(Mind you, I'm not a history buff so I might be dead wrong on the whole issue. I'm bored and I like this tangent.) But isn't that what we do anyway. Pick and choose parts of other cultures that we find appealing and assemilate them into our own. And we ignore the stuff we don't agree with. Isn't that the whole "melting pot" idea? Even cultures that, by OP's definition, we find inferior. Some of the things that are at the core of our culture came from cultures that would be "inferior". I know I keep bringing that word back, I didn't chose it, but it implies a value judgement of worthlessness, something to be ignored. Do we ignore a whole culture because we find part undesirable? History disagrees.