By understanding the nature of the concept

By understanding the nature of the concept, one can imply that deconstruction has an immanent political character, as it can break down anyone’s claims of being authoritative, logical and universal by divulging them to be arbitrary, ambiguous and particular instead (White, 1991). In general, it exposes power phenomena where people have claimed that only reason exists (White, 1991). Behind deconstruction lies an “ethico-political impulse,” which Bernstein (1991) describes as “a commitment to bear witness to the other of Western rationalism: to what has been subordinated in hierarchical orderings, excluded in the drawing of boundaries, marginalized in identifying what is central, homogenized or colonized in the name of the universal.” Mortley (1992) identifies various salient thematic elements as expressive of Derrida’s ethical-political horizon such as exclusion, violence, the “condemnation and abomination of the other, and the established ‘natural’ hierarchies and orders”. As indicated by Bernstein, individuals who are often labeled as dissimilar or different like Jews, blacks, and women find that Derrida’s writings expresses something special to them because Derrida writes with “enormous sensitivity and discernment about the violence done to those who have been exiled and condemned to the margins” (McCarthy, 1989).