After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness?
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I sent out an old tweet saying:

The unforgivable fact of 2020 is that white men have done most of the great things of the last 600 years. This deeply angers many resentful nonwhite people today that their ancestors didn’t accomplish much.

As T.S. Eliot asked: “After such knowledge, what forgiveness?”

And, proving my point, I hit a motherlode of irate Hindu supremacists:

Serious question: Why does India have an impressive history of abstraction (e.g., zero sounds simple to have invented but that’s because some Indian invented it) but a weak one of application?

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