Occasionally I am give stark and brutal reminders that all social as opposed to individual morality is normative. Any practice no matter how vile, can and will be endorsed by the group; human sacrifice, genocide, slavery, torture, systematic rape, genital mutilation, footbinding. If the larger cultural framework endorses these things the majority of people will not only go along with these practices but approve of them.
The world's moral progress has been a long and slow crawl from the gutter. Just as she has been responsible the lions share of the work in our material advancement., so the West has been the chief architect of our painfully slow ascent up the moral ladder. Central to all moral progress is the liberation of the individual from the coercion of his peers.
I am a moral empiricist.
I believe that just as the motion of planetary bodies exists independently of the decrees of with doctors, shamans and Popes so the irreducible moral importance of the "I", the self-awareness that resides in every person, exceeds the reach of bureaucrats theologians, dictators and local cultural mores. Its importance is immutable.
Outside of the west, no culture places the individual's freedom of choice and personal happiness at the top of the hierarchy of values. No multi-culti-all-cultures-are-equal bullshit will make this any less true.