Who has the responsibility to protect human rights?
Question from the Internet:
“Who has the ultimate responsibility for protecting human rights?”
We all have the ultimate responsibility to protect human rights. The problem is, that by default, we all keep protecting our own individual rights, or we fight for the right of those who are similar to us, or protecting their right is beneficial for us because by fighting for it we can go against our enemies.
And while we all have the right to preserve, secure our individual survival, existence, securing our own necessities and the survival, existence and necessities of those close to us, beyond that our greatest obligation is to “fight for”, preserve the general balance, mutual integration, cooperation our collective survival and our compatibility with Nature depends on.
And nobody is fighting for that, nobody even cares for this at this stage as we are not educated about the Natural laws of mutual integration that are the basis of life and optimal development.
At this stage — driven by our inherently egocentric, subjective worldview — we only focus on fighting for, calculating for ourselves for others when it is beneficial for us. But overall we all behave, exist like cancer cells, excessively accumulating resources, profit for ourselves while ruthlessly competing with others, succeeding at each other’s expense — in the need end within our “close circles”, in our families.
Today we will have to learn — in order to survive according to Nature’s laws and not according to some arbitrary human ideologies, philosophers — that individual rights can never override that law of mutual responsibility, Nature’s general balance and homeostasis. According to Nature’s laws, the collective is always more important, enjoys priority over the individual, Nature does not even make calculations about individual cells, particles or individual people.
Our personal uniqueness, importance is measured by how much we positively or negatively influence the wellbeing, sustained balance of the whole.