17.3.09

La fe del terrorista islàmic

Deep in themselfs, terrorist fundamentalists also lack true conviction -their violent outbrust are proof of it. How fragile the belief of a muslim must be, if he feels threatened by a stupid caricature in a low-circulation Danish newspaper. The fundamentalist Islamic terror is not grounded in the terrorist's conviction of their superiority and in their desire to safeguard their cultural-religious identity from the onslaught of global consumerist civilisation. The problem with fundamentalists is not that we consider them inferior to us, but, rather, that they themselves secretly consider themselves inferior. This is why our condescending politically correct assurances that we feel no superiority towards them onfly makes them more furious and feeds their resentment. The problem is not cultural difference (their effort to preserve their identity), but the opposite fact that the fundamentalists are already like us, that, secretly they have already internalised our standards and mesure themselves by them. (This clearly goes for the Dalai Lama, who justifies Tibetan Buddhism in Western terms of the pursuit of happiness and the avoidance of pain). Paradoxically, what the fundamentalists really lack is precisely a dose of that true "racist" conviction of one's own superiority.
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Slavoj Zizek. Violence
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1 comentari:

Miller ha dit...

But where does this feeling come from?