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I love all these new rights that must be provided to us by other people

The UN says internet access is a human right. Right to self-defense, nope. Right not to be raped, nope. But free ice cream, yup.

11 Responses to “I love all these new rights that must be provided to us by other people”

  1. Stob Says:

    The Progressives have drilled this into our heads and worse they are indoctrinating the school kids. Imagine what society will be when they get older!

  2. Kevin Baker Says:

    To once again quote the dear departed “Acidman,” Rob Smith:

    “Why is it that the more imaginary ‘rights’ people invent, the less personal freedom I have?”

  3. Tam Says:

    Obviously every government from Hammurabi’s to Ho Chi Minh’s failed in delivering this basic right to their citizenry.

  4. Tango Says:

    Enforce your “rights” here. I dare you.

  5. Name Redacted Says:

    Well, they want to make being a slave to others a right.

  6. Bubblehead Les Says:

    Well, if Internet Access is a now a Human Right, does that mean I can stop paying for my High Speed Internet? Can’t charge anyone for a Right, correct? Wonder how the Anointed One’s Admin is going to handle this, since they get so much Campaign Money from Silicon Valley? “Sorry ATT, Verizon, Sprint, Time Warner,, you have to make your ISP divisions Free to everyone, ’cause the U.N. said so.”

    I’m also sure that the People’s Republic of China is totally on board with this Right.

  7. JKB Says:

    To be fair, if there was a right to not be raped, the UN and other international organizations would never be able to get anyone to work for them.

    If there was a right to self defense, their healthcare costs would likely skyrocket.

  8. Sigivald Says:

    Even by UN standards, a report saying it should be a human right doesn’t make it one (by which I mean, make it one by the standards of the UN UDHR, which is to say a waste of my time).

    But then, having taken a quick glance at the report, I don’t think the Times headline is accurate; that report doesn’t actually say internet access is a human right; it does say that it’s a great way to facilitate other rights (like communication and freedom of belief).

  9. John Says:

    It seems that there’s a fundamental difference in vocabulary. I, and I suspect Uncle and others, use “right” to mean something that each person should have, which should not be taken away by anyone. Thus rights to pursue happiness (different from having happiness!), keep and bear arms (different from being given arms!), speak freely (different from being given an outlet!), etc.

    But this report makes it sound like everyone should have internet access. I would be more likely to agree with “access to the internet should not be denied by government” than “States should adopt effective and concrete policies and strategies … to make the Internet widely available, accessible and affordable to all.”

    States (governments) have no duty to see that a particular “right” is exercised, only to stay the hell out of the way of citizens exercising that right.

  10. BornLib Says:

    I didn’t think my opinion of the UN could get any lower, but the rape thing is new to me. Holy hell.

  11. hellferbreakfast Says:

    I have an ex-wife like that.

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