Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood. LO26570

From: Jan Lelie (
Date: 04/23/01

Replying to LO26533 --

Hello Sajeela,

Xtra Yronically, these morons are privileged in their LEFT minds and that
part will point out that logically brotherhood refers to the male part of
humanity and with their RIGHT minds they will acknowledge your point, or
rather, line of thinking. Thank you for pointing out that our language and
thoughts still have - and will have for some time coming - a strong
cultural and gender bias.

I also would like to point to the fact - that worries me more - that these
words came down to us from a certain revolution that not only ate its own
children, but first the people that "begot" this revolution (the French
Aristocracy) and later the innocent bystanders - including parts of
Northern Africa, Russia and the Dutch Republic. Perhaps the bigger problem
is in the first two words: there is no such thing as Freedom - not even
the kind of freedom of choice that is being forced on people, nor is there
Equality, as we're all unequal, starting with the difference between
brothers and sisters.

What other words would you suggest for the next revolution?

Kind regards,

Jan Lelie

Sajeela M ramsey wrote:

> Linguistically, the terms "freedom" and "equality" become oxymoronic when
> you link them to only half of humanity,i.e., 'botherhood". Of course no
> priviliedged male in their right mind will EVER aknowledge my point, thus,
> if I had one of "those" I suppose my remark would be as powerful as
> p__sing in the wind.


With kind regards - met vriendelijke groeten,

Jan Lelie

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