Tybee island for We seek a just and peaceful world beyond the war on terror. 628 Orientalism and Eurocentrism While no nation owns these ideals,the United States, and by implication the West, continues to possess trusteeship over these non-negotiable ideals, as well as the right to enforce them by necessary means. Orientalism and Eurocentrism. While Eurocentrism is a construction of the European self (individual, group, race, nation, state, civilization, etc.) as superior, moral, rational, and Godly, Orientalism is a construction of the Oriental other (individual, group, race, nation, state, civilization, etc.) as inferior, infantile, dangerous, beastly, and evil. Eurocentrism and Orientalism are two halves of the same unified concept and each part presupposes the existence of the other and remains incomplete without it. Tybee island 2016.