
I am proud to be a westerner, and will fight to the death for it, as our forefathers did. The very “free speech” they fought for is now being used against us, but as Peter has stated, if you wish to call me a racist or an islamaphobe, so be it, you have that right, even though you are wrong in your choice of labels. If you don’t like our country, leave, because it is ours. We will continue to celebrate XMas, Easter, and all the non-religious holidays as we have in the past, and if you try to change that, you will meet me.
commented 2016-02-03 14:36:00 -0500
An excellent article Mike, one of the best I have read. Perhaps you could make a video and put it on Youtube, it would go down well, with intelligent people.
commented 2016-02-03 14:21:11 -0500
Good article, Mike! I completely agree.

I am not ashamed to be a Westerner, a true Canadian who loves his Canadian culture.

And I am opposed to those that would try to change our culture to appease a barbaric and savage people known as ISIS, or other extremist Muslims.

And frankly I don’t care if I am call racist or an Islamaphobe. I’ll wear that label as a badge of honor, an honor to stick up for my own Canadian western culture based firmly on Christian principles.