Re: rohrlich/human rights

Bjorn Conrad Fry (bear@USNET.US.NET)
Fri, 30 Dec 1994 15:38:52 -0500

J. Carucci wrote:

>Rohrlich goes critical over the term "mankind" and vows to erase
>all future posts from Bjorn Fry [?]...
> i stopped reading the Fry post when i came to 'empowerment'..
>that term is meaningless, over-used, assinine, knee-jerk, and
>jingoistic. american colonial politics aside, empowerment is a
>meaningless term used to obfuscate important issues by ill-informed
>people [usually academics or bureaucrats... like myself :-)...]

Empowerment means - the relative ability to control ones own destiny or
predicament as one sees fit ... as apposed to being enslaved to dependency
and the whim of others.

I'm glad we haven't graduated to name calling here. You have restored my
confidence in academe. Right On! ;-)

Let it be said, once again, that most of what is wrong, and of what
is most perfectable in this world, is located between our own ears.
If we don't first start living our own lives to the fullest, as
responsible individuals, in just fashion, and as empowered examples,
instead of languishing in the addictive maelstrom of blame, depen-
dency, and its powerlessness, there is little hope for us. - bcfry

Bjorn Conrad Fry - American
Bethesda, Maryland