rightless


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rightless

(ˈraɪtləs)
adj
lacking rights
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Yet, in the following clause, he asks his readers to relegate "a la obscuridad de sus autores la infame doctrina que vale mas la esclavitud en que uno ha nacido que un Gobierno libre, independiente y administrado por unos hombres virtuosos elegidos por vuestro sufragio, y responsables de su conducta," a juxtaposition that posits "slavery" as a metaphorical opposite of "free government," that is, as a form of rightless social death (181).
For such rightless people, Arendt argued, the problem was not merely equality before the law but also the absence of any community to which they could belong and the absence of a law by which they could be judged.
The pattern of thought is this: to be ruined is to be worthless; to be worthless is to be rightless.
No paradox of contemporary politics is filled with a more poignant irony than the discrepancy between the efforts of well-meaning idealists who stubbornly insist on regarding as "inalienable" those human rights, which are enjoyed by citizens of the most prosperous and civilized countries, and the situation of the rightless themselves.
As she writes, "the first loss that the rightless suffered was .
Giving standing to beings long considered non-sentient and without any direct control over their own lives might also seem anathematic to the wider community-according to Professor Stone 'until the rightless thing receives its rights, we cannot see it as anything but a thing for the use of .
They were opposed to capitalism and the modern state, but were created out of it, as capitalism created the means by which workers were thrust into a global labour market as "unprotected, and rightless proletarians" (Marx 1867; De Genova 2010, 56).
The rights of the rightless, then, must be invoked on their behalf by an international, humanitarian advocate; without which function, much atrocity would transpire as a tree falls in a forest, out of legislative earshot.
They conquered the field for capitalist agriculture, incorporated the soil into capital, and created for the urban industries the necessary supplies of free and rightless proletarians" (Marx, 1976 [1867], page 895).
This incorporation, however, leaves undocumented immigrants "free, unprotected, [and] rightless.