I have not said that it is not of concern to me, but that one has to have certain convictions of philosophical nature to be concerned about it, which would not logically be held by, say, an atheist materialist.
I hold some things to be, in a way, more important than my life, or, at least, not in service to my comfort. The extensions of my identity, such as a family, a nation, a race, civilization. My personality, my beliefs, my Weltanschauung, all of these things are a certain way due to them. I am part of them just as they are an extension of myself. Not to say that they override individual aspect of man, there simply are different aspects to a person than the individual aspect.
Similarly, a person might tie their personality to a certain idea and hold it as something that defines them and warrants comfort, pleasure, profit, and other values of individual nature, to be relinquished.
Not out of fear of divine retribution or eternal damnation, but out of will for something to prosper or for idea to spread or be adhered to.
I am not an American as well.
Western values are often said (and I would, at least partially, concur with that) to be a mixture of Greek philosophy, Roman law and Christian religion. This is far from perfect of a description and all of these have been vastly expanded upon after their conception. These can, and do, include freedom of speech, which, even when adapted by non-western countries, quickly dies out; division of religious and political power - obviously, we obviously see that it is not present in Islam or Judaism, where religion is tied with law, in the first case, or nation in second, and secular non-western countries, eg. communist countries, say, China or North Korea, are secular in name only - state is the religion, and other religions in traditional sense are outlawed. Some post-colonial countries are secular democracies, but that is either, in part, adaptation of western ideas, or these countries are unstable relics of colonialism and deemed to change their shape. Equal treatment in court proceedings, idea of universal justice.
Moral reprehension and legal opposition to slavery is a big one, and it is only due to Christianity and Christian empires that this practice in its unconcealed form has been eradicated. What's interesting, it does make a resurgence in many places where from the power of these European countries has retreated.
Treatment of women also seems to be an issue tackled differently in western countries.
These are political in nature, because they are easier to pinpoint. Many more will show when you compare between, say, religions, or history of science, or both. The idea that the Universe is something with unchangeable, logical, non-conflicting rules and laws of physics seems to originate in Greek natural philosophy and continue with Christian scholars. The evidence to that being somehow more western; that is, the comparison of contributions to science among different cultures, seems to be overwhelming.
I will not enumerate all ideas that I perceive to be exclusively western and ideas that stem from western countries and are reluctantly adapted anywhere else, I hope that you get the idea of what I have in mind.