A Person's Personal Rights vs Another's Equal Rights
Who's Right About Whose Rights?
The Marshalling of Rights
Who's At Fault
" O! Ye that love mankind!
Ye that dare
oppose not only tyranny,
but the tyrant,
Stand Forth! "
Thomas Paine, Common Sense 1776
has always had its patriots.
Over 200 years ago, some were responsible
"Shot That Was Heard Around The World,"
The American Revolution.
Today, we have other men --
interestingly known as New England Patriots
who are responsible for yet another "shot"
of equal retort
within the United States... the locker
The "Incident" places squarely on the
table the topics of individual rights
versus equal rights as determined by the
changing attitudes about what is right;
the power-brokers that can make things
perceptions of double standards; and the
apparent long-term failure of both genders
in coming to terms
with most issues... locker rooms for certain.
Today, great adjectives are attributed
to our founding fathers,
though at the time of their revolting
the majority of people in the Colonies
called them scallywags,
revolutionaries, criminals, and treasonous
And again today, there are cries of Neanderthals,
pigs, jerks and more
to men of a team known as Patriots.
The question is...
Are these revolting men as currently ascribed
by others' name calling,
or if the comparison may be made,
are they men revolting (knowingly or unknowingly)
taxing burden of exploitation and forced
nudity as true patriots?
If the players are revolting, then against
Women? Women in locker rooms? The
court ruling? A double standard?
Team management? Or the NFL
for not providing privacy?
John David Sottile
Copyright 1990 - Present John David Sottile, "MAN ALIVE, HuMankind
Is Back!" tm