Human Type of Crisis 4: The Represented

In the fourth human type of crisis, Hardt and Negri refer to the represented, who is the epitome of subjugation and corruption of the other three types, namely the indebted, the media man and the secured.

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The represented expresses the model of parliamentary representative democracy, which, according to the writers (and not only), is essentially an obstacle to democracy, it is actually a “relative democracy”.

As we have seen in elections, someone who is not rich and / or sponsored by other rich people cannot be a candidate, thus relations of interdependence are formed.  When someone is elected then his enrichment is facilitated by having access not only to the “tiny” MP salary but also to innumerable public works, supplies, etc. His impunity is also assured as we see in our country (Greece), unlike many other countries that keep some remnants of justice.

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In order someone to “shine” in the elections, he must also control the media that highlight candidates who, as mentioned, are wealthy and / or funded by rich people.

The media are also the ones that foster fear by constantly referring to crimes, wars, economic measures, misery. All this contributes to being isolated, frightened, and apathetic. The rest of the media program, when it is not dominated by news of fear, consists of ridiculous “entertainment” programs and films aiming at mass devaluation and therefore easy manipulation.

Fear is also associated with the incredible collapse of structures and downward mobility. Middle class disappears, and much of it belongs now to the precariat having precarious with precarious jobs (they call it “flexible jobs” a way to hide the despair it causes) and uncertain wages. The middle class is no longer a uniform class something that is overlooked by the various politicians who want to represent it.

The state no longer protects private property, not even the public property- we notice that  in our country (Greece) where the transformation of public debt into private means the extinction of every citizen’s property and its confiscation by the lenders (see auctions, excessive growth of  taxation that leads in turn, to the liquidation of private real estate and bank accounts). Public property, which is the property of all Greek citizens, is constantly bought by foreigners, who are also beautifully called “investors”. The country has become a place, a place that simply accommodates people who were citizens in the past when these people do not decide to leave it.

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So, the citizen, this represented citizen, does not participate anywhere, he is taken out of the political life, he is getting poorer and must survive in a working and social jungle.

Politics, as it stands, does not refer to him. The ironic statements of politicians who turn against the people are not accidental. They know that people are no longer important for them.

Yet even this fake democracy called representative collapses because a form of world governance is now emerging with everything that this entails.

The nation-states will be shells and will be consisted of many small autonomous regions without specific national characteristics (several of them, following orders, will be cut off from states – shells).

Social movements in Greece and abroad have raised the issue of the trap of representative democracy.
However, real democracy to emerge must be perceived as a concept by the citizens, who will create the subject that will make it true.

 

 

 

 

 

Human Type of Crisis 3: The Secured

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The Secured is the third human type of crisis according to Hardt and Negri’s categorization.

This type is the modern man who is constantly watched. Individual freedom gets limited through electronic money where all financial actions are recorded under the false dictum of combatting tax evasion but in essence, it concerns fully monitoring and removal of everyone who opposes it by closing down his bank accounts and electronic monitoring of all human activities.

Everyday activities are recorded and man is essentially imprisoned and scared, he is also a prisoner and guardian in a prison society. Even real prisoners have grown to a large extent without this being explained by a corresponding rise in crime.
On the one hand, there is an increase in prisoners and a subsequent increase in prisons and, on the other, society is militarized. The beginning has been made by the USA and is being extended all over the world. As mentioned above, man is also imprisoned and scared – enlisted.

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Hardt and Negri think that these trends are appearing nowadays due to neo-liberalism that imposes workers’ precariousness. There is now, “surplus population” (ie, a population that is “not needed”).

The “surplus” population consists of unemployed,  underemployed even the poor employees. All these are considered potentially dangerous to the interests of the elites and should therefore, be “imprisoned” and act as a fright for those still left “free “(See my text” Tourists and Punks “where tourists are the ones who can  consume because  they still have a well-paid job while  “punks” are the ones they can not consume. Tourists are scared of becoming “punks” and thus they try to hide their anxiety by ignorinblack and white, black-and-white, depressedg punks, pretending that they simply do not exist).

The tool for the subjugation of the masses is fear – fear of war, fear of terrorism, fear of being unemployed and unable to pay debts (debts that made man being in an informal prison). Society is now supervised and “a society that knows that it is constantly supervised becomes very fast an obedient and coward society.”

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As Hardt and Negri have written: ” Nowadays, the secured society operates with the same shameful logic but now the wolves are already free, lurking in the shadow as a constant threat. The ghosts of a generalized fear can justify any kind of injustice. ” The alarm bells ring about the formation of a jungle society. Will the man continue to allow it thus causing his disappearance?

 

 

 

 

Human Type of Crisis 2: The Media Man

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Another  human type of crisis, according to Hardt and Negri, is the Media man.

In the past, it was thought that people had incomplete information and therefore, their political action was obstructed. With the rise of the Internet, people have better information (as we all have seen during the crisis where much was revealed about politicians of modern Greek history). However, this increase in information is not likeable, therefore,  free circulation of information from social media (and not only from social media) is restricted.

People are overwhelmed by information, often through channeled news, unable to cross-check  its validity. As Hardt and Negri write “the main issue in terms of political action and liberation,  is not the amount of information, communication and expression, but rather their quality.”

Their view is identical to what I have written in my article, “Do not tell my mother that I am a blogger, she thinks I’m an office worker”, that is, the average reader (listener, viewer) can now access rich content but this does not mean  that he should accept this information without exercising his critical capacity.

Hardt and Negri believe that political action to exist,  in addition to the circulation of ideas, political feelings should be created  through physical proximity. As mentioned (referring to the blogging) by Malek Mostafa – “it is not enough to write. Blogging  must be combined with action on the streets otherwise it is an empty, useless protest “.

But for the development of collective action, some people have to separate from the crowd and be the ones to propose action. This is what I have written in my text “Abuse and Collective Action” and I was not referring to the existence of a particular leader. Resistance, nowadays, seems to be the result of groups rather than leaders, at least for the time being. However, someone may stand out from the crowd and a large number can follow his views and thus ending up with collective action.

The existence of social movements, the massive rallies that have taken place in Greece on the occasion of the Macedonian issue, the activation of people through social media and Internet activism in general, show for those who participated and participate in them “the power of creating new policies emotions through meeting.” All these people did not believe in the futility of the struggle and proved  that fighting is an element of their self-perception. They knew and know that their problems could not be solved by the political system.

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In the difficult moments of our country Greece, moments that put  at risk  its existence as a country, the gathering and organization of citizens through groups (not led by political parties and controversial Messiahs) is more imperative than ever. The historical time of the fighters’ time, which I mentioned in the past, has now come.

 

Human Type of Crisis 1 : The Indebted

“suppose that we are happy”

Albert Camus – 1942

Negri and Hardt, quite successfully, have identified four types of people created by the neo-liberal economic crisis.

The first type is the Indebted. It is the man who has a lot of debt s and is controlled by his/her debts. In USA the indebted as a human type appeared  in the 1960s. Because of his debts, man is afraid of losing his job and unable to pay his debts. He constantly works, he feels stressed,  guilty and unhappy because he thinks he is responsible for his debts and thus bears full responsibility. Unfortunate and involuntary, he is submerged in misery and isolation.

He does not think that he is not responsible for this situation, but the economic system that, by  precarious and low-paid jobs, forces him to borrow even to cover his basic survival needs. He has become a slave. Even in capitalist terms, the relationship “I pay you a salary, I give you work” has been abolished. Now the employee is burdened with the business cost.

How many of us have  not heard that wages are not paid when the employer has not been paid by his own supplier? Thus, the employee’s salary is directly related to the obligations but not to the employer’s profits. It is what the people say “in poverty together but in riches apart”. Of course, with the complete dissolution of the labor relations caused by the imposed memorandum obligations, the employer, even when paid by his supplier, does not pay or pay employees  late (according to a survey by MARC for the Attica area, employees  are paid late), taking advantage of the dominant impunity

Even when they talk about productivity, they actually conceal the existence of real productivity. Everyone talks about staying in the workplace. The more hours someone stays in the workplace the better. Of course, under these circumstances, personal life is non-existent.

Hardt and Negri mention: “A new form of poor emerges that not only includes the unemployed and precarious employees with disaffected part-time work but also the salaried employees and the bankrupt layers of the so-called middle class. Their poverty is mainly characterized by debt chains. The growing debt generalization marks, nowadays, a return to slavery that resembles other eras. ”

Therefore, a class of new poor serfs who constantly work to repay their debts which are never paid off. Even the “tourists” I have mentioned in my text “Tourists and Punks” who can still consume and live with anxiety because they fear of becoming “punks” and try to hide this anxiety by ignoring the punks and pretending that they simply do not exist. As  tax measures intensify, many of them will quickly enter the class of the newly-poor.

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I will conclude by agreeing with Hardt and Negri that the new serf  in order to expel his slavery must first comprehend that he is a slave and that he will live in a life of lasting slavery. This understanding will also be the first step for his release.

THE TURKISH EXPANSIONISM:   Hellenes of the U.S., Hellenes of the World

A long look at today’s world and the position of Hellenism in it led to the conclusion that, today more than ever before, we, the Hellenes of abroad, must come together to examine the problems concerning us. It is no coincidence that at this junction in history is the anniversary of the destruction of the Hellenism of Asia Minor. We regret to say that it seems to have been forgotten among the Hellenic communities around the world.
 
Following the tragic events in Cyprus in 1974, which resulted in the occupation of almost half the island by the hordes of Attila and the expatriation of 200,000 Greek-Cypriots refugees, the Greek-American community stood faithfully on the side of Cypriot Hellenism, and offered great help, economically and politically (e.g. the arms embargo to Turkey), both on an individual initiative basis and through various organizations (Church, AHEPA, Hellenic-American Institute, United Hellenic-American Congress, Hellenic-American Development Alliance etc.
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Lately, however, in spite of the continuing occupation of Cyprus, and the national threat and crisis in Greece, an unexplainable indifference can be observed on the part of Global Hellenism, which will prove disastrous if a way is not found to halt and reverse it. Nevertheless, to say that on the shoulders of Greek-Americans lies most of the burden of substantial support to the Cyprus case and to Aegean threat by Turkey cases, since Washington is the center where power strings are pulled.
 
This lack of interest is an ominous reality, and it is due, as I see it, not to apathy on the part of each individual, but to the lack of an appropriate medium, a carrier of ideas, a conductor, to urge, direct, illuminate and enlighten the Greek-American Community, and to keep us always in wakefulness and vigilance.
 
The creation of such an entity has become imperative today as never before, because, along with the Cyprus problem, the Aegean is increasingly becoming the object of designs, so that both the islands and the sea-space of the Aegean are in direct danger from the Turkish greed.  Furthermore, the very territorial integrity of our land of birth is in danger.  It would not be an exaggeration to say that for the first time the very existence of the Greeks as a nation is endangered.
 
Some people think erroneously, and I emphasize that, that there is only a certain legal problem between Greece and Turkey, which must be solved in the framework of International law and International practice. I believe that Turkey has expansionist designs, which aim at annihilating Hellenism. The problem is political not legal.  Consider this: In the period from the fall of Constantinople in 1453 to the revolution of 1821, the Turks exterminated millions of Greeks. In 1821 Greeks numbered 5 million, of which 1 million constituted the newly established state of Greece in 1830, and the remaining 4 million remained under Turkish yoke in Asia Minor, and were exterminated during the Asia Minor catastrophy. And while at the time of the signing of the Lausanne treaty in 1923 there were 200,000 Greeks living in Constantinople, today there are reportedly 4,000-6,000 left, their numbers dwindling because of persecutions and purges. Already the Turks seek to have the Patriarchate closed down, to once and for all seal the destruction of the last token of Hellenic life in that area.
 
So, in that period we lost the Hellenism of Byzantine, of Pontos (the north shores of Asia Minor to the black Sea), to Eastern Thrace, of Asia Minor proper, of Eastern Romylia,
 
Mr. Erdogan, calls “for border treaty review”, He is probably asking for borders before the hordes from the East settled in the Greek areas. The following ancient Greek toponyms, with today’s modern names in parentheses, testify to the Hellenisity of those areas will help you:
 
Aesani (Cavdarhisar), Alexandria (Troas), Amisos (Samson), Adrianople (Edirne), Ancyra (Ankara), Antioch (Antakya), Antioch of Pisidia (Yalvac), Antiphellus (Kas), Aphrodisias (Geyre, nr. Caracas), Aspendos (Belkis), Assos (Behramkale), Attaleia (Antalya), Brusa (Bursa), Claudipolis (Mut), Cnidos (Datca), Colophon (Degirmendere), CONSTANTINOPLE (Istanbul), Dephne (Harbiye), Didyma (Yenihisar), Edessa (Urfs), Ephesus (Efes, nr. Selcuk), Filyos (Hisaronu), Flaviopolis (Kadirli), Galipoli (Gelibolu), Gordion (Yassihuyuk), Halicarnassus (Bodrum), Heraklea (Erekli), Hierapolis (Pamukkale), Issos (Dortyol), Kanes (Kultepe), Lampsacus (Lapseki), Laodices (Denizli), Magnesia ad Sipylus (Manisa), Magnesia ad Meander (soke), Midas (Yazilikaya), Milidia (Nr. Arslantepe), Miylassa (Milas), Myra (Demre), Neocaesarea (Niksar), Nicaea (Iznik), Nikomedia (Ismit), Nyssa (Sultanhisar), Olba-Diocaesarea (Uzuncaburc), Pergamum (Pergama), Philadeiphia (Alasehir), Philomenion (Aksehir), Phocea (Foca), Phoenicus (Finike), Pompeiopolis (I) (Viransehir), Pompeiopolis (II) (Taskopru), Sardis (Sart, nr. Salihli), Seleucia (Silifke), SMYRNA (Ismir), Telmessos (Ggulluk), Theodosiopolis (Akhisar), Thyatira (Trabzon), Tripolis (Buldan), Troy (Truva) and Xanthos (Kinik).
 
And if we are no extremely careful and responsive, we will lose the Hellenism of Cyprus, too.
 
What is left, then? Hellenism of insular and mainland Greece. Turkish expansionism is already unfolding and threatening the Hellenism of the islands, which is its immediate target, along with the Hellenism of Cyprus. After that nothing else would be left but the taking and destruction of mainland Greece. That constitutes the Turkish target for the foreseeable future. After such a horrible tragedy there would remain only the emigrant Hellenism, which would inevitably disappear eventually in the melting pots of the host countries. I have the unshakable belief that the Greeks of abroad must have their own homeland if we are to survive as a nation, and that is desirable and necessary can be seen in the classic examples of the Jews, or the Armenians.
 
Our native land is facing the specter of annihilation, as do Greeks as a nation. And we, the Greek-Americans of the United States, cannot bear to remain indifferent, cannot take the matter lightheartedly, because Turkish expansionism has been planned, nurtured, strengthened, imposed, and thrust forward by certain circles in the American capital. (I am referring in particular to Henry Kissinger, and to recent case of Michael Flynn). These circles, by rote repetition of the stale story about the “strategic importance of Turkey”, “impending the former Russian attack”, “impending Islam”, etc., mislead and disorients the political leadership of this country, the legislators, the intelligent, the America public in general.
 
Turkey has already formed an Aegean Army of 150,000 troops, and 120 landing craft opposite the Greek islands in the Eastern Aegean Sea. There is a reasonable and just indication towards a specific policy, the policy that brought the Turkey into Cyprus, the policy that keeps arming Ankara under the pretext of acting in the framework of NATO, and which policy is aimed at he occupation of the Aegean islands and the destruction of the Aegean insular Hellenism.
 
However, this policy against Greece can be reversed with a well-planned, methodological, and continuous dissemination of information to the political leadership, members of the legislative and executive branches, intellectuals, public figures, and the American public. This can be accomplished only with the creation of an organ, the purpose of which would be to embrace the Hellenes of the U.S., to bring them together, to come in contact with the prominent leaders, statement, scientists and men of letters among them, to inform, coordinate and direct them, so that they, the Hellenes, in turn, will become carriers of the developed ideas to points of impact, e.g. the President, Senators, Secretaries, of Departments, and other face of power.
 
If this concept comes to fruition here in the U.S., it can later can be expanded to other countries with sizable Hellenic communities, such as Canada, Australia, etc., so that all the Hellenic elements around the world would be united into an international bond of Hellenism, aiming at saving our native land from the Turkish peril and threats, manifest and lurking. This must be done as soon as possible, because if Turkish expansionism over the Aegean materializes tomorrow, it will find us unprepared, and the consequences will be catastrophic.
 
In view of all the above, we all have to take an action, which, under the present crucial circumstances for our native land, I considered a struggle for country and family, for altar and hearth, for the survival of HELLENISM.
 
 
Nicholaos L. Moraitis. Ph.D.
International Relations-Comparative Politics-

U.S. Foreign Policy.

California, U.S.A.
 
Member of International Hellenic Association (USA)

The Great Counterfeiting of History:   Myth of a ‘Macedonian’ nation

Most of humanity is generally unaware of the fact that has been a reinterpretation of Balkan history, counterfeiting of historical myths, and artificial nationality and language by the “Sclavineaes”.
 
Further, most are unaware that the Macedonians were part of the ancient Greek world. This is proven by the archaeological findings in conjunction with linguistic analysis and the discovery of large numbers of Greek inscriptions with a vast range of Greek names proves that was never any cultural, language or history break in the unity of the Macedonians with the rest of Greeks. Indeed the dissemination of the Greek language and Greek culture throughout the known world by Alexander the Great provides the most irrefutable confirmation of this. The unity of Macedonians and the rest of the Greeks is proved once more with the finds brought to light at the major archaeological sites of Vergina, Pella, Sindos and Dion, and also, in Thessaloniki, Florina, Chalkidiki, Edessa, and many other areas.
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That we are unaware that historical evidence and the archaeological finds point to the existence of Greek-speaking inhabitants of the North Pindus mountains in the period 2200-2100 B.C. The Greek antiquities dating back to the 4th century B.C., especially the ivory portrait of Philip and Alexander, from the Vergina tomb. All findings demonstrate the artistry achieved in Macedonia at the time of Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic era his conquests introduce.
 
Macedonia, even under the Roman domination, continued to be a Greek-land under the successors of Alexander the great and for some two centuries was the core of larger state units ruled by Macedonian kings.
 
Until the Byzantine period, the Greek population of Macedonia remained unchanged until the 7th century A.D., when various Slav races, the Drogovites, Strumonites, Sagoudates, and others began to settle in the area of Macedonia. With the permission of the Byzantine authorities, these tribes formed the small Slavic enclaves known as ‘Sclavineae’. 
 
In the 14th century, the Serbian empire of Stefan Dusan spread into Macedonia. However, this short-lived empire had no effective impact on the ethnological nature of Macedonia. It is important to mention here that even under the ottoman rule in Macedonia, there was not any regional part named “Macedonia”.
 
The designs of the Slavs, involves a geopolitical calculation and the search for an outlet to the Aegean. As, it was the plan during the Second World War, and in the post-war decades, Tito constructed an artificial nationality, the ‘Macedonian’ nationality. The task was difficult because the new nationality did not have the features, which are essential for its establishment as such. It followed that these components had to be discovered or invented.
 
Another feature of the nationality was its language. It was generally accepted that the language spoken by the Slavs of Macedonia is a dialect of Bulgarian. In order to sever the substantive linguistic bond between the Macedonian Slaves and the Bulgarians, a separate ‘Macedonian’ written language had to be invented. This was done by exploiting local peculiarities and by borrowing from Serbian and other Slav languages. However, despite the painstaking efforts of forty years, the new language remains an offshoot of Bulgarian.
 
Here they reinterpreted the history of the Balkans, since the most ancient times. In this way it would be possible to explain into existence the myth of a ‘Macedonian nation’. 
 
Their countless examples should suffice to make clear the extent of this campaign of counterfeiting, and these historical myths, and distorting historical misinterpretations have been accepted by people with absolute ignorance of history, which went hand-in-hand with absolute toleration.
 
I should add that we, as Greeks, must not loose our sense of history, of whence we came, of who we are, and of what we are becoming.
 
Is it possible today in America, where we constitute an affluent, politically powerful, and highly educated Hellenic diaspora, that we know so little about something so simple and yet so fatefully significant about the myth of a “Macedonian” nation. 
 
It is a matter of great national importance for the modern history of Greece and Hellenism, that it is our national duty to restore the historical truth that purposefulness, aspirations and interests continue to reproach and distort our history. Our duty is permanent vigilance to preserve our national integrity and ensure peace.
 
 
Nicholaos L. Moraitis. Ph.D.
International Relations-Comparative Politics-

U.S. Foreign Policy.

California, U.S.A.
 
Member of International Hellenic Association (USA)

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“… an anti-movement is expressed, which in some future will abolish this realized nihilism”

Friedrich Nietzsche

A characteristic example of nihilism, I think it is the following passage that I read in the very interesting book of Jean-Claude Michea “Les Mystères de la gauche : de l’idéal des Lumières au triomphe du capitalisme absolu”.

“On June 12, 2012, the Swedish Left Party (which has 22 MPs in the Swedish parliament) filed a bill against the local council of Sodermanland County through its local star, Vigo Hansen, aiming at banning in all “individuals of the male sex”, to urinate upright. The fact – certainly unthinkable in the 21st century – that there is not yet Swedish law that can determine a way of urinating that can finally be the same for all is, in fact – in the eyes of the party of the extreme left – a scandalous and ideologically unacceptable discrimination (and consequently, the only democratic way of urinating could not, of course, be the one that is enforced by the male model) “.

This action of the Swedish left is in the context of political correctness. In terms of gender, this is considered to be a social category, i.e., it is shaped by the social context and therefore, can be changed without however, having  fully defined what is male gender and what is female. In the view of the Swedish left, the anatomical difference and its function are ignored, as in the example of male urination, which is thought to be able to change it by law (!). Obviously this is a very big mental confusion.

Generally, views on gender, relationships, sexual preferences, national identity, history, language, religion have been incorporated into individual rights. In other words, the individual can choose what she or he is, ignoring, any social context which is by definition suppressive (even if it is not) and as such must change even with the use of legislation, despite the will of  people concerned.

Interesting and dangerous, however, is that all of these focus solely on the individual, disregarding the individual’s relationship with the community, thus eliminating any concept of collectivity. Therefore, the invocation of individual rights fully obeys the teachings of economic liberalism in which everything is bought and sold for the sake of the satisfaction of the individual alone.

It is also striking that defenders of individual rights do not defend basic human rights such as the right to work and decent living.

They do not denounce the absolute pauperization of the employee  in the working environment, underpaid or no paid work, psychological and physical harassment (which can also be caused by women to women and not only by men), workplace accidents, poor ergonomics, bad transports that force many workers to spend more than two hours a day to go to work with all consequences that this hassle can have on their personal and mental health and so on.

They still support the massive migration of entire populations for finding work because they do not want to condemn the failure of liberal economic policy and which since it has failed, it has to change. However, they do not do it because they consider economic liberalism one way or some of them expect capitalism to fall as a mature fruit. It is a rather theocratic view of the economy, very dangerous if not simply naive.

It is also striking that while supporting individual rights and diversity, they do not support individual value. They all have to be the same and not equal because, as mentioned before, equal presupposes a radical change of the economic model which  is not part of their reflection agenda.

Being the same is characteristic of rather degrading and authoritarian ideologies. This leveling ignores the fact that all people are good at something and it is not necessary, but it would not be interesting as well if we all are good on the same subject, fortunately we have not become humanoids yet.

If someone, for example, is excellent in Physics, it does not mean that another one who does not like Physics should feel disadvantaged. On the contrary, s/he can be good e.g. in Literature. As psychologists say, we must strengthen our good elements and not turn negatives into positives. It is preferable to become an expert in Literature where she or he is inclined  rather than in anything else. It is also clear that  both need to have  equal opportunities and from these to be able to select.

By forcing people to become the same, we do not accept the diversity of human nature.

Diversity,for the advocates of individual rights is respected for certain minorities and not for the whole as eg. people. For example, we must respect the diversity of homosexuals based on their sexual preference. But how many homosexuals want to be respected for their sexual preferences and not for their skills? A homosexual can work as an accountant and want to be respected as a good accountant and not as a homosexual. It is sure that his clients have chosen him for his knowledge as an accountant and not for his sexual preference. It is not accidental, therefore, that many homosexuals have reacted to the leveling approach of individual rights that seems to be fundamentally racist, in contrast to what they claim with resounding and sometimes violent way.

Individual rights defenders also support the rights of women seen by an equally odd viewpoint. First of all, women are not a minority but half of the world’s population. Ranking them in “minority” frames is a conservative approach. Especially abroad, the defenders of individual rights support an extreme feminism, turning against the white man as the main representative of patriarchy and the cause of almost all suffering, for example colonialism, etc.

Patriarchy, of course, with the oppressive form of women of the past centuries, does not exist, but the oppression of women exists and is not the result of the dominance  of males but of the sociopolitical-economic system.

The vague reference to patriarchy does not include issues such as lower wages for women, worse jobs, lack of kindergartens and schools, demotion of domestic work and the care of elderly members as unpaid, and therefore, as non-existing etc.

There is also no reference to the disadvantaged position of women in developing countries where many women do not have access to education, they are subject to clitoridectomy,where the slightest indication of non-compliance with religious law is punishable by stoning, etc. and responsible for these actions is not the white man.

The irony is that, especially in the latter case, the well-bred and comfortable westerners claim that women themselves must get the situation in their hands, thus proving the complete lack of understanding of the social environment of these countries.

This issue needs more analysis and I am going to delve more into it in a newer text. However, the alarm bell sounds. Humanity is in a moving swamp, values are lost. The question is whether it will regain its values and escape from nihilism or it will surrender to the motivation of death.