Passion Which Leads to Fear
I initially went into human rights law due to the way I was able to get worked up about true stories of injustice that I came across- the extent to which I felt helpless and desired to make a winning argument through gaining the relevant knowledge and take action to overcome that injustice. Back then, these cases were few and far between and tended to be individual cases. One news story today in the UK has proved however, that this is no longer the case, and that human rights violations amongst considered western democratic and liberal societies are indeed not individual but on mass.
Due to a very stupid political party worth nine votes, from where I live making a deal to boost our share of the economy last week, we have now, by nine votes majority, increased our limit of detention to 48 days. This same party contacted the organisation I work for, last week to ask if we would support them as they regarded it as a violation of human rights- understandably as it is . And today heralded the end of my life in Britain. I know that many will bring up arguments of the war on terrorism, 'habeus corpus' and 'reasonable suspicion', scarily I have discovered that not much faith should be placed in these dreamlike and idealistic conceptions. If you are considered to be 'demonstrating against something' as has been the case in the UK with peaceful protests outside parliament, you can be arrested and detained under this law. A young girl recently has been detained for reading out, in a public speaking square in London, the names of those killed in the War on Iraq. I feel disgusted and I feel ill.
This same stupid political party which happens to be the majority party here; recently presented us with a new First Minister (Prime Minister) whose wife on his first day declared that all homosexual people needed counselling to 'turn them around'.
Is it just me, or are we actually getting worse?