What Is Moral?

What would you consider to be moral?

That the various tribes in The Middle East dictate the future of their ancestral land or that their political structure should be defined by others?

What do you consider to be morally right?

That Africans should decide what happens to their own resources, population groups and territory or that China Inc. or European State Forces should form the future of the continent?

What is morally right?

To wipe out Natives and steal their land?

What is morally right?

That the various population groups of Europe should dictate their own future or that private tech companies in the U.S.A. should dictate what is appropriate?

What do you think sounds moral?

Is it right to place a territory under occupation? Is it right to exploit natural resources  while posturing about how diverse and virtuous your company is? Is it right to turn a territory into a financial or military colony?

In the land – of the land – with the land; sounds like an empowering position, but it only is for as long as you control the land.

You are born in a territory, shaped by that territory, you live in that territory, and in most cases: you die in that territory. It is an empowering position, because you have all of your ties and your ancestry in one place, and you have no illusions: you know the bad, you know the good, there are no fantasies, no nostalgia. You know that the territory offers you perfections and imperfections alike, but you learn to deal with it or you get involved to change things.

Whether you are a continentalist or a localist you are at home and that is a strength, but it only is for as long as you and your people can shape your fate. If not you are merely sovereign in name only.

Do you think it is moral if natives are not allowed to shape the destiny of their territory?

And if you think that is moral then how would you justify and explain its morality?

 

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