The world needs to take human rights seriously: Freedom of conscience and movement cannot be used as a reason not to wear a mask or to be vaccinated
Freedom of conscience and movement cannot be used as a reasonnot to wear a mask or to be vaccinated
, tried to profit from the pain of parents, by calling the deadly 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax.Congress member Marjorie Taylor Green acted similarly and harassed survivors of a school shooting on the steps of Congress. To elated cheers of followers, another Congress member, Lauren Boebert, loudly implied that a colleague may be a suicide bomber … because she is Muslim. QAnon preaches that liberal politicians are satanists, paedophiles and cannibals.
The leader of the lying world, Donald Trump, undermines the very basis of democracy by insisting that he won a presidential election which he decisively lost. Almost half of America believe it. If he says that the earth is flat, or that “Nambia” (his word for Namibia) is an island in the Pacific, his cult followers will believe him. Even former German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed dismay when social media platforms prohibited his claims and insults. And, of course, some who have never respected the rights of others rely on their freedom of conscience for their anti-vaccination propaganda and even Covid denial.
America does not recognise that rights can be limited to protect other rights. TeenagerKyle Rittenhouseis too young to vote or buy liquor, but has the right to bear arms and may legally carry an AR-15 rifle to an anti-racism street protest. America is divided and seems sick, perhaps terminally so. headtopics.com
Does China pose an alternative? Since the 1970s it has successfully lifted millions of people out of poverty and thus met considerable social and economic rights demands. It sometimes claims to have its own “narrative of democracy”. Not having participated in making the rules for the present world order, it is not bound thereby, one also hears. When its human rights record is criticised by others in the world, the response comes out of the playbook of apartheid South Africa: do not interfere in our domestic affairs.
So, it is hard to know the truth about the alleged genocide ofin Xinjiang. The Communist Party has uplifted backward people and fights terrorism there, we hear from Chinese Global Television Network. This, apartheid administrators also claimed to do.In America centuries of women abuse by powerful men started to crumble when sex offenders like
, Roger Ailes and Jeffrey Epstein were exposed and fell. Former president Bill Clinton was publicly impeached for lying about an affair with intern Monica Lewinsky.We do not know what happened to Chinese tennis starPeng Shuaiafter she had claimed to have been raped by a party leader. She is apparently not allowed to communicate freely, news about her is not available to the Chinese public and the World Tennis Association is concerned about her safety. As far as we know, the man accused of this crime has neither come out to defend himself, nor been held to account.
Repulsed as we are about American sexual predators, we may never know how many are freely on the prowl in China. ForMe Toothere is no space.Hollywood films have exposed America’s diseases, like profit-driven failed wars and dishonest power-hungry leaders. Comedians constantly mock every president. Could this happen to President headtopics.com
Xi Jinping, allegedly the most powerful man on earth, in a country with virtually no freedom of expression?So then, where to? The world should take human rights seriously and tell those who don’t that we will not do business or play sport with them. In doing so, we must realise that rights can and must be limited in the interest of competing rights, provided that the limitation is reasonable and proportional to its legitimate purpose.
Freedom of expression cannot protect hate speech and blatant lies that damage democracy, destroy human dignity and threaten lives. Freedom of conscience and movement cannot be used to avoid having to wear a crash helmet on a motorcycle, or a seat belt in a car; or not driving under the influence of alcohol. Similarly, it should not be used to justify the desire — of whatever sinister psychological origin — not to wear a mask or be vaccinated … until science tells us otherwise.
Alternatively, we could look for a new magnificent piece of civilised fiction to achieve human well-being. But, this might have to result from new waves of horrendous wars, atrocities and misery.Read more: Mail & Guardian »
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