Legacy of Western Capitalism & Liberal-Secular Value System
Posted on November 3rd, 2016

Shenali Waduge


History is generally written by the victors therefore after over 500 years of colonial rule there is not much that gets said about the greatness of civilizations that existed before the Age of Discovery and the Papal Bulls that ordered Christian/Catholic explorers to invade, occupy and plunder nations and declare them Christian even if they were inhabited. Not much gets said or written or enters school curriculum about the societies in these ancient civilizations, their inventions, the role that women held, that there were no jails, no police, no UN, no monitors, no peacekeepers because people had values, people respected each other and there were certainly no proxy wars. If anyone disagreed chivalry was such that they didn’t send others to fight their battles, the King always led, and the policy was settled honourably.

There were no mercenaries, or rebels armed secretly or trained clandestinely and certainly there were no false flags, no people were paid to tell lies and given titles for it. In looking at the past and what prevailed – the simplicity of things as against the greed, the chaos, the death and calamities that prevail now we have to wonder what is the development we have gained morally?

The ancient irrigation systems thousands of years old still stand unmatched by any engineering degrees. Today, the rich are dieting to shed of extra pounds, while millions of people do not even have a proper meal.

After years of capitalism we are told 1% own more than what 99% of the world own in total. Where have we really progressed? We are preached peaceful coexistence and harmony but those that preach are also advocating divisions, separatisms and are instrumental in poisoning the minds of people. Reconciliation cannot come without reciprocity. No one can demand what he is not prepared to cede.

No cultures and traditions can be replaced and destroyed just because a handful deems it unpalatable for their thinking. The whole value system has been turned upside down. The experiments have failed but the experimenters continue to indulge in the same destructive solutions. It is time we take a pause and look back, compare the past, look at the traditional values that have been shoved to the corner and realize that it is time we return to the fundamentals of life and simple values, good morals and ethics.

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4 Responses to “Legacy of Western Capitalism & Liberal-Secular Value System”

  1. Christie Says:

    Shenali, who owns us? Who are the richest in our land? Tell me.

  2. Cerberus Says:

    Thank you Shenali. The cartoon says it all.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    Excuse me for the diversion. But this will have a HUGE IMPACT on SL.

    Assange: Clinton & ISIS funded by same money, Trump won’t be allowed to win (JOHN PILGER EXCLUSIVE)

    Please listen to Julian Assange.

    Saudi = ISIS = Clinton


  4. Fran Diaz Says:

    Ultra Capitalism does not work out well – it will end up as Fascism.
    Ultra Socialism will not work out either – that will end up as Communism.

    Keep a balance between the two – that will work out well.

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