(Original post by Jebedee)
That's no different to saying why should any wealthy person be granted any advantages from their parents.
It's because we live under a social contract whereas one of the benefits of success is we get to pass privileges down to our children. Same with society, any privilege we have here has been fought for and for every person that comes here without that historical price having being paid, it chips away at our own future.
I don't get to lay claim to anything just because it's unfair I wasn't born into royalty etc.
That's true, hmm, good point
What I wonder now is that benefit of success, passing on privilege more important than the emphasis on a level playing field for all...
Also, when referring to birth in a country, if a certain hereditary line has remained in an advantageous land, maybe excluding all societal benefits and focusing only on natural geographic which is largely not down to human intervention. There are places on this earth that geographically speaking are just better than others, some even argue, referring to geopolitics etc. That some countries are only better than others based on geography alone, as it is the " Board" that predetermines the "Play". In which case, historical events are largely irrelevant. Therefore making birth in a certain land an unfair advantage, I am not saying I believe in this interpretation of human development, I personally do think that human action does affect the nation/society etc. and can overcome initial conditions etc.
Also as a note, what I am saying is pretty much inapplicable to the human world in its current state, but I like to think in the big picture, where maybe the world will be one state, called humanity. Right now I can't even imagine how that would come to be/function.