RESTABILIREA ORDINII NATURALE: O agendă pentru România (XXII). Egalitate și Antidiscriminare

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Politici precum cea a cotelor de gen relevă faptului că „antidiscriminarea” are cu adevărat un caracter orwellian. Aceasta realizează exact opusul a ceea ce pretinde a face, compromite libertatea personală și economică și se folosește de o retorică inofensivă pentru a camufla o perspectivă cu adevărat totalitară asupra societății.

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RESTABILIREA ORDINII NATURALE: O agendă pentru România (XXII). Egalitate și Antidiscriminare

Un fenomen relativ nou în cultura juridică din Occident este proliferarea unei legislații concepute pentru a „combate discriminarea” și a „promova egalitatea”. În Statele Unite, asemenea politici au căpătat o oarecare notorietate sub numele de „acțiune pozitivă” începând cu anii 1960, pe când în Europa, Uniunea Europeană a adoptat o serie de „directive antidiscriminare” și a definit „egalitatea” drept unul dintre drepturile fundamentale ale UE. Din perspectiva lucrării de față, „egalitatea” și politicile „antidiscriminare” au o dublă natură. Pe de o parte, acestea pot fi văzute ca simple instrumente de promovare a unei agende sociale și politice, care poate fi – sau nu – acceptabilă. Pe de altă parte, depășind această abordare pur instrumentală, ne putem întreba dacă „antidiscriminarea” și „egalitatea” nu sunt cumva expresia unei noi erezii sociale, ce trebuie supusă unei critici fundamentale. În această secțiune a lucrării, vom începe examinarea acestei ipoteze. Vom reveni la tema utilizării instrumentale a „antidiscriminării” mai târziu.

„Egalitatea” și conceptul tradițional de justiție

Conceptul tradițional de justiție, care a stat, din Antichitate până în prezent, la baza sistemului de gândire morală și juridică din Vest, este în mod corespunzător rezumat în următoarele două propoziții:

  • Iustitia est constans et perpetua voluntas suum cuique tribuendi: Justiția este dorința constată și perpetuă de a da fiecăruia ceea ce i se cuvine.
  • Justiție înseamnă a trata pe cei egali cu egalitate, pe cei inegali cu inegalitate și totul în funcție de merit.

Este evident că principiul fundamental în acest caz este: „ce i se cuvine fiecăruia” (cu alte cuvinte: merit), nu „egalitate”. Egalitatea este doar un principiu secundar: meritul egal ar trebui recompensat în măsură egală, însă nu poate exista recompensă egală pentru merite inegale.

Dar ce înseamnă egal? Ar trebui A și B să primească plată identică deoarece producția muncii lor este egală ca valoare, sau pentru că au muncit același număr de ore (însă cu productivitate diferită), pentru că au lucrat același număr de ani pentru angajatorul lor sau pentru că amândoi au câte o soție și doi copii de hrănit? Este limpede că justiția, în cea mai mare parte, depinde de alegerea corectă a criteriilor de comparație, adică tertium comparationis.


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  1. Chris
    iun. 30, 2016 @ 19:11:56

    I only translated what was here, rodi, but it was enough for now:

    „A relatively new phenomenon in the legal culture of the West is the proliferation of legislation designed to „combat discrimination” and „promote equality”. In the US, such policies have gained some notoriety as the „positive action” since the 1960s, while in Europe, the European Union adopted a series of „anti-discrimination directives” and defined „equality” as one of the fundamental EU. From the perspective of this paper, „equality” and policies „anti-discrimination” have a dual nature. On the one hand, they can be seen as mere instruments to promote social and political agendas, which may – or may not – acceptable. On the other hand, beyond this purely instrumental approach, we wonder if the „anti-discrimination” and „equality” are not somehow the expression of a new social heresy, to be subjected to fundamental criticism.”

    This „relatively new phenomenon” is a problem if Christians become discriminated against because of what they believe.

    Christians have been persecuted just because of what they believe throughout the last 2,000+ years. America has been an exception for the most part and I pray that this doesn’t change. Christians have already been discriminated against in America recently just for what they believe. It isn’t widespread or violent but it has affected people’s lives.

    I’m curious, rodi. What have you been taught about Christians in Romania before 1989. Were Christians persecuted then?

    • rodi
      iul. 06, 2016 @ 08:28:29

      Hi Chris, I am so sorry this comment (along with a few others) somehow got lost among the other comments and I did not see it till now. We actually have a lot of reblogging going on and sometimes we hold on to the pingbacks because we want the actual comments made by our readers to be visible in the sidebar first and then we go back and approve the pingbacks afterwards. Apparently a few real comments got buried in the pingbacks.

      Before communism fell Christians were in fact persecuted in a more subtle form than today’s christians are being persecuted in the middle east. While some christians leaders were imprisoned and a few were killed, most christians who did not join the communist party were persecuted in other ways. They were not promoted even though they help university degrees. Their children could not attend the ‘free’ universities. In many cities, teachers would purposefully hold class on Sundays so that kids could not attend church. And of course the atheist teachers ridiculed Christianity and Christians. The communist party did not want any other allegiances other than to itself. Also, no one was allowed to leave the country, but if you were in the communist party and loyal to it, there were rare cases where people were given passports to travel. The borders of Romania were patrolled with soldiers and dogs with a shoot to kill order if anyone was spotted trying to get out of the country on foot, and some were indeed shot in the back trying to escape Even so, in the 70’s and 80’s many romanian Christians did just that, including my husband, who walked over the border with a secret map given to him and then walked on foot the entire country of Yugoslavia over to the border of Italy where he gave himself up to the italian police and asked for political asylum.

      To give a bit of an understanding, each place of work had a communist party boss and informant and it was stated after communism fell that 1 out of 3 people in Romania was a communist informant. I remember during my brief childhood there, my parents would whisper when they talked any noncommunist ideology or when they talked about the communist party, and they would whisper in our own home because of the fear of being reported. If someone reported you, the Securitate would show up at your home and question you and raid your house and ask you to give an account for evrey item you had in your home. And if you could not prove you bought it or could have bought it gien the salary you had, they would confiscate it. As it is, they confiscated a lot of folks items, especially from farmers, they would confiscate their goods for themselves. I visited Romania the year before communism fell and when we arrived at our destination we had to oregister at the police station and tell them exactly which cities we were going to visit and whom we were going to visit. When we went to the international hotel which also had a shop where you could purchase american and foreign goods, there were Securitate agents everywhere hovering on the grounds, not even looking incospicuous, it was like being in a James Bond movie… The reason we bought those goods, ,like coffee, and they also had american cigarettes, was because everywhere you went, you had to bribe everyone. For ex. The relative who drove us everywhere had some really awful tires that he kept having to pump and patch so we decided to buy him a set of new tires before we left. At the tire store, we had to bribe the clerk with a 2 or 3 lb bag of coffee just so she can show us the tires she had available. It was like this everywhere, including at the doctor’s or at the hospital, you had to bribe every single person in order just to be seen and then bribe them again for the procedures. One of the reasons my husband left Romania is that while in the army, serving was mandatory, he and another good friend were the only Christians in that unit. They were ridiculed day in and day out, which they accepted, but what they did not expect was the tasks and jobs they were given, the two of them would be given a task equal to what the rest of the entire unit were given. Whatever the lowliest and worst and hardest job needed to be done, that was given to the two of them and they were told the reason, because they are Christians. So, weeks after they gout out of the army, they both planned out and executed their escape successfully from Romania.

      The worst part of communism was the food shortages. While Romania exported everyting to other countries, there were horrible shortages. I remember my parents waking up all of us little kids at 3 or 4 am in order to ride the bus to the town single store and wait in line in the freezing cold for hours just to get a lb of sugar and or flour. If you didn’t have your kids with you, you would get much less, so parents carted off their infants, toddlers, no matter what age just to show proof that they needed a little more than a single person would need in order to get the most basic of things. And many times we would wait, only to have them shut the door and say there’s no more, and they would just keep stuff for themselves (in effect stealing it) to sell on the black market later. The shop keepers were king of those times because everyone bribed them for food which they stole from the state run stores. And I didn’t mention the fact that each factory or place of work was in fact state run, so that you could not escape the communist party anywhere. And so, their attempt at indoctrination was also everywhere because you could not escape it. Some Christians did in fact give in and secretly joined the party. I remember my father being approached when he worked as an airplane mechanic in our city of Arad, His boss loved my dad because my dad ran their airport library and they allowed him to order the books and were amazed at his knowledge of authors and writers and his boss really wanted to promote him and begged him to sign the paper that he renounces Christianity and that no one would ever have to know, the boss would bury the paper and get rid of it and say he signed it and then he could get promoted. And my dad told him he could never do such a thing… and of course he never did get promoted, but he also never compromised his faith. Interestingly, the other folks actually learned to really respect him because of it.

      Romanians pre 1989 know what persecution feels like, even though it does not compare to what persecution looks like in the Middle East today and only God can hold us strong through it whether in its mild form or when we are faced with death because our tendency is to flee and take the easy way out. So, I pray the Lord gives us strength because it seems more and more like it is indeed coming our way as well because Christians are marginalized already for their belief in the authority of Scripture in many educational domains and even in the workplace with scientists being purged if they don’t believe the secular indoctrination in the fields of science, for example. And we have seen it with our own daughter in college, with overzealous professors who want to fail kids for believing what they believe in their Christian viewpoints. It is not looking good for us

      • Chris
        iul. 06, 2016 @ 15:55:03

        Thank you for sharing this telling account with me, rodi.

        I hope that you don’t mind that I used some of the facts here, without naming you or a good deal of the first bit or quite a bit of your last words.
        I did this as a response to Marianne on Delight’s blog to make a point about being aware of the evil done in the Romania of the recent past.

        If you wish for me to identify you, please let me know.

        I so agree with you about your summary of our current situation. Christianity is waning in so many places and the particulars that you note I am also seeing clearly. As you have stated:

        „So, I pray the Lord gives us strength because it seems more and more like it is indeed coming our way…”

        I think we may all need to make choices like your father one of these days. Our knowledge of Scripture need be enough to combat temptation so that we have the obedience that your father did. What a great example you have! As Christians, we are without excuse and we all have the best example in our Lord and Savior. May God through his Holy Spirit and the Word give us the strength to which you refer. In the end, I think our love of God and our appreciation for His sacrifice for us will be thing that gets us over the final hurdle. Of course, His grace and mercy are main things.

        God’s blessings my friend as we watch and wait for whatever He has in store…

        • rodi
          iul. 06, 2016 @ 21:37:00

          we have been planning on sharing these stories eventually, so for now it’s best to leave as is, without names… there are many stories we need to tell because even the younger romanian generation does not know about what communism was like anymore…. Thanks for your interest!

          • Chris
            iul. 06, 2016 @ 23:24:26

            You’re welcome and thank you, rodi. Someone like your husband will never forget the results of communism in Romania.
            These stories are important for your younger generation, surely. All can learn from these experiences as they are first hand accounts which gives them great credibility.
            I’m sure there are many books on the subject, but there is nothing like hearing history from someone who was there as each has his/her own focus. I found the history you shared fascinating as I have never experienced things as harsh, living in America in the time I have. I am a fan of history, however, and there is so much to learn. Because of the Bodnariu family, I have learned some about Romanian history and about what happened in l989. Still, the stories you have shared put life into what I have heard and verify things them.
            We must try and teach the next generation things they haven’t endured so that they won’t succumb to them by standing by and doing nothing as someone undesirable comes to power.
            I enjoy history because, in the end, it is about people and how they have reacted to certain situations. It can be very instructive for the future and very important for Christians to know as knowledge of history brings with it humility and hopefully wisdom at the same time.

            God’s blessings….

            • rodi
              iul. 07, 2016 @ 00:25:16

              Chris, I also enjoy history, that was my favorite subject in my primary grades, thanks to a teacher who made our class fascinating. Before the blogging started, I was a voracious reader and loved learning something new with every book. The younger generation definitely needs to be taught our country’s history, if they are to avoid repeating bad history. Thanks for all of your encouragements! God bless you!

              • Chris
                iul. 07, 2016 @ 00:36:08

                You’re welcome, rodi. I have taught a history class or two in my time but there is so much history that one can only learn so much. As an American, I’ve taught out history several times and am far from knowing so much about it. May God bless you, too!

  2. octavpelin
    iul. 01, 2016 @ 02:26:45

    Reblogged this on Octavpelin's Weblog.

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