Ethnocentrism | The odd ramblings of a mind that does not quite fit
You are making words up again, aren't you Steve! Me? Never!! Said with fingers crossed of course. Anyhoo, what the heck is ethnocentrism? To put it bluntly, it is cultural snobbery. The exact opposite of "Why can't we all just get along?" And sadly ... the way of our world. What ARE you blithering on about this time? Our relationships within the human world can be broken down into units of varying size. We are born into a family unit. The family unit is part of a neighborhood unit, which is part of a larger community such as a town or city. And the town or city is part of an even larger unit, such as a state. And then finally the country. But to make it even more complicated, we will also be part of other units that have nothing to do with physical location. Members of a specific worship group, which may be a member of a region, and will definitely be a member of a larger religious organization. Or maybe members of a group that follow a specific sports team. The potential groups are