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Old 19th August 2019, 01:47 AM   #387
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Originally Posted by uke2se View Post
Also, why are you still so determined to deprive Greta Thunberg of any agency? Are you jealous that she's doing more at her age than you've managed to do during your whole life, so it just has to be her parents?
Ah, now that's an interesting question and one that, I believe, is linked to the psychological need to bolster one's ego in the face of apathy towards huge problems.
Similar to the Kennedy Assassination conspiracy nuts who need to deny the agency of Oswald because it makes nonsense of their own use of "we're powerless and can do nothing" to avoid doing anything to batter the world.
As human right is always something given, it always in reality reduces to the right which men give, "concede," to each other. If the right to existence is conceded to new-born children, then they have the right; if it is not conceded to them, as was the case among the Spartans and ancient Romans, then they do not have it. For only society can give or concede it to them; they themselves cannot take it, or give it to themselves.
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