The Category of Factor X

1374 WordsJun 23, 20186 Pages
Malcolm X, an African American Muslim minster and human rights activist, once said “We declare our right on this earth to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.” According to Malcolm X, everyone on the earth has a right to be called a human being and fit into the category of a human being; no matter if they are young, old, disabled or incompetent. Yet if we were to look back on our past and cannot seem to count how many times these so called human beings have treated others who share the same characteristics of human beings as lesser creatures. It becomes as if in order to have…show more content…
On the other hand Factor X is saying that if we were to get rid of these secondary factorials, we would be equal, however would it worth being equal by eliminating what makes us special. As we begin to understand that Factor X is not perfect, we find that there will always be one group of people that factor X seems to not include, which leads to the thinking are they not human beings that have their own human rights. More importantly we then have to figure what is considered basic human rights and how do we considered who gets them or at least who deserves their rights more in certain situations. Figure 1. A simplify list of human rights created and accepted as an international issue after the Second World War And for that simple reason are we going to say people who are disabled, terminally ill or an unborn fetus does not have the right to be included in to factor X or the potential to have human rights. The question then becomes how are we going to amend Factor X to include this group of people without excluding another group by accidentally using their political/social rights or characteristics in society to say that they are not competent enough to posses Factor X.“Skin color, looks , social class and wealth, gender, cultural background, and even one’s natural talents are all accidents of birth relegated to the class of nonessential characteristics (Fukuyama 186).” If these so call secondary characteristics were to be taken away, then
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