Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Rights of the Children

When a child is born into this world... are their basic human rights provided to them? Are they ensured that they will be cared for properly? Are they ensured that they will have a home, health care, food and parents that are in a position to effectively support them in growing up in our world? Some yes - those with Money; money is currently the determining factor of what kind of life you live and whether you have access to any form of human rights. However, many no - because many within our world are not guaranteed money, and thus are not guaranteed access to basic human rights. Actually - no one is guaranteed basic human rights. We might think we are, and even the United Nations have so graciously placed words on a document saying that each and every human being does in fact have 'inalienable' rights as a human - that are the basic requirements in order to live a decent life on Earth. But is this guaranteed? No because money is what buys us that, and again, not all have access to enough in order to actually provide it for themselves. Basic Human rights are implied to be given freely, to All, as an understanding of what is required to survive in this world, and yet - this is not given.

The only guarantee that we have is if we make enough money, then we can buy ourselves the comforts that shelter us from a World that does not support any one's Basic Right to Life.

And children are victims in our World and this acceptance.

Children are born into a world where the parents have no clue how to raise them, as they were raised by the generation before who had no clue how to raise them, and before them the same and so a pattern has been repeated throughout time, as parents are simply the product of a world that does not actually care enough to Live the Words it speaks or writes - as we have the words placed - we see what is necessary for a Human to be able to Live and yet it is not implemented. It is not enforced. It is simply there, in the background without action. And thus parents are teaching, as they have been taught, to not ask any questions and simply accept our World to be the way it is - where some are fortunate and others are not.

Do we have any right to bring a Child into this world? While so many children that are here are not being provided their basic human rights? Isn't it our responsibility to ensure that ALL humans are given their rights to life - actually their ABILITY to live - should we not first ensure this is a reality for all before we continue to bring children into this world that does not prove that it can support them?

Obviously children are going to be born into this world - we will not stop that, however then we MUST consider preparing a reality that is best for them. Surely that is what we would like for ourselves? I mean, have we stood in the shoes of the children? Wouldn't we want to be supported with proper health, diet, a family unit that can create a stable human and not an emotional, self interested consumer that continues to not care about this world? Wouldn't we like to be able to be educated? Wouldn't we like the opportunity to express and explore what this real world - the natural world, has to offer? Wouldn't we like to be able to take care of ourselves? Wouldn't we like to be able to live a fulfilling life where ALL our basic rights as a human are met and provided for? Surely we would - so why are we not ensuring that this is a reality? Why do we think we can continue to ignore the fundamental problem of our society - that no human rights are being offered or given and millions of children are continued to be allowed within this world without assuring any kind of safety or future for them. In fact - the future we are currently creating for the children to come is of misery.

Time to become responsible and get out of the 'now' of what is right in our immediate attention and consider the consequences of our lack of action. What kind of future are we possibly creating from where we are currently standing? It is clear, one that is NOT best for our children, or for ourselves and each other.

Investigate the Equal Life Foundation as an Organization actually providing a solution to our World and the Problem that we currently face - Children without Basic Human Rights. Become an advocate for Life and give your Life to ensure we leave a place worthy for the Children to come. Stand in the shoes and realize you would want this for yourself.

Human Rights for Children by Bernard Poolman:

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