Announcement encourages lowly earthlings to salute global governance
The European Space Agency next Friday will launch a copy of the UN’s 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights to a permanent spot aboard a space lab orbiting the Earth.
It’s a symbolic gesture, celebrating an empty promise, which the UN made 60 years ago to protect the world’s most vulnerable people.
“In recognition of the fact that human beings are at times downtrodden, the Declaration can symbolically find its place ‘above’ all the peoples of the world,” ESA astronaut Léopold Eyharts said in an announcement (link, below).
The Universal Declaration promises freedom from bondage, and a handful of other rights that only a psychopath could find objectionable.
But the Universal Declaration is more than a list of shared values.
It also includes passages that strip away individual liberties and increase the power of the State.
According to Article 29 of the Universal Declaration, if exercising your human rights brings you into conflict with “the purposes and principles of the United Nations,” your rights become null and void.