Legacies Of Historical Globalization Essay Outline

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To what extent should contemporary society respond to the legacies of historical globalization?
To the extent of saying sorry and get over it, it’s in the past: what is done and we can’t take it back. Do people today really have to respond because of the wrongs our ancestors did? Well yea, but not to the extent of handing out money, our hard earn cash. And to the extent of what does history teaches us and the lessons learned with complete objectivity? Yes I understand that the apologies is not being said until now, it’s kind of pathetic... What I’m trying to say here is that we as people learned from our mistakes and we learn a lesson of what to do and making sure that it doesn’t happen again, and plus there is no more land to take over.…show more content…

I’m not quite sure how to answer this one. Maybe we didn’t realize what we were doing was wrong or was it because of pride and power that these people had... I don’t know. Here is one person’s opinion of why we haven’t apologized before now: “The context is the insufficiency of justice seeking in the world, and the unhealthy, sometimes long-smouldering residue left behind by generations that have ignored great wrongs or failed to address them properly. Because of this insufficiency, the passage of time, and the inaccessibility of more conventional means for righting these wrongs, societies may need to find unconventional solutions in a continuing quest for justice.” (http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a771404084)
Well there you have it folks my awesome almost 2 minute rant of historical globalization and what my opinion on this whole thing. Ok this rant is a little confusing so let’s summarize. 1. Do people today really have to respond because of the wrongs our ancestors did? Depends on the issue and how we respond to it. 2. What does history teaches us and the lessons learned with complete objectivity? Tell the truth and never concur other peoples land. 3. Why is it taking so long to apologize for the wrongs that our ancestors did or might have done? Because the issue was put to the side and ignored the great wrongs and failed to do the apologies. What I’m trying to say here is

We Have NOT Done Enough to Respond to the Legacies of Historical Globalization

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From what I have learned so far it appears that contemporary society has responded to the legacies of historical globalization, yet it hasn’t done quite enough to satisfy the concerned and affected. I would have to disagree to this statement, there are still some problems I believe needing to be addressed.
Reasoning
I have chosen the position of disagree because although contemporary society has responded to legacies of historical globalization, I think we haven’t done enough yet. Although we have definitely moved away from a Eurocentric perspective there are definitely some undertones that remain evident in our everyday society over almost all countries.

Even today there are some very strong examples of how contemporary society has…show more content…

The debate statement Contemporary society has done enough to respond to the legacies of historical globalization is a pretty bold statement. I for one believe that we haven’t done anywhere close to enough to have responded to the legacies of a dark past, but at the very least we have started to. There have been horrible acts committed all over our world for numerous reasons, and a lot of the time they carry over undertones from historical globalization. It’s up to our society as a whole to begin effectively healing the wounds left from the past.
Examples
Africa nowadays is viewed as a pretty poor continent, but if it were not for a single event, it wouldn’t be in the shape it is today. This event is best known as the scramble for Africa. The European powers had begun taking land after King Léopold the second claimed that initial piece of land. European powers gathered in 1884 to discuss which part of Africa were theirs to avoid fighting, however this was done between European countries, and the thought of even inviting a spokesperson from Africa was beyond them. The people of Africa were enslaved and forced to work the land for natural resources such as rubber and diamond. After the European powers claimed all that they could, two independent countries remained. These two countries were Liberia and Ethiopia. The “Eurocentric” perspective that the European powers had at the time allowed for them to commit these horrible acts and see nothing wrong with what they had

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