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Essay / Arrogant: Whaling, Racism, Culture, Slavery and Colonization

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傲慢とは

文明は同じ尺度で物を判断することを要求するらしい。
文明人は、往々にして自分のその尺度(価値観)を野蛮人達に押し付けてきた。それも文明人とは何か、野蛮人とは何かということを教えてやろうという姿勢で。
しかし、その文明人こそが野蛮なはずの多様な文化を滅ぼしてきたのだ。インカ帝国の滅亡や日本におけるアイヌ文化を例に出すまでもなく、世界中の文化を文明は滅ぼしてきた。

そして、「文明人」こそが近代における植民地主義や奴隷制度、人種差別を作り出してきたとも言える。被征服民が「人」として扱われなかった例は数えきれないほどある。
過去の文明人は誰も自分達の尺度(価値観)が間違っているとは考えなかった。それどころか、自分達の価値観は世界に共通の物で、(野蛮ではなく)文明的で宗教的にも正しい、普遍的な価値観であると思い込んでいたのだ。
文明は確かに「法の支配」や「基本的人権の尊重」という人類共通の宝物(尺度)を生み出した。それは文明の数少ない勝利産物にすぎない。
事実、現在の発展した世界においても、価値観という面では、様々な矛盾や差異がいたるところに存在する。確かなのは、そこに共通の尺度があると信じるバカ者が存在し、”普遍的な”正義や倫理を振りかざしているという事実だけである。残念ながら、歴史に根差した文化的事柄については、宗教観の違いや物の見方も異なるのが現実なのだ。

このような歴史的、文化的、宗教的に議論の定まりようが無い事柄を論じるのに、人や民族や国をやり玉に挙げ、あれのこれのと非難を浴びせ続けることは、ただの優越感を満足させる傲慢さに他ならないと知らなければならない。
それに気付かなければ、彼らは差別主義者に過ぎない。

この日本たたきの背景には、一定の価値観(固定観念)を信じる世間がある。多くは欧米の「人のよい」人たちだ。自分達の価値観が普遍的で道徳的にも宗教的にも正しいと信じているがゆえに、ある型にはまった情景を見せられると、勝手に自分達の狭い世界の価値観で善悪や美醜を判断してしまう人々なのだ。宗教的影響からだろうか、彼らには二者択一の世界観しかない(それに気づいてもいない)。“My Own NGO”や政治家達は彼らを利用し、商売や政治的扇動をしている。
善悪の二者択一の見方を植え付けられた”善人”達こそ、一番厄介な存在だ。

Arrogance? 

The so called civilized people have often been pressing their civilized sense of value on the people who were named "barbarians" by civilized people under the name of civilization in history, and sadly because of civilization we have lost many cultures like Incaic Empire in South America, Ainu in Japan and various aborigine cultures in the world. 

It was the “Civilized” people that produced colonization, slavery and racism. All these sense of value are produced by "civilized common" scale at the time. No one was able to realize that their common sense was the wrong "scale". The people believed their sense of value was common, civilized and religious justice eternally. 
However civilization produced a few real common treasures like "rule of law" and "fundamental human rights", there are still a lot of contradictions and differences which cannot be measured and weighed in the world because of our lacking unified common scale. 

Before you take sides with any opinion like the issue that highly contained cultural, historical and religious aspects, for example what to be food for human and what to be enshrined as sacred animal, you must know that it is the sense of superiority or arrogance for us to single out the particular person or country as a target about a cultural religious controversial issue and bashing him or her. 

In our history there have been the people who always tend to settle everything in two ways, right or wrong, fair or unfair, left or right, moral or immoral, blah blah blah, however, this sort of thinking have frequently led us to nowhere but to wrong path.

 


http://www.quickiwiki.com/en/Romanus_Pontifex 

Romanus Pontifex, 
Latin for 'The Roman Bishop', is a papal bull written in 1454 by Pope Nicholas V to King Afonso V of Portugal. As a follow-up to the Dum Diversas, it confirmed to the Crown of Portugal dominion over all lands discovered or conquered during the Age of Discovery. The Papal Bull permitted the enslavement and conquest of all lands south of Cape Bojador in Africa. Along with encouraging the seizure of the lands of Saracen Turks and non-Christians (labeled pagans), it repeated the earlier bull's permission for the enslavement of such peoples. The bull's primary purpose was to forbid other Christian nations from infringing the King of Portugal's rights of trade and colonisation in these regions. 

http://www.quickiwiki.com/en/Dum_Diversas 

Dum Diversas [English: 'Until different'] is a papal bull issued on 18 June 1452 by Pope Nicholas V, that is credited by some with "ushering in the West African slave trade." It authorized Afonso V of Portugal to conquer Saracens and pagans and consign them to "perpetual servitude." Pope Calixtus III reiterated the bull in 1456 with Etsi cuncti, renewed by Pope Sixtus IV in 1481 and Pope Leo X in 1514 with Precelse denotionis. The concept of the consignment of exclusive spheres of influence to certain nation states was extended to the Americas in 1493 by Pope Alexander VI with Inter caetera. 

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