blackjack21 wrote:How do you figure? John Kerry may think "nuance" is a virtue. Nuance means making subtle distinctions. Distinctions are at the heart of racism. Pants-of-dog is making crude distinctions between black and white, but ignoring distinctions of people with a similar skin color, such as the Nilotese and the Pygmy.
My definition of racism is enmity, ill will or hatred to other ethnicities, including different ethnicities who happen to belong to one's same racial family, i.e. chauvinism and jingoism between European countries for example.
I don't deny that there are races and sub-races and a patchwork of ethnicities and cultures around the world. However these differences should not be a point of contention or a source of conflict but a reality that can affirm international friendship between peoples.
I do not advocate mass immigration or multiculturalism, in fact I oppose both. However I don't do so on the basis that there is a problem with some 'other' but rather because mass immigration and multiculturalism lead to a disintegration of social cohesion and communal tension.
What I mean by racism is the type of racism that leads a person to conclude, "All X are an evil and nasty people and I don't like them," or, "All X are more likely to be criminals." This type of thinking eventually leads to a genocidal mentality. If you can ascribe negative characteristics to an entire ethnicity or religion the eventual product is dehumanisation.
By the way, a big part of the reason why I oppose mass immigration into Europe is because I think that if Europeans were to become a minority they could face racism and discrimination.
Basically a well balanced and good adult man should not be prejudiced or hateful. Every man regardless of his blood he should consider his brother. But human weakness prevents ideas like multiculturalism from working in my view. It's just not going to work, but that's not the fault of any particular ethnic or religious group.
blackjack21 wrote:Why? What does "condemned" mean to you? Does it merely mean that you run around saying, "I condemn racism! I condemn ALL racism!"?
Racism or as I would define it, enmity and hatred of other ethnic and religious groups leads to violence.
And what does it mean to condemn it? It means to not practice it. For example, not treating people on a racial basis and generally giving everyone the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise.
Chauvinism is never fun, especially if you're on the receiving end. I think the only people who can celebrate it as some type of rediscovered virtue are those who have never experienced it at all.
You see, I'm a moderate. I'm not so naive as to think that this multicultural experiment is a good idea but I'm completely anti-racist in the real sense of what that means.
Racism is a trait of low altruism 'alphas' who I think are the cause of most of the world's problems.