"My people" does not equal the entire human race

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Posted by Vincent ( on May 07, 2002 at 23:38:27:

In Reply to: Re: The Indian question posted by Simeon on May 07, 2002 at 11:02:06:

I mean, that's like saying every man is my brother. It becomes worthless. Like Aristotle says, I'd rather have one lowly cousin than a thousand so-called "brothers" of this nature.

"Human rights" is the same. It's easy to say everybody has them, but to make other people acknowledge yours is a never-ending struggle. Look at the Tibetans.

"My people" means, people in whose well-being I am genetically invested. Help given to other people on any other basis is just calculation, or predation. And no, the problem wouldn't be solved by inter-breeding--we'd just inherit the problems of Mexico or the Congo. Better to show a little discrimination in who we mix our genes, or our interests, with. Like it or not, what you call "Social Darwinism" is reality.

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