[pp.int.general] purpose of manifesto
Carlos Ayala Vargas
aiarakoa at yahoo.es
Wed Jan 28 21:59:02 CET 2009
Reinier Bakels wrote:
>> Beyond all that useless circus, if you think that, why then you talk
>> about author's rights being /natural/ rights?
> Sigh ... Because it needs a label
> In a political context, "natural" rights relate to the fact that
> politicians basically don't need a reason, they only need a majority!
> If the argument "In my opinion, it is 'X'" is not concincing, they
> say: "It can't be true that it is not 'X'". Isn't that convincing??
> Note that the word 'I' is eliminated from that sentence, suggesting
> that it is an objective truth ... It is the difference between
> rhetoric and arguments ...
Agree with you in that the usage of /natural/ (and/or the related
political rhetoric) in that context is pure rhetoric of traditional
politicians to trick the citizens.
A beautiful reason to not using it.
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