There exists a divide between Western countries (the West), and the other countries of the World (the Rest). Also, there is a considerable skepticism in the Rest towards the Western discourse on human rights. It is based on conceptual justifications, on past and contemporary events, and on international norms that provide a framework for the functioning of international relations. These justifications suggest that the West claims to have a “moral superiority”. They also suggest that the West is systematically instrumentalizing this supposed “moral superiority” in order to secure internal gains, mainly electoral, as well as external ones, such as political and economic concessions.
The West/Rest divide
Moral superiority, “selflitis,” and the “Final Solution”
It is very difficult to believe that the West attempts to advance the cause of freedom whenever it is possible, and when it is not possible, it sits in waiting for the first glimpse of an opportunity to do so. But there is every reason to think that the cause of freedom for the West is a flail intended to crush Third World’s autonomy and is a share in a cruel, capitalist stock market.Dr. Mansour Almarzoqi