32. animals that are unable to enter into binding agreements between themselves to avoid causing or suffering harm have no right to justice; Similarly, for peoples who either could not or did not want to enter into binding agreements, so as not to do harm or suffer damage. Over the centuries, philosophers have already tried, in Socrates, to describe the ideal social contract and to explain how existing social contracts have evolved. The philosopher Stuart Rachels suggests that morality is the regulation that governs the behavior that rational people accept, provided others accept it. This racist treaty is, to some extent, a meta-treaty that determines the limits of personality and the parameters of inclusion and exclusion in all other treaties that come after. It manifests itself both formally and informally. It is an agreement, originally among European men at the beginning of modern times, to identify themselves as “white” and therefore completely human and to identify all others, especially the natives with whom they began to come into contact, as “others”: non-white and therefore not entirely human. Race is therefore not only a social construct, as others have argued, but above all a political construct created to serve a specific political purpose and the political objectives of a particular group. The contract allows some people to treat other people as well as the areas they occupy as resources to be exploited. The enslavement of millions of Africans and the appropriation of America by the people are examples of this racial treaty in history (such as Locke`s assertion that the Indians did not have the land they lived on because they did not exploit them and therefore did not own them). This contract is not hypothetical, as Hobbes describes the argument in his Leviathan. It is a real treaty, or a number of contracts that are made by real men of history.
It is found in documents such as the papal bulls and Locke`s writings on the Indians and has had its effect in historical events such as european discovery trips and the colonization of Africa, Asia and America. The Treaty on Race allows and justifies certain people because of their alleged superiority in exploiting the peoples, countries and resources of other races. Mills` central argument is that there is an even more fundamental “race treaty” for Western society than the social contract. This racist treaty first determines who is considered a political and moral being, and thus defines the parameters that can be linked to the freedom and equality promised by the social contract. Some people, especially white men, are full-fledged persons under the treaty of race. As such, they have the right to enter into the social contract and to enter into certain legal contracts. They are considered to be entirely human and therefore egalitarian and liberticidal. Their status as full-fledged persons gives them greater social power. In particular, it gives them the power to enter into contracts that are the subject of the treaty, while others are denied such a right and are placed in the status of contractual objects.
In the early days of the cosmic cycle, humanity lived on an immaterial plane and danced on the air in a kind of fairytale country, where there was no need for food or clothing, and no private property, family, government or laws. Then, gradually, the process of cosmic decay began its work, and humanity became bound to the earth and felt the need for food and protection. When people lost their primitive fame, class differences emerged, and they made agreements between them and accepted the institution of private property and the family.