Those who live by postmodern word games will die by postmodern word games
May 28, 2014 § 9 Comments
In the comments below, we are told that race is as arbitrary as the color shirt that a person chooses to wear:
Let us suppose you define the horrible evil sin of greenism, which is defined as doing evil while wearing a green shirt.
This is actually a poor analogy to racism. A better analogy to racism would be committing unjust acts against people because of the color shirt they are wearing. This kind of “greenism” or “shirt colorism” is not an anti-concept: it is perfectly intelligible. But it is rather arbitrary because people don’t generally do this in reality; whereas people actually do sometimes commit injustices against each other because of (motivated by) race.
Notice though that the idea of “greenism” (whether the original or in the form better analogous to racism) agrees with liberalism that race is entirely arbitrary and vacuous: it is no more meaningful than the color shirt someone is wearing.
So much for “human biodiversity”.