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  •  It is a problematic framing because (2+ / 0-)
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    BlueDragon, JayRaye

    rights are a liberal construct; they are useful for some things but the discussion goes way beyond a discussion of rights. We can limit the discussion to it, but it would be an inadequate discussion for the left. It would be fine for liberals, but we need to go beyond it.

    "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

    by NY brit expat on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 12:40:54 PM PST

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    •  we need to think of rights (3+ / 0-)
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      NY brit expat, JayRaye, jarbyus

      as the right of succeeding generations to have a decent life as in the native american idea of planning for seven generations.

      then rights becomes a larger moral discussion which takes into account the rights of the entire ecosystem, not just the individual.  

      my rights end where they impact the ecosystem's right to not so much be in balance, but continue in some viable way.

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      by BlueDragon on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 12:49:24 PM PST

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