河岸笔录:Death of Floyd

Freedom or equality, I choose the former.

Liberte, égalité and fratenite, three slogans of France revolution more than two hundred years ago, I think the freedom is most important one than others. Freedom is base of other two aspects. Floyd incident was ongoing, more and more political person chose to show their viewpoints against racist all over the world. a black suspect was killed by white policeman in street, the policemen in scene were arrested and accused, there was not loophole in law, but it stimulated demonstration everywhere, and attracted more and more protestor took to the street, the demonstration became to riot in more places. There are some anti-racist emotion factors, but I think that root cause is coronavirus epidemic since last winter.

The economy was struck heavily during epidemic, millions of people lost job, they had to stay at home to keep social distance, the young and the jobless are the volcanos which repressed for long time, death of Floyd was a suitable fuse to trigger fury in their heart. In other world, most of demonstrations pay attention to their self-condition than death of Floyd, Floyd is symbol of the weak, he was killed in the light of day, it stimulate sympathy and anger around people in similar situation, they lost job and isolated for long time because of polices from government, policeman symbolize the power of it, they fight for anything  even law to declare attitude, meanwhile, a lot of Politian tried to gain profit in risk, such as Pelosi.

For me, Freedom is more important than equality because it have less essence of society, most people are lack of reason, they are easy to arouse passion. Equality has more complex situation, it must compare one by one, or group by group, there are not a standard, as a well-known proverb goes: “there are a thousand hamlets in a thousand people’s eyes”. The base of law is profit not morality, because the latter is not steady, it said that people would change their standpoint anytime. But the freedom have more internal meaning of personality, if you live in a democratic country, you have basic human rights such as goes to street to demonstrate your attitude, it means you must keep reason about the status, unfortunately, live in a dictatorial country, you have to struggle to cultivate inner freedom base on the same reason.

Everyone has his own choose, no matter right or wrong.

Published by Echo Zhou

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4 thoughts on “河岸笔录:Death of Floyd

    1. 昨天看CNN的一篇报道,是关于她带领民主党议员进行纪念Floyd的,游行示威演变到暴乱,感觉政治人物有点火中取栗,只是举例,并非针对某个人。

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  1. 看新闻,甘地也成了种族主义者,被加纳大学移除雕像,用现在的观点评判历史人物,反种族歧视变味了,如果政治人物只是为了投其选民所好,最后也会因为政治原因被弃选民。正如勒庞的《大众心理学》所描叙的,大部分人只是从众,并不理性,而政治人物这种行径就是火中取栗,刚下台的韩国瑜就是典型。

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