Everything also human rights, my arse
Posted on December 14th, 2008 by Lilian • Filed under: Life and rants
There is this ‘human rights’ word that people seem to abuse a lot lately. People can just human right everything and hope to get away with it. Come on lah, if we are going to talk human rights, we have to make sure that those actions are human, morally correct or at least humanly proper before we can talk human rights, ok? Don’t just shove the human rights into every darn holes and gaps and want to get away with it. When it is against the religious faiths of those concerned, don’t human rights it. If it is something totally weird to a certain group, don’t human right. Then it makes human right nothing but a worthless piece of shit. It is not human rights when it is just lame ass excuses.
Don’t use the human rights term and bastardised it for political purpose. Don’t human rights something if it is against normal human behaviour. Don’t treat human rights like a cheap condom to protect yourself from bad behaviours.
See how conveniently this random stray comment used the human rights word :
People who are poor also have a human right to consume alcohol
Bugger, this post was dated 2005. I cannot remember I wrote this post but I am sure I have seen one drunkard fallen off his bicycle or motorbike after way too many toddy and that’s why I ranted. But what do you know, now people claim it is human rights to self-destruct. Niamah. Stop being so paranoid. I am not being prejudiced. I am only quoting the real social problems faced by poorer communities.
I have plenty of other cases where people conveniently used human rights to shield themselves like certain parties who protested on the street when the issue has nothing to do with them. People who love to use human rights are damn fierce one, so I do not want to ruffle feathers.
But I am sure my dear blog readers can easily quote instances when the term ‘human rights’ also need human rights to protect it from being abused.
Like : Every married men have human rights to keep personal friends.