In a previous post we established that unalienable rights as endowed by our Creator only apply to those who have the capability to exercise them. An unalienable right in no way guarantees that each and every one of us will have such a right without exception. That goes against the grain of what supporters generally believe but there simply is no other rational way to interpret it. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness have never and will never exist for all people regardless.
Enter social rights. Otherwise known as socio-economic human rights, they fall under the concept of social contract theory. Supporters believe that all humans have a right to things such as health care, housing, education, etc. In the case of Detroit and the water supply shutoffs, social right supporters believe residents have a right to free water as well.
And yes, they mean free. Not just a moratorium on the bill, but 100% free. And you can’t stop at water for free, all of life’s necessities must be added into the mix.
The provision of water, electricity and other utilities and the guarantee of decent-paying and secure jobs, health care, housing and education aresocial rights over which there can be no compromise. Access to water must be freely available to everyone. All shutoffs must be immediately stopped, and those whose water has been turned off must have access to this basic necessity restored immediately.
As far as I know, the only socialist utopia theoretically capable of providing all of life’s necessities is communism. That’s certainly been a tried and failed experiment. Yet the indictment as causation for what ails us is capitalism.
These conditions are an indictment of capitalism, a system that guarantees billions of dollars to banks and big corporations while depriving workers and young people of the most basic necessities of civilized life.
This only underscores the fact that the capitalist system is attacking the entire working class in the US and around the world and that this can be stopped only by uniting all workers—black, white, native born and immigrant.
Everyone shares in the blame.
The entire political establishment—from President Obama, Governor Rick Snyder and Mayor Mike Duggan, to the City Council, the trade unions and the media—are guilty of a premeditated crime, which everyone knows will lead to devastation and even death.
He goes on from there to blame virtually everyone for the water shutoff victims so no one will accuse him of being a partisan hack.
Here’s the problem. If you support the workers paradise of communism, this author openly promotes the Socialist Equality Party, you can’t have it both ways. You want a democracy in which the workers unite of their own free will to discard capitalism. Once communism is implemented, democracy goes by the wayside.
Isn’t this always the problem with avowed communists? They can’t openly promote what they believe just as Obama couldn’t be clear of just what he meant by fundamentally changing America. It won’t sell. Thus the attack on capitalism and the standard us vs. them rhetoric. Attempting to garner support from the right by attacking Obama and the democrats is thinly veiled.
Capitalism doesn’t guarantee anything to anyone. Certainly doesn’t stop the opportunistic from exploiting it, however, this is true of any economic system. My advice would be for the author to join an anarchist group. At least then he will have the satisfaction of denying the same old rich folks benefitting regardless of the economic or class system in play.
But isn’t that the point? This author just employs a different slant of deceit in attempting to empower the little guy. The Socialist Equality Party employs their own standards for crony rewards and it certainly won’t be the little guy ending up with the spoils.