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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

the loss of culture and identity


Culture (language) is the primary identity forming force.


Cultures (languages) are being destroyed by the day.


What is being lost is depth of identity or the possibilities for genuine variation in depth of identity.


We keep thinking in terms of those tiny morsels called ideologies and thereby fool ourselves into believing we aren't really losing something so valuable.


Curtis said...

MOST DEFINITELY! You've basically boiled down one of the main ideas in a research paper I'm doing. America is blind to the loss of culture all around us and it's time to wake up and take off the blinders.

Mike said...

Thanks curtis. Glad someone is reading :).