Sunday, 21 August 2016

Wearing face masks is disrespectful and offensive to the local cultural values of the west. People who wear them in western cultures are being deliberately ill-mannered or pig ignorant. It is the equivalent of a western woman entering a mosque bare-headed, in shorts and a tank top. 
     That said, I am not sure it is the role of government to tell people what to wear or to police good manners or cultural sensitivity. The west generally thinks people should be free to be as offensive as they like in words or in dress, as long as there is no nudity, obscenity, hate speech or incitement to violence. 
    What worries me is that some (small) segments of Islam think that it is wrong for westerners to be offensive to Islamic culture but perfectly okay for Muslims to be offensive to western culture.

Sadiq Khan Says Jeremy Corbyn Will Lead Party To Defeat
Kahn is one more who just doesn't get it. Corbyn supporters do not want Labour to be in power. 
They do not want ANYONE to be in power (much like brexiteers in this regard).
They just want someone to listen to them and repeat their concerns in the media.
(They feel it does not matter who is in power since the powerful, of any and all parties, have not and will not listen.)



Trump now says he plans to legalize some undocumented immigrants
His advisors want him to become a normal politician:
    tell people whatever they want to hear in order to get their vote, 
    flip-flop on any issue that polls negative
    say opposite (contradictory) things to different groups of voters.
He wants to win, so he will comply.
Once he does it becomes a race to be the lesser of two very serious evils 

That said, I am not sure it is the role of government to tell people what to wear or to police good manners or cultural sensitivity.  The west generally thinks people should be free to be as offensive as they like in words or in dress, as long as there is no hate speech or incitement to violence.

What worries me is that some (small) segments of Islam think that it is wrong for westerners to be offensive to Islamic culture but perfectly okay for Muslims to be offensive to western culture.   

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