The Science of Rights vs. Privileges

Posted: July 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Peace,

The importance of having a solid understanding of the language we write and speak in the wilderness of North America can never be understated. Posession of said understanding allows us to thwart the devil’s attempts to deceive us via the devices of his bastard tounge, as he shows & proves his ways & actions to be like a snake of the grafted type. When 120 tells us that word is bond and bond is life, one of the basic messages being transmitted is that in many instances, words tend to precede deeds. This having been established it is wise to view the words of an individual or group as an announcement of forthcoming acts depending upon the context in which they are made manifest. Additionally, if the aforementioned acts have already been performed or are taking place in real-time, then the words used to chronicle these events will speak volumes about those who perpetuate them.

Linguistically speaking, English is a mut. It’s an amalgamtion of bits and pieces of many other languages and is riddled with ambiguity for this reason. Since it has no explicit definitive nature it can easily be manipulated in order to contour meaning based upon the situation at hand, while also concealing great deception in a cloak of verbal smoke and mirrors. One of the most common tactics of this sort is employed by businesses, governments, and the media. It involves the substitution of one word (which is an alleged synonym of another word) for a different word, in order to augment the concept the original word embodies. In order to bring more clarity to the build allow me to present an example. The two words that we will build on are right & privilege.

These two words are used interchangeably because they are categorized as synonyms even though they have distinct meanings which must be understood. In order to do so one must closely examine their respective definitions:

right-something that is due to a person or governmental body by law, tradition, or nature.

privilege-a special advantage, immunity, right, or benefit granted to or enjoyed by an individual, class, or caste.

One of the first noteworthy aspects of our analysis is the fact that the word “right” shows up in the definition of “privilege” even though the definitions clearly illustrate  distinct differences between the two terms. In the definition of right we see it described as something that is due to a person or governmental body based upon an established regulation or statute which makes the inferred entitlement  indisputable, and therefore self-evident. Since the law or tradition in question affords the right the entitlement is not subject to the discretion of a judge or intermediary. Furthermore, anyone who has a right is equally justified in defending it because the definition doesn’t imply that any one person or group’s rights supercede those of another.

Conversely, privileges are much different by definition. As stated above, they are not due by law or tradition but rather they are granted to individual castes or classes of people. In other words, only people or groups that belong to such “special” collectives to whom these privileges are afforded get to have them. This suggests exclusivity and exclusive groups have specific criteria by which membership is granted or denied. The determination is discretionary and made by individuals who are considered said persons of that ability.

So now that our terms have been clearly defined let’s examine the way that they are applied for the purpose of deception. Within the world of sport atheletes are under the microscope of fans and the media. For this reason they face intense scrutiny and their every perceived transgression is relentlessly analyzed. When analysts and reporters lambast them for their inflated egos and corresponding attitudes of entitlement, the statement is frequently made that playing professional sports is a privilege and not a right. Needless to say I emphatically disagree, and contrarily contend that the opposite is the case. Any individual deemed said person of the ability to play a sport at the professional level has the right to do so upon having arrived at a business agreement to do so, as long as they don’t violate the terms of this agreement in a way which forfeits said right per a clause written therein. I will now show and prove.

Everything about sports is based upon competition. Players compete at different levels and those who do so at the highest level earn the right to do so. The process by which they do so is recorded in the form of empirical data which is reviewed by members of the governing bodies who select players based on how they stack up mathematically, according to this information. Once each team has completed their analysis and appraisal of the players based upon how they can potentially meet a team need, the next phase of the selection process begins, which is the acquisition of the player via draft, trade, or free agency. After the acquisiton comes the contractual agreement which is based upon negotiation, the underbelly of which are the team and player’s respective rights to pursue terms which are most financially beneficial to them. Privilege only enters the picture after the agreement has been reached and positions have been established. When the athelete becomes a professional, they enjoy special benefits correspondent to that status, a status which they attain, and retain, based solely on their quantifed ability which makes them qualified to perform the job. The law in this country grants every citizen the equal right to pursue employment opportunities and penalizes employers who are found guilty of denying this right. However, because the employer determines what privileges are attached to a given position, such as medical benefits and stock options, said privileges are only guaranteed if the employer sees fit to enter a binding agreement which stipulates this. If they don’t then these privileges can be granted or taken away based on the employer’s discretion.

So what we see here is a classic case of tricknowledge to which one can easily fall victim if they are not wise to the nature of the device employed. It is imperative that original people become more proficient in speaking, writing, and deciphering the English language. If we don’t then we won’t possibly be able to understand the ever-evolving methods by which the devil strives to master us. This will, in turn, translate to an inability to see (blindness) and the blind are easily led in the wrong direction and hard to lead in the right direction.

Peace.
Preme

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