The Human Rights are a new movement whose ideology has greatly influenced law, business, and community over the last century. It is now at a level of constitutional consciousness throughout most of the world albeit that some of that consciousness is more defensive in its character than proactive in its expression and as manifested in action.
It is no more than an ideal. As such it requires advocates just as politics requires elected representatives; so too, it requires activists, advisors and game-changers that are prepared to move this modern world into new thought and change. It too is a social movement that is quite akin to the Women’s Movement in its character because the rights were always there but they were not recognised.
Necessity and need was the cause of that recognition that has evolved throughout the 20th to the 21st century like a second but dim enlightenment. What since has been recognised must now be expanded and protected with diligence. The frailty of the ideology is no less than that of democracy. The principal enemy is policy, criminality, recklessness, excessive officiousness, inequality and arbitrary and capricious decisions by government, global and multi international corporations, financial institutions and, other state and semi-state institutions. We all rely upon our human right to prevent injustices and trespasses, to enable us to “love our neighbour” and distribute “our daily bread”.
In doing so, we try to recognise evil in its many guises and to be smart about intellectual mutations designed to appear benign but which are otherwise hidden agendas to change the course of social and political conventional wisdom for purposes of greed.
Greed and corruption are the ultimate enemies of human rights. The principles of human rights are the basis of the ultimate respect for the future of mankind based on legitimacy and respect for habitat, the earth and those who harvest it. All peoples must have respect only for mankind’s only habitat, the earth and those who actually harvest it. Greed achieved by law is a manifest contradiction to legitimacy and endangers human rights. Policy engenders human rights where human rights are not specifically given priority of consideration.
The failures and inadequacies of the human rights movement can be corrected by aspirations for legitimacy and justice that overcomes unfairness and applies equity with concern and intellectual intelligence. Human Rights are not just about conflict resolution; they are about mankind living together with fairness and dignity for all. The key to those is respect for love, law and community. There is a real political basis for human rights. The power of greed and corruption must always be questioned and ultimately eliminated by constant collective challenge and solidarity for human rights at one’s home, beginning especially within our own nation.