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A turncoat message from Win Naing a (r)
- Subject: A turncoat message from Win Naing a (r)
- From: nin@xxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 04:26:00
This article gives us neither theory nor practice of science nor
engineering but a rationalization.
For the sake of time I only will point out one major mistake appears in
this article among other weak arguments which were put forward to achieve
own rationalisation. It is as follows:
> Being an ordinary person, I, Win Naing, uphold
> humanrights and value them much. However, if the entire
> population of the country's 45 millions is taken into
> account, humanrights issue alone is not important.
> Economy is highly important for meeting the basic needs of
> each and every citizen of the nation. The theory of giving
> first priority to humanrights and second priority to economy
> may be right theoretically.
The big mistake in the above paragraph is that of confusion between
RIGHT and PRIORITY. Please study the definitions and their usages.
RIGHT = (1) what is just, fair treatment
RIGHT = (2) justification, fair claim, thing one is entitled to
By defination(1), RIGHT comes before business, for without a fair
treatment good business can't be done.
By definition(2), RIGHT is the thing one is entitled to. Eg. Human rights!
PRIORITY = precedence in rank etc., an interest having prior claim to
One can place priority on the necessities but not on RIGHT.
RIGHT is an essential thing not a necessity.
Eg. Bill of RIGHTS!
I hope this would help.
Let us retold the Burmese comedy which is famous among bachelors.
The title is "interview with a mother-in-law to be".
A bachelor was asked, "do you hold the five precepts"?
Note: Five precepts for a lay Buddhist person are
1. Kill not , 2. Steal not, 3. sexual misconduct not,
4. Lie not, and 5. (never use) Intoxicants.
He answered, I hold 4 precepts not 5. I kill not, I steal not, I commit
no sexual misconduct and I don't use any intoxicants.
BUT I DO LIE!
I hope one can find an important simile.