If you will allow me, may I introduce you to the Practix Scale? It is my own concoction, device and perhaps to some, over-simplification.
It is a meter I use to evaluate the quality, value, intelligence and spirituality of human beings.
Although some people insist the white race is supreme and others plug into “black power,” there are also those who favor Native Americans, Asians and Hispanics.
Quietly, we are taking culture and using it as a club–to thud our neighbors with our own importance.
I’m not so sure we learned very much from Adolph Hitler, who was completely enthralled with the Aryan race and decided to declare war on any other genetic order.
In today’s society, we have exchanged the words “superior race” with “culture appreciation.” After all, why would I want to learn your language or blend with you in a melting pot if I can maintain the beauty of my obviously enlightened ancestry?
So the Practix Scale is a historical look at what nations, peoples, races and even religions have done throughout the unfolding of time to promote or avoid killing, stealing or destroying.
I give them a number between 1 and 100 as the percentage of time that they have decided to devastate instead of build.
I humbly offer my concepts, realizing that yours are probably much better, or at least more merciful:
- Rome: 75 (Yes, 75% of the time, the Roman Empire killed, stole and destroyed instead of enhanced.)
- Greeks: 42
- Jews: 71
- Muslims: 77
- England: 53
- Germany: 70
- France: 48
- The United States: 62
Well, I could go on and on.
But as you can see, pandering to pander to certain cultures to make them feel important is not nearly as valuable as Mother Nature determining the death toll.
Even though I come from a Germanic background and would have easily fallen into the category of Aryan, quite frankly, I don’t give a damn.
Because the color of my skin, the cut of my jib and the shape of my chromosome makes little difference to someone when I’m killing them.
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