“The genocides comienzan por el lenguaje”

“The genocides comienzan in the little one, in the symbolic, by the language”, says the doctor Adán García Fajardo, academic director of Museum of Memory and Tolerance, on the 27th of January in which 77 years of the Holocaust are commemorated.

In conversation with The Economist, the specialist in International Law and Politics by the Iberoamerican University, signals the importance of maintaining historical memory, in order not to repeat acts of discrimination and destruction against other publications in the present.

Recuerda que el Holocaust was the systematic assassination of the Jewish people of Europe occupied by Nazi Germany during the Second World War, with the intention of completely exterminating it. Add to that the genocide action as objective other populations such as the Sephardim (Iberian Jews), Romans (Gitanos), homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and other minorities who oppose the false idea of ​​racial purity and supremacy.

“Recording these accounts is a way of weeping in the presence of this painful and horrible past and constructing a dike of contentment for this type of act not sigan passing”, says Adán García.

“We believe that genocides continue, after the promise of the Holocaust, that there is nothing more treacherous than living alogo (…) the education about the Holocaust and about the genocides we serve to try to eradicate this evil of human history”, added.

Due to the painful lesson we learned from the Holocaust genocide of humanity, discriminatory practices, audio languages, intolerance has different differences present in our times. Ante is the signal specialist that “the genocides commenzan by the symbolic, by the language; discrimination begins with a distinction, ‘you and you are not equal’, you follow a devaluation, ‘you and you are not only equal, you are less than you’, and finally, the violence: ‘you are legitimate for violentarte ‘”.

“Audio discourses, audio crimes, form part of the range of actions that are contrary to the dignity of persons”.

El “¡Eeeeeh, puto!” and other discriminations

García Fajardo cites as an example the grito futbolero, “¡Eeeeh… puto!”, Tan popular in Mexico. “What we are doing is moving a picture of distinction, devaluation and violence against those who are symbolized by homosexuals. It’s gritty, in reality, lesion, because in general when a homosexual person is going to be bullied what’s grit is this grit, and Mexico is the second country in audio crimes against the gay population.

Mention also that when the llama has a person making allusion to his disability, using diminutive diminutives, he is discriminated against; the same succeeds when we refer to someone who attacks his identity or what they represent (indigenous, aphrodisiac, trans) also are discriminatory.

“Entitlements to education about the Holocaust serve us to recognize the other identities, the ones that differ in the majority, and respect them in diversity, because in the end, humanity is constituted by their diversity,” he said.

Function and limits of humor

Have a date, in social speeches there is a discussion about whether it is legitimate that a person suffers from any type of discrimination if he or she is guilty and, consequently, of the public and the cause. In its personal title, García Fajardo states that “humor is used as an arm to denounce discrimination and power, to try to change the balance or equilibrium. In this sense, when a person is in the throes of his identity, as if he were a buffoon, he does not want to denounce to the population that forms part of his identity, to show a problem, a malpractice or an asymmetry. There are very good comedians who can talk about their homosexuality (like a lesbian woman when it comes to her orientation) and make it visible and unnaturalizing discrimination.

“There are other people who can try to humiliate others from a power position, and they are very successful in Mexico. There are very few comedians who do not understand that their bromas are to denounce the power to lie against them. It is understood that it is legitimate for a person to be abusive, to have the right to denounce asymmetry, to make an act of discrimination visible ”, reflection.

Adán García also signals that he has internal codes in the protected and discriminated populations and that only they are legitimized by him (as the term ‘nigger’ used by the Arodescendient communities in the United States for autodenomination). “Some people have been able to succeed with these codes, but the majority of those who do not want to be punished by evacuees in the face of discrimination, there is no legitimate reason to use them as a way to think,” he said.

The Academic Director of the Museum of Memory and Tolerance anticipates that by 2022 some activities will be taking place to address this issue in the world. Destacan the world premiere of the documentary about the Holocaust “The color of darkness”, by director David Loew; and the theatrical work “Madre”, by Piort Piwowarczyk, about the so-called Polish Elzbieta Ficowska, both in April; and an international conference on genocide, June 26, 27 and 28.


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