India and Christian Europe were much richer cultures compared
to the "bridge-setters". And then were the times where
distances were hard to cover.
think any self-centred culture is difficult to penetrate or
pierce or "change". There will always be a red light
on, they would try to fight them off. Is American influence
strong in India / China / Russia / Poland? Only as much as is
considered safe. And beauty has never been considered as danger.
say Beauty is the new bridge-setter.
Mongols and Muslims were bridge cultures between East and West
and Russia was smack in the middle. The Mongols connected China
with Islam and and then the Muslims connected India and the
new Christian Europe. I am looking for the new Mongols and the
new Muslims of the 21st Century. They will play a critical role.