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As noted, the development of bushido was about naturalisating a particular contradistinct group within their life-world.
Thus, as a result of the national conflict, the natural Iraqi hybrid of a Jewish-Arab identity became contradistinct and even diametrically opposed identities--Arab versus Jew.
Let us put it yet another way: truth, Badiou tells us, as contradistinct to knowledge, is utterly unforeseeable and solely a matter of forcing; the true becomes so only by virtue of a tireless militancy, the direct result of which (this absolute reliance on forcing) being that Badiou's ethics--under those resources of discernment and courage--seems to have a decidedly an-ethical element (namely the potential indiscernability between event and simulacra, between betrayal and terror), which is finally to say that ethics is in a certain sense beneath itself.