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I consider the right of parents to pass their culture to their children one of the most important issue I can think off. Democracy, free speach, or the right to receive a solidaric treatment by the society e.g. are things I consider less important. You say, somebody might want to chose to be interested in Spanish culture, while born into an Irish family? When following your approach, there won't be a Spanish culture somebody can chose to be interested in.
Der Amerikaner ist die Orchidee unter den MenschenVolker Pispers
Perhaps he wants to move to the city of some foreign land and become a captain of industry.
I said that children will learn the dominant culture they are born into, there is no alternative, but that doesn't mean they have to be propagandized to think that theirs is "best".
Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape
for interesting fusion to occur, and a satisfying tension/release to a narrative, there must be a relationship either between older and newer in one culture, on one axis, or between adjacent cultures, on t'other.
since modernity 'happened', everywhere is adjacent, and fashions change faster, memes collide ever more fractally.
the one became the many, and is returning to the one.
what was potential becomes actual, and thus more potent still...
everything multiplies, complexifies, then simplifies and dies.
our consciousness is like glitter on the surface, evanescent, improbable and revelatory.
(all quotes from www.computationalwisdom.com)
'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
"The cultural wealth of the world is diversity in dialog"
"The Universal Declaration makes it clear that each individual must acknowledge not only otherness in all its forms but also the plurality of his or her own identity, within societies that call themselves plural. Only in this way can identity be preserved as an adaptive process and as a capacity for expression, creation, and innovation."
"This Declaration, which sets against inward-looking fundamentalism the prospect of a more open, creative, and democratic world, is now one of the founding texts of the new ethics promoted by UNESCO in the early twentieth century. My hope is that one day it may acquire the same force at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." -- Koichiro Matsuura
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