Bring on the chimps!
Some animal "rights" group has brought a suit on behalf of an elderly chimpanzee, trying yet again to establish that chimps are legally identical to humans. This sort of shit has been running since 1970, and so far it hasn't worked.
Frankly, I hope it works this time, because it will eventually lead to destroying the whole insane suicidal concept of "rights".
Genetic knowledge has changed drastically since 1970. It's no longer possible to draw neat inheritance diagrams based on percent of identical genes; it's quite possible that all animals and plants are just partial implementations of one big plan. (The family tree has been replaced by a family garden, with everything popping out of the same soil.) If chimps are injected by God with the same mysterious package of "rights" that humans supposedly receive from God, there's no longer any way to draw the next line.
You have to assume that all living things were injected by God with the "right" to abortion, the "right" to steal money from savers, the "right" to education, the "right" to medical care, the "right" to refuse medical care, the "right" to absolute free speech, the "right" to shut up everyone else's free speech, the "right" to privacy from surveillance, the "right" to acquire all data from everyone else........
We will then have, for instance, lawsuits brought by human lawyers representing bacteria, claiming that bacteria have the inalienable "right" to infect people without interference from antibiotics.
And there won't be any logical or legal way to deny those suits. The practice of medicine will have to be abolished.
The survivors, if any, can then start anew without the insane concept of "rights".
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