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Title: “Don’t Make Cheese Sandwiches If You Can’t Afford the Ingredients”
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Published: May 19, 2023
Author: Andrew Anglin
Post Date: 2023-05-19 08:33:14 by Ada
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“Don’t make cheese sandwiches if you can’t afford the ingredients” is a special kind of eternal wisdom that transcends all context.

When I first saw the headline, I thought the old bag was quoting Confucius.

The Telegraph:

People should not make cheese sandwiches if they cannot afford the ingredients, Ann Widdecombe has said.

The former Brexit Party MEP, who joined Reform UK earlier this year, insisted there was no “given right” to low food prices amid the current levels of double-digit inflation.

Ms Widdecombe was taking part in a conversation about BBC research that showed the cost of a homemade cheese sandwich has jumped by a third in the past year to 40p.

Asked what her message would be to consumers who could not afford to pay for basic items such as a cheese sandwich she said: “Well, then you don’t do the cheese sandwich.”

In fact, there is no “given right” to anything.

German philosopher Max Stirner was right about rights.

“Rights” are a spook.

The only context in which rights can actually exist is within a real social contract, and there is no social contract. I don’t agree with Stirner that social contracts are naturally invalid or impossible (or whatever it is he was trying to say), but without a social contract, you do not have any rights at all.

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