He’s a racist! bellowed the Palestinians, who have learned well the Western jargon and bully tactics of politically correct people.
Global cultural differences are huge, and they contribute to the well-being (or not) of societies. In the Muslim world, women are usually covered in sheets and often cannot drive cars or walk in public without a male chaperone.
In the Israeli world, women can dress as they choose, drive where they want and even tote machine guns while wearing military uniforms. The Muslim world is mostly backward, and the Israeli world is mostly modern. Palestinians are poor, and Israelis are not.
Romney was correct.
Yet the news media called it a gaffe. It was no gaffe. It was bold.
Another “gaffe” was Romney’s aide who told members of the news media to kiss his keister when they started screaming questions during an event at a Polish holy site. I would have told them to kiss my keister too. The Romney aide committed no gaffe.
He was bold.
This gaffe word was everywhere during and after Romney’s European trip, and yet they were no gaffes. The reporters were simply promoting their man Obama.
Romney is a culturalist. I am a culturalist. It is sharp to be a culturalist, to notice differences, boldly praise the good and berate the bad.
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(Note: To Politically Correct people, all cultures merit respect. This is silly. There is one exception: The Anglo-Saxon culture, their own, is deemed evil. Also silly.)