Bug Vanquisher

12 July 2007

Human Rights

Filed under: Rant vs Vent — Tanveer Badar @ 10:49 AM

Every thing in italics is excerpts from here. My own additions appear like [this].

Lets begin with what the phrase ‘Human Rights’ means? Wikipedia says

“the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled, often held to include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.”

The (dysfunctional) United Nations has much more to say in their “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. Although, I like to note that they need amendments to this declaration, specifically, Muslims are not humans, no rights to them, kudos. Let’s party on them.

The words are familiar to every schoolchild in the United States:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That’s the beginning of the preamble to the United States Declaration of Independence (1776), largely written by Thomas Jefferson. …

    [Of course, Thomas Jefferson never said any thing about the means for the pursuit of Happiness. Anything goes. The ethically dying society has all sorts of means: adultery, prostitution, drinking etc. The list goes on.]

…Lynn Hunt [writer of Inventing Human Rights: A History (W. W. Norton, 2007).] partially credits this to “the short punchy Essay on Crimes and Punishments, published in 1764 by a twenty-five-year-old aristocrat, Cesare Beccaria…. The Italian upstart rejected not only torture and cruel punishment but also—in a move remarkable for the time—the death penalty itself.” (pg. 80)…

[All Islamic states should look forward to abolishing the death sentence from Islamic law. Already, it is common practice not to issue death penalty to women who clearly deserve it.]

…Despite the emerging evidence of Nazi crimes against Jews [The holocaust which many doubt never happened], Gypsies, Slavs, and others, the diplomats meeting in San Francisco [to create the United Nations] had to be prodded and pushed to put human rights on the agenda. …

…In 1944, Great Britain and the Soviet Union had both rejected proposals to include human rights in the charter of the United Nations. Britain feared the encouragement such an action might afford to independence movements in its colonies. …

Has this addition ever helped? Except to western world’s own advantage only. Only as a means to gain entrance to some independent Arab state? And to ignore others completely?

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1 Comment »

  1. Hey there!! I’d like to make a contribution to this great writing as well. I love this notion widely held by evolutionists, atheists, and those of too much eco-green in their system to do any good that humankind from birth has various rights!

    What a misnomer! For the evolutionists I ask what are the rights? Run fast and get up in them trees! For the atheists I say, what the heck is a right? Who grants these, ‘rights’? And to my beloved eco-nutz I ask who really had the right, the tree or the water, the iceberg or the ocean?

    I absolutely loved what you stated about the “ethically dying society” where I believe the cause of always wanting more, spewing ‘I know my rights’ dumb-founded fool who really thinks they do have rights.

    The Muslim thing is a bit harsh; but hey, it’s your blog! One ideal or notion that people must become aware of: Not all nations on the earth support the notion of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” So they go to areas like Cambodia and Laos and do their loud American my rights bull squat and end up in jail. Nice post and I enjoyed it. CHEERS!

    OMC

    Comment by Jon-Paul — 5 November 2008 @ 9:36 AM


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