PAUL TREANOR LINKS
How Rights Work
"Rights function by virtue of their ability to negate: for almost every right there is an opposite or negated right. This enables a selection of rights to function as a barrier for social reform, or for innovation. Rights specify primarily what is socially unacceptable. Such a contra-innovative specification has no ethical validity."
Why Democracy is Wrong
"The primary objection to democracy is that it blocks the transition to a post-democratic world. Democracy is forever.
Self-preservation probably characterises most social structures: in the case of liberal democratic states, there are usually specific legal prohibitions against overturning democracy. This prohibition is also formalised in the European Declaration of Basic Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. All such prohibitions are unethical, for it is unethical to block change. If necessary innovation should take precedence over democracy."
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