- May 16, 2004
Agreed.Nice essay Tommy.
BTW, why are so many people obssed with such ahistorical concept as "discrimination"?
It's one way to counter ethnic nationalism and show the universal nature of communism.
But there's not much agreement about what those rights should be. It seems quite bourgeoise to me since it assumes that the interests of the state and the people would somehow be opposed. Why else would the people need to be protected from the state? Why else would the state need to be restricted? Is not the people and the state one and the same?That's the basic outline I have in my mind. I had my doubts about the laying out of definite rights but that idea seemed so overwhelmingly popular ...
Anyway, maybe some general statement of good intent in the preamble to the constitution itself would be sufficient as a gesture...