Friday, October 31, 2003

This post came across my monitor a few days ago. It is an urging of support for what the blogger in question considers a worthwhile cause. That cause can be found by clicking on this link. It's a link to the "million faces" petition. It seems to be sponsored by Amnesty International among others, which is a group that deceitfully claims to support human Rights worldwide.

Now why would I accuse Amnesty International of deceiving people? Because that's what they do. They claim to be against violations of human Rights, but through this petition & the cause it supports, the seek to strip away one of the most basic human Rights that exist: self defense. The petition urges tough international arms control. Which means they want a UN enforced arms law that severely restricts who may or may not have weapons.

The problems with this are too many to detail, but the main point is that in the 20th century, around 170,000,000 people were murdered by their own governments. Part of the reason, but certainly not the sole part, that these murders took place is because the populace was disarmed.

Amnesty International & the blogger on whose site I found this info seem to be overlooking, through either ignorance or malice, that one of the basic human Rights is that of self defense. It is necessary to sustain life & without it you have no way to protect what most would call the most basic human Right, which is life itself.

So Amnesty International decieves when it claims to support human Rights. It obviously supports some human Rights, but it also supports the tactics of murderers & tyrants.

I will however give the blogger in question the benefit of the doubt & assume she was merely taken in by what most would consider a decent group with a decent reputation.

Needless to say I plan on not signing the petition.

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