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Drewan Baird. Oudtshoorn. 17 October 2013. 09h40.
Othering: A way of defining and securing one’s own positive identity through the stigmatization of an “other”.
And remember, always remember the Wittgenstein jewel:
He once asked a friend, “Why did people of the past assume that the sun went around the Earth and not that the Earth went around the sun?”
“Well”, replied the friend, “it looks as if the sun is going around the Earth!”
Said Wittgenstein, “What would it have looked like if it had looked as if the Earth went around the sun?”
Exactly the same, of course!
Things, very often, are not the way it “looks”.
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