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Human Rights! How Much Do We Pay for It? And Those That Cannot Buy It?

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Water? Electricity? A Home? Healthcare? Food? Education? It's not your everyday question even though it should be, the fact that we fail to notice that Human Rights are for sale and not everyone's right in fact - is disturbing. Are some more human than


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Fred C. (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 6:54 am
Yes! Human Rights and Every necessity should be Equally distributed and Equally Owned by all Human Equally! Everyone is so lost in Buy buy buy(consumerism) and only care about their Ipad and Iphones!

Bella B. (41)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:09 am
Money is thus currently the real God in this existence - a dictator god determining who lives and who dies! But should we just sit back and blame it on god or pray for better times? Or should we realize that WE are the ones giving permission for such a system to exist while we are preoccupied with our petty fears and desires... Who created Money? Who created the System? Would any system or definition of money exist without the people that agree on and participate in it?

Thanks for sharing this! Noted and shared!

Marlen Del Razo (7)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:15 am
Agreed, we've all violated our human rights from the moment we created money as an obstacle to control what should have always been given and received in equality.

Adele Caskey (16)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 9:16 am
We need a system that allows all people to have these human rights that is not based on how much money on has. I mean to allow people to go homeless because the higher ups decided to cause inflation is ridiculous. And to pay for college has turned into a profit making business - where one is strapped to loans for many years, and that goes for housing too. With always the treat of it being taken away.

Andrea Rossouw (9)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 2:38 am
Yes how do we expect to have had a future created for ourselves, and a future for our children - if we ourselves agreed to self the right to Life? Planet earth does not sell the right for the beings on this planet to have access to resources - this is a man made concept to support greed - and cannot be explained away with concepts such as 'supporting the economy', 'free markets' etc. The place the right to life as an economic tool for greed is mass murder and Abuse. If I planned on having children - I would not want to firstly agree to an economic system which will withhold resources from my child unless they find a way to obtain a useless piece of paper - life should not be about survival but about equal dignified living to our full potential.

Gabriel Z. (0)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 2:05 pm
Yes we have not even seen that our 'human rights' have actually become privileges for the Rich - while a growing majority is existing in poverty, lacking any form of human rights !!!

Shawna S (45)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 9:15 pm
Who's paying Mother Earth?

Thanks :")

. (0)
Monday May 27, 2013, 6:18 am
Human rights should not be paid for. They should be free.

Gillian M (218)
Monday May 27, 2013, 11:34 am
Everyone talks glibly about human rights but no-one has defined them here including the article which is absolute garbage. Is it the right to have access to clean water? Or a brick built house with wall to wall carpeting? Does your desire to kill all wildlife usurp my human right to enjoy them? Is killing and/or forcing off their land the indigenous peoples in Indo-China to grow palm oil acceptable to allow your human right to have fast food?

In fact, do we have any right to any rights?

This is not a rhetorical question but a serious one from someone who has spent years struggling to help people with, what I believe to be, basic human rights which are to live without fear and dignity. I have watched how few people have been interested enough to sign petitions or even to read articles which I used to put on this board. How women and children are raped and abused in Muslim controlled as well as Third World countries. Acid thrown on them. The inability to even control their own bodies, to be raped at home by their family from a very young age. To be sold to an old man from the age of 8 years and to be killed by having a baby. To be sold into prostitution. To be beaten to death for being raped. If the husband dies to be thrown out onto the street with or without your children as garbage. To watch your 4 or 5 year old daughter being killed because the father thinks she has tempted a man into having sex with her.

Then we look at how they are treated as criminals. How many of you signed the petition about a pregnant 15 year old girl in Indonesia being sentenced to 100 lashes although another one died after 70? Did you know that children are hung and stoned to death?

Then we look at indigenous people who have had their government deny them access to water (Bushmen) or have thrown them off their own land to sell the reserve to Arabs for hunting big game (Maasai in Tanzania). Child labour in Uzbekistan? In India as well as China and Bangladesh?

If you want to talk money then companies like Monsanto have abused people world wide and caused many thousands of suicides. In India, they allowed farmers to pay them at harvest time but didn't tell them that the crops needed irrigating. The Indian government sells them grain suitable for the area and is subsidised. What happens is that the Monsanto crops fail (no, really?) and the farmers cannot pay their debts so commit suicide and Monsanto how has lots of defaulting debts so they seize the farms.

If you want to talk about food, free food has destroyed the economy of many African countries. It allowed many people to raise many children who now have children starving to death and some of these countries no longer have farmers to raise crops, they were put out of business or chased out because they were white.

So, can I start at the beginning and ask what human rights you are talking about and I doubt that they are the same as mine?

Gillian M (218)
Monday May 27, 2013, 11:39 am
Oh yes, forgot to mention the over 20 million slaves in the Muslim controlled Middle Eastern countries. Human trafficking........
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