Riddick wrote: ↑
06-20-2018 08:30 AM
Jon-Marcus wrote: ↑
06-20-2018 06:35 AM
Doka wrote: ↑
06-20-2018 02:32 AM
What do you think it would have been, like, after a year and half into Hillary??
THAT is nightmare I'd rather not contemplate.
We all know Hillary is nothing if not compassionate - Separating children from parents? Perish the thought! Something so cruel and inhuman should ever be contemplated - Of course, there are exceptions
In certain situations, circumstances can warrant separation, such as a woman exercising freedom of choice. In her best interest. It's a health issue and that's all it is. Nothing more or less. Not at all cruel and inhuman.
Immigrant or otherwise, unwanted unborn children... er, fetal tissue masses should be granted a unconditional early release. Compassionate pregnancy termination is what civilized societies are all about
It's called, "defining the other" Riddick. Whether we're talking about ethnicities, cultures, religions, genders, society has been defining people and assigning them into groups beyond time.
In the example you gave, it is just another rationalization, in this case, to assign developing fetuses legal status. But, we've seen this same scenario played out over time, whether in gender roles, use and ownership of people as slaves, second-class citizenship status with native/ aboriginal peoples, voting issues and so on. Nothing new......
The Other is an individual who is perceived by the group as not belonging, as being different in some fundamental way. Any stranger becomes the Other. The group sees itself as the norm and judges those who do not meet that norm (that is, who are different in any way) as the Other. Perceived as lacking essential characteristics possessed by the group, the Other is almost always seen as a lesser or inferior being and is treated accordingly. The Other in a society may have few or no legal rights, may be characterized as less intelligent or as immoral, and may even be regarded as sub-human.
Otherness takes many forms. The Other may be someone who is of...
• a different race (White vs. non-White),
•a different nationality (Anglo Saxon vs. Italian),
•a different religion (Protestant vs. Catholic or Christian vs. Jew),
•a different social class (aristocrat vs. serf),
•a different political ideology (capitalism vs. communism),
•a different sexual orientation (heterosexual vs. homosexual),
•a different origin (native born vs. immigrant).
The Other is not necessarily a numerical minority. In a country defeated by an imperial power, the far more numerous natives become the Other, for example, the British rule in India where Indians outnumbered the British 4,000 to 1. Similarly, women are defined and judged by men, the dominant group, in relationship to themselves, so that they become the Other. Hence Aristotle says: "The female is a female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities; we should regard the female nature as afflicted with a natural defectiveness."
http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/engli ... other.html