A.76.16 - Solidarity Article End

A.76.16.a1 - Solidarity

In recent years, the concept of solidarity has been burned so hard by politics that I have to agree with the opinion of Henning Scherf in a first consideration [773252]. To this end, we will examine and discuss the following statement in more detail in our general consideration.

It also expresses the cohesion between like-minded or like-situated individuals and groups and the commitment to common values [...]. The opposite concept to solidarity is competition. [166929]

[773252] Chiananda, 09.02.2021, "Solidarität - Kritik",, Retrieved: Wed Apr 28 19:59:29 2021
[166929] Chiananda, 09.02.0021, "Solidarität",, Retrieved: Wed Apr 28 20:06:02 2021

A.76.16.a2 - Solidarity, Justice and Performance

I read a rather interesting article about justice and culture that brings a new point to my consideration. Children were asked to fish for objects in a fishing game. In the process, one child's magnetic cube was manipulated so that he could not fish out some objects. After the test, rewards were given for all the objects fished, which the children could divide among themselves. Children from Germany meticulously distribute according to performance. Children of an egalitarian collecting society rewarded the better performance, but nothing so exactly like German children. The more successful child got only one more reward [853632].

Now let's look at the current situation during a pandemic as an example. People who strictly follow the tasks to protect the community are unequally rewarded. They perform more, but get less and feel that this is unfair. People (e.g. politicians) who perform less, but are more likely to get a vaccination or earn more through corruption than the honest performers are in a better position. In a western society, where performance is valued first, this can be perceived as unfair. When politicians talk about solidarity, it gives the impression that the honest should perform more in order to meet the demands of these minimum performers [332843]. This leads to the following question:

Why should I behave in solidarity with a minimum provider, if he 1.) does nothing and 2.) takes more than 3.) my sense of justice allows?

[853632] Max Planck Forschung, Issue 04 | 2020, Stefanie Reinberger, "Wir Kulturmenschen", p.26, Retrieved: Mon May 3 07:56:33 2021
[332843] bpb magazin, Nicolas Rose und Miriam Vogel, #18, Oktober 2020, "Heinz Bude, wei geht es uns?", p.6-7, Retrieved: Mon May 3 08:11:21 2021