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  • Responsibilties and Rights

    I came across this story in my wanderings

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...on/3687964.stm

    and realised that Mr. Little had raised a very good point. He suggests that people are forgetting their "human responsibilities" in pursuit of their "human rights", and I think this is a very good point. People have responsibilities as well as rights and would do well to consider this.
    One should think about one's responsibilities as much as one's rights. This is surely one of the things the Eternal Champion has to struggle with. And because he is a projection of something within all of us, something we should consider as well.
    You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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    I couldn't agree more, as a society I think we're obsessed with demanding our rights yet give no thought to the responsibilities that go with them. Maybe if we widened it to read society, we would do well to heed to JFK's famous quote, "Ask not what my country can do for me, but what I can do for my country." Apologies if I haven't got the quote exactly right.
    Arioch, aid me! Blood and souls for Arioch!

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      Got to agree with the quote, Silverhand, it's spot on.
      Living in England, as I do, too, you must have noticed the amount of stories relating to offenders claiming that certain aspects of the penal system infringe their human rights. What about their responsibilities?
      They complain that society has let them down, too. Haven't they let society down by not facing up to what it means to belong to a society? This is what it boil's down to, I think. A denial of the fact that they should act as responsible adults
      You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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