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Re^7: • What is this?

by Madams (Monk)
on Jul 12, 2004 at 03:41 UTC ( #373540=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^6: • What is this?
in thread What is this?

demerphq++

Everything here is a privilege and can be taken away as easily as it was granted. So lets not distract ourselves with abstract discussion of our rights on pm, better to focus on what we can do and how we can make PM a better place.

RIGHTS ARE AN ILLUSION:

Part of the problem is the misnamed Bill of Rights in the USA, and it's equivalent in other countries also mostly having "Rights" somewhere in the title. EVERY single 'right' in those documents can be revoked under specific conditions.

Every 'right' that people talk about is actually a privilege granted by their society and revokable by the same.

The only 'Inalienable Rights' that exist are those backed by 'Laws of Physics', and those are mostly restrictions ;)

I also expect some heavy down votes for unpopular speech, but that's their privilege...


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Re^8: • What is this?
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 13, 2004 at 19:13 UTC
    RIGHTS ARE AN ILLUSION

    Government in general is an illusion. What makes it a right is the willingness of individuals to stand up for it, not by some governments edict.


    Every 'right' that people talk about is actually a privilege granted by their society and revokable by the same.

    See previous paragraph: Government is an illusion. They can revoke it all they like, but as long as there are people willing to stand up for it, its still there.


    The only 'Inalienable Rights' that exist are those backed by 'Laws of Physics', and those are mostly restrictions

    The laws of physics dont prohibit free speech ;)

    If vroom or the gods changed from benevolent dictators to screaming fascists, they would be sitting alone in the monastery while we exercise our freedom by screaming Viva la revolution! elsewhere.

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