from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Regard for the rights, welfare, and point of view of others; altruism; in evolutionary philosophy, “the struggle for the life of others,” especially for the life of offspring.
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That army of clones was so existentially terrorized in their impressionable years by some toxic stew of religion, racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-communism and/or some other forms of anti-otherism – along with a sinking economic status – that their cold, stiff fingers will never be pried from the politics of guns, gays and god.
I mean, tokenism and otherism/symbolism are the two problems my rant above focuses on, but the alternative is not simply the shallow complacency of "Oh, well we're * all the same*, like, * deep down*, you know, * under the skin*".
I suppose we could use a one-stop shopping channel for paranoid, delusional folks who will keep us focused on Armaggedon, Hitler, communism, socialism, birtherism, otherism and the like.