Buy this book at Amazon.com or try Amazon.co.uk in England, Amazon.ca in Canada, Amazon.de in Germany, Amazon.fr in France, Amazon.it in Italy, Amazon.es in Spain. ASIN=1591097525, Category: Political Philosophy, Language: E, cover: PB, pages: 334, year: 2003(1997).
As a result of slavery, oppression, and discrimination, African-Americans created a unique culture of sensuality, spontaneity, action, and emotions, which is incompatible with Western civilization.
By reflecting our evolutionary background, the structure of the human brain contains two primitive levels which deal with the basic existence of ourselves as animals, such as sex and territorial defense. On top of these, we have another level dealing with human characteristics, such as morality, ethics, reason, compassion, and the art of interhuman relations. Medieval Europeans were very much under the influence of the primitive parts of the brain. Along with the rise of the modern West, they learned to restrain them.
But the rise of the modern West also entailed colonialism and slavery. The Africans in America have been forced to suffer for centuries. There is now abundant scientific evidence that when humans experience hardship, adults become childish. When the hardship is extreme, humans tend to exist under the dominance of the two lower levels of the brain. As a result of their tragic past, the African-Americans have created a unique culture of their own, characterized by these tendencies.
This culture emphasizes sensuality, spontaneity, action, and emotions, which appeal to the more primitive aspects of human existence. For this reason, it is irresistible. African-American superstars in rock music, sports, and entertainment became the role models for everyone. But unfortunately, this culture is incompatible with the basic characteristics of the modern West, which emphasize logic, reason, rationality, and the restraint of emotions and spontaneity. The West is also being Africanized more and more in counterproductive ways, as seen in drugs, vandalism, violence, and crimes against persons. Western civilization's abuse of the Africans has boomeranged back upon itself.
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