There was a time when the concept of cultural relativism added some value. For centuries we’d been hamstrung by supposedly God-inspired moral absolutism which allowed self-appointed moral guardians rule our lives with rods of iron. Such absolutism was moderated in more recent times by concepts such as situational ethics (right or wrong is based on the particular situation) and cognitive relativism (truth itself has no objective standard).
Cultural relativism is the view that no culture is superior to any other culture when comparing systems of morality, law, politics, etc. It's the philosophical notion that all cultural beliefs are equally valid and that truth itself is relative, depending on the cultural environment. Those who hold to cultural relativism hold that all religious, ethical, aesthetic, and political beliefs are completely relative to the individual within a cultural identity.
But just like other initially worthwhile elements of multi-culti peecee doctrine, the (small) baby of cultural relativism has not so much been thrown out with the bathwater but rammed down the plughole with great force. We’re now at the stage where the most noxious primitive customs are accorded moral and cultural equivalence with those of the advanced western democracies.
Here I have in mind things like honour killings, stoning for adultery, killing children for their organs for use in traditional medicine, all of which we’re meant to sympathetically nod in understanding - ‘it’s their culture’.
Now the video here shows scenes which could – or at least should – occasion even the most deluded sociology professor to get a grip.
Here’s what the Telegraph has to say about the practice in general:
"Babies born into some Indian tribes in the Amazon are being buried alive, a practice that is being covered up by the Brazilian authorities out of respect for tribal culture [there we go again!] The tradition is based on beliefs that babies with any sort of physical defect have no souls and that others, such as twins or triplets, are also "cursed". Babies who are girls, who have some disability or who have unmarried mothers are all in danger of an early death in a shallow grave in the rainforest."
If you can stomach it, take a look, and thank Providence if you live in an advanced, tolerant and civilised society. And maybe as a bonus it’ll build your determination to hold on to what we have and fight back against the invasion of our lands by the forces of darkness