Polarized peoples – A grim history


 

If polarization was a disease, it would be classified as a hereditary condition, with risk of death and severe psychological symptoms. Paul Wallis, Sydney Media Jam CO2 There are very few, if any, cases of polarization ever being mitigated, let alone cured. Polarization is a disease for which humanity has never found an effective treatment.

Active polarization includes:

  • Civil wars
  • Persecution
  • Racism
  • Exclusionism, separating one group from a society
  • Psychopathic behaviour
  • Insane allegations
  • Denialism
  • Propaganda
  • Legislative actions against minority or disadvantaged groups
  • Corruption, ignoring rights of people
  • Active hate groups
  • Constant reiteration of hate dogma and prejudices

Polarization is spread by social groups, often using coercive means to ensure that a group sticks to the script in terms of expressions of polarization. The classic case of true polarization may include violent prejudice against people that polarized groups have never met, or ever had any interaction with. Continue reading