Neutrality of the Text

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This is an essay on Binary Fusion developed from the deconstructive idea of binary divide and it aims at the neutrality of the text.

I became interested in the neutrality of the text after I read the Philosopher Derrida’s concept of deconstruction. Within the theory of deconstruction, there is something called Binary Divide. Binary Divide refers to a text which privileges some and marginalizes others.

From Binary Divide, I have developed the theory/concept/idea of binary fusion. Binary fusion aims to impart textual neutrality. Binary Fusion cultivates on reading the text from the view point of neutrality.

Which are the ways in which Binary Fusion operates?

The first discourse of binary neutrality addresses the idea of gender. Should the text be accentuated towards the masculine or the feminine? Should God the creator be gender neutral? Binary fusion seeks to unravel the neutrality of the text. Its aim is to de-neutralize binary divide readings of a text. Let use an example: Wo/Man is a term that encompasses binary neutrality. Let’s take another term from History. His\her\story combines both genders and makes a text neutral.

Binary Fusion can operate from a cultural, psychological, political, and economic viewpoints.

What is binary fusion in an economic setting? Should we classify nations as being developed, developing and underdeveloped?  Nations classified in that way attain the status of a binary divide. In binary fusion, all nations are grouped into a single umbrella. Binary fusion puts an aim for all nations to be interdependent. All nations are a microcosm of a single microcosm. There is no economic divide and all nations live by helping each other.

What is the cultural aspect of binary fusion? Is there a white culture and a black culture? The murder of Frank Lloyd Wright by a white officer is a dismal act perpetrated by a White police officer and it speaks volumes of cultural racism. This is a classic example of text/narrative working as a binary divide. Are cultures whole or parts? In binary fusion, all cultures are unique and cultures should work to emulate the good in all cultures. Let us take another example from Jazz and Blues. Jazz and Blues were transmitted by black slaves to America and they have become universal symbols in the culture of music. Jazz and Blues in the culture of evolution have become assimilations of Global music.

What is the psychological aspect of Binary Fusion? Is global culture inclusive of gay and lesbian views? Does culture promote the hedonism of heterosexuality? Is marriage the only tool for the procreation of children? Should love, tolerance, and peace be globalized? How does the psychology of the citizen be affected by the fetish of mass consumerism?

How can we accommodate binary fusion from a political viewpoint?  Should peace and nonviolence be the hallmarks of a society’s culture? Should political goals favor an egalitarian society? Should we have governments built on strong democratic principles? How does binary fusion address the political problems facing Hong Kong, Myanmar, and Palestine? We all know that in Hong Kong, political dissidents became the violence of the Chinese party. In Myanmar, the junta has held captive the democratically elected leader Aung San. When will the time come when Palestine be made into an independent country? Binary fusion aims to develop peaceful and tolerant democracies. The non-violent struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi against British colonialism is an example of Binary Fusion. So also, is the peaceful struggle led by Nelson Mandela against the apartheid another example of Binary Fusion.

How does Philosophy come to play in Binary Fusion? Are philosophical texts woman-centric? Do they deal with women’s issues in an unbiased way? Philosophy has a long history of being plagued with men writers. It is only from the starting of the sixties that women have made utterances of Philosophy. Binary fusion aims to promote women’s interests and principles.

To conclude, I would like to say that Binary Fusion aims at the neutrality of texts, that is texts that do not marginalize or privilege anyone. Binary fusion operates in cultural, political, philosophical, psychological realms.

 

 


Submitted: April 30, 2021

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