SSDR wrote:French Revolution is liberal.
Spanish Revolution is anarchist.
It's a figure of speech.
If you want me to say it literally: I will start a revolution.
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Saeko wrote:What point was that?
In every single generation, no matter how far back in geological time you look, everyone is born with unequal abilities and advantages in life. One does not choose his parents or his genes, and it would be ridiculous to claim that the advantages you were born with were somehow earned.
Julian658 wrote:I agree, it is a huge advantage to be born in a great family. That is luck! See below.
Palmyrene wrote:Therefore redistributing wealth shouldn't be an issue for you then.
Julian658 wrote:Those that are low the lower socio economic class could climb out as my grandparents did.
However, others cannot do it because they truly have crappy patents. Socil programs for subsistence should be available to the poor. Otherwise, we end up with a revolution.
What happens when a poor person receives a lot of cash? Does he or she stop being poor?
Julian658 wrote:I agree, it is a huge advantage to be born in a great family.
Truth To Power wrote:There is a difference between advantage and privilege. It is an advantage to be born intelligent, attractive, healthy, emotionally stable, conscientious, financially secure, etc., and these advantages will help you to succeed in competition with others. But they help you by making your contribution and thus the rewards for it greater, not by taking anything away from anyone else. So while it may be unequal and undeserved, advantage doesn’t harm anyone else.
Privilege – legal entitlements to benefit from the abrogation of others’ rights without making just compensation – is a far more important cause of extreme inequality than advantage; and unlike advantage, it does harm others. What is called “privilege” in woke culture – white privilege, male privilege, heterosexual privilege, blah, blah, blah – is not privilege at all but merely a kind of distraction to prevent people from thinking about the real privileges -- land titles, bank licenses, IP monopolies, etc. -- that cause unjust inequalities.
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