Orientalism — the Orientalist, Oriental, and Orient — with occidental trappings
Nonetheless, the American people would love to understand the kind of people with whom they’re dealing. In the end, they settle for the Orientalists, with their skewed, though sincere, view of the Eastern cultures. The orientalist is the scholar, the Orient is the rich eastern precincts, while Orientals are the occupants.
Europe had a jolly colonial ride on the Asian continent, and in the process, gave European intellectuals a skewed view of the originality of Oriental culture. These intellectuals seem to understand what Oriental culture should be instead of what it is. These pseudo-academic views are often faulty, irrespective of their knowledge and good intentions. In his scholarship, the Orientalist implies that the Orientals (Arabs and Asians) are incapable of self-definition. To this end, the subconscious imperialist drafts an Orientalist history and culture from a distorted and birds-eye point of view.
Conclusively, the two sides of the Orientalism meniscus happen to be faulty. Judging an entire community or nation based on the nefarious activities of some Islamic extremist, die-hard white supremacist, or racist intellectual is the wrong way to go. Instead, we all need to understand individual personalities and how they interact with their local society. By inference, we need to know how they adjust and overlap with entirely new civilizations and cultures, particularly in this era of globalization.
There are several things that miss us due to seeing people and the world from a myopic perspective. This summary will help you open up your worldview and understand the major ideologies that shape the modern world.