Posts Tagged ‘The Uniqueness of Western Civilization’

Dr. Ricardo Duchesne, professor of social studies at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, was a guest on Red Ice Radio, speaking about his book, the Uniqueness of Western Civilization, on April 18, 2014.

Here were some of the highlights I noted:

  • Cultural Marxist professors who criticize Western Civilization highlight a dilemma, of criticizing the very civilization that has allowed them to be critical, compared to other civilizations where there is no such opportunity at all, or to the same extent
  • They say that Western Civilization is only one civilization among many others, with no special significance attached to it
  • Frankfurt School behind notion that Western Civilization had to change
  • Reasons for notion of universalism in Western societies:
    • Europe the most connected with the rest of the world
    • Greek Empire, Roman Empire
    • Universalism of Christianity
  • Systematic development and application of the scientific method
  • While Europeans adopted inventions of others, they also improved upon them, and came up with completely new inventions
  • Western Civilization unique because of interconnectedness with the rest of the world, systematic exploration and settlement of parts of the globe, compared to the Chinese, who mostly wanted to explore and show off their big ship technology

For more on Dr. Duchesne, see my April 12, 2014 interview with him here.

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Here is a summary I prepared of Dr. Ricardo Duchesne’s interview on Spingola Speaks, on January 14, 2014, and I am planning to interview him in the near future.

Dr. Duchesne is a professor at the University of New Brunswick, and is the author of the article, Multicultural Madness, and the book, The Uniqueness of Western Civilization.

8m – “By and large, the West was a very different civilization”, even from the beginning
10m – Praise for Islamic architecture
17m – Said immigration of Islamic peoples into Europe is dangerous
20m – He thinks history of Europe is being rewritten to allow for race mixing culture
22m – Some “scholar” claiming that the Enlightenment wasn’t exclusively Western!
25m – Double standard of portraying Chinese civilization as glorious, and focusing on slavery and colonization by Western civilization
27m – Parts of Melbourne that are overwhelmingly Chinese
28m – Anglo Australians denigrate their own history
29m – Up until 70s, most immigrants were from Europe, but they had something in common – Christianity, coming from Europe
30m – Not concerned with some diversity, some ethnic restaurants here and there, but not massive, massive immigration
32m – In Canada, as late as 1971 census, 96% of population was European, similar in Australia — this is an experiment — notion put out that these countries cannot remain majority white, because there’s something unsavoury and racist about it
36m – Said when you watch television, you rarely see whites by themselves, now it’s mixed
37m – Deanna said the sports world had something to do with that
38m – Overemphasis on black music
39m – In universities, it’s even worse — a clearcut pathology where white academics put themselves down and celebrate other people’s history
40m – Something has to change — European people have to start reasserting themselves
42m – Europeans were ahead of everyone, and in the United States, so they want to equalize everyone, so one group can’t be identified as ahead — primarily directed against whites
43m – Cannot have whites openly forming societies as such
44m – Why don’t we Europeans advance our own interests
44m – Assimilation will mean the end of European culture
47m – In Vancouver, city used to be overwhelmingly British as of 1970s, but then opened borders to Asians, particularly Chinese, and Chinese have taken over parts of the city
48m – Leftists see it as a way to expand government to deal with situation
49m – Bogus term, undocumented worker
50m – Prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King openly stated we don’t want to change white character of Canada
53m – Massive Chinese immigration into Vancouver part of a bigger plan of “diversity”
54m – At biggest universities in Canada, you’ll see Asian presence is overwhelming
55m – With immigration in Canada, there’s barely a dissenting voice — all parties are for mass immigration
59m – His article about Vancouver, Multicultural Madness
1h2m – Question from the chatroom about Byzantium being multicultural yet didn’t have problems like other nations did
1h3m – Byzantium not multicultural because they didn’t have an officially multicultural policy
1h4m – Multiculturalism imposed recently from above, and only in white countries
1h6m – Neocons pushing united states as a universal civilization, when in actuality, western values presuppose European ethnicity and history
1h8m – Countries like South Korea and Japan have below replacement level birthrates, but they don’t have mass immigration
1h18m – No other place where indigenous population doesn’t fight back by foreign invaders
1h19m – Guest has mixed heritage of British, French and Spanish

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