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Re: Dress decolonization
« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2022, 02:09:06 am »
"that choice is ultimately a non-violent one"

If I choose to eat at a restaurant with an explicitly stated dress code, my duty to follow the dress code is in exchange for the expectation of seeing everyone else in the restaurant also follow the dress code (thereby collectively generating a particular visual look). This is non-violent.

Now, if someone shows up not following the dress code, while they are not preventing me from following the dress code myself, they are depriving me of seeing the visual look generated by everyone in the restaurant following the dress code, which is what I was expecting to get in exchange for following the dress code myself. This is violent.

Compare with speeding drivers. They may claim they are not violent because they are not forcing other drivers to speed. Yet they are depriving other drivers of road conditions where everyone drives below the speed limit, which is what the other drivers were expecting to get in exchange for driving below the speed limit themselves. Thus those who drive over the speed limit are indeed violent.

Someone who dislikes a given dress code/speed limit should choose a different restaurant/road:

This is conducive to folkish sorting. Absence of different rules in different locations, on the other hand, undermines folkish sorting.

(Homework: Are usurers violent?)

"he was better than his son"

I will be posting about his son shortly.
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