Western Traditional value is consider as one of the most racist and self destructive ideology in the world, it believe you should hate people who are of different race, it believe in "king is god's given right", it believe in hating and killing people of different faith (its destructive nature can be see in middle east right now, that also believe in such value, with organization such as ISIL). It is a good thing modern west is in a post conservative era, therefore, abandon those evil traditional values. But, why do you think western traditional value, is so destructive and evil?
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Yes, but the question is not asking about modern western society, it is asking about the traditional one. Which is very different from the modern western world, evidence by e.g. Catholic Crusaders and slavery.
It's worth looking into US foreign aid packages to see how we mandate its distribution. It's usually for weapons or political support of a regime. Rarely is it to reduce poverty or hunger
One can't undo their past. The focus has to be on "the now" and the future. It's not where you start but where you end up that matters. None of those folks who committed those atrocities are alive anymore. None of us is our ancestor's keeper.
Yes, but to understand the past is important to understand the future and others. For example, today's ISIL bare resemble to Middle Age's religion massacres. And in some places e.g. Brazil, some of those traditional values are still alive.
Please remeber, "King is god's given right" is the western traditional value, since fall of Roman empire. right of freedom and equality, is a new western value, emerged after 17th century. In prior freedom that contradict the king, is consider a sin.
Example of what I am talking about. "Sorry, Kevin Rudd's Apology to "The stolen Generation"" Australia Prime Minister apologizing for pre modern conservative government's action against blacks
Peter - your example indicates we have moved beyond the ideology you speak of in your question - we realise that the actions of our forefathers were wrong, and we seek to rectify that...what is wrong with that?
The question state "It is a good thing modern west is in a post conservative era, therefore, abandon those evil traditional values." and the question ask "Why is western traditional value is racist and self destructive?" its ask about abandoned value