Per Maslow's hierarchy of human needs the second level, above physiological needs, is security. The best way to achieve that is to educate everybody in the rules governing human interaction. These rules are essentially the fundamental rights that every person has as a human being. The primary one is the right to personal security.
Filed under: Comments to NGO's | April 30th, 2013
Your effort is very commendable but your thinking is a bit muddled. Firstly, justice is the idea that a person gets what he/she deserves- I have yet to see a better definition. Therefore, the term "environmental justice", being impersonal, is meaningless.
Secondly, the basis for protection of the environment is that it is owned in common by everybody. Usually this is on a country basis but also applies on a worldwide basis because environmental effects often cross borders. Those who protect the environment are protecting the asset of all citizens in a country or all residents of the world, as the case may be. On the other side of the coin, those who despoil the environment are offending all citizens of the jurisdiction or of the world as the case may be.
Filed under: Comments to NGO's | April 17th, 2013
I hope I am not seeing the spread of the modern political paradigm into Iran. This paradigm is the idea that the purpose of government is to engineer society along the lines of socialist liberal philosophy. It has a firm grip on the Western democracies and is spreading around the world.
A basic tenet of this philosophy is the UN declaration of human rights. This document was made up by socialist thinkers in the first half of the 20th century. Their purpose was not to discover what human rights were but to design societies in accordance with their values and morality. They invented rights to support their vision. The "right to an education" is an example. After recognizing that a person needs an education to get along in a modern society it is assumed that he/she has a right to have this need provided by other people. It cannot be shown, however, that a need begets a right. There is more explanation of rights at web site www.truehumanrights.com
Filed under: Comments to NGO's | April 13th, 2013
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