On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 8:21 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:03:54 AM UTC-4, Alberto G.Corona wrote:
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>> I can not resist to say something.
>>
>> THat something is innate or natural means that whatever to do with it must
>> take into accout that this is innate or natural, no matter if this is
>> morally positive or negative. Something natural can not be prohibited . Only
>> can be regulated.
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>
> Natural ignorance doesn't need to be prohibited, it can be educated into
> voluntary transcendence. It's natural to crap in our pants, but through a
> process which often requires much patience and unconditional love, even very
> young children can learn to first accept that they must participate in the
> political correctness of forced indoor plumbing use, and ultimately they may
> discover that indeed the community of anti-pants-crapping is a beneficial
> community to be a part of.

Well said.

The thing that saddens me is the lack of empathy that is necessary to
pull off being a racist. I'm pretty sure that being a different human
being feels similar to being me. So I have to be willing to judge a
sentient entity that is, essentially, my brother or sister, because of
something that his completely out of his control (the colour of his
skin).

> Craig
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>>
>> Take revenge for example. Revenge is something natural, an evolutionary
>> instinct, that correspond with an evolutionarily stable strategy  intended
>> to impose, in the adversary, an evil greater than the benefit it may have
>> taken with his offense, making further attacks to you unworthy. That works
>> even If you loose in the process of revenge a lot of effort.
>>
>> Well that beyond the tribal life is deleterious for a civilized society,
>> since retaliations can escalate etc. Many societies have the revenge
>> ritualized or codified. Others create an institution, the justice, that
>> judge and administer punishments to produce the same unworthiness of
>> offenses, but avoid retaliations. So revenge by cool-blood killing an
>> offender is punished as an horrible crime.
>>
>> But the law it does not punish the small retaliations in the workplace,
>> between former friends, among couples in the day to day lves There is  ample
>> set of aspects where retaliation is permitted while it does not cause
>> violence. It is logical: It would be comic to see people going to the
>> justice like the children go to their parents saying "look my brother pushed
>> me, punish it!"
>>
>> Well, with the hysteria of racism we are going in this nonsensical path.
>> People want to be equally or more antiracist than the neighbor. Perhaps
>> because people need to be united by some common beliefs and values, and when
>> there is no belief nor values, they are fabricated, The more crazy they are,
>> the more lies and half truths they imply, the more they work as elements of
>> cohesion. See my other posts.
>>
>> The recently converted moral zealots of antiracism -or whatever is in
>> fashion now- are scanning you. Take care
>>
>>
>> 2013/7/17 Roger Clough <rcl...@verizon.net>
>>>
>>> Political correctness is likely to get you killed.
>>>
>>> We are all naturally racists. Blame it on Darwin. Zenophobia --
>>> fear or dislike of outsiders--is what has allowed us to survive.
>>>
>>> Unfortunately the liberalized dictionaries I can find online refer
>>> to it as "abnormal" or "irrational".  Is it abnormal to be
>>> cautious in the presence of strangers ? The left refers to
>>> such feelings as "politically incorrect". But I don't think it
>>> is irrational for a mother to tell her children not to talk to strangers,
>>> no matter what their color.
>>>
>>> We instinctively, for our own safety, are somewhat fearful
>>> and unfriendly to strangers, no matter what their color.
>>> Jesus said to love our neighbors, but he didn't say to
>>> go looking for strangers to love.
>>>
>>> So IMHO political correctness is likely to get you killed.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000]
>>> See my Leibniz site at
>>> http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough
>>>
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