We Need a Seriously Different Paradigm

Ironic ’cause it’s true.
Everyone’s so focused on their freakin’ rights.

The constitution grants me the right to bear arms!

Everyone should want to fuck me!”

“I have the right to buy babies from poor women!”

&etc. &etc.

(& I'm not excepting some "marginalized" people from this critique — newsflash, gay folk, the world does not owe you a wedding cake.)

You’re asking the wrong question, people.

Ask, instead: What am I willing to give up so that other people can have basic safety and a decent life?

How many mass shootings — that is, how many needless deaths of innocent people merely going about their lives — would have to be prevented for you to give up the “security” of your handgun, or the deer rifle you use twice a year?

How many women and children would need to be freed from the economic, sexual and reproductive slavery of pornography, prostitution and surrogacy — how many rapes would need to be prevented — for you to give up your “right” to an orgasm or that naked selfie?

Really, I mean it; give me a number. I’ll wait while you calculate how many other people’s lives your precious rights are worth.

Edited 6/14/2017: I’m so cutting edge Jonah Mix has to copy me. Ha ha, not really; nice work Jonah.

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