Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

Many of us believe that lockdowns are now ended and that the world is going back to some form of normal, but this could not be farther than the truth. The reality is that prices and demands have both skyrocketed, and this marks the process of complete separation between low-income and high-income members of the society, by abolishing the middle class. Throughout the last months, more and more people have started struggling to afford bills, and more people are now homeless as a result of the inflation and the record proportion of unemployment, especially in big cities. Economic and climate lockdowns are to a certain degree inter-dependent, meaning that people are made to pay extra in order to travel in specific areas of big cities with petrol-based cars. But a commonality between the economic and the public health lockdowns is the fact that University students are the most affected. The public health lockdowns started this problem and the economic lockdowns continued it. The public health lockdowns that were implemented in the previous two years already set a new precedent of financial crises and inflation, and let no politician falsely reassure you that things will become better, as long as the current system will remain in place throughout the world.

Let me remind politicians, corporate leaders and educational institution that having a roof over one’s head is one of the most important human rights, and actively denying one such rights, despite their clear willingness to provide for themselves, represents a human right violation that can be actioned in a court of law. Politicians, you are being warned; give the jobs back to the people who lost them because of the previous unconstitutional acts of vaccine mandates. Offer more jobs to the public, invest more money in employment, loans and grants where applicable and start tackling the problem of homelessness in big cities. You are being absolutely complicit in destroying people’s livelihoods and you will sooner or later pay for your wrongdoing. You are literally paid by the public to do your job and yet you only seek to enrich yourselves at the expense of the poor. Such financial abuses often classify as crimes against humanity because this kind of financial and political leadership often causes literal economic assassination. As we all know, ignorance is no excuse, and many times, ignorance is willful.

When are we all going to stand up for what we always needed to stand up? So many young adults are being controlled reactionaries and frankly buying into the pyramid scheme that is making many selfish and egotistical. Yet so few young adults are standing up against homelessness, lack of employment, as well as medical and financial injustices. Understanding the foundational issues of a society is easy when one approaches life with humility and genuine respect for fellow human beings. Being busy eventually stops being an excuse. Just as being afraid of losing your job was no excuse to your unwillingness to stand up against unconstitutional and wrongfully mandated medical acts in experimental stages. Maybe we will all give an account to everything we did in this life sometime, and let me say that time will continue to pass, no matter what we will be doing. Maybe we will surely give an account to our individual and collective actions, and we can do nothing to prevent that from happening. There are two types of treason; political treason and social treason, and a mass silence to injustice constitutes social treason, which is worse than political treason, as the people vote the politicians, and not vice-versa. Hence, let us take care of our present and future decisions, as well as our approaches to people around us who might be needing our help.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations:

Article 1

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 6

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 17

  1. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
  2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Article 23

  1. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
  2. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
  3. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
  4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Article 24

Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Article 25

  1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

Article 26

  1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
  2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.

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