Originally Posted by abraxas21
indeed. the type of speech that only idiots, racists or hypocrites could love
Ever so classy.
Monsieur Gueant is not only right, he is obviously
Using the example we all have in mind, it is obviously
right that the Western civilisation is better than the Muslim one. Not just different, better. Obviously
. One need only take the Declaration of Human Rights and do a double-check on all basic rights and freedoms, comparing, since we're at it, France and Saudi Arabia: freedom of speech, freedom of thought and opinion, freedom of religion, freedom of press, democracy and political freedom, equality of all regardless of gender (that's half the human species right there) or sexual orientation. Sexual freedom, rights of minorities, freedom from cruel and unusual punishment, right to have an attorney and a fair trial, abortion rights, right to health care...
Do I need to finish my point? Truth should never be held hostage by modern political correctness or by fear of being labeled racist, or xenophobic, or fascist, or anything else. The truth (the obvious
truth) is that civilisations, cultures and societies are not only different, sometimes they are better or worse than others. And if we want to make something to improve the standards of living of human beings we'd be best advised to acknowledge the truth as soon as possible, instead of masking it.