Wednesday, 19 April 2000

From "The Legal World Revolution"

By Carl Schmitt.

Humanity as such as a whole has no enemies. Everyone belongs to humanity [...] "Humanity" thus becomes an asymmetrical counter-concept. If he discriminates within humanity and thereby denies the quality of being human to a disturber or a destroyer, then the negatively valued person becomes an unperson, and his life is no longer of the highest value: it becomes worthless and must be destroyed. Concepts such as "human being" thus contain the possibility of the deepest inequality and become thereby "asymmetrical."

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