Thursday, 31 May 2007

Civilized, Bold, the Same as England

Civilized, the same as England

When I think of England and Civilization, I think of colonial officers in Africa, in khaki suits, with huge elephant guns. Or ladies, travelling through India, with many servants, bringing around a bit of English land everywhere with them so as to have tea on English soil every day. I think that inherent to the concept of civilization is an act of putting other people beneath you, so as to comparatively elevate yourself. We feel more civilized when we know things that others don’t, when we have people serving us.

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