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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:44 PM
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The purpose of diplomacy is to recognize the culture of another and
The purpose of diplomacy is to recognize the culture of another and work within that culture to achieve an objective.
The purpose of hegemony is to obliterate the culture of another and replace it with your own.
------lerkfish, 2006

This occurred to me whilst having lunch today. Guess which one is our prevailing policy at the moment?
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mazzarro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:50 PM
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1. May I be amongst the first to say - bravo!
That is a profound insight - borne out of a good lunch - obviously!
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:03 PM
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2. thanks. it just clarified for me. and the pizza was delicious!
:)
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:15 PM
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3. I would say that the purpose of hegemony is to steal the resources
and labor of others in order to support an obscene and utterly unsustainable, life-style. The result is the obliteration and replacement of the other culture.

$.02
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:19 PM
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4. thanks, but that doesn't fit the parallel point with diplomacy.
otherwise, you're correct.
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