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From the 700s to the 1200s, Baghdad was an Intellectual Cent
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I feel pretty terrible about how people treat each other, which includes colonialism, slavery, piracy, genocide, holy war, and many other atrocities.
I do take exception to any one group that wants to present themselves as being exceptional. This includes the whole White Guilt movement that's just a flipside to the White Man's Burden.
Regardless of who you are, there's a nigh guarantee that your culture is not uniquely morally/physically/intellectually superior OR cruel. Your culture is not a beacon of civilization. Your culture is not a scourge on the Earth. You are not that special.
We should accept history. All of history. Not just cherry-pick. Then we should look at how we can improve the present and future. For everyone.