OT: Happy Canada Day
m.9.wilson at ntlworld.com
Sun Jul 4 14:36:41 EDT 2010
Daniel J. Matyola wrote:
> I am not bitching about any system. I am only saying that I am
> offended by the concept that anyone is superior to another person by
> reason of birth.
> If we say that the Queen is superior by reason of birth and has rights
> that can't be taken away, then we legitimize the position of the
> "nobility" who claim to be superior by birth to us "commoners." That
> is just a short distance from saying that whites are superior to other
> races by reason of birth, or that English are superior to Irish, or
> that Japanese are superior to Koreans. Belief in status or privilege
> arising our of ancestry is anti-democratic, and creates artificial
> barriers that divide people who should seek common cause.
Sadly, many people are never happier than when they have found or
created an artificial barrier to divide them from others.
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