Majority of the “civilized world” believes, that they are civil and that their order of society works. More than that they even think that All the “western society od the developed world” is superior to everyone and everything else. What more can you say when you see American troops in the third world countries applying their own societal norms upon the peoples of that country? Surely it is right to superimpose a view held by a majority of “the civilized society of the world” upon others, isn’t it? Surely whatever attemt to subvert everyone else is “civil”, isn’t it? If not else, it seems to work for everyone else here in Europe and North America, doesn’t it? The “society” works, right?
I think we should reconsider those statements. I think we should seriously reconsider a lot of our views as people, so before we start figuring out, who and what we are and then what we are to act like, we should look into the core of what we are talking about when talking about “society” and “civility.”
1.1 The community of people living in a particular country or region and having shared customs, laws, and organizations…
Hence it is impossible to have a society true to its definition, unless people as individuals are free to organize in groups hence forming societies (whence the word originates: mid 16th century (in the sense ‘companionship, friendly association with others’): from French société, from Latin societas, from socius ‘companion’.) and can only be valid as a term for voluntary associations of (free) Men.
Therefore we form a society only when we do (voluntarily) share before mentioned things, which we cannot legitimately share if we have differences in our acceptence of how much we as individuals are free in the first place. Similarly a libertarian and a socialist fellows can form a “society” only when a socialist denounces his views in the first place, thuis ceassing to be socialist in the first place.
Unless men are free we cannot really have societies true to its core definition, and I would even argue that unless we are all free, we are not even civilized. I say “civilized” because that is another term that we use that means something radically different than what we think it does. W often think that it is only civilized to have a lou, running water, internet, TV and so and so. We think that “civilized” means whatever action that is put forth in the name of society, even if it violates rights of individuals, and we think that it means doing whatever action that treats outside threats as barbarian and ergo non-human, thus uncivilized and unworthy of being called human-like.
1 [attributive] Relating to ordinary citizens and their concerns, as distinct from military or ecclesiastical matters:
1.1(Of conflict) occurring between citizens of the same country
1.2 Law Relating to private relations between members of a community; non-criminal
1.3 Law Relating to civil law
2 Courteous and polite