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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #57)

Sun Feb 15, 2015, 11:39 AM

63. Instead of discussing specifics I bring up, you lecture me

 

about oligarchs. You present rhetoric absent of actual specific policies and continue to behave as if by advocating for equal rights for all I am also advocating for economic injustices.
To trade my legal rights away I require to be shown more than some magical rhetorical beans. Want to make human rights and legal equity 'secondary'? Then tell me what it is specifically that you wish to make the primary concern, a policy not just happy talk.
People who say civil rights don't mean squat next to their priorities need to state exactly what those priorities are. We all dislike oligarchs and we all want a more fair world. Those who make the claim that a more fair world is created by ignoring human rights in favor of fiscal policies need to have very clear fiscal policies and goals, as well as a strong set of reasons why those goals can only be met while being sanguine about civil rights injustices. These people are asking for something large, but they offer no actual reasons to make that trade.

I think of Mel Brooks' quote on comedy and tragedy when I see these priority discussions on DU- "Tragedy is when I cut my finger, comedy is when you fall down an open manhole and die."

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