If we look in a good dictionary at the definition of ‘civilize’ we find that very few who claim to be civilized are, in fact, civilized! In fact, after critical scrutiny, we find that it is the so-called uncivilized who are the truly civilized ones – the so-called civilized ones being simply technologically advanced.
Note: From The 21st. Century Chambers Dictionary.
civilize or civilise verb (civilized, civilizing) 1. to lead out of a state of barbarity to a more advanced stage of social development. 2. to educate and enlighten morally, intellectually and spiritually.