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I thought the story of

I thought the story of Nunez to be really interesting, mostly the part where the people of the culture he has intruded upon want to take out his eyes because they see it as an error on his face. This really made me think about how the U.S. and other nations like to go into other countries and tell them what is right and what is wrong. We, symbolically, may be cutting out their eyes.

There are so many things that I view as wrong and as a disabling feature of cultures. I see cock-fighting as a disability, I see the treatment of women in many middle-eastern cultures as a disability and so on. But these are aspects that make these cultures. Within each culture there is a definitive right and wrong, and I find it interesting that we take action with such conviction without really thinking about the difference in culture.


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