duminică, 7 decembrie 2014

Racist morality against racism

The racist sees the evil embodied into a mass of people who bear the evil deeply in their flesh, since the race is exhibited by their bodily aspect.

It is an overwhelming view of evil: the racist did not see evil individuals, but crowds and the evil is not attributed to words and facts, but to the more hard reality of the flesh. Differently, in the daily experience, we manage to deal with evil or bad realities because they are embodied by the particular individuals and such realities consist in words and facts. The evil cannot overwhelm us, since we can oppose to it many other individuals, words, and facts contrary to it.

To be sure, the racist who imagines the evil in such an overwhelming way will naturally try to annihilate it. He could not just ignore the evil as we all naturally do with the daily evils (for instance, the news about some atrocities occurred in a corner of the world rarely persist in our minds).

Thus, the racist commits the error of judging the morality in extreme terms which he cannot meet otherwise in his daily experience of life.

The fight with the racism often assumes the distorted moral view held by the racist. It takes again the high and abnormal scale of morality. The goodness cannot be the privilege of the people who condemn the racism like the evil was thought to be the mark of a race. Also, the goodness cannot be attributed to the spirit of peace or brotherhood, which resembles the racist belief in an evil present in flesh. The goodness is present only in individuals, facts, and words.

It seems more correct to fight with racism by renouncing to judge the public affairs in extremist moral terms. As regards the masses of people, there is no moral, it is only law.