The Enemy

There is no such thing as human rights; there are only individual rights. As an individual you have the right to keep and eat the food you have produced on your own land, or the food you have bought and/or traded for. But you don’t have a human right to food. If you are hungry and Joe down the street has his own two-week supply of food, you don’t have a right to any of it. You might be able to persuade him to give you some, as a gift, but it is his choice, his right, to do so or to not do so. He does not become your slave just because he has and you don’t have. You have the right to ask him—if he wants to pay you attention. he has the right to answer. just as you have the right to ask however you want (in a dignified manner, or by whining and pleading) so has he the right to answer you—with pity or contempt. You don’t owe him anything and he doesn’t owe you anything.

But this idea of “human rights” is an attempt to nullify individuals—which means reality—by posing this big conglomerate “human” like a smear of frosting over a lot of individual cakes, so that they all become just cake, undifferentiated, and the individual pieces are lost, unseen and forgotten. But individuals do exist and it is only with individuals and their rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of their own happiness (not any one else’s) that any clear-minded, honest thinker should be concerned. When politicians, news reporters, book writers and university professors and other teachers do not speak or write about individual rights, you know that the establishment is against you and against all individual prosperity and happiness. They become the state, and if you don’t agree with them you become the enemy of the state. That is, they make themselves into your enemy and the enemy of all individuals. And then, they are indeed the enemy. Anyone and everyone who is against individual rights is the enemy of man, the enemy of civilization, of peace, progress and happiness.

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