Author’s note: I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard a great deal of talk about ‘Rights’ lately. Too much, in fact. I sort of ignored this issue as it was childish, ignorant, and petulant and I figured it would play itself out without too much trouble. Or, at least, I hoped it would. Since it didn’t and my hopes are always hideously misplaced delusions, here we are.
There is a rampant bastardization of the meaning of the term ‘Rights’ floating around; so I figured that we all needed a refresher course on the subject as there are some very ignorant people spewing all manner of nonsense out there and it’d be mighty rude to not offer a much needed education to the less fortunate. I’m charitable like that. (Feel free to share this with your friends, enemies, frenemies, local village idiot, don’t discriminate on my account. Or theirs. ;-))
So… ‘Rights’: What are they?
Well, that’ll all depend on who you question on the subject. The Grand Poobah of the United Nations a.k.a.“The Office of the High Commissioner” states that:
“Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.”
He/she/it/they continue to state:
All-in-all, not too shabby. I like this definition for two reasons. The first, is that it sounds like it comes from a ‘powerful’ and ‘prestigious’ liberal source, which liberals tend to love and worship. It’s hard to argue with the United Freaking Nations, amirite? (Spoiler Alert: it’s not that hard, idiocy exists at the top of society at least as much as it occurs at the bottom. Sometimes more. We’ll get to those issues later.) The second reason is that it states some very specific concepts that Liberals/Progressives have been ignoring as they prattle about ‘the ‘rights’ that they’re being ‘denied’.’ So, let’s tackle this, shall we?
“Rights inherent to all human beings… All human rights are indivisible….such as the right to life, equality before the law and freedom of expression…”
This should be abundantly clear where I’m going with these three delectable selections from the text. I’ve kept them in context (relatively speaking) and they speak directly to the rights of those who are literally without a voice in so many matters. Naturally, I’m talking about the Unborn. And this pisses off the biggest segment of ignorant mouthbreathers who dressed up in vagina costumes and marched in Washington D.C. for ‘Women’s Rights’. And….I don’t care. Here’s why.
When you have rights inherent to all human beings with the Right to Life, you have the cornerstone upon which ALL Rights are built. If a human being doesn’t have a Right to Life, then the Rights to a Religion, Free Speech, or Security became meaningless. The dead don’t require the choice of a religious system, they don’t have opinions to voice, and it seems unlikely that they require arms to protect themselves. (Unless we’re talking Army of Darkness. But that’s a different story.)
The fact that this Right to Life applies to all Human beings is disgustingly straightforward. (I say disgusting because, typically, I like a little challenge to untangling moral positions.) The bottom line is unequivocal: the unborn have just as much a Right to Life as the mother does. This is a direct line from The Office of the High Muckety-Muck of the United Nations’ description of Human Rights. If you want to argue semantics, science, or moral relativity, that’s fine. Because I can argue through semantics, science, and moral relativity, quite convincingly, that just about any number of horrific acts and depravities are actually Great under the guise of ‘well, you see, one can argue that…’. (For what it’s worth, semantics/moral relativity are the first and third-to-last resort of those who don’t know Jack or Shit about the world (the last two resorts being hate-fueled name-calling, followed by violence, two tactics currently being employed by the Progressive movement.))
So what else does the United Nations say about ‘Human Rights’? Well, I’ll just take us to the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights so we can have some fun. Because this is where it gets pretty screwed up.
Whoopsi-daisies! Now, the unborn have inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights or there is no justification for freedom, justice or peace in the world. Man! That sucks! And here I thought that we could just go to the local Planned Parenthood and get some chopped up baby parts to justify ‘medical research’ that does zero good! (Arguments to the contrary have already been addressed here. Stop wasting my time with your bitching and phony ‘but I care about others’ line. You don’t. Don’t kid yourself.) Now, we have to treat The Dead with dignity and respect? I know, I know! Some of you are saying, “Bump that noise, bro! I like me a little grave-robbing, baby cutting, and corpse desecration to show how much I respect the Power of Life!” but, unfortunately, the Respect for the Dignity of Life is the only thing that’s stopping society from devolving into anarchy and chaos. And you being beat to death with a masonry hammer for killing babies while spouting how much you ‘respect Life’, but I digress.
Hmm, “barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind”. Now, personally, I can’t think of anything more ‘barbarous’ than killing a helpless fetus that has no idea or say in whether an outside agent scrambles it’s brains and kills it, before being pulled from the womb and dissected to be studied ‘in the name of medical science’. I’m not sure if others feel the same, but I’m pretty sure there is nothing that comes close. Rape? Disgusting. Murder? Meh, depends on the circumstances. Torture? Bleah! But Abortion? Abortion is far worse than any of those acts, once you know what it is, how it’s performed, and what happens to the fetus once its life has been taken.
At this point, we’ve talked about the ‘Right to Life’ that the U.N. alludes to, so let’s talk about the other ‘Rights’ that Progressives seem to be either unaware of, or are actively trying to suppress in America. I’ll be going in numerical order to make it simple.
“Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
Bwahahahaha! ‘Reason and conscience’? Pbbbbbbt! So far, I’ve yet to hear a ‘reasoned’ argument coming from anyone who has been recently complaining about their ‘lack of rights’ in this country. And a ‘conscience’? What kind of mythical creature is that? I haven’t seen one of those in the public realm in 30+ years of life! And this ‘spirit of brotherhood’? Does assaulting those who disagree with you, destroying property, and screaming hateful language count as ‘brotherhood’? Maybe family dynamics are different from what I’m used to, but that doesn’t sound right…
“Article 3: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”
*Except for those who wish to own a firearm for personal protection, those who disagree with the Progressive ‘cause’, and The Unborn. ‘You can be a disgusting serial child rapist and murderer and we’ll protest your imminent execution, but still reside within the womb, having done nothing wrong, and you’re Fair Game. If only you’d had the opportunity to be born and grow up to be a disgusting menace and detriment to society! THEN, we’d care about your treatment, but now, we’ll never know!’
*Unless, you don’t agree with the policies of the Progressive movement. Then you’re a racist, misogynistic, sexist, bigoted, patriarchal, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, phobo-phobic pig who deserves to have their possessions and businesses destroyed, your person and your family threatened/assaulted/tortured/murdered, and your faith denied so you can ‘learn’ to embrace ‘love and tolerance of others who aren’t like you’ like Progressives ‘do’.
“Article 12: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.”
HELLLLOOOOOOOOOOO, NSA wiretaps! Hellllllooooo, hacktivist campaigns aimed at ‘outing’ those who don’t agree with the Progressive propaganda cocktail! ‘You better agree with us now, despite having no compelling reason to do so other than ‘we’ll tell the world where you live, where your kids go to school, and where you work where people will bully, threaten, and destroy your lives’!’ Don’t forget the incoming flood of hate speech from Progressive bigots! Your employer will fire you because they can’t afford negative publicity from the planned ‘tolerant boycotting’ of them by progressive mobs and bullies!
“Article 16: (1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.”
Uh oh! Looks like the United Nations has given the right to form families to heterosexuals and left the LGBT community out in the cold! I mean, from a semantics-only position, they didn’t directly state, “Men and women, men and men, women and women, or plucky brunette news reporters and those who identify as closeted mutated members of the Testudines order with a teenage ‘orientation’ have the right to marry. Those damn homophobes in the United Nations! How dare they let Shredder and Krang take over the world!
“(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.”
Whoops! You mean that giving benefits and protections to families is beneficial to society’s purposes? That tax codes should reflect this? But that defeats the whole purpose of complaining about the unequal treatment that heterosexual couples receive! ‘So unfair! Hipster, Self-Indulgent, Solipsistic, Ignorant Individual Lives Matter (more than Family Lives)!’
“Article 18: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion;”
*Except every variety of conservative, including those of the Christian faith. Because…..‘ew!’ ‘And we don’t really need thought or conscience, we’ve got emotions and propaganda, so we don’t need those obsolete methods of self-regulation, self-respect, or introspection into the justness or intellectual soundness of our beliefs or ideas.’
“Article 19: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
*Again. Except for those who don’t agree wholeheartedly with the Progressive Inquisition. And except for those bakers in Oregon or other liberal-leaning states that are compelled, by the Court System, to violate this very right in the operation of their own PRIVATE BUSINESSES.
“Article 21: (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.”
*Except…holy hell, I seem to be repeating myself. Just copy and paste the ‘unless you’re not jiving with the whole ‘Progressive-fascist’ movement’ response and move on!
“Article 25: (2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.”
* ‘Mothers? Cool, we love ‘em! Fathers, meh….who cares?’ Looks like we aren’t equal in the eyes of the humanity or most societies around the world… Tell me, what other special treatments would you women like to have that men don’t receive, yet don’t complain about?
“Article 26: (3) Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.”
‘Nope! We demand to choose educational and human health positions that violate the basic premise of human existence and True Science, label them ‘healthy’ or ‘scientifically accurate’ (when they’re anything but), call them ‘irrefutable’, and will force them on your child under the guise of ‘public education’ and ‘doing what’s best for your children’. Don’t agree? Then, you’re an ignorant bigot who’s looking to indoctrinate your child with ridiculous propaganda. There’s your ‘choice’: either let us indoctrinate your kid with Liberal-Progressive propaganda and bullshit Pseudo-Science or we’ll call you a recidivistic monster and hound you relentlessly. And believe me, we will stoop that low.’
“Article 29: (1) Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.”
‘‘Duties’? Are you saying that society and the community isn’t just required to give us all the free stuff that we want, whenever we want it? That we’re supposed to exercise some kind of restraint, as an individual, in order to ensure that the community continues? That the individual isn’t owed anything from the community but rather, the individual has a responsibility to give back? But that’s NOT FAIR!!!!!! Mommy said I was far more important and special than other people, so I shouldn’t have to operate under the same restrictions that they do!’
“(2) In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society.”
‘Wait, you mean to tell me that OTHER PEOPLE have Rights that I’m not allowed to infringe on and that all these ‘Rights’ are invariably tied to Morality? But how am I supposed to force my moral relativism and worldview down other people’s throats when I’m supposed to respect their Rights? You’re saying that I have to develop and respect a common moral code with my enemies? Bump that noise! I’m not willing to listen to some power-hungry patriarchal religious zealots who have used some holy book as the basis for both morality and Law for the past 8,000 years because, HULLLOOO! I’M the one who should get to make that decision WITHOUT their input! I’ve got a Liberal Arts degree that took me a whole 6 years to earn, I know shit and I’m important! Amirite?’
No. You don’t. And you aren’t. Therein lies the problem. You don’t know what you’re doing, you don’t understand the consequences of what you propose, and you’re not some ‘heroic member of a glorious resistance that’s making the world a better place’ by forcing your dumbass beliefs on other people. You’re an ignorant fascist twit who wants to trample on other people’s Rights under the guise of ‘tolerance’ and some arbitrary definition of ‘equality’ that Just. Doesn’t. Exist. A large portion of the people in this country and around the world have had enough of it. They’ve extended you patience and tolerance and they see how you’ve ‘repaid’ that courtesy.
My suggestion is that you quit your bitching about all these imaginary ‘Rights’ that you ‘think’ you ‘have’ before you provoke a response wherein all your Rights are taken away, starting with the most fundamental.
Best of Luck!