Originally posted by Skyfloating
Originally posted by Parallex
reply to post by Skyfloating
I think this thread is a baiting excerise and grossly misrepresents the argument here.
The far-left is just as bad as the far-right. I think everyone agrees with that.
No. This specific type of stupdity can only be borne in the mind of a person who has been conditioned to see people as oppressed victims...in other
words, someone who has been reading too much far-left literature.
The racism of the far-right is of a different sort. To imply that they are the similar or the same is an attempt to obfuscate the effects of far-left
If I'm honest - I don't expect or appreciate an ad hominem attack from a forum moderator, especially one 'tarred' with an SJME badge. I sincerely
hope I've read this wrong, and that you're not just calling me stupid, when you know full well I'm not.
In answer to the more civilised section of your post -
I have NOT been conditioned to see anything my ad-hom friend. I see things as I see fit
- and can certainly tell you that the literature I
read is most definitely NOT far-left. If anything, I read material of a slightly more conservative nature.
You do NOT like the fact that I have called your bluff on this one - and it's not hard to see why. This entire thread relies upon the political
spectrum being clear cut, and as you see it fit to be. It isn't, quite obviously. Racism is racism - whether it's from the left, or from the
right. Discrimination, whether positive or negative is still discrimination.
You are missing the point that the great leveller in this subject matter is that of 'promotion of merit'. You see, when it comes to 'due
privilege', I have a distinctly conservative bent to my thinking. I do NOT believe in positive discrimination, as it invariably bases its'
evaluative criteria on non-merit based factors. Simply put, it's a clever racists wet dream.
Both the left and the right believe in promotion of merit - it's just that the left applies Utilitarian principles of the social 'body', and the
right practices loose adherance to the 'social contract' at best. In an englightened society, it's easily arguable that a 'Social Darwinist'
approach is NOT the way forward, as social inequities and negative economies would become rampant - cyclical anarchy would be the result.
So you see, logically, your argument is based upon the idea that left wing thinkers apply social darwinism - this is a fallacy. There is only
'racism' in socialism, when a demographic is excluded from the baseline improvement in societal quality (only as strong as the weakest link) -
USUALLY, this is the demograph in questions own fault - self exclusion or failure to adapt culturally to a foreign cultural environment.
Your concept of racism is flawed - and so is your view of the political spectrum. I need say no more.