George Carlin

Remember him? One of my favorite contemporary American satirists. He had one piece where he stated that we have no rights. In particular he referred to all the Americans always yammering about their rights. He then pointed to the Americans of Japanese heritage that were stripped of their rights during WW2 and interned in internment camps. “Right this way” was the only right they had, he concluded.

He was right that rights are no rights if you can be stripped of them. They are privileges.

We should keep this in mind with the recent global developments.

// Oliver

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