Monday, June 1, 2009

2009: Reintroducing Class Justice

The blatant class justice and 'reverse' racism on display all over the Western hemisphere and how this is apparently the natural standard for entire cohorts of postmodernists, is reaching fever pitch!

Case in point: Sonio Sotomayor, Obama's pick for the US Supreme Court.

Bear with me, as we explore the concepts and definitions of objectivity and subjectivity in various fields.

Here's part preview of Chapter 2 of "The Dystopia of Paradise": Definitions

In philosophy subjectivism means that reality (the object) is dependent on human consciousness (the subject) for its existence. Man does not need to concern himself with the outside facts of reality to attain knowledge. The mind has the power to create reality in conformity with his wishes. Inner pathos, not reason, therefore is man's primary tool of cognition.

In subjectivism reality is not a collection of objective facts, but merely an illusion of a real world. Albert Einstein once asked a subjectivist, "do you really think the universe is not there when you aren't watching it?" A subjectivist might legitimately ask, "If I die overnight, will the sun rise tomorrow?" 

There are two kinds of subjectivism, depending on the view of who creates 'reality.' In modern times the notion was introduced by Immanuel Kant. He stopped just short of proposing the possibility of personal 'realities'. Instead he posited social subjectivism, the collectivist idea that social groups create their own realities. 

Followers carried the idea to further extremes: there is no reason why mankind should not consist of competing groups, each with their own type of consciousness, vying with others for the control of reality.  Postmodernists (Leftist and Rightist subjectivists) built on Marx's social version that consisted in a dialectic of oppressing versus oppressed classes. The Nazis, following in their footsteps, substituted social class with race.

Postmodernism (now mainstream) furnished ethnic groups with their own mental constitution, a racial or cultural version of subjective 'truth,' that may be invalid for others. This is what present day multiculturalists term 'the narrative'. More on the subject of polylogism in the post "Why Multiculturalism is Racist and Evil".

Socially the outcome of subjectivity is segregation; in postmodernism it is multiculturalism. A multicultural society is a socially subjective political system: an archipelago of distinct autononous cultural and racial islets (others would say, ghettos). Although politicians like to present the doctrine as synonymous with 'a society consisting of multiple cultures' this is emphatically not the case. On the contrary, it is legalized segregation and the diametrical opposite of 'melting pot.' 

As long as all groups abide by the principle that each and every culture is equally valid and autonomous in its own right, it is just the dissenters, apostates and outcasts who are thrown under the bus. But as soon as one tribe starts developing theories about its own supremacy, or becomes envious of more successful ones, or becomes predatory - to mention but a few wildly speculative possibilities - it's back to the drawing board of human civilization for the survivors (if any).

In a social or a political context subjectivism becomes best visible in socialist/liberal policies - such as corporatism (quotas set aside for certain groups), affirmative action programs, subsidies, grants and preferential treatment for minorities, actually empowering cultural and racial minorities by shifting capital, power and rights from the 'powerful' to 'powerless'.

All this is opposed by objectivity, which aims at applying one set of rules or standards to all, without regard for the person in question, or his social, racial or cultural identity.

On the philosophical level objectivism rests  on the view that reality exists independent of the human mind. The subject perceives the object to acquire knowledge of it. Instead of the introspection involved in subjectivism, the attention is directed outward, to facts outside consciousness.

In a social or political setting the objective approach seeks to apply equal rules and treatment for all concerned, without regard of the individual involved - baron or beggar - or his particular circumstances or background: murder is murder, no matter who committed it.

Objectivity has been the highest standard of moral judgment for a very long time. Laws and regulations may be codified with a view to objective application, but if judges apply justice with more empathy for Latina women than Caucasian men, the result is arbitrary whim, reverse class justice, racism.

Charles Krauthammer in a recent interview explains what the consequences are for all of us if Obama's 'sympathetic' notion of empathy is introduced into the justice system.

Question: do we seriously believe that President Obama - previously US Senator and attorney of Civil Rights Law, teacher of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School - introduces legal subjectivism just to be 'nice', do we?

And how hard can it be to explain to those who believe that racism does not exist in the 'oppressed', the injustice of reverse class justice?

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James Higham said...

I'm starting here as my basis and will post next week.

James Higham said...

introduces legal subjectivism just to be 'nice'

Which is what makes subjectivism as a postulated form of reality so dangerous.

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