Democracy or Anarchy?

The Western culture’s foundations lie on the basic principles of democracy, characterized by freedom of speech, human rights and many other concepts. Emerging from centuries of totalitarian ruling, many european nations fought for their freedom, but the concept of freedom back then widely differs from the one currently understood by people in our present age.

Visiting the UN website, one can have a look at the universal declaration of human rights, especially the first 2 articles:

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.

Source: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

When i read these articles, I am so shocked to see how twisted is the interpretation of these declarations from nowadays leaders and lawmakers. Its no longer about the rights of everyone, but about the rights of minorities over everyone who disagree with their views.

The second article speaks about the fact that although people may have different opinions, they are still entitled to the same rights! The basic understanding of the expression “without distinction of any kind” is clearly simple. But in today’s western societies, some minorities have more rights than the majority, which is the reason why christians pastors are compelled by law to mary gay couples although it goes against their views, not to mention that whoever crisitcises their sexual orientation, or even calls it a sin is liable for charges, oh and of course, to make it official wolrdwide, gets a heavy load of insults from social media within supporters of this community. Honestly can we not disagree on views without being violent about it? This is the basic right that is entitled to every single human being.

Feminism back in the past was a movement about the equality of both gender, tackling gender discrimination for a better world, a very noble ideology which easily engaged all those who believed in justice, including myself. Nowadays, its about entitlements and supremacy of women. They have even gone as far as requesting from the UN a law that censors everyone critical of their views on the internet, how extremist is that? But should feminists make comments about men, even suggesting to put them in camps (google Julie Bindel) that’s allright, no big deal, imagine the outrage from feminist should men suggest the same thing?

We need to get back to the equality and freedom of speech concept as expressed in the universal declaration of human rights, not for a minority but for all. Hate speech should be considered the same from both parties, those in favour and those against. Being constantly in favour of the one side continuously promotes strife, and it is only a matter of few years before these clashes go out of proportion. One of the very sacred concept of democracy is the right to disagree! If that is taken away from some and not from others, this is no longer democracy, it’s anarchy!

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