Wanganui NZ is the host to the United Nations 'Peace with Justice' conference. Basically the conference is stacked with politicians, liberals, bureaucrats and the like....all people detached from reality by virtue of other people' money, whether its a rich grandfather, government salary, a non-representative political system, or simply another form of default, whether a history of family abuse or self-loathing. Why do I say that? Well this is the basis upon which these people exist. Their scheme on this occasion is 'Peace with Justice'. Their stated purpose is:
"A world without weapons of mass destruction and with climate change solutions that put people at it’s centre".
The problem with this cause is that they will not achieve their goal. Why? It is not a reasonable objective; its based on false premises; and these are precisely the type of people who will achieve nothing. They are not the solution, they are the problem.
Let's explore some of their issues. Nuclear weapons have contributed more than anything in the current world to the protection of people. Why? Nuclear weapons protects potential victims. People are potential victims of collectivism; that is any philosophy which subjugates facts to perceptions, or any 'majority' who professes to represent the majority. It is no coincidence that organisations like this are alligned with socialists, animal liberationists, welfare advocates, climate change doomsdayers. They have a common scheme - humanity is evil, he has to be restrained from his selfish ways, and the common good involves ....the pursuit of peace, climatic steady-state and justice. Sounds good...but the devil is in the detail.
The problem is that peace is not the standard of value, life is; as well as any measure which protects it. In such issues the basic unit of consideration is the individual, thus such groups ought to be seeking to enshrine individual rights. On this issue the UN is ambivalent because whilst the various UN Declarations and other conventions attempt to protect individual rights, they do so with dubious vigour. These were the noble objectives of the UN in the post-WWII period. Today the values of the organisation are clouded by collectivist philosophy which has seen Keynesian style policies. i.e. Governments running a sequences of credit-financed boom & busts, whilst underfunding regulation of CEOs, etc who bring the market into disrepute. This was of course the intention - to discredit markets, the selfishness of market participants, when it was all orchestrated by governments to keep them in power. The focus of the UN on justice, peace and global warming is a side-show to deliver collectivist - the basic form of socialism. By no means is socialism dead. In every generation it is reinvented. This generation is disparaging global warming and animal rights.
Interestingly, I have never heard an animal rights advocate show any concern for farmers who raise animals. Their interests are 'collateral damage', as they seek to use their political influence over the uninformed, uncritical thinking electorate to extort political concessions from government. Hardly a cause likely to deliver peace, but was that ever their objective. How can you have peace without a discussion of values. Why the focus on peace. If they are seriously interested in peace, they ought to be focused on solving problems, i.e. conflict resolution. In that respect, they do not have the capacity because they are the problem. They lack the values, the cognitive (critical thinking) capabilities and objective to deliver. Instead they, along with liberals in the media and government-sponsored academics are inducing a sense of guilt, social obligation and peer group pressure which is actually pushing us towards collectivism. They are so concrete-bound they know not what they do.
On my global warming blog you can read about the misinformation about global warming. The reason that no politicians are pushing emissions trading anymore because they are awakening to the fact that its a huge scam perpetrated by academics with no respect for objectivity. On my politics blog you can likewise learn why governments are not the solution but the problem, and why such non-government organisations (NGOs) like UNANZ are simply an extension of the same con job. Finally you can more about how society is being conned into recognition of rights for animals, with a greater zeal than Adolf Hitler. Why do you think Hitler wanted to elevate the rights of animals. Do you think it was love of animals or loathing of humanity? Such is the sense of life of these pithy liberals who are not going to deliver freedom, they are going to give greater powers to government to take it away, whether to protect animals (i.e. more regulation), protect the environment (i.e. more regulation) or peace (more rights). The problem is not that they want to protect these things, the problem is they want to protect people with arbitrary rights which will only destroy your prospects of achieving rights.
Most people will fail to grasp the intelligence of this article.... a testimony to your lack of conceptual integration. Read on....these is plenty more explanation. Rome was not built in a day. The thing to remember is that any arbitrary defined right is not a protection, its an obligation or a noose around your head. Grasp that and you will grasp your political legacy and future. When your right to education or whatever constitutes a claim on other people, it is apparent the whole concept of rights has been soiled. Government is a middleman who needs to justify its existence. It does not want to solve problems, it exists by burying you in them. Just like a stockbroker wants to buy & sell stock for you, the government corners both sides of the market, by creating the problem, and creating the perception of being a solution....have you ever seen that happen by the hand of government. Complex problem? Certainly, they have the majority fooled.