Do you think we are witnessing it for the past 50 years or so? And by allowing it to continue, we are party to it and thereby equally guilty?
I am talking about this entire lopsided world view that is projected by USA and the press.
When we were younger and we watched the Hollywood movies, we had a standard joke “Every natural disaster happens in America, every space-ship containing ETs living or dead crash lands in America, and a lone American hero saves the world (ie America) the rest of the world can go crawl into caves, tail between legs. We dont live on earth and we dont qualify any glory.” I thought this was a rare view point. Imagine my happiness when I saw this view reflected in Afaque’s blog.
I am not alone. Other people also feel that we have had enough of the American World View shoved down our throats.
The population of United States is 305,596,472 and the world population 6,735, 263,685. But if you listen to the press, and also watch the Oscars, the impression you get is totally different. Figures obtained here
Dont get me wrong.
I think Obama is great, and the very fact that he won and will be the first Black President of USA is a commendable feat in this increasingly intolerant world. But he is not the President of China with a population of 1,319,175,370, and still ticking, or of India which has the population of 1,131,635,897, at the time of writing this.
Why is the world view so American-centric …. or rather Caucasian centric?
I wonder what we will have to do to stand up and be counted.
Do we also have to campaign and chant “YES WE CAN”?