Correct. It's a way to spin off a lot of words to dodge the truths that some things aren't wholly "cultural," in the sense it's really meant, and to avoid any whiff of saying the truth that the "dominance" of "Europeans" came from developing superior epistemologies and ethics.
Here comes the cancellation.
The key actually isn't that European "culture" is superior. It seems to have some elements that are and some that aren't, depending on what you're measuring for. It did, however, produce an undeniably superior means of processing information, which is broadly called liberalism.
Liberalism, which is the fruit of the Enlightenment, was the first approach humanity devised that truly sought to obtain the most objectively true knowledge possible, both scientifically and ethically. This led it to gain tremendous power before it used it responsibly.
Ask yourself how a tiny fraction of Spaniards -- by no means a huge nation -- could cross the sea in relatively small wooden boats and then subjugate most of two entire continents filled with capable, strong warriors. They had access to more accurate information about the world.
Spain conquered much of the Americas because it had the power to do so because it understood certain sciences better than the Americans they destroyed. They had more power than they really understood, though, and this led to horrific genocides and other abuses.
Cultural critics would have you believe that the Spanish should have had ethics that were ahead of their capabilities, ignoring that this isn't how things work pretty much anywhere ever, and that had some other "culture" discovered science, it would have done roughly the same.
But ask yourself how we learned how to handle the power of technology. The answer is through liberalism. How do we know that? Because we have seen what illiberal societies have done with advanced tech, and it's objectively worse and had to be stopped through brutal wars.
The cultural critics are intellectually lazy, even if their mission is good. This makes for a terrible combination. All it can do is tear down, and because it is illiberal by nature, it will replace what it destroys with authority, not liberalism, not freedom, not science.
It's lazy to look at history and say "Well, those people should have known better! And it's bad that they didn't know things that they had to learn the hard way!" It's naive to the extreme to believe that there was something unique about European culture in this regard, both ways
What does it say to assume that European culture "should have been better"? It sets up a superiority for European culture that is ahistorical and inconsistent with human nature. It also indicates that non-European cultures are exempt from human nature and sanctifies them.
The underlying hypothesis of the critical analysis of (Western/European/"white"/"male") culture is one of the inherent nobility of those outside of that system and the fundamental and sinful corruption of those within it. It's a form of romantic racism.
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