A clever review of our morals

My ears are happy to hear professor of philosophy and sociology Alan Denault deplore the aggressive behavior of “agents of good conscience” and other “intellectual judges,” all from the left, who attacked a humble bus driver whom they accused of racism because of it. Sports Cap “Cartoon Red Leather Face, Sports Team Logo Like There’s A Lot”.

When our university’s “Good Apostles” sing the old phrase about Quebec racism and distinguish between “systemic racism” and “systemic racism”, they forget about the old racism against French Canadians in order to do nothing but question blacks. Citizens, Native Americans, Arabs and “outsiders”.

Systemic racism against what are now called French-speaking Quebecers is well documented and found throughout Canada. the poem white spoke From the late Michel Lalonde nicely illustrates this.

Since examples are not lacking, Denault tries to make sense of things in new discourses of a pretentious nature.

Here we are no longer really talking in terms of left and right in the traditional sense, nor of social classes, these characterizations have given way to intersecting theories and gender discrimination. Abuse plays an important role here. By the way like self-blame. The fact that we are a cultured white man inevitably puts us in the privileged and racist camp, and we must admit. But there are those “sins” in real life that you can’t get rid of.

Divide and conquer

Deneault opposes what he timidly calls “slippage” and makes clear what real privilege is: “the undue force on the part of a defined and officially recognized social class, over a share of wealth in principle for the common good.”

This discourse, which voids every conflict between the rich and the poor, between the owners of the means of production and those working there, still and always allows the rich to rule better, because it divides the forces that are supposed to oppose their power into communities of identities. . divergent.

The majority of the author’s references come from the United States and we tend to say that the facts reported hardly matter to us and should not serve as models one way or the other.

American society has its own history of apartheid and extermination of First Nations, which has nothing to do with our past. Like this story of a professor of Jewish religion who refused to obey an order to prevent whites from appearing on the campus of Evergreen “for twenty-four hours, to make the whole university this day–there is a safe space (Safe place) for BlackBerry. The police had to intervene to ensure his protection. Imagine if he wasn’t just jew and white…

We have the impression that we are witnessing small disagreements that lead to nothing. We prioritize influences, delve into “feeling and anti-rationalism,” which is in no way a guarantee of authenticity, as Deneault identifies, who remembers these many controversies over the “N-word.” Those people who say they feel uncomfortable at the mention of this word do not take into account the context or intentions of the person uttering it.

These psychological feelings become the basis for a hatred that ends up being the norm for delirious political movements. »

Denault has been accused of appropriating culture and speaking in place of Malian women—“We are tired of hearing white people speak for others! B—when he denounces in his book black CanadaCanadian mining companies dump arsenic waste into drinking water points, causing an abnormal number of miscarriages among women in this country.

This fascinating review of our mores would be incomplete without a call to fundamentally change our consumption pattern. The author concludes that “the futile alliances and sweet rhetoric that hide the identity of the perpetrators must be put to an end, and the system that has brought us into this state of misery must be adapted.”

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