Sunday, November 19, 2006

Human Right #19 – Freedom of Expression

A human right I forgot to mention the other day in my post about discrimination against Muslims in Europe is Human Right #19 – Freedom of Expression. Watch it:

Now how does that apply to preventing women from wearing the clothes they choose to wear? How does that apply to preventing girls from wearing head scarves? How would you feel if something you wanted to wear as an expression of your individuality was made illegal?

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Human Right #2 - Don't Discriminate

Yesterday I talked about the discrimination against Muslims in Europe. Here is a video that demonstrates Human Right #2 – Don't Discriminate. After viewing it think about how it applies to preventing girls from wearing head scarves or women from wearing burqas. Think about the consequences of discrimination - the anger it causes, the pain, the retaliation. And then decide whether discrimination is a good idea or not.

Friday, November 17, 2006

European Governments Violating Human Rights

The Dutch government is the latest European government to propose or pass a law that violates several provisions in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The excuse? "Security." But when you read the article you'll see how completely lame that one is: Dutch government proposes a ban on wearing burqas in public.

Which provisions of the UDHR are violated?
Human Right #2 Don't Discriminate
Human Right #6 You Have Rights No Matter Where You Go
Human Right #7 We're All Equal Before the Law
Human Right #8 Your Human Rights Are Protected By Law
Human Right #11 We're Always Innocent Till Proven Guilty
Human Right #12 The Right to Privacy
Human Right #17 The Right to Your Own Things
Human Right #18 Freedom of Thought
Human Right #19 Freedom of Expression
Human Right #28 A Fair and Free World
Human Right #30 No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights

If the people of Holland feel okay about the proposed law then they should think again. They are giving up their own human rights, not just the rights of some minority that is being demonized. Little by little human rights are being eroded in Europe. It isn't something obvious such as happened in the 1930s in Germany, it is much more insidious, with plenty of excuses and reasons why, but the end product will be the same.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

An Astounding Video

Here is a video where psychiatrists actually openly admit that they have no tests for the illnesses they say people have and where they admit they have never cured anyone - and notice that each one of them laughs as they say it.

If you have trouble with the video you can go here: Psychiatry Exposed

Monday, November 13, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

The News Media is Keeping Us Informed

I'm so glad that the news media takes its responsibilities seriously. You do realize that without the tireless work of all those reporters out there we would never be informed of all the important things going on in the world. I'm so glad that they manage to sift through all the bric-a-brac and irrelevant garbage to bring us the news that really counts and that we couldn't live without.

For example, the slow erosion of our civil rights as more and more laws are passed to "protect"us from nasty terrorists is so unimportant that it is rightfully ignored, while a truly vital news item such as Linsay Lohan calling Paris Hilton an obscene name as a joke is given the headline status it deserves.

Yes, democracy is safe thanks to the news media.