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Re: Workers Paradise. /Political rant.
>Tim May wrote:
>> The thing about _traditional_ charity, of the religious or community sort,
>> was that it was not treated as an "entitlement," as something the resentful
>> masses could "demand" as part of their "human rights."
> There's no substantial difference between their resentful whining about
>their rights and your resentful whining about your rights - except maybe
>that you whine more.
Actually there is a fundemental difference: what Tim demands is the
right to be left alone and to be free from exernal influence as long
as what he is doing does not directly hurt another, what "they" demand
is to be taken care of by others because they either cannot or choose not
to take care of themselves. The latter requires that someone productive
(like Tim) be forced to take care of them through taxation or otherwise
In most societies this is considered the difference between a child and