Why Human Rights Dilettante?

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Be your own expert.

  • When one writes about a human rights issue on Facebook, there is mini-hysteria amongst ones friends who wonder what is wrong with one’s life and why this obsession with rape/ poverty/ extremism/ war/ reality?
  • Still. most people will find that there is at least one human right that they care deeply about. They need to give that cause a voice.
  • People post articles on my social media, instead of their own, when they have a little brain muddle about someone’s human rights being violated. They don’t know that I’m no expert, just a lazy dilettante. We need to share the burden of defending human rights, instead of leaving it to a few activists or organizations.

Once I hear of an issue, I cannot forget about it. The stories pile up daily from my media consumption, guided by algorithms and targeted content, pinpointing me to all kinds of crimes against the human rights of people. All I have as an end result is a meta-level knowing that today’s world is a tournament between rich and poor and that the winners will indeed take all.

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