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June 4, 2019 at 2:15 pm #3765
I hear all the time about White Privilege in America. I get it.
But let me ask a few sincere questions:
What about American Privilege? Indeed, those living in America have it much better than citizens of most other countries and have a real shot at the American Dream.
What about Free-World Privilege? Indeed, the opportunity in the free world far, far surpasses opportunity in the totalitarian world.
What about Capitalism, Laissez-Faire Free-Enterprise Privilege? Indeed, those living in capitalistic, free-enterprise countries far surpass the living conditions and opportunities of those living in socialistic, state-run countries.
What about Rising-Tiger Asian Nations Privilege? Indeed, those living in the rising-tiger Asian countries enjoy far greater privilege as in South Korea for instance than those barred in brutal Asian dictatorships as in North Korea for instance.
What about Nordic privilege? Indeed, those living in the Nordic countries enjoy some of the highest standards of living worldwide.
What about European Privilege? Indeed, those living in free and tolerant Europe enjoy much better living conditions than those living in rigid religious and non-tolerant Middle Eastern Islamic countries.
What about “worked my ass off” privilege? Indeed, those who “worked their asses off” in school and in the workplace generally live with more material success that their more laid back less-driven peers (just saying, not judging).
Many more such questions can be asked all around our planet.
Okay, so let’s ask: What about white privilege worldwide? Indeed, people in the mostly black continent of dictator-dominant Africa live in some of the worst living conditions on the planet, far, far below the mostly white places of the world.
By using this questioning, Socratic approach…one begins to see a common denominator that runs through all those questions, namely: greater privilege comes from greater freedom. Without preconceived agendas, that conclusive common denominator changes the idea of “privilege” from something negative, wrong, envious that should be torn down or abandoned to something positive, right, aspirational that should be built up and sought after! We now can want and strive for privilege because underneath it all, privilege comes from freedom. Don’t attack privilege, rather embrace it and spread privilege to more and more and more people around the world!
Let us change the privileged from “groups of people” to “everyone”! Let’s start an epidemic of privilege! How? By bringing more and more freedom into their lives.
As you know, there is a new idea, a new law that can do that called the Prime Law.
Once again, here it is:
The Prime Law
(The Fundamental Law of Protection)
*The purpose of human life is to prosper and live happily.
*The function of government is to provide the conditions that let individuals fulfill that purpose.
*The Prime Law guarantees those conditions by forbidding the use of initiatory force, fraud, or coercion by any person or group against any individual, property, or contract.
No person, group of persons, or government shall initiate force, threat of force, or fraud against any individual’s self, property, or contract.
Force is morally-and-legally justified only for protection from those who violate Article 1.
No exceptions shall exist for Articles 1 and 2.
Now to see how the Prime Law can make everyone wealthy, including the poor, click here.
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