in some ways i can see how a western appropriation of values like humility, modesty, community, healing & health would be to everyone's benefit- something to counter the rampant consumeristic values that have plagued not only westerners but also those that westerner's sit on when they/we get our tush's comfy
but in other ways i see how westerners have handled appropriations in the past with great consequences
and then, is he looking to be valued by westerner's? that was a question that really plagued me.
"Who need fossil fuel when the sun ain't goin' nowhere" - Amiri Baraka