When a group operating in politics is convinced of being morally superior to the rest, the base of democracy, equality, is placed at risk. The great advance of the West, which made democracy as we know it possible, was to separate political decisions from religion, which tend to be a source of very strange moral beliefs. That's those operating in politics convinced of being morally superior to the rest are, in reality, deeply conservative, regardless of their position in the political geometry.The most recent extreme case of this moral superiority is, without a doubt, López Obrador, and that's why this writer was so vehemently against him during the campaign in 2006. The moral superiority that this politicians believes he has borders on dementia, as his recent stunt in Iztapalapa clearly showed. That's why he proposes to "save Mexico", because it is based on a moral position in which he believes himself absolutely superior to everyone else. Starting last Tuesday, "Juanito" is inferior to López Obrador because he must resign the post of delegate, should he win; Ebrard is inferior, because he must propose the Señora Brugada as a replacement; the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City is inferior, because it must ratify the orders of the illuminated one.Thinking that this politician and his followers are democrats requires much obfuscation. Such is not the case, and perhaps that's why his attacks on everyone else are so vehement: they come from a position of superiority. They are good, and everyone who disagrees is bad.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Macario Schettino sees the moral superiority in those at the head of the null vote movement as analogous to the operating worldview of el Peje: