Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Pathology of Ethics

The Pathology of Ethics / Lilianne Ruiz
Posted on October 18, 2013

Heartbreaking, repulsive, are adjectives that describe the act of
repudiation of Monday outside the headquarters of the Ladies in White on
Neptune Street between Aramburu and Hospital. Many who were mobilized
there to shout insults and threats were young university students,
members of the Federation of University Students (FEU) and the Young
Communist Union (UJC), as they themselves declared as they chanted their
their slogans.

An event to verbally assault a women's Movement fighting for the release
of the political prisoners, didn't seem an obviously wrong act to them.
Their sense of what is humanly correct or incorrect was annulled by
ideology or by an instinct for self-preservation.

This morning I spoke with a former political prisoner who had been
jailed for 15 years, and a good part of those 15 years he spent in Kilo
8 Prison on a maximum severity regimen, which meant greater cruelty and
impunity on the part of the guards.

I wonder if there is another place on earth like Cuba, where the
confusion, the perversion of the ethical meaning of life is greater.
Because I want to think that those people who were there on Monday, in
front of the Ladies in White headquarters, supporting a regime very
dangerous to the human condition: Do they really know what they are doing?

18 October 2013

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