October 25th, 2018 12:10 PM
SO, ARAB (AND BY PROX MUSLIM) ‘DIGNITY’ (SELF) VS WESTERN ‘REPUTATION’ (OTHERS)
For those of you who have read this:
“FACE AMONG THE ARABS”
This means ‘dignity’ as ‘given’ rather than ‘respect’ as “earned’ is not unique to Arab (semitic in general) civilizations. But most common there. And it is encoded in the Muslim Religion as all men are due dignity rather than all men must earn respect by their words and deeds.
This ‘face’ is different from east asian face (harmony) and different from western face (truth regardless of consequences). I am not sure how to categorize Indian civilization yet within this context, but it appears closer to western and asian than semitic.
And for those of you who understand this:
—“The west differs from the rest in that we must demonstrate honor by speaking the truth no matter the consequences to the dominance dominance hierarchy, including our own.”—
This statement is in fact the uniqueness of western civilization from which all our reason, law, science, technology, and economic superiority evolved. This ONE BEHAVIOR is the secret to western civilization.
So, these two systems (western and semitic) are why our civilizations, especially given that most muslims are relatively poor and underclass, and most christians are relatively wealthy by comparison and middle class – are signal-and-norm incompatible.
In this sense the muslim INTOLERANCE is greater (and more successful) than the western level of intolerance, even though the OUTCOME of western intolerance (reinforced by our law demanding truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, regardless of consequences to our reputations and those of others) is far superior to the muslim demand for ‘respect unearned’ (dignity).
Because we domesticate the lower classes of man (the animal man so to speak) by signals (status signals) including demonstrations of ridicule, shame, ignoring them, disapproval, removal of opportunity, and punishment, by CONSTANT TRUTH AND MERIT TESTING, that is a threat do the Semitic and by extension Muslim sense of self worth.
Hence why we are incompatible and we must suppress the primitive law (competitor to law) and suppress the primitive norms (competitors to our norms) in order to preserve the economic velocity that both the underclasses and the middle classes and (the extortive) upper classes depend upon.