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[–] moe_shinola 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Our rights are always and everywhere in jeopardy. The good fight is never really over.


[–] tim_mcgraw 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Someone once said "the only right you really have is the right to think, because that's the only right nobody can take away from you".

But I don't think even that is true. Your thoughts are coded in your operating system (your spoken tongue) and its emulations (your written tongue). This tongue is ready-made by your ancestors* before you (and is also therefore self-evidently an outside-influence).

The operating system can be re-programmed, too.

The good fight is never really over.

*NB cultural selection, which is an observable phenomenon, is not the same thing as "social construction", which was a post-modern hypothesis