Western Civilization is an Oxymoron

Basically, Western Civilization implies that wearing lots of clothes, writing things down, low melanin, and an insatiable drive for more of everything ā€“ land, resources, subjects ā€“ makes a culture superior, gracious, compassionate, and mild-tempered.

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“I have no culture. Iā€™m like, vaguely European.”

As far as I was concerned, and as far as I understood culture, I had none. Culture to me was Black churches and Mexican food and the Italian family in Moonstruck, who yelled and drank together and played opera and plinked sugar cubes in their champagne flutes. Culture was delicious and fun and noticeable.

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