“…simply make things better for someone else, as if I were to be born again, and that someone else, and it doesn't have to be me, but it could be someone like me, that they would have a better life than I had, that everyone was better. There is something seriously wrong with everyone, and that is something I observed when I was very young. We are the problem, and we need to become better, because we are fucking everything up.”
“So this is who I am. There is something seriously wrong with everyone and we need to fix it, if not for us, then for the future generations."
"Everything I have done in this life, and everything I will do, is for this purpose.”

Monday, April 4, 2016

Children's Rights

To my knowledge, no where in the world are children given full rights, as protected under the law. Where they are fully protected, and their rights are met. Rights include points such as safety, freedom of speech or opinion, respect, regard, consideration, protection from discrimination, harassment, abuse of either physical, verbal, emotional or mental nature. As well as protection from extreme or unusual punishments. We can even include the right to water, the right to food, housing, and money, for those who see the physical needs as rights.

So nowhere in the world do I see children protected. Not in the United States. Not in the United Kingdom, not in Australia, in Europe, Africa, Asia, Iceland etc... Nowhere. I may be mistaken, but as far as I know, not one country or city or place guarantees the above written rights to children. In some places adults receive some of these rights, whereas children do not. Why is that?

Well, this is not a reason, but it is what is given or said as a reason why. This is because parents are responsible for their children as their property. Indeed that is how the legal status is set up for children. The words dependent is used, or the word minor.

Indeed, children are regarded in many ways as inferior to adults, and are often discriminated against. Discrimination in its base form is viewing or perceiving someone as inferior to you or other other people. Taking action based on that perception or belief is what acting out discrimination is. But it begins within your thought, belief and who you are. Indeed, even children are taught this, as they tend to view younger children then them as inferior! We all know this by how as children we would classify and judge other children based on their age, where being older was always better. For example it is cooler to be 7 years old and not 6 years old, and it is insulting to be called 6 years old when you are actually 7 years old. The same with the grade of school you are in. This discrimination of children that adults teach and actually implement through them completely within their minds, beliefs, thoughts, where adults wholeheartedly believe that children are inferior to adults and SHOULD listen to what the adult says and follow it, BECAUSE the adult is older. And this belief system that AGE equates to wisdom is harming, and stunting humanity because then we don't analyze and test the substance of the message that someone gives and instead merely follow it within trust, faith or belief. Obeying authority is ridiculous! But actually seeing and understanding for yourself what is the best course of action to take is smart! This you can do by actually using your ability to see, to reason, to analyze, to consider, to test and receive results, making hypotheses or theories, and making conclusions.

Indeed, when/if children do stand up and question authority, which may be an older child or teenager, or an adult like a teacher or parent, or simply some stranger, they are not protected from harassment where typically the outside party will not simply disagree with the child but will actually argue with the intent of dismissing the child as being rebellious, a trouble maker, as stupid, as distruptful, as a nuisance, as a bully. They will call the child names, and squash the child's view and perception of themselves, and to instill doubt. One of the best ways to squash a child's spirit is with anger, because getting angry instills fear within the child, which is almost natural, given the fact that children are physically smaller, and so they are weaker, and they wouldn't be able to defend themselves from an older adult or older child or teenager. And anger is perceived as a threat. This is why anger is so effective in controlling most children because it instills fear of potential physical harm. Currently there is no protection from this sort of harassment and it is considered normal and acceptable and it is not questioned in society. So this form of abuse is not stopped.

We can continue with more examples in a future post....

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