"we are one world, one people". U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. No, alas the reality is 'we are not one world, one people'.
No, alas the reality is 'we are not one world, one people'. Unless 'people' have the same cultural codex (textual and exemplar (messianic) templates) ethics-values-morals-beliefs-motivation and methodology this can never be true, it is a delusion as culture determines we are many different groups of 'people' in terms of the behavior we inform for and against others from within our respective differing cultural behavioral variance.
"In the first place, ideologies (culture) provide a perspective, or 'lens', through which the world is understood and explained. People do not see the world as it is, but only as they expect it to be: in other words, they see it through a veil of ingrained beliefs, opinions and assumptions. Whether consciously or subconsciously everyone subscribes to a set of political beliefs and values that guide their behaviour and influence their conduct. Political ideas and ideologies thus set goals that inspire political activism. .... a, unifying set of political ideas and values can develop naturally within society, or it can be enforced from above in an attempt to manufacture obedience and exercise control. The clearest examples of such 'official' ideas have been found in fascist, communist and religious fundamentalist regimes."
Unless this is understood as a truth rather than branded as a racist, bigoted view we will never resolve the significant sacred values-beliefs differences which exist to cause continuing terror-genocide in our streets and tragic outcomes arising from some cultures misogynistic constructs of women.
Does Belgium, Damascus, Libya, Kenya, Sydney, Boston, London, Paris, Iran, Saudi Arabia,...determine we are all the same 'people', our respective cultural (ideological) derived behavioral variance represent the same inherent benefit and risk for Other?
"Critics say that the intelligence campaign had fuelled resentment among French Muslims without necessarily pinpointing potential terrorists."
Islamists defy checks to work at Paris airport The Sunday Times, Adam Sage, Paris, May 21 2016
When will this argument of 'marginalisation' ever end? Until the last Other goes down in a plane or is burnt alive in cages or is ....?
Current paradigm=' Radicals are weeded out.' ... “But the problem is not resolved,” he said. “Radical Islamists still worked at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, not necessarily as baggage handlers but at all levels. That is a reality.”
When will it get into the thick skulls of our policy makers the 'many' of a cultural system create and sustain the 'few' from their very own families, communities and institution ranks, what Other views as irrational is not regarded as such from within the cultural 'rational' systems optimization settings within the cultures behavioral variance no matter what verbiage comes out of the mouths of so called 'moderate' adherents of such a system secular or religious systemically delivering terror-genocide to humanities streets..
Do all cultures seek to inform over time within the space they inhabit the same BRUTAL CONDUCT, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF THE INDIVIDUAL, Behavior towards WOMEN AND CHILDREN?
"Afarin Chitsaz is an Iranian journalist who was arrested on November 2nd, 2015, along with many other journalists in the crackdown following the signing of the nuclear deal. In April 2016, she was sentenced to 10 years in jail for “collaborating with foreign governments” and “assembly and collusion against national security."
Iranian female journalist is beaten in prison and receives a ten year sentence EXPOSINGIRANSITE
"Last week, Mohammed Merah, a Muslim-Frenchman killed three Jewish children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France. Merah reportedly held one little girl, Myriam Monsonego, by her hair to shoot her in the head."
The Toulouse Massacre, Why Did It Happen? Gatestone Institute, Mudar Zahran, March 29, 2012
'Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a deeply embedded cultural practice. ... we need to understand the context in which it occurs, and what drives otherwise loving parents to subject their daughters to it.'
Why jail time alone won't stop female genital mutilation DAILYLIFE, Ruby Hamad, March 24, 2016
The last quote reflects the arrogance of certain Western commentators that their reason Western derived Modernity cultural sacred-values-beliefs rationale and so obvious benefits will override another culture's sacred-values-beliefs rationale and so obvious benefits, such views aggregated politically are causing infamy to remain and escalate in Western streets effectively normalising such practices under a forced social view 'Look we need to wait until we 'truly' understand the context and why.' , the fact is we understand the context and know why. Cultural codex construct, all of it, determining women subject to man sexually and otherwise have to removed from codex in our private and public spheres.
The number of women treated after being put through 'horrendous' genital mutilation in Croydon
By CraigSimpson | Posted: March 10, 2017
Read more at http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/the-number-of-women-treated-for-genital-mutilation-in-croydon/story-30190225-detail/story.html?dm_i=1EGM,3KS3Y,J80MHQ,CXMFE,1#RtZWCgHA4TDC3LBU.99
Those proposing deeply embedded Islamic cultural sacred-value-belief underwriting FMG and other deleterious behavior towards women are going to be 'eroded through formal education' miss the point 'formal education' is not only too late in the development process the actual sacred-values-beliefs which are analogized into subjugation of women remain in place to inform the same behavior or worse.
An out-of-culture narrative (formal education) simply has no in-culture justification and authorisation to be accepted and enforced and worse stating "The trouble with tradition is that it renders us unable to objectively assess the damage it causes." when we can clearly see with our own eyes and research as to the outcomes, is ethic-moral nihilism of the worst kind. For it is a logic which excuses the extermination of Other by any number of cultures and subjugation of women as well to the most appalling state. The so called self-defined aggregated 'good' clearly can and do enable evil to proliferate by such an approach.
The culturally derived bloody bodies and subjugation of women to man's leadership in humanities streets determines "we are one world, one people" a dangerous lie for it leaves infamy untouched in our streets.
Most of us would love it to be the case "we are one world, one people" but each culture has their own view of what this 'world' would mean in reality, until significant sacred values-beliefs differences disappear by removing one or more of these sacred values-beliefs causing social hostility even terror-genocide from humanities private and public spheres we will not be 'one people'.
“Mr Neumann (director of London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation) , speaking last month at the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, touched on a somewhat overlooked aspect of the debate about radicalisation: while marginalisation and a lack of employment or education are common factors among young Western extremists, they are not always present.”
Why are young Australians being drawn to Islamic State? The causes and ways of combating the threat of radicalisation ABC, By Paul Donoughue and Lucy Fahey
"We find that aggression is generally not a maladjusted reaction typical of the socially marginal; instead, aggression is intrinsic to status and escalates with increases in peer status until the pinnacle of the social hierarchy is attained...
We also find that aggression is influenced not so much by individual gender differences as by relationships with the other gender and patterns of gender segregation at school. When cross-gender interactions are plentiful, aggression is diminished."
Status Struggles, Network Centrality and Gender Segregation in Same- and Cross-Gender Aggression, Robert Faris, Diane Felmlee, American Sociological Review, February 2011, vol. 76 no. 1 48-73
"A Garissa-based official said the government was aware Abdullahi, a former University of Nairobi law student, had joined the militant group al Shabaab after graduating in 2013."
Kenya says son of a government official was among gunmen in Garissa attack
by EDITH HONAN GARISSA, Kenya — Reuters Published Sunday, Apr. 05 2015
Clearly illiteracy is not the measure of a whole character individual or culture, there is a more pressing truth.
United Muslims of Australia: Great gender divide splits Islamic event, Sarah Crawford, The Daily Telegraph, May 2, 2016
“If the religious leaders compete with the extremists (religious leaders) on Islamic knowledge, I cannot guarantee that they would win. That’s what worries me,” said Adudulkrep, who is also head of the state-run Xinjiang Islamic Institute...."
CHINA LOSING BATTLE AGAINST EXTREMIST ISLAMIC TEACHINGS, SAYS MUSLIM OFFICIAL MARCH 30, 2015
Heroes in Egypt Confront Islamist Ideology by Michael Armanious March 7, 2015
"• Parents do not have the confidence to argue against the articulate and forceful activists who seek to impose their views, for fear of being branded as disloyal to their faith or their community."
Schools face new curbs on extremism after Birmingham Trojan horse affair Patrick Wintour, Political editor The Guardian, Wednesday 23 July 2014
“The Islamic world is disproportionately affected. More than one-in-two (57%) Muslim-majority countries have high religious hostilities, more than double that of other countries (25%)…”
09/22/2014 Source data PEW Research Center - Commentary Weekly Number Brian J. Grim, Ph.D.
"'Religion and Violence. Paradoxes of Religious Communication' argues that violence in religious systems is present in at least three forms: It is inherent to communication with the ‘‘sacred,’’ it is generated by processes of inclusion and exclusion, shaping religiously interpreted lifeworlds, and it is motivated or moderated by the respective semantics of religious narratives. The paper concludes that violence as a moment of hierophany is constitutive for the living experience in religious systems and cannot be eliminated entirely by moderating semantics."
'Religion and Violence. Paradoxes of Religious Communication', Ilja Srubar, 2016
"Baron and Spranca 1997; Fiske and Tetlock 2002; Tetlock 2003) suggests that people resist attempts to compromise sacred values no matter the cost to themselves or others. In the last decade or so, experimental work that goes beyond the morality of fairness and harm suggests that religious and transcendental beliefs consolidate “community” (Rozin et al. 1999), lead to “binding” (Graham et al. 2011), provide “unity motivation” (Ray and Fiske 2011), and mobilize parochial altruists, such as suicide bombers, to give their lives for the group (Ginges, Hansen, and Norenzayan 2009; cf. Atran 2003). .......
Sacred values are nonnegotiable preferences whose defense compels actions beyond evident reason, that is, regardless of calculable costs and consequences (Ginges et al. 2007). Identity fusion occurs when personal and group identities collapse into a unique identity to generate a collective sense of invincibility and special destiny (Swann et al. 2012). These two programs account for different aspects of intractable intergroup conflicts; however, here and in a companion article (Sheikh, Gómez, and Atran 2016), we argue that sacred values and identity fusion interact to produce willingness to make costly sacrifices for a primary reference groups even unto death, that is, sacrificing the totality of self-interests. "
The Devoted Actor, Unconditional Commitment and Intractable Conflict across Cultures, by Scott Atran Current Anthropology Volume 57, Supplement 13, June 2016
It appears not all 'people' as a whole constituted of the illiterate as invariably all cultures have to varying degrees and even inclusive of the gifted few educated in 10 languages and having a lawyer's degree represent the same inherent risk to Other people.
"Links between terrorist attacks and humanitarian intake
The document cites links between terrorist attacks on Australian soil and its humanitarian intake, pointing to the Martin Place gunman Man Haron Monis, Parramatta police shooter Farhad Jabar and the Melbourne knife attack by Abdul Haider.
It points out that all were either refugees or dependents of recent migrants.
There are also specific concerns raised about the 12,000 additional Syrian refugees the Federal Government announced it would take in September last year.The document says "it is expected some refugees from this conflict will bring issues, beliefs or associations that lead them to advocate or engage in politically motivated or communal violence".
"Australia's historical experience with the Sunni Lebanese community illustrate potential community safety and national security risks associated with unsuccessful integration," it said." Leaked (Australian) Government document outlines tougher migration program, increased monitoring of refugees, Lateline By political correspondent David Lipson 5-2-2016
“1 – The articles of this constitution are characterised by the fact that they are exclusively and purely Islamic opinions and thoughts. They contain nothing whatsoever that is non Islamic, nor are they influenced by anything that is non-Islamic. They are rather Islamic in every sense and nothing else, and they are based upon nothing but the foundations and texts of Islam.”
Islamic Party of Australia Hizb-ut Tahrir Draft Islamic Constitution of Australia
This is not a conspiracy theory it is simply how the world as it stands works