Urgent Evoke

A crash course in changing the world.

so this wh*** thing got started with this post here. you should check it out. lots of good back and forth going on there.

and i was going to talk about this anyways, but i've been holding off, because, well, its a big button issue....

cultural sensitivity is highly over rated.


stay with me here

a culture is just a collection of practices. that somehow got all glommed together and now its, i dunno, history and people and a link with something....

some of these cultural practices are not good

in some places in africa, they still practice the cutting of the rose. that's where they remove a womans clitoris when she comes of age. do i have your attention now?

in some cultures, they stone a wh*** family if a 30 yr olf man rapes a 12 yr old girl. they stone the little girl and her family.

in the americas, we spend more money on subsidizing the corn industry than we spend on foreign aid. Why? cause he's a farmer and his dad was a farmer and his dad before him ever since we came and killed the native people. it's culturally significant.

well, after that (and there is more, you know there is more), y'know, maybe i am not so concerned about culture all the time. not all of it at least. i'm not saying lets have a mcdonalds on every corner. i'm saying lets stop killing people, lets stop hurting and mutilating people, lets stop keeping people sick because some religious leader says so

enough already. it makes me sick. good people doing nothing, hiding behind a flimsy blood soaked curtain of 'cultural sensitivity'!

Views: 119

Comment by Comelia Tang on March 13, 2010 at 10:04pm
Hey Guys! Both of you made good points from earlier comments yesterday, what's happening here? I know Glim meant well and he really wants to help, there's just misunderstanding I think. Glim being Glim, he doesn't want to see these people continue being mistreated and he's trying to get us to see his point. But I know most of us agree that this is a complex issue and there might not be immediate changes and we should discuss it again when everyone's calmed down. =]
Comment by Linda Holt on March 13, 2010 at 10:18pm
Thank you glim, for your personal note, and thanks everyone here, and for reaching out in peace. That we care for each other (relative strangers) and are passionate about making a difference is what will transform this planet. Everyone's contribution is urgent. . . and valuable.
Comment by turtle1 on March 14, 2010 at 12:57am
I think that people help where they can, where they are best suited to help, some join the peace corp some volunteer in their own country or protest in their own cointry as the case may be.

Its time to join together and do something concrete , together, rather than getting heated up and attacking eash other. Basically our goals are the same. Lets work on those goals , together
Comment by Edrian on March 14, 2010 at 2:13am
Hey! Come on guys! Chill out..
I believe that everyone is just trying to help out.
Glim, i got your point. I actually reread your post. And it appears to me that Panamericana is right about something like you're wiping other's ass before yours'. And i apologize for misinterpreting it. I agree with you that there are cultures that are messed up. But please don't say all cultures are messed up. There are still cultures that are nice to follow especially those in Asia.

Panamericana, I agree with glim that you're quite turning this out as a XXXvsZZZ. However, i think your right that we should focus to solve our own adversities first rather than others. Because i believe that you must have certain credibility about the thing that you've done great from your local country before doing things to other country while yours' is still messed up
Comment by Jane A.W. on March 14, 2010 at 3:45am
We all feel called to different issues - some 'at home'; others in the neighbor's yard. If you and the neighbor both agree that there is a problem, then why get upset if he offers to help. If he storms in and tells you how to FIX the problem, ok- then he's being an imperious twit. But I haven't seen that here - mostly the opposite.

Blame games, trying to argue who's country or culture is more 'problematic' than another's just ... well it just wastes time and p***** people off.

If one actually feels that what another has identified as a 'problem' is not a problem - that's a different thing. IN that case there may be worthwhile discussion. But I haven't seen anyone yet in any blog post try to say one person, or culture, or country, is better than another's.


You need to be a member of Urgent Evoke to add comments!

Join Urgent Evoke

Latest Activity

N updated their profile
Sep 25, 2020
Sophie C. commented on Asger Jon Vistisen's blog post Stinging Nettle
"I love that you've brought this to attention. An extensive database of uncommon but resistant and hardy plants/foods could be developed and organized by climate. Ease of growth and processing should also be taken in to account. I will try to…"
Aug 19, 2020
Meghan Mulvey posted a blog post

Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
Jul 6, 2020
Asger Jon Vistisen posted a blog post

Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
Apr 13, 2020
Jonathon McCallum posted a blog post

The meal

It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
Mar 10, 2020
Jean Paul Galea shared a profile on Facebook
Mar 1, 2020
Kevin posted a blog post


FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
Jan 1, 2020
Namwaka Mooto posted blog posts
Jan 13, 2016
T D updated their profile
Sep 3, 2015
Brook Warner posted blog posts
Aug 25, 2015
Santiago Vega posted blog posts
May 5, 2015
Santiago Vega commented on Santiago Vega's blog post Act 8
May 5, 2015
Santiago Vega posted photos
May 5, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted blog posts
May 2, 2015
Rico Angel Rodriguez posted a photo

public servants

The exchange works directly for state and public workers and servants. It gives them credit in exchange for the amount of public work they contribute to the community. The more constructive they are based off a base rate the more credit they recieve.
May 2, 2015
Brian Hurley posted blog posts
May 2, 2015

Follow EVOKE on Twitter

Official EVOKE Facebook Page

EVOKE RSS Activity Feed

© 2022   Created by Alchemy.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service