Comment: I think the utility argument

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I think the utility argument

I think the utility argument ignores free rider issue. Not everyone has to abide by rights and morals, only enough people to allow the parasitic ruling class a lively host. Marx talked about how morality was a tool of the upper class to trick the proletariat to naively slave away for the elite interests while the elite totally ignore morals and exploit. Plato talked about this as well. So if we can demonstrate that it is actually not in an individuals best interest to respect rights, it follows that the rights came from somewhere other than individuals acting together for their own interests. Either the morals and rights are applied from the top down or the bottom up. I think it is more plausible that morality and human rights are the norm and evil the aberration than that rights are just a tool to circumvent an unsuspecting public.

Ventura 2012