Sunday, August 27, 2006

Reversibility – or – How to judge human interaction

Imagine if eighty prominent American scholars were invited to Tehran for a conference. After months of securing visas, final clearances, and days of travelling, they arrived at the Tehran airport only to be detained, shackled, and deported back to the United States.

It’s simple:

If you judge something as “good” or “bad”, “right” or “wrong” between two persons or parties, just try to swap the players and look at the result: Do you still judge it in the same way?

No?

Then you don’t judge, but prejudge – you demonstrate bias, openly, traceably and seeably for anybody without your blinders.

Under the radar: an Iranian and America

I guess, that’s the reason, why nearly all people outside America think about America, the world and everything in another way, because thanks to that great American gift of TV and Internet for a better communication, for freedom of mind through free access to information...

people everywhere are now able to watch News and look for information.

Thanks to TV and Internet the isolation so urgently needed for a working propaganda – will no longer be an excuse in the years to come, because particularly with the Internet the isolation from the truth is only...

voluntary, a willing choice to close your eyes, your ears, your mind...

As if it would be so hard to know what’s right or wrong between humans – the old wisdom of the Golden Rule (“Do to others as you would have them do unto to you” – Jesus) is so easy to verify...

just imagine...

use your fantasy, the great ability of your brain to do simulations...

just swap the roles...

Especially if you demand something from someone – ask yourself, if you would demand it “from the other kind of people” – would you really ask Christians to beg pardon for the Crusade of Mr. Bush?

Because human are first of all – human, human dignity doesn’t differ between male or female, the color of skins, the place of your birth or the amount of money your parents have.

Reversibility.

Human rights are fundamentally about the notion of guaranteeing human beings the right to be treated with respect, honour and dignity.

2 Comments:

Blogger Robert said...

This is a great post. As usual, you get me thinking.

The quotes below are pretty damn good too.

5:47 PM, August 27, 2006  
Blogger Again said...

robert
As usual, you get me thinking.

thanks for the compliment ;-)

i guess, the hardest thing about decency is how to differentiate it from shallow lip service - so a simple measurement tool is quite helpful

5:26 AM, August 29, 2006  

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