Most of us have had reason to be dismayed at a government decision or action. The absence of an ethics function and a quality control function in nearly every organisation on this planet, most particularly governments, are what is doing in our society at present.
If an ethics function existed we would not have large corporations able to make donations to political parties that effectively bought them influence with law makers.
If a quality control function existed in government we would not have laws even mooted let alone being passed that are in direct contravention of the basic rights we have as individuals and in violation of the very foundations of our legal structure: the Hippocratic Oath, Magna Carta, The Nuremberg Code, the Universal Declaration on Medical Bioethics and Human Rights, the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights and The Helsinki Agreement.
Most governments have signed the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights.
These 30 Human Rights were expressly crafted to prevent tyranny. Two principles therein are freedom of thought and expression.
Human Rights Video #18: Freedom of Thought
Human Rights Video #19: Freedom of Expression
Despite this the Australian Federal government bar medical professionals from speaking truth if it does not align with their official stance. This is a direct violation of a doctor’s human rights let alone their professional obligation to do what they observe to be best for their patient per the Hippocratic Oath.
Another basic document is the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights.
From https://en.unesco.org/themes/ethics-science-and-technology/bioethics-and-human-rights I quote: “States have a special responsibility not only with respect to bioethical reflection but also in the drafting of any legislation that may follow. In the field of bioethics, whilst many States have framed laws and regulations aimed at protecting human dignity and human rights and freedoms, many other countries wish to establish benchmarks and sometimes lack the means to do so.”
The full text of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (available at: http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=31058&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html) contains the following:
Article 6 – Consent
1. Any preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention is only to be carried out with the prior, free and informed consent of the person concerned, based on adequate information. The consent should, where appropriate, be express and may be withdrawn by the person concerned at any time and for any reason without disadvantage or prejudice.
At ANY time these preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical interventions are mandated, the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights is being violated!
At ANY time people are coerced or disadvantaged by not agreeing to a preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical intervention, the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights is being violated!
A mask is a preventative medical intervention.
A COVID test is a diagnostic medical intervention.
Social distancing is a preventative medical intervention.
Lockdowns are a preventative medical intervention.
Border closures are a preventative medical intervention.
A vaccination is a preventative medical intervention.
The administration of a drug or chemotherapy is a therapeutic medical intervention.
The No Jab, No Pay legislation is a “disadvantage or prejudice” against those who wish to provide for their children’s health without immunisations.
By all means take any preventative, diagnostic or therapeutic measures to protect yourself and those you love without in that process hurting another, but also respect others’ rights to do as they see fit, even if what they do is different from what you are doing.
The very idea of a government or commercial enterprise mandating a medical procedure as a condition of receiving benefits or of doing business should be such anathema to an informed and responsible public that they those in charge would have nightmares when contemplating the reaction of the public to it.
That those in charge feel emboldened enough to moot and pass such legislation and company policy is a damning indictment on the knowledge, complacency and responsibility of the public at large, with too few exceptions.
Most people do not know their rights, don’t have certainty those rights are worth preserving so cannot take responsibility for preserving them.
My daily news feed is a constant stream of heinous examples of violations of the above human rights (and others). If we do not address the root causes of this, as a society we are doomed. For tyrannical leaders will use each pretext to usurp more and more of our rights till at last we have none. For a taste of what that would be like, ask a person who has lived in a totalitarian regime what it was like. They will be most emphatic in their view that it is well worth making the effort to avoid.
So now you know you have rights. You know what some of them are. Hopefully you agree that they are worth keeping. In which case I encourage you to summon the courage to take every opportunity to stand up and speak out against human rights violations… …while you still can. Only if enough people stand up for their rights will we be able to preserve them.
“How do I do this?” you ask. Well, it can be as simple as emailing or printing out this article and getting it in the hands of everyone, especially anyone you observe not acting in accord with the preservation of your human rights. Including but not limited to:
The shopkeeper requiring you wear a mask to enter their premises.
A shopping centre management that mandates social distancing.
An airline requiring a vaccination before you travel.
A member of local government council, parliament or Congress or Senate that proposes or will be asked to vote on any matter affected by the above points.