your thread is interesting i really appreciate the complex reasoning but to be honest i am more in favor for a less
theorical and abstract thinking.i think there's nothing more important than real experience(meeting a lot of people irl)
and concrete observation of history and society,in a scientifical way more than just philosophical.
if you study western history you will find it fascinating,because the west went through so many political changes in
comparison with other cultures.the greatness of western civilisation is undoubtly due to ancient greek culture.almost
everything we know today comes from the rational minds of ancient greek masters and later the romans continued and
improved greek discoveries... later came the middle ages which are the darkest ages of the west,too much religion and a
lot of taboos..in that times the west was easily rivaled by eastern cultures who discovered ancient greek culture and
enriched it. with the renaissance western people finally understood that religion was an obstacle for their
progress,galileo started to question religious theories about the universe..etc people just discovered a more rational
way of thinking by studying translated ancient greek documents..etc.but it was only in the age of enlightement or age of
reason that the west reached perfection,in france there was a guy like voltaire,in the u.k Locke and in the u.s thomas
paine (one of the liberal founding fathers) the german Marx undoublty contributed to scientifically analyze history and
showed the real reasons behind human struggles since the dawn of times,Darwin also showed the reality of human society
through nature, others like kropotkin completed the work.
so it isnt just colonialism,the true richness of western people is their rational minds which they inherited it from the
greeks and the romans.
japanese people and korean people also understood the importance of the human ressource not only through hard work but
also on giving to science a special place in their societies,japan realized the importance of science when they lost the
war. their adversary was technologically way more advanced,before the event they have always relied on spiritual values
and self sacrifice.
but the greatness of the west is not only based on rational and scientifical reasoning but also on humanism which was
developped earlier in the renaissance era,liberalism is based on humanist values.values that provide the best conditions
for freedom and well being which allows western societies to flourish succesfully,asian countries like japan and korea
understood that as well. their current socities are way more liberal than it was in the beginning of the 20 century, for
instance you can nowadays see japanese women wearing in society some really provocative clothes without being seen as
immoral.in those liberalized countries you can live your life without being judged you can think the way you want to
think, all those conditions allows freedom of thought and intellectualism, the essential ingredients for a civilized and
sophisticated society.In the other hand in most third world countries there are excessive traditionalism and excessive
religious pressure that produce a lot of frustration,depression and irrational behaviour just like the west in the
social democracy is still reasonable because it combines both capitalistic and socialist aspects.Or left wing
nationalist doctrine like kemalism..sorry i don't know anything about politics in india but i think it's super
tradionalist and have almost the same issues as middle eastern states,countries like ours need some serious but yet
reasonable changes like a secular authoritarian regime able to satisfy both the religious people and the others who are
looking for more freedom and social justice.