but I also expect that just about every culture finds it hard to hold their tongue when viewing another cultures funeral rituals
This needs addressing. You say "just about every culture", are you sure you don't mean "individuals" or do you actually believe it is within the core components of every culture to dismiss all others as foolish?
That is mighty naive for 24 year old.
I'd agree with you, but for a while I was that 24 year old. A massive "news" system has been constructed to only present Republicans as never wrong. Government corruption and is always "their" problem (with the Democrats being "they"), so much so that when a prominent Republican does ill and gets caught, they'll put a (D) after his name in the news blurb. Figures and charts are constructed that are completely misleading and do not match the data they're trying to represent.
It no longer takes much self-deluding to remain within this sphere of ignorance, and many choose to never venture beyond the safety of it. Khanna messed up, he walked beyond the message and developed a real solution to a real problem, but it isn't one that benefits those who have architected the sphere and has put himself at odds with them. With any luck he'll be able to see it for what it is.
Nuclear winter is worse than global warming.
They kind of balance each other out.
finding a titty mag was better then finding gold.
This only means that your friends sucked or found you to be untrustworthy. Porn was definitely easy to access and one's possession of it was of value to the group, but it was a physical contraband back then. The medium has changed, that's all.
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. -- Wernher von Braun