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Thread #159491   Message #3779374
Posted By: Jim Carroll
17-Mar-16 - 04:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: A 'rights' issue?
Subject: RE: BS: A 'rights' issue?
"You reckon, Jim? Seriously?"
Yes - seriously Mike.
It was made an "ideological issue" when Ake broadened with veiled references to other 'questionable' rights which he refuses to reveal.
It is not the first time he has dismissed generally accepted rights, particularly those of homosexuals, which he has written off as unimportant - from a posting on a recent thread, he believes homosexuality to be a mental illness anyway.
Nobody disputes that this tragedy should not have happened and it is possible that it might have been avoided had it been handled differently - it is the way it has been used in a broader sense to question basic rights that I find objectionable.
I equally find objectionable the 'lynch mob' mentality of apportioning blame before all the facts of an issue are known.
If Ake objects to our rights, (he has referred to "many" he disapproves of) he should have the bottle to raise them for discussion and not use a tragedy such as this to snideswipe at our already flawed democratic rights.
Jim Carroll