I have just returned from a four day National Human Rights Convention. It was good, I learned a lot. One of the things I think I learned, is that in truth, Human Rights, aren't Rights, at least not how I understood them. Human Rights, are Rights reserved for a privileged people that believe they own this world. For the rest of us, Human Rights are something we have to fight for, which, then makes it not a Right. Isn't a Right something that just is, something we don't have to fight for and defend with our blood, with our generations?
Is Gitmo, the US's definition of Human Rights in Action? Are fights, and bloodshed on unceded lands of the Six Nations, Oka, Bear Mountain, Pine Ridge, a fight to defend family and land, that doesn't sound like a Right.
The fact that Canada voted AGAINST the UN Declaration of Indigenous Peoples' Rights, I think it says a lot about who Harper believes deserves this "Human Rights"